So Diesel Power Magazine hosts an absurd(ly entertaining) Olympics of diesel pickups that pits ten heavily modified haulers and their pilots against each other in a series of truckly challenges. There's towing, racing, and more smoke than a five-alarm fire.
2014 marks the tenth Diesel Power Challenge event and included ten competitors; three Ram Cummins trucks, three Chevrolet Duramax rigs and four Fords with Power Stroke engines.
Skip ahead to see the winners if you must; or place your bets on your favorite power plant and get into it!
Day 1: Dyno Contest
In which some 1,800 ft-pounds of torque attack a dyno and turn an entire garage into a hazy gas chamber.
Day 2: Towing Obstacle Course
In which these pickup drivers flex their spacial awareness skills. If you haven't done much towing, I can assure you it's not as easy as it looks.
Day 3: 1/8th Mile Towing Challenge
Has to be the fastest Bobcat of all time.
Day 4: 1/4 Mile Drag Race
For these twelve seconds or less, they're free. But seriously; you won't believe some of these quarter mile times.
Day 5: Sled Pull, And Winners Declared
In which the country comes right out of these boys. Easily my favorite challenge of the event!