Dad’s F-350 Does a Monster Burnout: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday

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This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Joshua Hornberger and it features his dad’s Ford F-350 Super Duty putting on a multicolored smoke show. This second generation Super Duty looks like your average, hard-working pickup, but that doesn’t stop it from putting on a remarkable smoke show in the family driveway, painting to thick lines all of the way out to the road.

The Machine

There are no details on this Ford F-350, shy of the fact that it has a 6.4-liter engine. In fact, it doesn’t say that this is a Ford F-350, but we know from the exterior styling that this is a second generation Super Duty, offered for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 model years. We also know that it is powered by the 6.4-liter PowerStroke V8, which delivered 350 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque with help from a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Well, this engine offered those power figures when stock, but the puff of black smoke preceding this burnout action suggests that this PowerStroke V8 diesel engine has been tuned for extra power. We don’t know what else may have been added, but we know that a stock engine won’t roll coal like this Super Duty, so it is packing more power than stock.

The Burnout

The video begins with ‘dad’ easing into the throttle, tightening up the suspension as the diesel engine slowly adds power to the rear wheels, but before the tires begin to spin, he lets off of the throttle. The driver immediately climbs back into the throttle, and that is when the smoke show begins.

Ford F-350 Super Duty

At first, a puff of black smoke blasts from the exhaust, but as the F-350 inches forward, white smoke begins to pour off of both rear tires. The cloud quickly engulfs the rear end of the Super Duty as it nears the road, at which point the driver lifts and ends the burnout, turning onto the roar and driving off into the distance.

Ford F-350 Super Duty

The clip ends with a look back at the dark, black stripes painted on the driveway.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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