Dmitri Millard is one of the best know names in high power diesel competition especially dyno competition. He competed in the original Ultimate Callout Challenge in Salt Lake City, Utah back in 2016 but sat out the 2017 competition with his own truck, opting instead to lend his expertise to help a few other competitors during the event. Millard plans to compete once again at the 2018 UCC in Indianapolis, Indiana with his regular cab 2003 Chevrolet 2500, affectionately nicknamed Katrina since it was a salvage truck rescued from the remains of Hurricane Katrina.
As a past diesel competition veteran and champion that has continuously pushed the performance envelope of the Duramax engine platform Millard has seen his share of elation and disappointment both on dragstrips and on chassis dynos. He has recorded some of the quickest and fastest Duramax powered truck times and the highest Duramax dyno number at over 2,300 horsepower. He has also experienced blown tires and seen pieces of his engine scatter under the truck with catastrophic failure and the resulting fireball that goes with it. Undeterred, he continues to push the performance limits with the help of his crew at No Zone Diesel as well as the sponsorship and support of Exergy Performance, Forbidden Fab, Full Pull Diesel, Goerend Transmission and Wagler Competition Products.
Millard will be using an engine that was assembled by Jeremy Wagler with WCP deckplates and a whole host of Wagler special goodies to make tons of power while staying together under the tremendous stress and pressure of developing more than 2,000 horsepower. The engine is fueled by a set of three Exergy 12mm CP3 high pressure fuel pumps that deliver plenty of fuel to a set of Exergy 500% over fuel injectors. To keep up with the massive amount of fuel delivered to the engine Millard relies on a set of compound turbos to provide tons of air for the Duramax engine. To put the power to the wheels he relies on a high performance Allison transmission built by the experts at No Zone Diesel
Coming back to the Ultimate Callout Challenge with the highest horsepower Duramax to date certainly gives Millard and his fans high expectations for the 2018 competition. Will the potent engine hold together for the entire weekend of demanding competition against the other top diesel challengers, and can he put all that Duramax power successfully to the ground on both the dragstrip and pull track? We don’t know the answers, but certainly look forward to finding out on May 4th-6th 2018 at the third annual Ultimate Callout Challenge when the rubber his the rollers, track and dirt once again!