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MORGAN PRIMM MEMORIAL TRUCK BRAWL

CENTRAL ILLINOIS’ PREMIER DIESEL GATHERING

LOCATION: PETERSBURG, ILLINOIS

Even as the leaves begin to change and cooler weather moves in, the dyed-in-the-wool diesel enthusiasts of the Midwest can still be found taking to the dirt, strapping trucks to the rollers, and entering their pride and joy in show ’n shine competitions. One event in particular, held in Petersburg, Illinois, caters to all the die-hard truck pullers, drag racers, dyno queens, and show-goers in the region. The all-inone gathering, originally called Fall Truck Brawl, was renamed the Morgan Primm Memorial Truck Brawl for 2018 in honor of one of the event’s founders. After Primm, an avid truck puller and former owner of Midwest Diesel & Auto, left the world far too soon in the fall of 2017, his family, friends, and colleagues decided to rename the annual affair in his memory.

Though Primm’s tenure in the world of diesel performance was brief, he broke new ground with surprising regularity, especially in truck pulling. After his 6.4L-powered Ford qualified in the 2.6 Class at the 2014 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza, Primm proved the Power Stroke platform could compete in the elite ranks of truck pulling and brought national recognition to the Midwest Diesel & Auto nameplate in the process. Later, he would spearhead the effort to bring the PPL-sanctioned Pro Street Diesel Truck class to Illinois and then campaign a 6.7L Power Stroke in the class—which was, and still is, one of the only 6.7L Ford pullers in the country. On the dyno, Primm would make 1,365 rwhp with a single-VGT-equipped ’11 F-250, and then go on to make 10-second passes in that truck at the dragstrip.

Whether it was pulling, drag racing, or dynoing, Primm always seemed to excel in competition, and—being a Power Stroke guy— find a way to flourish in the face of adversity. In the spirit of his fierce competitiveness, and in remembrance of all he accomplished in the diesel industry, the 2018 running of the event saw eight truck and tractor classes hooking to the sled, heads-up dirt drags, a portable chassis dyno running nonstop, and a whole host of beautiful trucks signed up in the show ’n shine. When the dust settled, the rollers stopped turning, and the last vote was tallied, nearly $10,000 was distributed in payouts, and a significant sum of money was raised for the Primm family. You’ll find the top performers from the 2018 affair in the pages that follow, along with all the rest of the action this event had to offer.

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