PSP Racing Team
Follow us on the road to breaking the world record previously held by @ScheidDiesel and Jared Jones with @DieselArmy
With maximized power, a dependable transmission and an automated system, our team is fully equipped to make a run at the 6.31 world record, previously held by the highly respected Jared Jones and Dan Scheid. Having ran a 6.44 last year, it’s time to push the envelope. And with more than 10 years of experience, we can smell blood in the water. Two words – speed and horsepower.
How do you break a world record?Read More
2017 Power Service Diesel Race Team ScheduleRead More
IHRA: Doing it with diesel
Why does John Robinson’s Top Dragster have a diesel engine?
Easy. “I own Texas Diesel Power, a diesel repair shop,” he says, “and I don’t know how to work on anything else!”
Obviously, Robinson, of Weatherford, Texas, knows his diesels, though. At the Good Vibrations Texas Nationals at San Antonio Raceway, Robinson clocked a run of 6.5709 seconds at 211.57 mph. Billowing black smoke, and with a sound completely different from anything else on the track,Read More
We might just have us a race car!!!
Well, this was the big weekend where we got to unload the brand new hotrod out of the trailer & see what she’s got. It went above average & we are so excited. Never before have we built a car, took it to a NHRA divisional in Houston & got it up to speed in the same weekend, but we did it this weekend.
First pass I was anxious & flat out intimidated,Read More
Whew!! What a thrashing…
…we have been through since December 29th. I’m pretty proud of all the people that have kicked things up a notch to get everything done. Here’s a quick checklist of all we did In this short amount of time:
1. Drive to Indy & pick up chassis … check
2. Figure out how to load a dragster in the top of a stacker trailer … check
3. Get funnycar motor & components pulled,
We’re down here in Houston and found another crack in the frame that’s in a sketchy location. The car is not safe to run without a corrective repair. The torque of this motor whips the chassis around like a piece of spaghetti … part of it I guess. I’ll be down here the rest of the day and into tomorrow morning, visiting and helping of few of our fellow racers. Sorry we didn’t get to run this one folks!Read More
Power Service Diesel Race Team Wins NHRA Excellence in Engineering Award
Congratulations to John Robinson and his team who were presented this award at the NHRA Divisionals in Tulsa, Okla., on June 14. This award is presented to drag racers and their teams for excellence in mechanical accomplishments and their abilities in building and designing a race vehicle. The prestigious award is presented to an individual who brings a unique edge in craftsmanship and technology to each NHRA national event. The award is voted on by the NHRA Tech Department and past winners have included unique chassis builders,Read More
A long ride home turns into a short ride home ….
This weekend was event number 10 out of 18 in Tulsa. The top dragster class is getting faster and faster each race, and keeping up with blown alcohol dragsters with our diesel-powered entry is getting tough. But it’s making this team push itself and the car to levels that we never dreamed of just 3 years ago. We have had to ramp the power up on this hotrod just to hang, and by doing so we have found a whole new set of weak links in the chassis and transmission.Read More
NHRA Topeka Nationals
I just got back into the office from a great weekend of racing and wanted to reflect on how our weekend went. We rolled the rig into Topeka on Wednesday, found a hotel and crashed until the next morning. Thursday morning, we started our well–rehearsed drill of setting the pits up and getting the first tuneup on the car.Read More
Houston, we have no problems….
Well I just got in from Houston, and I’m going to spend a little time with my awesome wife before hitting the grindstone again. The entire team is worn out from a very long weekend of racing and working on this hot rod … but it’s so worth it. This week we were down in Houston racing in the NHRA Spring Nationals. When it comes to racing, it’s about as big as it gets and we did awesome!Read More