A few weeks ago, we put out a feeler in search of the fastest diesel-powered vehicle in each state. No stipulations, no restrictions, just the fastest car or truck in each state ever. As long as there is proof, we will accept your submission. First on our list comes as far west as possible; California. After looking through our submissions, it was Kenny Bruner. Bruner’s 2006 Dodge Ram is extremely modified and barrels down both the race track and the sled track quite often.
For elapsed time records, we turned to the eighth-mile. Yes, it is a much shorter distance than some of you would rather judge, but the fact of the matter is, there is more eighth-mile racing these days with these heavy trucks. Bruner’s 2006 RAM has been 6.30 seconds at 112-MPH in the 660-feet and has sled pulled quite a bit. As you can see, on the inside of this RAM, it’s strictly business.
Like we’ve discussed before, to have a truck that is competitive, especially at this power level, you need a good support system or a group of people you trust to wrench and fabricate the necessary parts. For Bruner, he relies on his business, Capital Diesel Performance, in Windsor, California for all tuning and upgrades including the built engine, roll cage, chassis work, transmission, and tuning.