2nd Annual Little River Diesel Throwdown (Drag, Dyno, Burnout, Show)


Fire and smoke ended up being the theme for the 1st annual Little River Diesel Throwdown in Texas and we are sure it will continue for the second annual. Last year there were over 80 trucks participating and 1500 people watching the one day event, which is pretty fantastic and a good sign that this year will be even bigger!


It will be hard to top Zach Gadwaw in his Duramax which actually caught the tires on fire during the burnout competition, but we are sure that there will be a few people up to the task. On the drag racing side of things, there is already some keyboard battling going on within the forums. So, you know “it’s on” at the track!

In addition to the burnout competition, there will be a mobile dyno on hand to dyno anyone willing to hook up. Whether you own a diesel or not, there will be lots to do and see, throughout the whole day.

For specific information on the 2nd annual event, see below:

Event: The Little River Diesel Throwdown

1012230_406520856119521_1871784147_nWhen: March 15th 2014


Little River Dragway

13550 State Hwy 95

Holland, TX 76534

What time:

  • Gates Open: 8am
  • Lanes open at 11pm


  • Gate Admission: $15 per person
  • Car Show/ Drag Race Entry: $20 (in addition to gate)
  • Dyno: $75 for 3 pulls

1009818_406544236117183_210078104_n Drag Classes:

  •  Power Source Diesel 11.90 index class
  • LongHorn Fab Shop Sportsman Bracket (Bracket Race) Based on 25 Trucks (1/4 mile)
  • VALAIR Inc -4×4 Shootout (heads-up Protree) (1/4 mile)
  • 4×2 (heads-up Protree) (1/4 mile)
  • Powder Puff (1/4 mile)

Show and Shine Classes:

  • 2×4 Vehicle
  • 4×4 Vehicle
  • Best overall


  •  No weight limitation, tire limitations or wheelbase limitations
  •  Pants, sleeved t-shirts and shoes required
  •  Neutral safety switch required
  •  Liquid overflow required
  •  Working taillights required
  •  Seatbelts required
  •  Drive line loop if running slicks
  •  MUST keep AC off while racing
  •  Helmets required for faster than 13.99
  •  Trucks MUST BE CLEAN: THIS INCLUDES THE UNDERCARRIAGE- beds must be completely empty and clean too

 Where to go for the latest info:


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With diesel running through his veins from childhood, Chad has more than a decade of experience in the automotive industry. From editorial work to wrenching, there isn’t much he hasn't conquered head-on. When he’s not writing and shooting trucks and tech, you’ll find him in the shop working on turning the ideas floating around in his head into reality.
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