Maryland Performance Diesel is making a comeback to UCC 2019 with Craig Briggs driving their extended cab short bed Ford F-250 diesel truck. Craig and the team at Maryland Performance Diesel competed at the first Ultimate Callout Challenge back in 2016 with the same exact truck. We are excited to welcome them back to the competition!
Craig Briggs has always had an interest in tinkering with trucks as he was growing up around them. It was about ten years ago that he became involved with 6.0 Powerstrokes and he never looked back. Briggs and the MDP Team traveled across the country just to compete at UCC 2016. They decided to join the competition because they liked the idea of the heads up, no holding back attitude that the UCC series brought to the diesel industry. The MPD Team took some time to focus on building their company and customers over the past few years, but are ready to come in strong to the 2019 season starting with competing at UCC.
At UCC 2016, Briggs was able make it down the ¼ mile track in 12.45 seconds grabbing 19th place for the drag racing portion. Their F-250 suffered a fuel system failure while drag racing, so they got that fixed the next morning. On the dyno they placed 10th throwing down 1,614.1 HP, but hurt the engine on the dyno and were unable to make a hook to the sled for the pulling portion of the event. The MPD Team ended up taking 18th place overall at UCC 2016.
At UCC 2019, the MPD Team will be running the same truck as they did in 2016; their extended cab short bed Ford F-250 diesel truck. This truck was built 100% from the ground up in house at MPD. All the chassis work, engine, transmission, turbo system, and billet parts are all designed and built in their facility. They are running a 6.7 Powerstroke engine and a 6R140 transmission.
Briggs and his MPD Team have always pushed their beloved Powerstroke platforms to the limit and don’t plan on stopping that any time soon. Whether it be their truck or a customers truck, they are dedicated to breaking records and raising the bar even higher in the diesel industry. Between MPD shop trucks and customer trucks, they have broken just about every 6.0. 6.4 and 6.7 record over the course of the last eight years. This last season you would have found the MPD Team racing at ODSS events running in the 6.70 index class. Going in to the 2019 season, the MDP truck will still be running in the ODSS series, but will be finding a new class. Briggs and the Maryland Performance Diesel Team is supported by Forced Inductions Turbos, S&S Diesel Motorsport and Suncoast Performance. We are excited to have Briggs and the maryland Performance Diesel crew back at UCC 2019 competing. Join us to see what they bring to the competition at the fourth annual Ultimate Callout Challenge May 3rd-5th 2019!