By Patrick Rall
This week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday feature takes us on a video trip to Quebec where we get to watch Shawn Oliver’s pro stock style first generation Dodge Dakota tearing up everything that he faces on the 8th mile track.
We don’t know anything about the 1st gen Dodge Dakota in question but we can tell two things for sure – it’s fast and it’s not stock. During the course of the 6 minute long video, we see the hero vehicle tear up a mid 80s Monte Carlo, a170s Malibu, a 66 Coronet, a 3rd gen Camaro and much more. Mind you, this is bracket racing so the two vehicles racing are not starting at the same time in some videos. The Dakota actually has to run down the opponent while other clips show the midsized Dodge pickup holding off much faster vehicles. By the way, for those of you who aren’t familiar with 8th mile times…the 6.78-6.83 ETs turned in by this Dakota would convert to the mid 10 second range in the quarter mile. That’s Truckin’ Fast.
So grab something to snack on, turn up your speakers and enjoy watching this 1st gen Dodge Dakota run through the competition en route to a class win at Luskville Dragway in Quebec, Canada.