If you know anything about diesel drag racing, you know all about the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS), a drag racing organization that focuses on diesel-powered vehicles. The organization hosts events across the U.S., with a focus on the Midwest and Southern regions. ODSS events typically feature multiple racing classes, ranging from street-legal trucks to highly modified purpose-built race trucks. In addition to drag racing, ODSS events often include dyno competitions and sled pulls.
The organization has gained a significant following in the diesel enthusiast community and is known for its highly competitive events and talented racers. That being said, for the first time in 2023, the Outlaw Diesel Super Series corralled its best drag racers and had them meet at Rockingham Dragway to battle it out. Their E.T., 7.70 Index, 6.70 Index, Outlaw 5.90, Pro Mod, Pro Street, and Pro Dragster classes clashed and only one winner could be crowned.
D & J Precision Machine E.T. Bracket
ODSS veteran Landon Miller piloted his beautiful Dodge Ram pickup to a victory at Rockingham over another vet of the sport, Nick Morris. The E.T. class is one of the largest classes as it is the easiest to compete in given the rules and racing style. Both drivers had to be consistent on the tree and the finish line to make it through a sea of trucks.
South Bend Clutch 7.70 Index
The 7.70 Index class is always a packed field as well. After making passes all day, Tennessee’s own Emanuel Yoder was the last man standing with his silver, Cummins-powered Ram. Yoder went to Facebook with a message following his win. “We won! Had a great weekend, and ended up with the win in 7.70 for the first time ever. Thankful to God and my family for helping me out! Thank you to those who made it possible. This includes the Outlaw Diesel Super Series, Firepunk Diesel, and Firepunk Anteater for making the truck consistent, Hot Shot’s Secret, FASS Fuel Systems, Exergy Performance, and Flux Diesel Injection.
Thoroughbred Diesel 6.70 Index
Speeding things up now, we head into our faster 6.70 Index class. ODSS newcomer, Brent Elliot, earned his first-ever 6.70 Index victory at Rockingham in his Duramax-powered Silverado. Elliot took to social media to spread the word about his first win of 2023. “First Outlaw Diesel Super Series victory in the 6.70 Index class! I want to thank my team for all the hard work getting us there. Very grateful!” He also tagged a few companies that helped him get there too which include Twisted Diesel and Danville Performance.
Firepunk Diesel Outlaw 5.90 Index
The 5.90 Index class is fairly new to the Outlaw Diesel Super Series but it has become one of the crowd’s (and competitors’) favorite classes. It is deadly tough to win and the payout is nice, too. ODSS newbie, Jerry Parrott, from the State of Georgia, took down the class where he faced veteran Brett Marcum in the finals. In a dead close race, Jerry managed to keep his Cummins-powered Ram within the index and Marcum didn’t by a small margin.
“I was able to take home the win at the Outlaw Diesel Super Series 5.90 index race at Rockingham Dragway. Special thanks to Tracie Lehman Kelly, Tommy Wyatt, Rodrigo Penaloza MacMaster, and Mark Rojee for all the help and support. Also, a very special thanks to Hardway Performance and the big Tuna for the hours of dyno time and days of testing to get it dialed in. Hardway Performance to the front!”
PureFlow AirDog Pro Street
Pro Street is a class where competitors are limited to 4,400-pound trucks. They take trucks with highly modified engines and suspension and race to the finish. This is where you will typically see sub-four-second passes in a pickup. Round One at Rockingham didn’t disappoint. Ultimate Callout Challenge champion, Justin Zeigler, took down the Pro Street class for his first victory against Dirty Hooker Diesel’s Tyler Burkhard. This makes one of many event wins to come for Zeigler and his team.
“We had a great weekend at Rudy’s Spring Truck Jam 2023 at Rockingham Dragway! I can’t thank my family, race family, and crew enough, especially my wife, Jen! I couldn’t live this dream without you. Thank you Lavon Miller for never giving up on me and helping us get this thing down! Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting us. I think we finally have a hot rod. My first ODSS Pro Street win with all the help. Dirty Diana is flying!