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82 THE SHOP JULY 2016 PERFORMANCE he last weekend of April was DIESEL Motorsports' first event in Kearney, Nebraska at the Kearney Raceway Park. It was part of the Nebraska Diesel Show held every year for the past eight years. There was beautiful, warm weather for the show in the middle of Nebraska and a large turnout of young people with their diesel pickups (over 3,000 people in attendance). The event was a two-day show, but basi- cally started on Friday evening as RVs, campers and trailers started pulling into the park for the weekend. Saturday was all-day grudge racing, where diesel enthusiasts could pair off with each other to go down the drag strip. Quite a few interesting challenges were made throughout the day. By evening, most trucks had run down the track at least five to seven times. In the evening the trucks lined up for a sanctioned ET Bracket race, so they could see who had honed their racing RACING 82 THE SHOP JULY 2016 How to capitalize on customers having fun in the sun. By Ron Knoch into Summer Nebraska Diesel Show enthusiasts line their trucks up to start the grudge runs.

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