Jared Delekta has been on quite the diesel journey ever since Industrial Injection found him on the side of the road. True story! Some five years ago, Jared was attending WyoTech in Laramie, WY, for diesel technology and business management. One fateful day some folks from Industrial were passing through town and had a breakdown on the side of the road. Jared happened upon them and offered his services to get the truck back up and running. They were so impressed with him that two weeks later they called him up with a job offer. He still had eight weeks of school left, so once he finished up school, he made the move to Salt Lake City and joined the Industrial Injection team.
Jared spends his days working on customer’s vehicles, but once 5:00 P.M. rolls around, he gets to work doing the real work: getting ready for the UCC. He has been on the crew for both years of the UCC, but this year he’s making his debut as a driver. The truck is a 2001 Chevrolet 2500 HD on the outside, but its beating heart is an Industrial Injection Shredder Series Deck Plate 6.7L Cummins with a Randy's Transmissions 48RE manual valve body transmission. Why the swap? It started as a joke on social media, but they quickly discovered that the key to getting faster than a 9-second quarter mile was ditching the old Duramax engine. After years of butting against that limit, the Cummins power plant immediately boosted the truck into the high 8s. The truck’s current high-water mark is a quarter mile of 8.53 seconds, achieved at the most recent NHRDA World Finals. That same run saw it make a speed record of 167 MPH (!) as well. This is definitely a truck and driver to watch out for.
Jared first drove the truck at an event for the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza in 2016 and from then on he took the truck over. The truck is currently equipped with Industrial’s own triple turbo kit, dual XP CP3s, and Cobra injectors. Other sponsors for the truck include Suncoast Diesel Transmissions, Hardway Performance, Breakout Tuning, Nitrous Express, and FASS Fuel Systems. As with any project truck, it’s hard to leave anything alone. Bigger and faster is the goal, and that’s why they’re in the competition. Jared says he’s been teasing current UCC champion Lavon Miller that he’s coming for him. Lavon’s response? “Good, it’s getting lonely up here!” It remains to be seen if Jared can take the top spot, but we certainly can’t wait to find out when the rubber hits the track, rollers and dirt May 4th-6th 2018 at the third annual Ultimate Callout Challenge!