Diesel World Drags: Covid 660
Burnouts, Wheelies and Pure Power Excites Crowds at Diesel Word Drags
As the world prepared for the worst at the beginning of 2020, most events and truck shows were cancelled left and right. However, you can’t keep the racers off the streets – or off the drag strips in this case. After getting their heads together, they called up Jeremy Wagler, owner of Wagler Motorsports Park, to try and strike a deal to develop a show. It didn’t take long for word to get out that Diesel World was going to have one of the only events in early 2020. Nitto Tire USA jumped on board as the title sponsor along with BD Diesel Performance sponsoring the right lane. Luxe Offroad then hopped in as left lane sponsor which was followed by AirDog, Amsoil, KC Turbos and many more that wanted in on the action.
Diesel World Drags quickly became known as The Covid 660 as the fear of the Coronavirus swept the nation. With all of the planning complete, the Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb gave a thumbs-up for the show so they hit the ground running. There were, however, limits and guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe during the event. One of the biggest impacts of the safety measures was that there could be no spectators present for the event. This did not deter the show promoters as they switched gears and made the plan to live-stream the event.
As the sun began to rise on May 23rd, the Motorsports Park started filling up with some of the biggest names in drag racing. The day would be filled with 4-second passes from Pro Mods, low 5’s in Pro Street, and a wheels-up performance from Brett Deutsch. Brett’s wild 1969 C10 packs a punch with the 2,200 rwhp Duramax bolted up under the hood. Don’t miss his run down the drag strip that almost caused him to tap out for the day.
Two 6.0L Power Strokes also competed at the Park in the 5.90 index. The trucks lived up to their “Built Ford Tough” name as they gave it their all barreling down the strip. The day also consisted of some of the closest bracket racing we have ever seen! As the day came to a close, the event was a huge success even with all of the restrictions. All in all, The Covid 660 was a huge success!