ATS Diesel Let It Roll Dyno Day
Over the weekend we had the chance to join ATS diesel for their annual dyno day held at their Aurora, Colorado facility.
ATS diesel has held this event for many years now and has recently added what they call the Gauntlet Challenge. The Gauntlet Challenge is an event where they call out the top dogs to see who can walk away with the highest horsepower and torque. There is a $500 Buy in which each competitor has to pay beforehand, and winner-takes-all. This year during The Gauntlet challenge 10 drivers stepped up to the challenge. Each competitor got 30 minutes on the dyno, if they went past that time they would be disqualified. Luckily this year there were no major mechanical failures, as there were the last few years, and there have been a few who didn't make it home in one piece.
What the highest horsepower and torque combined of the day, Randy Reyes won with an incredible ATS record-breaking run 2121 horsepower and 2727 torque, from his trusty red Cummins nicknamed "Red Delicious". Runner-up Justin Andres came in with an impressive 1767 horsepower and 2898 torque!
The regular guys who don't have a 1500 horse plus truck had the opportunity to run On Auto Trends dyno out in the parking lot. It was a great turnout with almost 80 trucks running on the dyno. From the different classes starting with stock Chevy Cody Kleman won first place with 615 horse and 1278 torque. For the stock Dodge class, John Bagley won first place with 503 horsepower and 1073 torque. Stock Ford class was Won by Dustin Hapl with 556 horsepower and 1277 torque. For the small single class Trent Hibbard of Diesel Doctor won with 729 horsepower and 1356 torque. Large single class was won by Heath Whitman with 913 horsepower and 1553 torque. Small twin class was won by Gus Jacobson with 1006 horsepower 1738 torque. The big twin class was won by Cody Thompson with 1227 horsepower and 2188 torque. The unlimited class was won by John Millard who dynoed 1164 horsepower an 1468 torque.
ATS not only had the dyno going on they had many vendors come out and support the event.
With tons of awesome trucks to look at and vendors showing off new products the ATS Diesel dyno day drew in hundreds of people.
If you haven't attended this event you better mark it on your calendar for next year because it is one you won't want to miss.