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.
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.
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.