We’ve been saying for a while now that diesel performance is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly-advancing segments of the racing industry. In just a few short years, diesel pickups have gone from a novelty at the occasional test and tune to having their own sanctioning body and a massive aftermarket, not to mention legions of rabid fans across the nation and around the world.
It wasn’t all that long ago that a diesel truck running in the 11’s got our attention, but that won’t even get a second glance at most track days now. If you’re not in the 10’s or better, you’re just another run of the mill pickup.
On the other end of the spectrum, these all-out performance shop builds have become more and more common. Shops build a truck of their own to show what is possible with their products to lure customers from the burgeoning market to their websites to place orders with hopes of turning their truck into a smoke-bellowing beast as well.