Industrial Injection Dyno Day: Northwest Dyno Circuit Event
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After a catastrophic engine failure just two weeks prior, the Industrial Injection Duramax was back up and running with another full competition motor, ready for the rollers again. On the hunt for that ever so impressive 2000hp, they opted to play it safe on the virgin engine and keep the nitrous jets conservative—if you can consider 1630hp conservative of course—which was still enough to claim highest horsepower on the day.

After a catastrophic engine failure just two weeks prior, the Industrial Injection Duramax was back up and running with another full competition motor, ready for the rollers again. On the hunt for that ever so impressive 2000hp, they opted to play it safe on the virgin engine and keep the nitrous jets conservative—if you can consider 1630hp conservative of course—which was still enough to claim highest horsepower on the day.

The first week of May always brings out some of the biggest guns in diesel along the Rocky Mountain region of Utah, thanks to the annual Industrial Injection Dyno Event. For 2015, the Industrial gang paired up with the recently formed Northwest Dyno Circuit (NWDC) to help turn their already stellar event into a dyno challenge for the record books. With hopes of seeing someone break the 2000hp mark and big cash money payouts, there were more than 80 trucks run across the rollers of two separate chassis dynos. Along with complimentary lunch, cold drinks, multiple vendors and some incredible truck builds parked along the fence for a Show n’ Shine contest, there was plenty of attraction to keep both spectators and competitors busy.

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AT INDUSTRIAL INJECTION

Working out of their new larger facility just off the I-15 interstate in Salt Lake City, Utah, for their second year now, the guys at Industrial Injection really demonstrated how to put on a show that brings the crowd out to put some diesel smoke in the air. Following along the NWDC class rules, the day’s event was broken down into Stock, 6.4L Power Stroke and Modified Single Turbo classes, all of which were run on the in-ground dyno inside the Industrial Injection shop. The Compound Turbo and Unlimited classes were run outside in the northern parking lot on the mobile Superflow NWDC chassis dyno.

While the more basic inertia dyno made it tough for some of the big single turbo trucks to load their motors hard enough to spool, Taylor Brendle’s LB7 Duramax was able to get his S480 lit off hard enough to land the top spot, coming in at 828hp. Brendle would later strap down to the mobile dyno and add a small, single jet of nitrous to push him to a third place in Unlimited with 970hp. Second runner up in the Single Turbo class was Trevor Peterson’s 2007 Duramax with a 741hp run.

“The massive crowd stood and watched in anticipation to see the first 2000hp dyno run ever.”

Industrial Injection is now in their second year working out of their new building, located just off the I-15 corridor in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new location has allowed Industrial Injection to better service their customer base with a much larger shop space for working on trucks, a bigger sales area, more room for inventory and much more space for putting on their annual dyno event.

Industrial Injection is now in their second year working out of their new building, located just off the I-15 corridor in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new location has allowed Industrial Injection to better service their customer base with a much larger shop space for working on trucks, a bigger sales area, more room for inventory and much more space for putting on their annual dyno event.

STOCK TURBO

The Stock Turbo class always has a strong showing at the Industrial event: the majority of attendees are daily driving their entry trucks and just haven’t been bitten hard enough by the power bug to take that next big leap to the Modified Single or Compound class. Chris Rosscup of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, took home first place money with his 2002 GMC tow rig, putting down a max of 564hp. Interestingly enough, Rosscup’s virtually identical—albeit slightly more sinister looking—twin GMC Duramax rode down on the trailer behind it to squeeze out a four-digit fuel only run in the Compound Turbo class, with 1,014hp. Second place prize money in Stock Turbo went to Hazen Mascero’s 2006 Duramax with 535hp. In the 6.4L Power Stroke class, only one horsepower separated first and second places, as Richard Scott’s 2008 truck putting down a winning 661hp, just edging out Justin Tyler’s 2010 at 660hp.

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Yet another work of art to come out of the Welder Up Rat Rod shop of Las Vegas, Nevada. This old C10 Chevrolet truck has undergone some pretty extensive metal work, like the custom front bumper and flared bedsides. But more importantly, how could you not love that Cummins engine and custom turbocharger mounted proudly above the hood line.

Yet another work of art to come out of the Welder Up Rat Rod shop of Las Vegas, Nevada. This old C10 Chevrolet truck has undergone some pretty extensive metal work, like the custom front bumper and flared bedsides. But more importantly, how could you not love that Cummins engine and custom turbocharger mounted proudly above the hood line.

Clint Bray of Clinton, Utah, had this super clean two-wheel drive 2000 Cummins out for the show and managed a strong 455hp pull in the stock turbo class—great numbers for a daily driven 24V with a VP44 pump and stock HX35 turbocharger.

Clint Bray of Clinton, Utah, had this super clean two-wheel drive 2000 Cummins out for the show and managed a strong 455hp pull in the stock turbo class—great numbers for a daily driven 24V with a VP44 pump and stock HX35 turbocharger.

Dmitri Millard is a man on a mission this year and has spared no expense on his beloved “Katrina” truck in hopes of being the first to break 2000hp on the chassis dyno. Thanks to countless man hours at HSP Diesel, this unique Duramax build includes some monster Precision turbochargers, five CP3 injection pumps, four FASS fuel lift pumps, custom water to-air intercooler and HSP Diesel high flow ram intake manifold. Once up on the dyno, the truck made a peak of 1550hp on fuel only when a serpentine belt failure kept Millard from making another run at 2000hp.

Dmitri Millard is a man on a mission this year and has spared no expense on his beloved “Katrina” truck in hopes of being the first to break 2000hp on the chassis dyno. Thanks to countless man hours at HSP Diesel, this unique Duramax build includes some monster Precision turbochargers, five CP3 injection pumps, four FASS fuel lift pumps, custom water to-air intercooler and HSP Diesel high flow ram intake manifold. Once up on the dyno, the truck made a peak of 1550hp on fuel only when a serpentine belt failure kept Millard from making another run at 2000hp.

When running racer support for a major desert race team like King Off-Road Racing Shocks, you’ve got to have the right truck for the job—and we’re willing to guess at 766hp this Dodge can get it done. Owned by Kellan Meadows of Tehachapi, California, the truck runs King 3.0 shocks, long travel Carli Suspension, Industrial Injection dual CP3’s, 250hp injectors and a Phat Shaft 66/GTX4718 compound turbo kit, all backed by a built 48RE transmission.

When running racer support for a major desert race team like King Off-Road Racing Shocks, you’ve got to have the right truck for the job—and we’re willing to guess at 766hp this Dodge can get it done. Owned by Kellan Meadows of Tehachapi, California, the truck runs King 3.0 shocks, long travel Carli Suspension, Industrial Injection dual CP3’s, 250hp injectors and a Phat Shaft 66/GTX4718 compound turbo kit, all backed by a built 48RE transmission.

The big blue 4th Gen 6.7L Cummins owned by Tyler Light of RWR Diesel out of Buffalo, Wyoming, made the drive out to compete in the Compound Turbo class where it put down over 850hp with just a slight haze of smoke out the exhaust.

The big blue 4th Gen 6.7L Cummins owned by Tyler Light of RWR Diesel out of Buffalo, Wyoming, made the drive out to compete in the Compound Turbo class where it put down over 850hp with just a slight haze of smoke out the exhaust.

2000HP RECORD ATTEMPTS

With some of the biggest names along the dyno scene all in attendance for the event, just after 2 p.m., organizers gathered the three heavy hitters to run them all back to back, while the massive crowd stood and watched in anticipation to see the first 2000hp ever. Custom Auto’s regular cab short bed truck went first, but after hitting just 404hp, a CP3 pump locked up and stalled the engine, ending their day much sooner than anticipated.

Following Custom Auto was the purpose built dyno smashing Duramax, owned by Dmitri Millard. With some massive Precision turbos, a water-to-air intercooler and five—yes you’re reading that right—five CP3 injection pumps, the truck made its first fuel-only pull to the tune of 1550hp. Unfortunately, this was the only pass it would be able to make: a shredded serpentine belt became tangled around all the pump pulleys and crank damper.

“Frankenstein triple turbo 12V Cummins project truck put down 1379hp on fuel only.”

Only one truck remained with the chance to crack 2k: Industrial Injection’s LB7 Duramax drag truck. It had suffered a complete engine failure on the dyno just two weeks previous, but it had been patched up, brought back to running form in time for the big show, more than willing to break that new motor in with some wide-open throttle pulls in front of hundreds of spectators if it brought those 2000-hp bragging rights. After a few somewhat mild 1400-hp fuel-only runs, the third-and-final run brought in a small amount of nitrous to see how the motor would take it, which was enough to push the truck to a first place trophy at 1630hp. After checking some data logs, they determined their day would end there, with hopes of making some minor tweaks and shooting for 2000hp next time.

beautiful 1961 Ford Unibody

Weaver Customs of nearby West Jordan, Utah, built this beautiful 1961 Ford Unibody to showcase their company’s potential in the custom hot rod market. With unparalleled attention to detail, it’s by far one of the cleanest resto-mods in the country; not to mention it has one of the cleanest and simplest looking twin turbo Cummins conversions under the hood we’ve ever seen.

beautiful 1961 Ford Unibody

Other notables of the day were the dually truck duel battle between Zach Fuller’s 1190-hp Duramax and the Randy Reyes’ 1160-hp Cummins, both running a host of Industrial Injection parts under the hood. Todd Welch of Cedar City, Utah, brought out the “Frankenstein” triple turbo 12V Cummins project truck to smash down 1379hp on fuel only, and Jason Scheffer’s 2004 Cummins made just over 1250hp in the Compound Class as well.

Sitting out in the Show n’ Shine area were a couple of Cummins conversion trucks that were the reason for many of men’s drool sessions throughout the day: The 1961 Ford Unibody built by Weaver Customs of nearby West Jordan, Utah, and the short bed C10 built by Welder Up of Las Vegas, Nevada. Overall, the seventh annual Industrial Injection Dyno Event was a major success, and thanks to the help from the Northwest Dyno Circuit, the live streaming broadcast and additional organization really helped keep moving trucks through the lines and keeping the action rolling. For more information on the event, you can visit the NWDC and Industrial Injection websites. DW

You could probably look at this picture for an hour and still not figure out where all those pipes go. With 1379hp on fuel only, this 12V Cummins, built by Todd Welch of Cedar City, Utah, just helps prove the old “dinosaur” p-pump Cummins can still compete with the biggest Common Rain and Duramax builds around.

You could probably look at this picture for an hour and still not figure out where all those pipes go. With 1379hp on fuel only, this 12V Cummins, built by Todd Welch of Cedar City, Utah, just helps prove the old “dinosaur” p-pump Cummins can still compete with the biggest Common Rain and Duramax builds around.

Zac Gibson of Morgan, Utah, had one of the only 7.3L Power Strokes at the event but managed to put down over 400 rear-wheel horsepower in that nearly 20-year-old machine. While it may not be enough to compete with the newest trucks out there, there will always be a soft spot in the hearts of diesel guys for the legendary 7.3L.

Zac Gibson of Morgan, Utah, had one of the only 7.3L Power Strokes at the event but managed to put down over 400 rear-wheel horsepower in that nearly 20-year-old machine. While it may not be enough to compete with the newest trucks out there, there will always be a soft spot in the hearts of diesel guys for the legendary 7.3L.

As just the fourth stop of twenty-five in Northwest Dyno Circuit’s 2015 schedule, the Industrial Injection event is always one to bring out a crowd. With over 80 trucks dynoed on the day, good food, good friends and big horsepower numbers kept smiles on everyone’s face…look for an NWDC event coming up near you.

As just the fourth stop of twenty-five in Northwest Dyno Circuit’s 2015 schedule, the Industrial Injection event is always one to bring out a crowd. With over 80 trucks dynoed on the day, good food, good friends and big horsepower numbers kept smiles on everyone’s face…look for an NWDC event coming up near you.

Compressed Natural Gas conversion has been becoming more and more popular over the most recent years due to the high cost of diesel fuel, but seeing a CNG powered truck at a dyno competition is something still fairly new. This 2003 LB7 Duramax, owned by Matt Bingham, put down 508hp, earning him a spot right near the top of the Stock Turbo class.

Compressed Natural Gas conversion has been becoming more and more popular over the most recent years due to the high cost of diesel fuel, but seeing a CNG powered truck at a dyno competition is something still fairly new. This 2003 LB7 Duramax, owned by Matt Bingham, put down 508hp, earning him a spot right near the top of the Stock Turbo class.

With 952hp on tap, Mike Mikstas’ 2005 GMC Duramax—with a big Turbonetics atmosphere and S472 high pressure compound turbo setup Mikstas fabricated himself—will definitely be a force to be reckoned with, both on the street and at the track, with enough power to pull off high 10-second quarter miles.

With 952hp on tap, Mike Mikstas’ 2005 GMC Duramax—with a big Turbonetics atmosphere and S472 high pressure compound turbo setup Mikstas fabricated himself—will definitely be a force to be reckoned with, both on the street and at the track, with enough power to pull off high 10-second quarter miles.

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SOURCES:

Industrial Injection

800-955-0476

Industrialinjection.com

Northwest Dyno Circuit

208-522-7166

Northwestdynocircuit.com