THE RACING SEASON HAS FINALLY BEGUN! After what seemed to be forever since the last race season, we at XDP are back out on the road and to kick off the 2017 racing season we headed to the first event of the year, the 2017 Rudy’s Diesel Season Opener.
The 2017 Rudy’s Diesel Season Opener is the first event to kick off the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS) in which high horsepower trucks put it all on the line and battle it out for the win. Every year this event continues to get better and this year was no exception. The event was located in Julian, NC at the Piedmont dragway, in the heart of North Carolina.
The two action-packed days were filled with drag racing, sled pulling, dyno competition, truck show-n-shine, and multiple vendors showing off the hottest new products available. Both days provided excellent weather for the racers and the crowds packed into the stands to cheer them on.
The event kicked off on Friday morning with drag racing test-n-tune and host of venders set up to showcase the latest and greatest parts in the high-performance diesel industry. As Friday wound down, the sled pulling track was groomed and ready to be torn up by high horsepower trucks looking for that full pull!
Drag racing began on Saturday around 10:00 AM and included the following classes: E.T., 7.70, 6.70, Pro Street, Pro Mod and Pro Dragster. As the racing was wrapping up around 5:00 PM, everyone traveled back over to the sled pulling track for another action-packed night of pulling. The grandstands were packed elbow to elbow all night with eager and excited fans. The sled pulling classes included: 2.6, 3.0 and Superstock Diesel.
Overall, we at XDP had a great time at the event and look forward to returning at the end of the year for the season closer and show our support. We would like to thank everyone over at Rudy’s Diesel for hosting such a great event, we had a blast!
ODSS Race Results: https://www.outlawdieselss.com/