Ultimate Callout Challenge
April, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd 2107
Hosted in Indiana, Indianapolis Lucas Oil Raceway
Q: What is an Ultimate Callout Challenge?
A: In a nutshell, it’s exactly what the name suggests. A nationwide callout to owners/builders of
some of the biggest, buck nastiest diesel powered hot rods anywhere. Those that were
contacted and invited are names that Diesel World Magazine and the Northwest Dyno Circuit
(NWDC) deemed as the ‘best of the best’, guys who haven’t just made empty promises of big
dyno numbers and crazy fast 1/4 mile times with trucks that haven’t even been built yet. The
list of competitors is a strong one, filled with trucks that have already proven themselves. These
guys are allowed to talk a big talk because they already proven they can walk a big walk. We’re
talking horsepower numbers in the 1200+ range with some even cresting 2000hp. Those with
66mm turbochargers need not apply...this isn’t for your average daily driver. These are full out
competition built rigs with owners who aren’t scared to use enough nitrous to send the NASA
shuttle into orbit.
Q: What’s it take to get in?
A: Make yourself known, you’ve got to get your name or your truck on the radar, Diesel World
Magazine and the NWDC try and keep up to speed on everything going on around the country,
and social media, forums, and shops all over the country spread the word as to who is doing
what week in and week out. So for those that got their callout for this first ever Callout
Challenge have already done that, they’ve proven they have the skill, the technical ability and
well, near insane state of mind it takes to compete at such extreme levels.
Q: What happens once you’re called?
A: Once that callout has been made, each competitor is required to make a non-refundable
$1500 buy-in, this not only saves their spot in the big show, but puts a big chunk of cash into
the pot to be paid back to the winners of each of the three events; dyno, sled pull, drag race. A
winner will be crowned in each, with an overall winner taking home a pocket full of cash and
the crown of King of the Ultimate Callout Challenge.
Q: What are the details on the events?
A: The dyno competition will be held opening day, with all the competitors running on the all-
new portable Superflow Chassis Dyno being built for the NWDC this winter. The massive rollers
and huge load cell, along with the 4300-ft elevation of Salt Lake City, will be a true test for these
monstrous motors. Winner will be chosen by combining both the horsepower and torque
numbers for each truck. The second day brings the drag race event, hosted at Rocky Mountain
Raceway in Salt Lake City where the quickest 1/4-mile times will take home top honors. It’ll be a
‘run what you brung’ competition with the only limitations being whether or not the trucks
have been outfitted with the proper safety equipment to keep both the competitors and
spectators safe should things go wrong. The final day will be wrap up the UCC event at the
Deseret Complex in Tooele, UT where the Sled Pull will be hosted with the United Truck and
Tractor Pullers Association running the show and teching each truck with a 8500-lb weight limit.
Unlike most sled pulls however, there are no turbocharger limitations, so a true statement of
horsepower and traction should prove who has built the best all-around truck.
Q: What kind of magazine exposure can be expected?
A: Along with the obvious coverage for the events themselves, each competitor will have their
own feature put together on the truck being used for the UCC to be run throughout 2017. The
NWDC and Diesel World Magazine wants to share these builds with the public, show the
readers just what it takes to build some of the nastiest power plants and trucks in the country.
But in the true ‘competitive’ spirit, this is not mandatory, if an owner wants to keep a tight lid
on the build and keep the others guessing, we’ll be happy to keep that information sealed. A
professional video crew will also be on hand to along with a Live Feed of the event to be
broadcast via the internet.
Q: Who’s allowed in?
A: Each competitor will be allowed five crew members that can be used for just about anything
the driver will need. From changing tires between events, to possible swapping blown motors
overnight in a thrash to make the next day’s event. The UCC will also be open to the public with
a limited amount of tickets being sold online and at gate.