11th Annual Scheid Diesel Extravaganza

January 9th, 2012

By Kevin Wilson

Photography: Kevin Wilson and Phillip Hooker

Old-school lore had it that if you were lucky, you could get a “baker’s dozen” at your local small-town bakery. For regular customers, the baker would always toss in one extra donut as a nice bonus to keep the customers coming back. So, you always got more than you paid for.

Fast forward to 2011. Technically, this year’s Scheid Diesel Extravaganza celebrated its 11th year at the Terre Haute, Indiana, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds.

Initially, the Extravaganza started as a Turbo Diesel Registry (TDR) Rally for Dodge Cummins pickups, in Effingham, Illinois, in 1997. However, as a result of the tremendous turnout and rapid growth, the TDR Rally eventually evolved into the Diesel Extravaganza and relocated to Terre Haute in 2000, under the auspices of Scheid Diesel Service.

Since that time, the event has become one of the largest and most legendary diesel-gathers in the country. This year’s event was no exception. And, as with that baker’s dozen, attendees got more than they paid for.

We estimated that there were more than 1,500 trucks on the grounds on Saturday; the official Scheid attendance number set a new record at more than 13,000 people. Forty vendors were also on hand, including the host, Scheid Diesel. Many of these were set up inside the exhibition building.

Enthusiasts could roam up and down the aisles, and if they saw a part they wanted, Scheid probably had it in stock—and offered it with a show discount and the option of professional installation. In addition, several vendors, such as FASS, TS Performance, Edge Products and even Bosch, hosted seminars next door on both Friday and Saturday to educate enthusiasts about their products.

The Scheid Diesel Extravaganza started on Friday, August 28, with a full day of activities. These included a show-and-shine competition, seminars, dyno runs and Pro Pulling League (PPL) qualifications during the day. At night, there was a huge pull that began at 6:00 and was held under the fairground’s vintage covered grandstands. A test-and-tune session for drag racers was also held that evening at the Crossroads Dragway, located next door to the fairgrounds that set the stage for two days of competition to follow.

The sled pulls were held on side-by-side tracks on the original Terre Haute dirt track—dubbed the “Action Track” by racers from years past. Indiana’s rich dirt-racing history is routed at the track with the likes of A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti wheeling champ dirt cars. The side-by-side format has become a hallmark of the Scheid event and keeps the action ongoing. It also enables officials to accommodate the huge number of trucks that always show up for the Extravaganza.

Saturday traditionally has the biggest number of trucks on hand, as well as the largest crowds. This year’s event featured simultaneous drag racing and sled-pulling action, along with seminars and another huge PPL show at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, action moved to the Crossroads Dragway for the Outlaw Drag race final eliminations. The burnout contest was also held at the drag strip. Glen Rottmann and his common rail Dodge burned down a pair of tires for the win.

According to Scheid, more than $76,000 in prize money and products was given to the winners of the PPL pulls, drag races, burnout contest, Dyno Wars and show and shine competition.

If you’ve never been to the Scheid Extravaganza, you have to add it to your diesel “bucket list.” It’s an event that has it all, plenty to see and do, lots of trucks, lots of people and something for everyone. For more information on next year’s Extravaganza, check out www.scheiddiesel.com for information and updates.


Chevy purists would cringe at the fact that one of the most coveted muscle cars of the decade, a 1969 Camaro, would dare to sport a diesel, instead of a big-block.

Diesel Engine Swap Central

This year’s Scheid Diesel Extravaganza featured a whole host of diesel engine swaps, the most notable of which was a 1969 Camaro sporting a Cummins 4BT. The Cummins 4BT was also found in a Jeep Wrangler and early-model IH pickup that was done up in rat-rod style. One of the cleanest swap on the grounds was a Cummins 12-valve in a pristine 1968 Dodge Power Wagon, along with a ’90s Bronco that sported a 7.3L Power Stroke transplant that looked factory.

This is in the January 2012 issue of Diesel World magazine.

Event Results

Show and Shine

Friday Winners

People’s Choice … $100

Robby Rose—1996 Dodge 2500

Best of Show … $540

Gary Vereeke—2000 Ford F450 w/Cummins TD

Saturday Winners

People’s Choice … $200

Aaron Wewers

Best of Show … $900

Shannon Lewis—2001 Ford F250

Sunday Burnout

Contest Winner—Glen Rotmann

Scheid Diesel Extravaganza
LUCAS OIL PPL RESULTS

Terre Haute, IN

Friday, August 26, 2011
Premier Crop Insurance Pro Stock Tractors
Floating Finish
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance
1 NASTY STUFF NICK McCORMICK STEWARDSON, IL CASE IH 315.82
2 LINDER BROTHERS MIKE LINDER EDISON, OH JD 314.81
3 TINKERTOY DON MASTERSON GRANDVIEW, IN JD 313.23
4 ROLLIN STONE TIM STONE GREENSBURG, IN JD 312.67
5 HURRICAN ALLIS TRAVIS DOMANN WINCHESTER, KS AGCO 312.56
6 BITE-N-BINDER DENNIS SCHNITKER Hoyleton, IL IH 312.06
7 GREENLINE EXPRESS 2 ROSS BOERSEN HUDSONVILLE, MI JD 311.79
8 YOUNG BUCK MILES STRATTON ADAIRVILLE, KY JD 311.72
9 RIVER RAT KEVIN MASTERSON GRANDVIEW , IN JD 311.06
10 LUCAS OIL GREEN STREAK GREG BOYD WASHINGTON, IN JD 310.48
11 BARLEY GETTIN BYE STEVE WISCHMEIER SEYMOUR, IN JD 309.82
12 GREENLINE EXPRESS DENNIS BOERSEN HUDSONVILLE, MI JD 309.17
13 BILLET BINDER STUART MAIZE AMITY, MO IH 307.18
14 MELT DOWN RODNEY SCHNITKER HOYLETON, IL IH 3688 304.66
15 GEARED GREEN BRYCE VAN GENDEREN EDDYVILLE, IA JD 299.52
16 NEVER GIVING UP CRAIG LADWIG HOLLEY, NY CASE IH 296.93
17 THE HUNTED DENNIS SCHAUBERT SHATTUC, IL JD 287.81
18 CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE TROY SCHROEDL FORT ATKINSON, WI JD 278.06
19 BUCK EATER MICKEY SHORTER SULLIVAN, IN JD DQ
Super Farm Tractors
Full Pull = 320
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance
1 PERFECT STORM DAN HENSLEY TRAFALGAR, IN JD 313.2
2 THE AGITATOR BLAINE FRAKER MARSHALL, IL JD 309.51
3 INTERNATIONAL ADDICTION QUINTON HARTMAN HAUBSTADT, IN IH 306.02
4 DIGGIN DEERE JOHN KUTZ FT ATKINSON, WI JD 304.59
5 SCREAMIN NORWEGIAN NICK SKAAR COTTAGE GROVE, WI IH 301.63
6 BLACK VIPER GREG LAMB MADISON, IN JD 301.22
7 MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE CLAY DARNELL CYNTHIANA, KY IH 1486 300.41
8 RUNNIN RED HOT AL WRIGHT JEFFERSON, WI IH 300.13
9 FAST & FURIOUS JAMES SLAMA LAVALLE, WI JD 7810 297.81
10 NATURAL DISASTER TAD INGRAM PENDLETON, KY JD 297.78
11 RED SCORPION MAC DARNELL CYNTHIANA, KY IH 1086 297.72
12 RUNNIN IN THE RED TOM GALLITZ JEFFERSON, WI IH 289.82
13 SHOWTIME CHAD DARLAGE SEYMOUR, IN IH 282.66
14 HIGH MAINTENAN$E JOSH MILEY FRANCISCO, IN IH 280.89
15 DETERMINED DEER ERIC WELCH CROSS PLAINS, IN JD 269.54
16 PALE RIDER STEVE KRIEDEMAN CAMBRIDGE, WI IH 267.81
17 REAL DEERE JUSTIN WAGLER MORGANTOWN, IN JD 264.61
18 WOLFFGANG’S WARRIOR LARRY WOLFF WATERTOWN, WI JD 4255 BROKE
Super Stock Diesel Trucks
Floating Finish
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance
1 AGSTREMELY HOOKED CORY ATLEY CEDARVILLE, IN FORD 324.11
2 SCHEID DIESEL KENT CROWDER ATTICA, IN DODGE 318.47
3 GOTTA HAVE IT SHANE KELLOGG FOREST, OH DODGE 314.35
4 LETHAL WEAPON CARL ATLEY XENIA, OH FORD 311.18
5 ROCK HARD RAM VAN HAISLEY FAIRMONT, IN 97 DODGE 309.89
6 SMOKIN YA ERIC STACY WEST UNION, OH CHEVY 306.61
7 DOUBLE OVERTIME BEN MILLER FREETOWN, IN FORD 258.91
8 DEV8TED DREW KREMPASKY S CHARELSTON, OH FORD 257.46
9 RIPPED UP RAM TODD GETTLEFINGER BORDEN, IN DODGE 74.42
Hot Farm Tractors
Full Pull – 310
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance Pulloff
1 RED HOT MIKE ROBBINS GREENSBURG, IN IH 325.8 324.57
2 UN-DEERE-TAKER MARK DASHIELL MARSHALL, IL JD 4455 321.96 321.6
3 HELL RAISER HENRY DEBUISSESET VINCENNES, IN IH 1206 315.35 315.34
4 FULL THROTTLE HF KENT SCHROEDER EDWARDSPORT, IN IH 311.15 291.12
5 NEVER E NUFF CHARLIE KIRSCHNER CARLISLE, IN JD 309.17
6 RED STROKES JEFF FLECK FERDINAND, IN IH 305.57
7 GET AWAY DEERE HF KENNY MAASBERG EVANSVILLE, IN JD 304.84
8 GAME ON ADAM CAMM RAMSEY, IN IH 303.67
9 TRAVIS SMITH ROCHESTER, IN JD 301.12
10 BUCKSHOT KEVIN SMITH ROCHESTER, IN JD 299.81
11 ALAN DAILY STAR CITY, IN JD 299.66
12 RUNNING BUCK WILD ANDY SCHWENK IRELAND, IN JD 292.61
13 THE BLACK TORNADO KYLE HOLLA ND ST PAUL, IN JD 290.05
14 JUS BLOWIN CASH JULIE ELPERS EVANSVILLE, IN AC DQ
15 BIG TYME JUSTIN SHIREMAN WESTPORT , IN IH DQ
SUPER STOCK DIESEL TRACTOR
Floating Finish
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance Pulloff
1 SUPER ROSTER KENT PAYNE VEEDERSBURG, IN 312.43
2 PFEIFFER TRACTOR & TRUCKING JOHN PFEIFFER CONNERSVILLE, IN IHC 79.94
3 DOUG HORRALL DECKER, IN DQ
Air Dog 3.0 Diesel Trucks
Full Pull = 300
Finish Truck Name Driver City, State Brand Distance Pull Off
1 HOME BREW BRYAN BAKER 302.87 288.6
2 TYLER WITT 300.99 287.16
3 ANDREW SAUER FLEMINGSBURG,KY DODGE 298
4 DIRTY HOOKER TONY BURKHARD HARBOR BEACH, MI CHEVY 297.41
5 PUSHING FOR PLEASURE JOSH MOSLEY BOWLING GREEN, KY DODGE 295.96
6 IRON HYDE TREVOR BERRY PATASKALA OH FORD 295.55
7 OFF CONSTANTLY CURT HAISLEY SWAYZEE, IN DODGE 295.14
8 WHITE LIGHTING CHRIS MUHS BIRMINGHAM, IA DODGE 294.36
9 SCHEID DIESEL BRAD INGRAM FARING, IL DODGE 294.35
10 SUPERAM ROD TARR ROCHESTER, IL DODGE 293.63
11 RIDIN DIRTY NATHAN THORNLEY ASHLAND, IL CHEVY 292.15
12 SMOKIN TYLER DILLARD FOUNTAIN RUN, KY DODGE 287.36
13 HOMEGROWN JOE WILTSE MAPLE PARK, IL FORD 285.98
14 MAXEDOUT ROB THUROW DAVIS JUNCTION, IL FORD 285.85
15 JUSTIN JONES NEW ROSS, IN DODGE 283.31
16 DOUGLAS MUELLER RICHMOND CENTER, WI DODGE 283.24
17 SMOKIN BLUE DARREN SMITH SPRINGPORT, IN DODGE 282.71
18 LAMAR BURKHOLDER JONESTOWN, PA DODGE 282.59
19 SIMPLY INSANE DANIEL GRAY WINCHESTER,TN FORD 282.49
21 BLACK ICE GARRETT SHIELDS MARSHFIELD, WI DODGE 280.95
21 NEVER LET IT REST MATT CONRAD OKEANA, OH FORD 277.15
22 ONE BAD RAM ALAN KIRSCHT KRESHEIK 274.26
23 RESSURECTION GREGG TEMPLE BRYAN, OH DODGE 269.04
24 PULL N WOOL RYAN BAUER LOUISBURG, KS DODGE 266.29
25 MEGA HOOKER JASON BEASLEY HOUSTON, MO DODGE 260.04
26 YIPPIE K AYE GARY WOODWARD SENECA, MO DODGE 256.8
27 SMOKIN DIESEL PERFORMANCE JOSH CONNOR GREENWOOD, MO CHEVY 250.01
28 CAGED HOOKER ROB HALL SMITHVILLE, MO CHEVY 97.27
29 EMPIRE DIESEL CHAD REMAKEL DEBUCK, IA CHEVY 75.22
30 CUMMINS KILLER WESLEY KUSILEK RIVERFALLS,WI GMC 47.68
31 MAD DOG JAKE CARTER BALTIMORE,OH DODGE 5
AIR DOG 2.6 DIESEL TRUCKS
Floating Finish
FINISH Truck Name Driver City, State Brand Distance
1 SMOOT FARMS EVAN SMOOT EATON, IN DODGE 317.75
2 CUMMIN ON BRANDON OVERMYER ROCHESTER, IN DODGE 314.34
3 DILLAGAF CLINT CORWIN EWING, KY DODGE 313.28
4 BLUE GOOSE TERRY COPPESS ELWOOD, IN DODGE 310.84
5 ALL ATTITUDE ROB WRIGHT BALTIMOR, OH DODGE 310.48
6 TOTAL CHAOS DANIEL MOONEY PERU, IN CHEVY 306.22
7 THE INSTIGATOR DANNY TOOPS LONDON, OH DODGE 303.28
8 NO REST FOR THE WICKED TYSON DILLARD FOUNTAIN RUN, KY DODGE 301.39
9 TRAILER TREND RICHARD LOWRY 300.50
10 CRAIG MCELFRESH RUSHVILLE, MO CHEVY 295.39
11 FORTUNE TELLER DERRICK HAMPSON CEDAR GROVE, IN DODGE 290.47
12 THE HULK JON SWARTZENTUBER LOOGOOTEE, IN CHEVY BROKE
SCHEID DIESEL EXTRAVAGANZA
LUCAS OIL PPL RESULTS

Terre Haute, IN

Saturday, August 27, 2011
AIR DOG 3.0 DIESEL TRUCKS
FLOATING FINISH
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance
1 OFF CONSTANTLY CURT HAISLEY SWAYZEE, IN 304.53
2 NO NAME ANDREW SAUER FLEMINGSBURG, KY DODGE 299.63
3 CROSS WIRED TYLER WITT WARRENTON, MO DODGE 299.22
4 PUNISHIN FOR PLEASURE JOSH MOSLEY BOWLING GREEN, KY DODGE 299.07
5 NO NAME-TB TREVOR BERRY PATASKALA, OH FORD 298.67
6 NO NAME-DM DOUGLAS MUELLER RICHLAND, WI DODGE 298.63
7 HOME BREW BRYAN BAKER New Carlisle, oh DODGE 297.75
8 WHITE LIGHTNING CHRIS MUHS BIRMINGHAM, IA DODGE 297.03
9 MAD DOG JAKE CARTER BALTIMORE, OH DODGE 296.43
10 CUMMINIZED OUT RYAN WHALEN FRANKLIN, IL DODGE 295.94
11 SUPERAM ROD TARR ROCHESTER, IL DODGE 295.68
12 SCHEID DIESEL-BI BRAD INGRAM FARING, IL 294.57
13 RIDIN’ DIRTY NATHAN THORNLEY ASHLAND, IL CHEVY 294.27
14 SMOKIN 3.0 TYLER DILLARD FOUNTAIN RUN, KY 293.4
15 STILL ONE BAD HABIT JEFFERSON BROADY DIVIDE, CO DODGE 292.87
16 1BADRAM ALAN KIRSCHT MAPLE LAKE, MN DODGE 291.91
17 DIRTY HOOKER TONY BURKHARD HARBOR BEACH, MI CHEVY 291.7
18 HOMEGROWN JOE WILTSE MAPLE PARK, IL FORD 289.88
19 ALL ABOUT ME TIM JONES 3.0 ST. JAMES, MO FORD 288.21
20 NO NAME-JJ JUSTIN JONES NEW ROSS, IN DODGE 288.04
21 NEVER LET IT REST MATT CONRAD OKEANA, OH FORD 284.4
22 FULL SPOOL STEVE NIKKEL RILEY, MI DODGE 284.36
23 BLACK ICE GARRETT SHIELDS MARSHFIELD, WI DODGE 280.54
24 SMOKIN BLUE DARREN SMITH SPRINGPORT, IN DODGE 279.64
25 MAXED OUT ROB THUROR DAVIS JUNCTION, IL FORD 279.59
26 PULL N WOOL 3.0 RYAN BAUER LOUISBURG, KS DODGE 272.11
27 WICKED WITCH 3.0 RENEE HOPKINS CASSVILLE, MO 257.21
28 DIRT NASTY MARK BROVIAK DANVILLE, IN CHEVY 186.91
29 CUMMINS KILLER WESLEY KUSILEK RIVER FALLS, WI GMC 63.09
30 RESSURECTION GREG TEMPLE BRYAN, OH DODGE 19.35
AIR DOG 2.6 DIESEL TRUCKS
FLOATING FINISH
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance
1 WRECKER ADAM HALLIEN FT WAYNE, IN DODGE 328.43
2 CAGED HOOKER ROB HALL SMITHVILLE, MO CHEVY 327.02
3 CUMMIN ON BRANDON OVERMYER ROCHESTER, IN DODGE 324.18
4 THUNDERSTRUCK JOHN SHRIVER PLAIN CITY, OHIO DODGE 323.64
5 SMOOT FARMS EVAN SMOOT EATON, IN DODGE 320.2
6 NO NAME-RW ROB WRIGHT BALTIMORE, OH DODGE 319.72
7 K-BALDINGS CHRIS WEBB WAN WERT, OH DODGE 315.07
8 BLUE GOOSE TERRY COPPESS ELWOOD, IN DODGE 314.51
9 TRAILER TRENDZ 11 RICHARD LOWRY EUGENE, MO DODGE 314.46
10 THE SHOW ME HOOKER JOHN WHALEN TROY, MO DODGE 312.42
11 TOTAL CHAOS DANIEL MOONEY PERU, IN CHEVY 311.09
12 ALWAYS SOMETHIN WADE WRIGHT ALBANY, IN CHEVY 310.28
13 THE INSTIGATOR DANNY TOOPS LONDON, OH DODGE 309.11
14 YIPPEE-KI-YEA GARRY WOODWARD SENECA, MO DODGE 307.81
15 ALL SHE’S GOT KYLE SMITH EVANSVILLE, IN GMC 304.72
16 MEGA HOOKER JASON BEASLEY HOUSTON, MO DODGE 303.59
17 NO NAME ZA ZACK ANDREWS SUMNER , IL CHEVY 302.73
18 DILLIGAF CLINT CORWIN ELSING, KY DODGE 302.69
19 HILLBILLY BONE JESSE KNIGHT LEBO, KS DODGE 302.55
20 SILVER BULLET ZACH WILLIAMS 2.6 BRONAUGH, MO DODGE 298.71
21 ROUGH N ROWDY ROWDY RYDALEK EAST LIPTON, CO DODGE 293.02
22 NO NAME BR BRANDON REISERT FLOYDS KNOBS, IN DODGE 287.03
23 JUST WASTING TIME SCOTT LOGSDOW FRANKLIN, IN DODGE 284.25
24 GOYING TO THE MAX JEREMY GOYINGS PAULDING, OH CHEVY 260.89
25 NO REST FOR THE WICKED TYSON DILLARD FOUNTAIN RUN , KY 233.07
26 NO NAME WD 2.6 WILL DALENBERG INDIANOLA, IL CHEVY 157.85
SUPER STOCK DIESEL TRUCKS
FLOATING FINISH
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance
1 SCHEID DIESEL KENT CROWDER ATTICA, IN DODGE 337.93
2 GOTTA HAVE IT SHANE KELLOGG FOREST, OH 316.23
3 SMOKIN YA ERIC STACY WEST UNION, OH CHEVY 315.16
4 ROCK HARD RAM VAN HAISLEY FAIRMONT, IN 97 DODGE 312.48
5 DOUBLE OVERTIME BEN MILLER FREETOWN, IN FORD 302.56
6 LETHAL WEAPON CARL ATLEY XENIA, OH 294.85
HOT ROD SEMI’S
FLOATING FINISH
Finished Vehicle Driver Name City, State Brand of Vehicle Distance
1 SHAMELESS MIKE LARIBEE CRESTLIINE, OH 71 CHEVY 310.84
2 DOUBLE DOWN HRS JERRY WALKER DANVILLE, IL PETE 310.7
3 TWO OF A KIND JEREMY WALKER DANVILLE, IL PETE 304.37
4 DODGE FEVER LARRY CAREY MORLEY, MI DODGE 302.81
5 BROCKASAURUS JOE METZGER SHELBY, OH 71 BROCKWAY HUSKY 302.1
6 BUILT FOR BUSINESS TOM LINDSEY 301.87
7 PLUM CRAZY BINDER W T MILLER PERU, IN 292.89
8 Red Hot & Rollin Dana Lindsey 276.66
9 LAST LEG BRETT HIGGS DIETERICH, IL IH 255.68
10 SUPER STALKER BRIAN STALKER ROCKVILLE, IN WESTERN STAV 229.09

Outlaw Drag Racing Results

Saturday ET Bracket
1st Dusty Herges Paxton, Il 2008 Ford 6.4
2nd Michael Pliska Happy Valley, Or 2011 Dodge 6.7
Saturday 7:70 Index
1st Dan Hair Navarre, Fl 2005 Dodge 5.9
2nd Johnny Gilbert Middlebury, In 2001 Dodge 5.9
Big Rig Semi Tractors
1st Kevin Powers Terre Haute, In
2nd Mike Powers Terre Haute, In
Sunday ET Bracket
1st Michael Pliska Happy Valley, Or 2011 Dodge 6.7
2nd Adam Price Terre Haute, In
Sunday 7:70 Index
1st Johnny Gilbert McHenry Il 2001 Dodge 5.9
2nd Jerry Frey Terre Haute, In 69 Camaro 4bt

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