Josh got his start in diesel Sled pulling growing up in Illinois, starting in workstock. He then joined the Marine Corps and got stationed in California which led to a change in his motorsports passion as he turned to drag racing. Josh then took a job at Power Driven Diesel as the shop manager, doing everything from answering phones to building competition engines. Diesel is such a cool platform as the trucks can make a ton of power, still be used as daily drivers, tow a trailer, clip off 10 second passes, dyno 1300hp and rip a Sled. No matter a daily driver or a full blown competition truck if it’s a diesel, he will always find a way to modify it.
Josh truck is a 2005 Ram 3500 single rear wheel coincidentally it is the longest truck he has ever owned. For the engine he is using a D&J Precision Machine 6.7L Deckplate Enforcer, built all in house at Drew’s shop in Ohio. Besides the engine everything else is all home grown, with a Power Driven Diesel 48re. Josh did all the chassis and roll cage installation in his own shop. He is running a set of compounds, and a healthy dose of nitrous. He also knocked out a 849 ECM swap to make it easier to tune. Then lightened up the chassis quite a bit from last to make it easier on all the hard parts. Josh would love to thank his bosses and Power Driven Diesel, Myer Stump who spends the late nights to help with the truck, Dynomite Diesel for all of the fueling needs, D&J Precision Machine for a killer long block, Armor inc for fabrication parts, Pure Flow Air Dog for the lift pumps, Yukon Gear and Axle for the drive train parts, Longhorn Fab Shop, Calibrated Power and Gordon Lindamood on the tuning side of things, Fluidampr, Manton Pushrods with their roller rockers, and Diesel Performance Converters.
We ask Josh what he thought about being in this year’s UCC… “To be able to compete in UCC is something I have always wanted to do, it is an honor to be able to compete with the nation’s best of the best. My personal goal is to make it through all 3 events, without having too many issues and make memories to last a lifetime. I can’t wait to see what the truck, and our team, are able to do come May.