Fred Owen's 6th Annual Truck Drags

Diesel Drag Racing @ Sacramento Raceway




Fred Owen's 6th annual Truck Drags at Sacramento Raceway in Sacramento, CA on Sunday October 9th, 2011. The event, hosted by Orangevale Diesel, featured diesel & gas drag racing. While participation was a little on the low side, the event was action packed and many daily driven, street legal trucks laid down some impression times in the 1/4 mile. Cole Dow's well known 1st Gen Dodge Ram was in attendance, running as low as 10.1 seconds in the 1/4 mile.

5.9L Cummins powered Dodge vs. a 2wd Duramax powered Chevrolet. This particular Dodge is hot off the line, can the Duramax catch up?

Duramax vs. Cummins take 2 - The single cab Duramax has a serious weight advantage, but will he pull away from the Cummins?

Cummins vs Cummins, watch as a pair of 24 valves battle it out for top honors.

Video Link: Cummins vs. 2wd Duramax

Video Link: Cummins vs. Duramax

Video Link: Cummins vs Cummins Racing


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You may have seen Cole Dow's 1st Gen Dodge in popular diesel publications. It put on quite the show and ran some impressive 10 second passes.

This Dodge can really roll some coal!

The dually on the left was rumored to be 1 man's tow rig. It ran in the 16's, but since this is bracket racing he managed to make it into the finals.


Cole's 1st Gen proved that the ole mechanical injection Cummins can run toe-to-toe with today's common rails.

Cole Dow lines up for his final (and fastest) run of the afternoon.

Do you need to be able to see the track to get a strong start? Apparently not. The wind does not always cooperate with racers.


Cummins vs. Cummins - a "friendly" duel for first place.

The Ford driver convinced the Freightliner to race and ended up the victor.

Even a pair of tow trucks decided to battle it out!


This single cab Duramax was both extremely clean and quick off the line.

Cummins vs. Duramax showdown - The 6.7L Cummins on the left ran 16's and was lightly modified. The light weight Duramax was packing more punch, but could not beat the Amsoil truck's consistency.

This Cummins packed a punch, but with a big set of slicks traction was not too much of an issue.


This dually, while not running near as fast as his competitor, laid down some impressive times considering the truck's size and weight.

Diesel vs. gas showdown. Fortunately for the Hemi, this is bracket racing and not an all out, head-to-head race.

Another diesel vs. gas showdown. While the red Ram sported a Hemi, he was no match for the mighty Cummins in time trials.


This Cummins is getting plenty of fuel, but it seemed that the turbo(s) could be a little small for the application as smoke would billow at the top of each gear.

Power Stroke showdown - The Super Duty on the left is a 7.3L Power Stroke while the single cab is a 6.0L Power Stroke. The tried and true 7.3L sent the 6.0 liter packing, which was unforunate since the little 6.0 was packing a serious punch and we would have enjoyed watching it finish a few more passes.

This grey, 2 wheel drive Chevrolet was 1 of the favorites and ran some very impressive times.


This Duramax left the line soft, but really picked up after about 300 feet. Since this truck is a 2 wheel drive, the driver is likely leaving soft to avoid traction issues.

2 Rams battle it out, but there is a fundamental difference between these trucks - 1 is Cummins powered and 1 has a Hemi.

Jordan's Moes Duramax (right lane) only made 1 pass, but proved you can have both a race truck and daily driver in 1 package. It runs low 13's in the 1/4 mile consistently.


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