Turbo Diesel F-250 Smokes Three Dodges: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Power Stroke diesel-powered F-250 is quicker than the competitors, but loses on a red light start.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the 7zerex YouTube channel and it features a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty beating three Dodge products to the finish line. This footage was captured at a RaceLegal.com event. This is essentially a pop-up drag racing event held in the parking lot of a stadium, where the organizers attempt to cut down on illegal street racing by providing a safe, approved venue. The track is an eighth-mile long and there is a full timing system, so racers get times just like they would at a “normal” drag strip.
The hero vehicle in this video is a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty, powered by a turbocharged PowerStroke diesel engine. We don’t know what kind of work has been done to this ¾-ton pickup, but it has to have some work done to pack performance like we see in this footage.
The opposition for this Ford truck is a trio of Dodge products, beginning with a Dodge Ram, followed by a Dodge Charger and finishing up with a Dodge Challenger.
The Racing Action
In the first clip, the diesel-powered Ford takes on the Ram and it is all Super Duty from the time that the green lights drop. The F-250 crushes the Dodge truck, running an 8.33 at 83 miles per hour.
On the second run, the Ford truck takes on a Dodge Charger and while the Hemi-powered sedan gets out first, the big pickup quickly passes and takes the win. We don’t get to see any times for that run, but the flashing lights on the Christmas Tree tells spectators that the Ford won the race.
Finally, the Super Duty takes on a Dodge Challenger. The truck gets away from the starting line better and crushes the Mopar muscle car, but the Ford left early, giving the Dodge the red light win. It is a tough loss for the truck, but this big Ford is still quicker than all of its lighter, smaller competitors.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!