Keystone Nationals Dyno CompetitioN
It was a cold 38 degrees on March 19th, the Saturday of Keystone Nationals in Harrisburg, PA. The dyno competition yielded 38 trucks in 8 hours, with a winner in each make and a King of the Hill class which includes nitrous injection. Trucks from many different shops, local and distant, tried their wheels on the loaded rollers of Diesel Doctor Portable Dynometer. The most popular truck of the day was the Dodge Cummins tallying up 18 competitors.
Top numbers were reached by Chris Gelbaugh and his 3rd gen at 1097hp/1685tq.Runner up was Marlin Zimmerman’s 2007 5.9L Cummins pushing 717hp/1261tq. Top Ford for the day was Tommy Hassler and his “triple threat” workstock puller, tow rig, daily driven, 6.4L Powerstroke making 822hp/1552tq. 2nd place was won by Brent Trimbell with his Powerstroke making 748hp/871.9tq. Cody Craig was highest out of 13 Chevys with his “Hulk” Silverado making 1102hp/1932tq locking in the win. Tyler Brancifort of Cromwell, CT was the ultimate powerhouse of the day’s competition producing 1406hp/2835tq on nitrous in the King of the Hill competition.Runner up was Dustin Donadio with his 2008 6.4L F-450 pushing 977hp/1691tq. Major sponsors of the event were FASS Fuel, Barder Turbo, Arundel Diesel, Nally Diesel, and NC Diesel. After all expenses were tallied for the day, the volunteers from CG Transmission were able to raise $2200.00 which was donated to the Future Farmers of America (FFA).