Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis will play host to a different kind of racing on Sunday as the NHRDA Diesel Nationals roll into town.  For the second year running, instead of nitro and alcohol powered dragsters, dialed in diesel powered purpose built pulling trucks will race in front of the west grandstand on a custom built track. 


The Air Dog 2.6 Diesel Trucks will be in full force after an amazing showing in Franklin, Kentucky at the TS Performance Diesel Pull.  Over 40 trucks were in attendance with Evan Smoot in “Lost Cause” coming out on top.  These modified trucks that look like your daily driver but are sure to be crowd pleasers with their billowing smoke and show truck appearance. 

The Air Dog Pro Street Diesel Trucks are several steps up from the 2.6s and blow even more smoke.  With bigger turbos and even more modifications, these trucks look more like a traditional pulling vehicle.  Curt Haisley holds an early lead on the points with his “Off Constantly” and Brad Ingram is right behind him with “Scheid Diesel.”  But the season is young and many other competitors are hungry for a piece of the title and bragging rights.


The most modified class of the weekend will be the Super Stock Diesel trucks.  These bad boys pump out tons of horsepower and beautiful smoke.  After a long winter off, it was apparent at the first event that many of the competitors stepped up their programs in anticipation of tough competition this year.  Among those was Shane Kellogg whose hard work paid off as he grabbed a season opening win in “Gotta Have It” over the class favorite Van Haisley in “Rock Hard Ram.”  But fans should look out for the always ingenuitive Erik Stacey’s “Smoknya” who will be tuned for action after a slow start.


There’s a vehicle for all race fans in the three professional classes from the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League’s Midwest circuit and there will also be a huge turnout for the work stock class.  Those interested in competing in the work stock class should contact Fleece Performance for class guidelines and safety restrictions.


Competitor gates will open at 9am on Sunday. Spectator gates will open at 11pm on Sunday. Spectators will enter through Gate 8 and Competitors through Gate 7.  It’s a great way to the day at the track with  tickets for adults$20, $10 for kids 6-12, free for kids 5 & under, and $5 parking.

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