Like we have said in the past, the Outlaw Diesel Super Series Firepunk Diesel Outlaw 5.90 class would be huge and it has done that and then some. As a matter of fact, it is continuing to grow if people keep up the pace with Brian Jelich. Jelich is a Chesapeake, Virginia native who has been into racing for some time but resurrected his 2000 F-250 into an all-out drag racing machine.
At one time, this truck was a real pretty burgundy color. In fact, Jelich and his friends enjoyed the color so much they actually named the truck Ron Burgundy. Don’t be surprised if I trickle in a few Burgandy quotes here and there. The build for Jelich started in 2004 when he purchased the truck and has sort of been under the knife since then.
With the announcement of the class, Jelich knew he wanted to be involved. Now, we’re here and it’s turned into a full-fledged racecar. Well, he wanted to be involved with racing but he also wanted to just put a hurting on the common rail Cummins-powered trucks. Well, with a field that is basically overrun with them, he’s got his work cut out for him.
Jelich looks forward to the 2020 racing season as he’s finally starting to figure out this truck after all of the hard work that’s been put into it. Jelich wants to thank multiple people for the support and the help thus far into it all. “My wife, my family, Twisted Diesel Performance, Paul’s Custom Fabrication and Machine, Unlimited Diesel Performance, Morris Motorsports, CNC Fab, Gray’s Diesel, Diesel Technology of Chattanooga, and Irate Diesel Performance all deserve a special thanks,” said Jelich.
Personally, I can’t wait to see what Brian cant do with this truck. It’s a very well-built build and the fact that he’s stuck with the 7.3-liter Power Stroke really makes it stand out. Stay tuned as we touch base with Jelich next year once this truck is 100-percent and gets her looking fresh with a new wrap design. What are your thoughts on the 7.3 for a race truck? Let us know in the comments below.