2017 Ultimate Callout Challenge Competitors

We are all excited for the 2017 Ultimate Callout Challenge and Diesel Performance Industry Expo (DPIExpo) that will be taking place at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana on April 21-23, 2017. The 2017 UCC competitors will be announced here on UltimateCalloutChallenge.com every Thursday and Sunday until all of the competitors have been announced.

FirePunk

Lavon Miller

FirePunk

Lavon Miller

FirePunk

As returning UCC Champion, Lavon Miller will obviously be the man to beat at UCC 2017. After building what some would refer to as a freak of nature, his Cummins powered drag truck dominated the 1/4 mile strip last year running nearly a full second faster than second place. Miller, owner of Firepunk Diesel of Plain City, OH specializes in Dodge Cummins automatic transmissions, but has definitely proven he knows how to make horsepower, landing second place on the dyno last year at over 2200hp. After an overnight thrash on the truck swapping axles, transfer cases and adding a massive weight box, the Firepunk truck also placed at the sled pull of UCC 2016. Miller’s knowledge and dedication proved he had what it took to win the most extreme diesel completion of our time. Any bets on whether or not anyone will be able to catch him at the track this year? Will his massive triple turbochargers be enough to take him to even more outrageous dyno numbers?


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Wagler Competition Products

Jeremy Wagler

Wagler Competition Products

Jeremy Wagler

Wagler Competition Products

Over the last few years Wagler Competition Products has made a name for themselves in the Duramax market by building some of the most innovative and ridiculously cool performance parts for the Duramax platform. Jeremy Wagler has helped develop parts found on the highest horsepower trucks in the country, so there is no doubt he’ll be building and competing at UCC 2017 with some completely out of this world, with what we hope will be more than enough to compete and put a Duramax on the list of winners at this year’s event.


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Hardway

Danick St Pierri

Hardway

Danick St Pierri

Hardway

UCC 2016 had a very impressive Cummins entry from Hardway Performance piloted by Ryan Miliken. This 6.4L Cummins came to win and placed well in all three events. That particular truck will be returning for 2017, however, this year it will be piloted by its owner, Dannick St Pierre who should be no stranger to those in the business. St Pierre has had multiple builds throughout the years that have always pushed the envelope and we’re looking forward to what they bring to the competition. With help from Hardway and Fleece Performance, his Cummins truck will be one to watch. There is plenty of experience and know-how coming from this team to put a hurting on the competition.


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Done Right Performance

Ben Shadday

Done Right Performance

Ben Shadday

Done Right Performance

Owner of Done Right Diesel Performance of Osgood, IN, Ben Shadday has been working in the diesel performance industry for years. His experience and knowledge at both the drag strip and sled pull truck should come in handy as he puts his Cummins powered truck up for bragging rights at UCC 2017. With a proven track record of making extreme horsepower numbers and effectively getting it down to the ground, he should be a front runner in all three events.


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Fleece

Chase Fleece

Fleece

Chase Fleece

Fleece

You can’t speak of diesel performance at any diesel event anywhere in the country without the name Fleece Performance being mentioned. The Fleece name has become a ‘household’ name when it comes to making a Common Rail power plant perform to it max potential. Chase Fleece, the younger of the Fleece brothers will be piloting a 6.7L Cummins based performance engine at the 2017 UCC, and you can be sure that they’ll be a contender for the top prize. With state of the art equipment and some of the most knowledgeable staff in the country, the Fleece Performance camp is going to build something like you’ve never seen before, watch for them to try and dominate both the sled pull and dyno competitions with a strong showing at the drag strip as well.


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Maryland Diesel

Craig Briggs

Maryland Diesel

Craig Briggs

Maryland Diesel

Known primarily as a Power Stroke performance shop, Maryland Diesel did pretty well at UCC 2016 with their 6.7L Power Stroke truck, especially considering the truck had been together less than an hour before loading up for the long haul out to Utah for the event. Owner, Craig Briggs, has proven he can make horsepower with the Power Stroke platform with over 1600hp charts to prove it. It’s just a matter of getting that power to hook on the dirt and asphalt tracks. Maryland Diesel has branched out into the Cummins market and has a low 10-second Dodge in the stable as well, so who knows what they’ll be bringing for their second try at UCC.


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SO CAL Diesel

Wade Minter

SO CAL Diesel

Wade Minter

SO CAL Diesel

9.0063@155mph in a 4wd triple turbo Duramax. Need we say more? Wade Minter has spent multiple seasons chasing the NHRDA drag race series around the country proving he has what it takes to compete at the highest level. That can of MPH at his race weight, means he can consistently get 1600+ to the ground for a full 1/4mph. It’s unsure if his dedicated drag truck ‘TrippleMax’ will be modified to be able to compete in the sled pull, or if a new truck will be beat to compete at UCC, but with help of SoCal Diesel you can bet they’ll have one of the top Duramax’s at the event.


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Midget Diesel

Andrew Tovornik

Midget Diesel

Andrew Tovornik

Midget Diesel

Andrew Tovornik of Midget’s Diesel was one of the biggest surprises at UCC 2016 with strong finishes in all three events. Their low 9-second Cummins proved it could get down the track and made over 1600hp on the dyno. The truck underwent an overnight transformation and showed up to the sled pull with duals and a massive weight box which helped it make a great showing in the dirt as well. With the talent of the crew from this team, you can rest assure they’ll arrive at UCC 2017 ready to battle it out for the top prize money.


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Hollyrock Customs

Mike Graves

Hollyrock Customs

Mike Graves

Hollyrock Customs

Hailing from Hollywood, MD Mike Graves Owner of Hollyrock Customs and his crew have made a name for themselves as being one of only a few to take the Allison transmission into the 9’s at the dragstrip. What’s impressive here is that they’ve done it in a full crew cab truck, not a stripped down bare bones drag race chassis. Not only does it take an extreme amount of horsepower to pull off times like that, but to have the expertise required to keep an Allison happy and running consistent at that level takes nothing short of a magician. You can bet this team will be ready to run with the best of them in all three events, making horsepower and putting it to the ground is something they know how to get done…no questions there.


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BEECH PERFORMANCE

Wesley Beech

BEECH PERFORMANCE

Wesley Beech

BEECH PERFORMANCE

One of the newer names into the big diesel performance market, Wesley Beech bought his first diesel in 2009 but has a strong back ground in racing gas cars before that. Working with the 6.4L Power Stroke platform, Beech has been able to accomplish things with his truck some thought impossible with a Ford just a few years ago. Running triple S400's, a custom dual pump kit and plenty of nitrous, Beech plans to everything he can to put a blue oval in the winner’s circle.


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Derek Rose

DNR Customs

Derek Rose

DNR Customs

Derek Rose

Derek Rose owner of #DNRCustoms from Richmond Mi is in charge of the BD Diesel backed truck. Derek and his team gave it everything they had last year while the engine had other plans, and still managing 5th overall. It was obvious that we wanted him back after his stellar performance. With the first ever Full Billet Aluminium Common Rail 12v Cummins, built by Wagler Competition products, this truck will have every competitor nervous. DNR Customs wanted to thank their awesome sponsors who, without them could not do what they do! BD Diesel, DNR Customs, Diamond Pistons, Fleece Performance, Wagler Competition, S&S Motorsports, Hardway Performance, Franks Transmission and Trend Performance.


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KingSpeed

Chase Lunsford

KingSpeed

Chase Lunsford

KingSpeed

Hailing from one of the biggest drag race hot spots in the country, Bowling Green, KY, Chase Lunsford owner of King Speed Race & Repair will be joining in the UCC 2017 festivities. Builders of some of the cleanest and best working drag chassis vehicles around, King Speed has already proven sub 6-second 1/8mph times at 130+mph, the dyno competition should be a breeze, but don’t count them out of the sled pull as making a chassis work and get power to the ground is their specialty. Running a 6.7L Cummins power plant and Lenco transmission, their main goal for the competition is to give it all they’ve got and have a good time doing it.


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Armor Inc./Dynomite Diesel Products

Donavan Harris

Armor Inc./Dynomite Diesel Products

Donavan Harris

Armor Inc./Dynomite Diesel Products

The Canadian diesel crowd will be well represented again this year by Donavon Harris of Armor Inc, who did exceptionally well at the UCC 2016 this past year. Looking to take their truck to an all new level, this year they’ll be teaming up with Lenny Reed of Dynomite Diesel. You know that 6.4L Cummins will have plenty of fuel thanks to the Super Mental DDP injectors, and the triple turbos should be more than enough to cram 120+ psi boost into the cylinders, look for the Armor Inc truck to place near the top in all three events, with the potential to win both the sled pull and drag race events.


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Rudy's Diesel

Aaron Rudolf

Rudy's Diesel

Aaron Rudolf

Rudy's Diesel

Aaron Rudolph of Rudy’s Diesel absolutely stole the show at UCC 2016 on the dyno when his triple turbo 6.4 Power Stroke surpassed the 1900hp mark. The blue oval crowd was hollering loud as it was enough to land 3rd place, beating out every Duramax in that competition. Troubles on the drag track getting everything to hook kept him out of contention for the overall win, but you can bet those issues have been resolved and Rudy’s Diesel will be gunning for the Cummins boys with something to prove for 2017. More fuel, more boost, more nitrous and a better working drivetrain to back it all should bring big things for the Ford loyals to cheer for.


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Calibrated Power Solutions

Jim Rendent

Calibrated Power Solutions

Jim Rendent

Calibrated Power Solutions

Calibrated Power Solutions of Marengo, IL is better known for their Duramaxtuner.com and Cumminstuner.com persona’s, call them who you want, we’ll just refer to them as the men on a mission to prove thinking outside the box and constantly pushing the limits of diesel performance can lead to a greater industry for us all. For 2017, Jim Rendent of CPS is planning to bring a 10.4L ISL Cummins power plant outfitted with three S500 turbochargers all crammed into a Dodge 3500 truck chassis. All those cubic inches and all that airflow should make for one hell of a show, they’ll definitely be a team to watch.


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Randy's Transmission

Randy Reyes

Randy's Transmission

Randy Reyes

Randy's Transmission

There is just something about a crew cab dually that can run 9’s. Coming out of UCC 2016 with one of the most impressive showcases on the 1/4 –drag strip Randy Reyes of Randy’s Transmissions will be returning again for 2017. His big maroon dually has not only ripped off multiple 9-second passes, it’s triple turbo Cummins power plant has also broken that 2000+hp mark on the dyno and does extremely well on the sled pull track. Randy’s knowledge of transmissions and attention to detail helped him dial in the truck for maximum performance in every event last year, and you can be sure he’ll be even more ready to take a run for that championship title when the time comes this spring in Indy.


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Industrial Injection

Shawn Baca

Industrial Injection

Shawn Baca

Industrial Injection

Shawn Baca is the lead engine technician at Industrial Injection and was first place on the dyno at UCC 2016 with over 2400hp from his Cummins powered silver truck dubbed ‘Master Shredder 2’. Baca had some issues getting all his power down at the drag strip, but had decent success on the dirt. With an additional year to work on and fine tune his setup, you can bet that his determination to win and access to the complete Industrial Injection performance catalog will make his truck one to watch for the second annual UCC competition.


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Warren Diesel

Jesse Warren

Warren Diesel

Jesse Warren

Warren Diesel

Not many diesel enthusiasts on this level believe the Power Stroke can hang with the big boys, but Jesse Warren of Warrens Diesel shut a lot of naysayers mouths for good at UCC 2016. With an incredible 1800+ horsepower dyno run and a couple 10-second passes from his full weight crew cab truck, his 6.0L Power Stroke should not be taken lightly at UCC 2017. With plans of even more fuel and nitrous, he’s set his sights pretty high, determined to show the Blue Oval belongs in this arena. Running on the support of his wife, kids, employees and customers, you can watch for big things to come from Warren Diesel in all three events.


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Husker Diesel

Justin Hyatt

Husker Diesel

Justin Hyatt

Husker Diesel

Nebraska is most famous as corn country, but what some may not know is it’s also home to one of the top diesel performance shops in the Midwest, Husker Diesel. Justin Hyatt’s Duramax powered drag truck proved it belonged in the conversation as to who has built the top diesel in the country after making monstrous numbers on the dyno and doing well at both the dirt and sled pull tracks. Building upon his knowledge of what it takes to win the UCC, Hyatt will use the help of his crew to create and even more competitive Duramax masterpiece for 2017. With a strong mechanical background in just about everything diesel, the Husker Diesel crew can build, fabricate, and dial in a chassis for maximum potential in all three arenas of the event.


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Power Driven Diesel

Todd Welch

Power Driven Diesel

Todd Welch

Power Driven Diesel

Hailing from a Cedar City, UT the crew from Power Driven Diesel has made their presence known out west thanks to their crazy triple turbo 12V Cummins monster that has made multiple 1200+ fuel only dyno runs. Owner, Todd Welch says his goals are to prove the old mechanical P-Pump truck can still hold its own against these new common rail injection systems. The massive 16mm injection pump has over 1200cc’s of fuel. Welch’s knowledge of turbocharger systems and how to stage them properly should be an advantage for him when it comes time to dial in all that fuel, as he’s hoping to not need nitrous for any of the events. Thanks to the custom triple turbos and dual water to air intercoolers, the fully built competition motor should have no problem laying the smack down this April.


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Starlite Diesel

Zach Fuller

Starlite Diesel

Zach Fuller

Starlite Diesel

After a 7th place finish at UCC 2016, Zach Fuller of Starlite Diesel will be returning with ‘Big Blue’ his nasty Duramax powered dually for 2017. With one of the most impressive hooks in the sled pull last year, this full competition build will be more than capable of 2000+ horsepower on the dyno. Triple GTX Garrett turbochargers, Industrial Injection Cobra injectors and XP pumps with a full Wagler Competition engine proves Fuller has come to play. His goals this year are to place in the Top 5 which will be no easy feat, but his knowledge of dialing these trucks in for ultimate performance will help him contend for top prize money in all three events.


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Holder Down Performance

Jaran Holder

Holder Down Performance

Jaran Holder

Holder Down Performance

Jaran Holder of Holder Down Performance from Lexington, KY is another 2017 competitor looking for redemption after having to turn down his invitation to UCC 2016. As builders of one of the country’s fastest Ford Power Strokes, the Holder Down 9-second 6.0L has already proven it belongs on the track next to even the fastest 4wd Duramax and Cummins powered rigs. With plans of running a massive compound turbo setup paired with more than enough fuel and nitrous to send this thing into orbit, the regular cab truck should put on an impressive show at the dragstrip. Adding weight for the sled pull event and dialing in the NX nitrous setup for the dyno competition should help make him a contender here as well.


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Snyder Performance Diesel

Dan Snyder

Snyder Performance Diesel

Dan Snyder

Snyder Performance Diesel

The next entry running for the UCC trophy is another for the blue oval camp. Dan Snyder of Snyder Performance Diesel based out of Carmichael, PA has high hopes of proving himself and the 6.7L Power Stroke’s full potential. Running a fully custom built stroker motor (7.0L) with triple S400 turbos and dual stroked high pressure fuel pumps, the custom built tube chassis and 4-linked truck should be more than capable of ripping rubber off the tires on both the dyno and asphalt drag strip. The sled pull track will be a bit of challenge, but Snyders has more than enough back ground to be able to dial in the truck to get dirty in the dirt when the UCC hits Indy.


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Anarchy Diesel

Cody Hale

Anarchy Diesel

Cody Hale

Anarchy Diesel

As one of the premier shops for EFI Live tuning for Cummins and Duramax applications, Anarchy Diesel of Riceville, TN has accepted the challenge and will be coming to compete for bragging rights of the second ever Ultimate Callout Challenge. Cody Hale and his crew has a strong knowledge and background with the Cummins power plant, thanks to their in-house dyno and thousands of hours spent tuning and tweaking hundreds of combinations, there is no doubt they’ll bring a dyno smasher that will be more than at the sled pull and drag strip alike. They’re keeping a tight lid on the build, but we can only speculate that a monstrous fuel system will help three massive turbochargers and plenty of nitrous turn the average Common Rail Cummins motor into a true fire breathing nightmare for every other competitor at UCC 2017.


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Rev Max

Tom Hauser

Rev Max

Tom Hauser

Rev Max

Everyone knows that all the horsepower in the world don’t mean Jack if you can’t get it to the ground consistently. Having the absolute best drivetrain backing a monstrous power plant is essential to making it through Ultimate Callout Challenge. Looking to prove that Tom Hauser, owner of Rev Max Converters will be driving his competition truck the whole 2500-mile round-trip, no spare transmission, just a couple of big turbos hung off his destroked 6.4L Cummins engine and the nastiest 68RFE transmission his crew can build. Hauser’s goal is to prove that the 68RFE can compete at the highest level while placing well in each of the three events.


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Blacks Diesel Performance

Ashley Black

Blacks Diesel Performance

Ashley Black

Blacks Diesel Performance

Some of you may recognize the Blacks Diesel Performance name from the drag scene. Owner Ashley Black is the guy that pilots the little green common rail truck that packs the front tires two feed in the air off the line. Yeah, that guy. Running a custom cast 6.7L Cummins block de-stroked to a 6.4L, the triple Borg Warner turbochargers, 500% Exergy injectors and custom nitrous kit should be more than enough to push the limits in every event. With their sights set on that 2000hp mark, this team has the knowledge and motivation to crush records and take home trophies.


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Pro Street

Tyler Mize

Pro Street

Tyler Mize

Pro Street

Ultimate Callout Challenge competitor Tyler Mize of Pro Street Automotive out of Fort st. John British Columbia is gearing up for the big battle going down in Brownsburg, Indiana. After opening his store in 2006, Pro Street Automotive soon realized the type of performance that can be obtained with the diesel platform. While still keeping the pickups streetable, they focused their attention on diesel performance.

Tyler Mize's main goal for competing in the Ultimate Callout Challenge is to prove that even the small guys can hold their own amongst larger foes. Mize has a history in racing, so we have no doubt that Pro Street will be a force to be reckoned with.

ProStreet would like to thank their sponsors for all of the support that they have given them, which include DFC diesel, NAPC, Manton Pushrods, Dynomite Diesel Products, Iron Empire and Yoni Fabrication. ProStreet couldn't do this without all of the amazing support from their sponsors.

When asked about his plans on the build for the Ultimate Callout Challenge, ProStreet is planning on using their 5.9 Cummins with Carrillo hybrid rods and pistons, Manton valve train, and a few others that they're keeping Under Wraps. For their transmission they will be using an NAPC full race build. Fueling will be supported by Dynomite Diesel Products super mental injectors which will be supplied by a Fass fuel system, and with the addition of a ZEX Nitrous system, horsepower won't be an issue. As far as any suspension upgrades, the plan is to do a 4 link for the entire back half.

We can't wait to see what the pro street team can do.


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Shawn Ellerton

Shawn Ellerton

Shawn Ellerton

Shawn Ellerton

Shawn Ellerton

The crazy Canadian Redneck will once again be hauling his wicked 6.0L Power Stroke across the border to compete in his second Ultimate Callout Challenge. Shawn Ellerton made his name in the Ford world years ago and has been proving the 6.0L can compete at any level since the mid 2000’s. With the help of some of the best names in the business Ellerton pushed his truck to 1300hp last year and is looking to go even further in 2017. Triple SXE turbochargers, dual high pressure oil pumps and massive Hybrid injectors with his custom built nitrous system should do incredible things and make the blue oval crowd proud. Ellerton’s goals are to place in the top ten and says his motto for the challenge will be the same as always, “Spray and Pray baby!”


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Destructive Diesel

Cody Hopkins

Destructive Diesel

Cody Hopkins

Destructive Diesel

Cody Hopkins of Wellington Colorado and Destructive Diesel Performance have accepted our challenge and is preparing for battle. Cody began his love for diesels at a young age because of his father. They would travel all over with their horse trailer going to various shows with their horses. Even at a young age he was amazed how much his father's diesel truck could pull. It was only when Cody's father decided to do some performance upgrades to their 98 Cummins that really sparked his interest.
In the summer of 2015 Cody finally had the opportunity to open up his own shop, Destructive Diesel Performance. Cody and his crew's main focus is the Dodge Cummins platform this is what they specialize in but they also do performance for Duramax and Fords alike.
Cody's main goal for the UCC is to place well and keep his truck in one piece. Destructive Diesel Performance would like to thank BD Diesel Performance for their support.


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Jag's Pro Truck Shop

Josh Gruis

Jag's Pro Truck Shop

Josh Gruis

Jag's Pro Truck Shop

Hailing from Zimmerman, Minnesota we have Josh Gruis and his team from Jag's pro truck shop. Josh has been into the Diesel Industry from a young age due to his father who was heavily into diesels. That's what inspired him to continue with that passion.
With experience in everything diesel, Josh plans on being very competitive and plans to finish all three events. With a great crew behind them he plans on making one heck of a showing during the event.
The plan for his build is to use a 5.9 liter Cummins and will be sticking with the 48re transmission. He is also going to have compounds, big injectors, dual CP3's and plenty of nitrous to kick him down the track.
His plans for suspension and other modifications are still in the works, but you can expect great things from Jag's pro truck shop.


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Xtreme Diesel Performance

Anthony Reams

Xtreme Diesel Performance

Anthony Reams

Xtreme Diesel Performance

Everyone knows him for piloting the Xtreme Diesel Performance Cummins race truck. This is not just another race track, this is the guy who surpassed the super Street ET and mile per hour record three different times. He also set the NHRDA ET record in super Street and became the first ever 6000 pound super Street truck to run a 8 second quarter mile pass over 156 miles per hour in 2016. Anthony Reams is far from being a novice when it comes to competition. With records set and competitions won, Anthony Reams and the Xtreme Diesel Performance crew will be a team that everybody will be watching.
Sticking to his roots he will be running a full competition 6.7L Cummins power plant. To hold all of this power to the ground, Ream's will be planting all of this on top of a coil over suspension and will be running a stout 47RE transmission with full manual valve body.
There is no doubt that he will be a top contender at the dragstrip, but with an incredible team and some of the smartest guys in the business working on this truck, you can expect great things to happen at the Dyno event. When it come to Sled Pulling Anthony Reams is no stranger. Starting back in 2003, Anthony has been pulling for quite a while and knows what it takes to get that sled down the track.
The only question now is what other records will he be breaking and will they be broken at the ultimate call-out challenge?


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