The Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals presented by ISSPRO turned out to be a great event as the NHRDA made their return to the west coast. The weather was perfect and the competitors were ready for action. In the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing series racers came from all over the Northwest as they converged on Woodburn Dragstrip to battle it out for the trophies. Jarid Volmer took home top honors in both Pro Street and Pro Stock. Rob Coddens took home the trophy in Super Street and the points lead. Local racer John Floyd Jr. took home the Sportsman diesel win.
Sled pull action was intense as Tom Hansen was able to just get past Nick Adamson in the 3.0 class to get the win. Dustin Teklenburg was the big winner in the 2.6 Class. The 2.5 win went to Jake Duquaine. The fans were also treated to some great action in the gas classes.
Pro Stock – Champion
Jarid Volmer climbed behind the seat of the MBRP Batmobile for the second time this season and set a new career best! Volmer and the G & J Diesel team have been working to get the car running and they have been stepping up each and every event so far. This past weekend saw them go 8.076 at 173.37 mph making that a season best for the team.
Pro Street – Champion
Vollmer and his Bully Dog team have been the dominate force at each and every event they have entered with their ’07 Dodge. The Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals were no different as Vollmer made his way to the final and picked up the victory. He did hurt the truck in qualifying but he said that he will have it fixed and is looking forward to the next event.
Super Street – Champion
Coddens has set the NHRDA world on fire since he stepped back into the driver’s seat this season. Coddens picked up his second win of the season and took the points lead home with him and will look to add to the total over the next couple of events.
10.90 – Champion
Larry Strawn could have one of the coolest diesel vehicles ever! Strawn competes in his 1931 Dodge custom and not only does he cruise in the car he also wins in it. Strawn picked up his first win on the 10.90 class this weekend
BD Power Super Diesel – Champion
Rumgay took down one of the heavy hitters in the BD Power Super Diesel class when he defeated former champion Verlon Southwick in the final round. Rumgay was always gonna be hard to beat as he laid down an 11.909 pass in qualifying and his truck was running consistent all day long.
John Floyd Jr.
Sportsman – Champion
John Floyd Jr. could be considered a NHRDA heavy hitter as he has been in the final round 3 out of 4 years at the Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals presented by ISSPRO. This year he took down points leader Scott McKinstry in the quarterfinals and then defeated Mat Ray in the final round.
3.0 Class – Champion
Hansen and his team made the long haul from Utah to Oregon and it paid off as he was the top man in 3.0 with a pull of 310.4 feet. Hansen next closest competition was Nick Adamson at 306.7 feet.
2.6 Class – Champion
Dustin took home his first ever 2.6 trophy when he won the Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals with a pull of 285.5 feet. Tekelenburg came all the way from Blaine, Washington to compete.
2.5 Class – Champion
Jake and his team went home with the cup as his ’97 Dodge pulled the sled 297.9 feet for the win. Alisha Bender was second in 2.5 with a pull of 127.9 feet.
Super Modified Tractor – Champion
The Super Modified Tractors are always crowd favorites, especially when they have multi engines and are very loud. Pfennig put on a great show for the Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals crowd with a pull of 365.1 feet. His pull was the best pull of the entire event!
Modified Tractor – Champion
Gage and his “Water Witch” tractor made their first ever appearance at the Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals and went home with a win in the Modified Tractor class with a pull of 256.1 feet.
Super Mod 2wheel – Champion
Super Mod 2 Wheel Drive was one of the most competitive classes at the Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals Sled Pull. It came down to a battle between Mike Charpilloz and Brad Russell. Russell had a great pull of 327.11 feet but Charpilloz had an even better pull of 334.7 feet to take home the trophy.
Pro Mod 4×4 – Champion
Larry Carroll was the first puller out in the Pro Mod 4×4 class and made a great pull of 296.10 feet. Carroll then had to sit and watch and hope that no one else would out pull him. Jenny Henium came closest with her pull of 281.1 feet and in the end Carroll was crowned champion.
Pro Stock 4×4 – Champion
Veenendall and his “Intimidator” Ford had the best pull of the night in the Pro Stock 4×4 class with 272.6 feet giving him the win and the trophy. Dusty Mincy was 2nd with a pull of 249.6 feet.
Pickup Truck Show n Shine – Champion
Sterling rolled into the Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals presented by ISSPRO with his ’12 Ford looking to win the coveted Show N Shine trophy. Wright had to face off some very tough competition but after the votes were counted and the crowd had their say, it was Sterling going home with the trophy.