Chris Buhidar may be a rookie to the Ultimate Callout Challenge competition, but he is a veteran racer and a diesel performance guru. Buhidar and his Truck Source Diesel team have been working together since 2005 at their shop in San Antonio, Texas working on all makes and models of diesel trucks. They have also successfully campaigned their Cummins powered 2000 Ford F-350 for the last several years winning the 2015, 2016 and 2017 NHRDA Super Street National Championships as well as the 2016 World Championship. The 6,380 pound Ford was the first Super Duty truck with factory frame and factory rear suspension to run a 9.0 second pass. 2017 was a great year for Buhidar and his team as they won 7 of the 8 NHRDA events. Rather than sticking with the 7.3L Powerstroke engine that the 2000 Ford originally came with, they swapped it out with a 5.9L Cummins engine from a 2006 Dodge Ram. The stout Cummins is backed by a 4R100 Ford transmission that was given a top shelf performance build by the crew at Brian’s Truck Shop to handle all the power and stress that the Cummins dishes out.
At Buhidar’s first UCC in 2018, he and his team brought their A game and placed 4th overall in the competition. The best portion of the competition for Buhidar was the drag portion, placing himself in 3rd down the ¼ mile with a final time of 8.57 seconds. In the dyno portion of the competition, Buhidar placed 4th maxing his truck out at 2,238 HP and 2,802 foot pounds of torque. He then placed 6th in the sled pulling portion finishing with 293.5 feet, only .08 feet behind the competitor in 5th place. We look forward to seeing what Buhidar and his team bring to the table at their 2nd UCC competition in 2019.
In addition to support from his shop Truck Source Diesel, Buhidar and his team also receive sponsorship and support from Brian’s Truck Shop, Engineered Turbo, One Up Off Road, Parks Engine Service, S&S Diesel and SoCal Diesel. It will be great to see the seasoned racer and his Cummins lined up to compete against the biggest and baddest trucks in the diesel world at our 4th annual Ultimate Callout Challenge May 3rd-5th 2019!