JB's Power Centre Canadian Diesel Nationals at Castrol Raceway Near Edmonton Canada

The Dodge Ram was a very popular race vehicle at the event.
The Dodge Ram was a very popular race vehicle at the event.
Early on a beautiful Saturday, competitors and spectators adjourned at Castrol Raceway on the outskirts of Edmonton Canada for the for some good old fashioned diesel drag racing. Plenty of bug repellant, refreshments, and good spirits were the only defense from the swarms of mosquitos. The event kicked off with the Canadian anthem and plumes of black smoke bellowing out of the massive diesel exhaust pipes. AEM happened to be a proud vendor with the privilege to enjoy such a great event. For those who have not experienced a Diesel Drag race, a strong recommendation goes out for you to attend one of these events.
Between the rounds an organized burnout competition began with a select few contenders.
Between the rounds an organized burnout competition began with a select few contenders.


A Top Diesel drag truck may not be as loud as a Super Comp dragster, but can certainly click off a high eight second pass. It is quite interesting watching a diesel truck that weighs around 7,000 pounds wind up the turbo and let it rip. It's a scene like something in a magic show. Before each run, black smoke surrounds the starting line and before you know it, two behemoth one ton diesel trucks cross the finish line at over 120 miles per hour.

Between the rounds an organized burnout competition began with a select few contenders. The first truck to light the tires emitted a great plume of pink smoke. As surprising as pink smoke would seem, the Amsoil judges did not seem too impressed. The second contestant came to the line and won the judges over scoring a perfect 30 in an old beat up 70's Dodge Ram with steel wheels and a set of used tires on the rear.
There is no lack of diesel engine and tire smoke at these events especially when the "Smokin' Gun" is around.
There is no lack of diesel engine and tire smoke at these events especially when the "Smokin' Gun" is around.


There is no lack of diesel engine and tire smoke at these events especially when the "Smokin' Gun" is around. This old school Kenworth consistently lays down 60 foot burnouts before every run. The 3000 plus horsepower monster turns out 12 second passes with the help of twin turbo chargers, a super charger, and a wild shot of nitrous. This truck is nothing spectacular considering it can devour most vehicles on the street today.

Throughout the day a truck show took place in the pits. We found a few attendees with AEM intakes under the hood. They had nothing but the best to say about the product especially the increased power they felt after installation. The dry flow air filter media happens to be a great fit for turbo diesel applications.

The next event in the Pacific North West will take place at Portland International Raceway on August 20th and should definitely be on your list of attractions to see if you happen to be in the area.

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