Video: Lavon Miller Becomes the First 7-Second Pro Street Diesel

In the world of high-performance diesels, a new milestone was reached. The National Hot Rod Diesel Association, or NHRDA, holds events all across the US specifically for diesel drag racing.

Lavon Miller and the Firepunk Diesel team are well known in the high-performance diesel scene. During the last couple of Oklahoma Diesel Nationals, they have been a top contender. During the most recent NHRDA Oklahoma Diesel Nationals, Firepunk set a new record.

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On one of their qualifying runs, they managed to send their Dodge Ram down the quarter mile in 7.993 seconds at 174 mph. They’re the first team to ever run a 7-second quarter mile in a “Pro Street” truck.

The previous record was held by the same racer, Lavon Miller, and the time to beat was 8.121 seconds at 174 mph. They set that record on May 20, 2017, at the same Oklahoma Diesel Nationals event. Pretty impressive that the new record is 0.128 seconds faster, but the top speed was the same.

And that is how you put down a new record time!

And that is how you put down a new record time!

A 7-second pass is incredibly impressive when you look at the rules and regulations of the Pro Street class. The truck can’t be a full tube chassis, must have a minimum weight of 4,500 pounds including the driver and also must have working taillights.

Firepunk’s weapon of choice is a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. Their truck makes around 2,500-3,000 horsepower and torque. Of course, this takes a fully built engine, transmission, rearend, suspension, and two massive turbochargers. Hopefully, they can pull off more 7-second passes in the near future.

About the author

Bryce Cleveland

Bryce has been in the automotive industry for most of his life. He’s done everything from fixing cars, flipping cars, writing about cars, and everything in-between. He has owned a total of 18 vehicles, most of which he owned before the age of 20. He currently drives his 2015 Ford Fiesta ST every single day and has plans to buy his third Jeep XJ Cherokee very soon.
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