As the owner of a shop called Dirty Hooker Diesel, you can safely assume that Tony Burkhard is more than likely an experienced sled puller. The veteran sled puller has been pulling with gassers since 1992 and moved into diesel sled pulling about 15 years ago in 2003. Back in 2006, Burkhard finished in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the TTPA championship each year, including a 6 year consecutive championship run from 2006-2011.
They competed with a regular cab, long bed 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD that used 6.6L Duramax diesel engine backed by an Allison automatic transmission. They built the engine and transmission in house along with the truck itself and are using Exergy Performance pumps and injectors to help their Duramax make more power.
Tony made sure to make a statement in 2019 and not just because he crashed the internet with his now famous Dyno run ball of fire. But because Tony’s team and with help from the UCC Competitors they rebuilt the truck overnight and hit the dirt for the sled pull competition. Dirty Hooker dug deep pulling 308.92 and taking 2nd in the sled pulls.
With the help and support of his shop Dirty Hooker Diesel as well as his sponsorships from Danville Performance, Wagler, CP Carrillo and Exergy Performance, Burkhard is confident that they can bring a competitive rig to their 2nd UCC event. With more than 25 years of pulling experience and a solid background in Duramax and Allison diesel performance, Tony and the team look to top last year by becoming the 2021 Ultimate Callout Challenge Champions.
2019 6th Place Overall
Drags (1/8 mile) – 5.621 Dyno – 1,572.5/1,799.8 with a bang Sled – 308.92
2018 12th Place Overall
Drags (1/8 mile) – 11.413 Dyno 1,673.1/2,625.2 Sled – 320.33