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WORLD RECORD – Watch as the Quickest Ever Diesel Truck Run Into the 3s

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on March 8, 2021

There are all sorts of combos that one might use to get involved in competitive drag racing. As it turns out, though, many of these ways end up being similar to the next guy. In fact, drag racing can tend to be a little bit of a copycat game sometimes. It just seems like, if somebody figures something out, it’s only a matter of time before everybody else is doing that thing. Honestly, this is the way that most competitive racing can be and it’s kind of just the nature of the game.

However, there are some folks who don’t get involved in this sort of copycat activity. Instead, these trailblazers will attempt to go out and do things that some might consider being a little bit crazy. However, if they stick to the plan and have the know-how to pull it all off, they will definitely be the ones getting the last laugh. It’s these pioneers who really take the sport to new heights as we get to see exactly what all sorts of different corners of the performance community can do.

This time, we’re talking a little bit about the diesel community. In recent years, diesel trucks have come on the scene hot as ever and making a ton of power. However, regardless of all the other fast diesel out there, we’ve never seen one like this.

This time, we check in with Firepunk as they take their race truck into the 3-second range for the first time ever. In fact, it’s the first-ever diesel-powered machine to be able to dip into the 3-second range as it makes its way down the eighth-mile at Lights Out 12.

Down in the video below, they take us along for the ride as this hot rod diesel manages to go 3.998-seconds to the eighth at 182.67 MPH.


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