Not So Hot Indiana: Scheid Diesel Extravaganza Day 2 Coverage

I’ve personally been to five or six years of this event, and I anticipate the heat for August. It’s usually keeping the EMT crew busy with over heating fans, but today was great. Nothing like watching some drag racing and sled pulling with a nice summer breeze.

With day one complete of the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza, it was time for day two of activities. All the adjustments from the sled pulls from the evening before were made and we made are way through the sea of people to find our spot at the dragstrip for the best possible seat.

On the black top, we were given every kind of diesel trucks from mild to wild.

Nearly a hundred trucks ran through the dragstrip on Saturday, but leaving only left room for a few winners. Our personal favorite class Pro Street, was as always, life altering. The sound of these trucks coming off the line is a different experience.

Lavon Miller of Firepunk Diesel qualified in the Pro Street class with the number one spot followed by Dustin Jackson, John Gilbert, and Mike Ring.

All four Pro Street drivers were set on trying to take the number one position in qualifying, but it was Lavon Miller who came out with the fastest time setting him up with lane choice or a bye run during eliminations on Sunday.

Outlaw Diesel Super Series kicked off day one of their event with plenty of action. Pro Street qualifying was today which set the ladder for Sunday’s big day. During the Pro street qualifying passes, Sportsman, 7.70-index, and 6.70-index classes ran a day full of passes.

It's August in Indiana and, obviously, the rubber is burning and the staging lanes are full.

The staging lanes in both sled pull and the drag racing portion were absolutely packed. They are packed every year, but its great seeing that this event along with the industry are evolving and growing bringing in more enthusiasts. We can’t wait to see what the years to come bring.

Attendance for day 2 was in the thousands, which made seat finding quite a challenge.

The 2.5, 2.6, and 3.0 sled pull classes were lined up for their turn with one of the sleds and if you have ever been to Wabash Fairgrounds, you’ll remember it being an old circle track. Trucks and tractors of all different brands, shapes, and sizes were funneled in the start gate, but the line to pull was completely around the circle track.

The Scheid Diesel sled pulling truck was in full force against the Cummins Killer, Wagler-powered truck.

At the Wabash Fairgrounds, we’re lucky enough that the sled pull tracks are just across the circle track from the drag strip. You have access to every event going on within a bit of a walking.

Once these tractors or trucks get a ton of wheel speed, some tend to wheel hop which will cause them to steer left or right. As you can see, this tractor got out of hand and ended up facing sideways.

As with any diesel event there was some carnage during day two, but the overall experience was a rush! What was your favorite part of Day 2? Tell us in the comments below!

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Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds as well as sled pulling competitions.
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