Event Coverage: 7th Annual TI Diesel Dyno Day

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Photos by: Amy Gilbert from Stainless Diesel

Perhaps not the largest of dyno events with just over 30 trucks hitting the rollers, the TI (Twisted Innovations) Rocktoberfest would certainly rank high in the fun and entertainment category of dyno events.

TI DYNO Diesels for Tatas 062“The event went off without a hitch. The new facility was MORE than capable handling the amount of people who were there to spectate, and dyno. Everyone in attendance who has been to our events in previous years, was excited to see the new building and complimented several of the staff throughout the day. Having Doctor D Dj/ Host the event made calling trucks up next in line easy, along with playing great music all day, was a great addition to the event. Whistle Pig Smokehouse providing lunch for everyone was great, with the smoked burgers, and hot dogs! Amy Gilbert from Stainless Diesel was on hand selling Stainless Diesel goodies all day, giving their proceeds to the charity as well! Amy was, also, there taking pictures of the event along with Sandi Ashley from PS Photography,” said Joshua Stewart of Grand Rocks.

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While the event was centered around the dyno pulls, there was so much more going on. There was a Chinese Auction and a 50/50 raffle. “We had over 30 auction prizes donated from our great sponsors like Powerflow Diesel Exhaust Systems, Lincoln Electric, Stainless Diesel, F-Bomb by Diesel Power Products, and JR Hofstetter ‘The Family Jeweler’ to name a few,” continued Stewart. In the background the DJ was mixing it up and proving the right upbeat music to keep the event moving. For food, Whistle Pig Smokehouse came out with some great food!

On top of it all, the reason for the dyno was to raise money for breast cancer awareness. They ended up donating $2,753 to University Hospitals‘ Ashtabula County Walk For The Cure! Kevin and Dawn Cragon (owners of TI) donated $25 of each pull, Whistle Pig Smokehouse donated the proceeds from lunch, Stainless Diesel donated their proceeds and then the combination 50/50 tickets, Chinese Auction, Event t-shirt sales and just donations completed the mix.

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As far as the actual dyno itself, 30 trucks were broken into three class (by engine brand) and the winners were:

Catagory Truck owner Horsepower Torque
Cummins 1993 Dodge 2500 Brian Duran 661 1177
Duramax 2003 GMC 2500 Katie Pajestka 620 1128
Power Stroke 2008 Ford F-250 Wesley Beech 731 1371


In addition to the dyno classes, there was, also, a burnout contest. Wesley Beech had a great day taking home his second winning trophy as he won the burnout contest.

Stay tuned as they will be announcing their “Spring Meltdown” here shortly. We know it is scheduled for May, but the exact date hasn’t been finalized. One thing they are looking forward to; is adding a diesel swap meet.

“We’d like to thank ALL our sponsors, Powerflow Diesel Exhaust, Lincoln Electric, Diesel Power Products F-Bomb Diesel Additives, Diesel Motorsports, JLS Design, Cowboy Construction, Parkers Pit Stop Pizza, MAD Performance, Beech Performance, Stainless Diesel, Rosewood Diesel Shop, O’Reilly’s, Mike Brown Customs, CI Coatings, Skippy Did It Race Cars, Trouble Maker Diesel, Mr. Metal Rat Rods, T&C Diesel Performance, Ladies of Diesel, and JR Hofstetter: the family jeweler, for ALL of their great prize donations and support,” finished Stewart.

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Chad Westfall

With diesel running through his veins from childhood, Chad has more than a decade of experience in the automotive industry. From editorial work to wrenching, there isn’t much he hasn't conquered head-on. When he’s not writing and shooting trucks and tech, you’ll find him in the shop working on turning the ideas floating around in his head into reality.
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