Ken Bruner from Windsor, California, is the owner and founder of Capital Diesel Performance. Ken started the company as a side gig while pursuing a mechanical engineering degree in college. The company originated in Ken’s garage and quickly picked up momentum after Ken created a custom turbocharger kit that utilized box stock Borg Warner turbochargers. After graduating college with a degree in mechanical engineering, Ken started a career as a full-time medical device research and development engineer. Although he has a professional day job, Ken insists on maintaining the Capital Diesel Performance brand by taking on a select few diesel performance related projects. He also enjoys applying his engineering background and hands on experience to creating custom racing products which can be found on his Instagram account under the business name. He has designed, built, and fabricated almost every component on his race truck. His engine, transmission, EFI live tunes, 4-link, roll cage, and turbocharger kit were all made in house. For the items that Ken cannot make, he turns to Dynomite Diesel Products to provide him with top of the line components. His UCC truck will be utilizing their Super Mental Injectors, 12mm DDP stroker cp3’s, and Garrett turbochargers. To get the power to the ground, Ken decided to stick with his in-house built transmission and Diesel Performance Converter that he says, “has already proven to be as tough as nails”. For troubleshooting and tech support at the UCC, Ken teamed up with Allied Diesel and CGT Diesel to leverage years of professional experience.
Ken is competing in the Ultimate Callout Challenge solely out of passion for the sport. Having attended every UCC event since the first year it started, he has always dreamt of becoming a top competitor. When asked for what he looks forward to most about going to the UCC Ken said, “I am looking forward to competing against the best teams in the industry that I have followed and respected all these years.”
Ken and his team would like to thank Dynomite Diesel Products, Diesel Performance Converters, Tali-Pak Lumber Milling, CGT Diesel, Allied Diesel, and Siskiyou Diesel Performance.