Derek Rose and his bright-blue, center-drive regular cab Dodge from Casco, Michigan has been very successful in Ultimate Callout Challenge competitions since the very first UCC event in 2016. For 2018 UCC, Rose and his team continued to prove themselves by holding their 2nd place overall finish they were originally crowned with in 2017; Up from 5th place in 2016. Derek’s Cummins engine is fueled it with triple BD R900 CP3 pumps, two Borg Warner SX-E 488 Turbochargers - with a GT55 mounted on BD's T6 exhaust manifold, BD Double Stacked Transmission coolers, and our TrackMaster 48RE transmission with a manual valve body and equipped with the BD Hi5 serviceable 5 clutch converter and 12 bolt flex plate.
Back in 2016 at the inaugural UCC in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rose and his team finished in 5th place on the dyno with an incredible run of nearly 2,050 HP and almost 2,800 foot lbs. of torque. He then finished in 3rd place on the drag strip with a 9.4 second pass in the ¼ mile and in sled pulling he took 8th place with a pull of 277 feet. Finally, he took 5th place overall and went home knowing there was a lot more left to improve upon.
In 2017, Rose and the DNR Customs team came to Indianapolis as a force to be reckoned with, bringing Fleece Performance Engineering’s all aluminum billet engine that came to be known as the #billetbitch underneath the hood. At that time, it was an experimental engine featuring the Fleece Performance Engineering block and 12 valve billet head, engineered to be used in combination with a common rail fuel system. On the drag strip, Rose scrambled for traction, still managing to finish in 2nd place with a 9.1 second ¼ mile pass. When the truck was on the dyno it was the first to break the 2,000 HP mark, but ultimately finishing in 3rd place behind Baca and Miller. Knowing that with a good hook in the sled pull competition, he could take the overall win. He pushed the truck as hard as he could making it to the 310 foot mark creating the engine to explode into flames, leaving Rose with a 3rd place finish and 2nd overall for the event. If the engine had held together for only 16.5 more feet he would have been crowned the 2017 UCC Champion. Nonetheless, it was an accomplishment that Rose was the only competitor to be on the podium for each of the three events.
For 2018, Rose landed himself at the top of the podium for the dyno, exceeding 2,300 HP which was a great improvement over 2017. Unfortunately, he did not come in 1st for sled pulling or drag, but that didn’t stop him from landing in the 2nd place overall position.
Rose and his wife Nicole receive help and support from friends and family as well as their shop, DNR Customs. They also receive sponsorship and support from BD Diesel Performance, Diamond Pistons, Fleece Performance Engineering, Franks Transmission, Freedom Racing Engines, Hardway Performance, S&S Diesel Motorsport, Trend Performance and Vibrant Performance to compete in the UCC as well as other competitions and events throughout the year. We look forward to seeing Rose in action and what new things he has to offer at our 2019 Ultimate Callout Challenge!