Spirits were high and smoke was billowing at the NADM East Coast Diesel Nationals this past month. On Saturday, July 15th, diesel enthusiasts from all over gathered at the Numidia Dragway in Numidia, Pennsylvania to see all the action over the course of one day.
We spoke with NADM’s Ron Knoch to get a better sense of how much folks enjoyed the blowout event. “What I’m told makes our event fun is that we have something going on all day,” said Knoch. “You get a full eyeful all day long!”
Backing up that statement was the event’s agenda. It included drag racing, dyno runs, show-n-shine, and sled pulling, all of which were going off simultaneously. For those of us that love diesel sensory overload, it sounds like we missed out!
Asked what he thought were the best parts of the event, Knoch said, “Probably the finals and the drag racing, the hot work stock class and the 2.6/3.0 trucks. They always have nice, real high-powered trucks in those classes.”
It’s crazy to think that this whole event was almost rained out, with a cats-and-dogs downpour on the preceding Thursday and Friday. Thankfully, it evaporated in time, and visitors got to enjoy their high-powered diesel fix on Saturday.
Did you make it out to this event, or have you been to other NADM events? Let us know in the comments below.