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Scheid Diesel Extravaganza Revs Up in Terre Haute

Scheid Diesel Extravaganza is one of the largest events of it's kind. The event has been coming to Terre Haute for 16 years. Organizers say the location brings them back, but fans say it's the raw power.

Campers started filling up the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds on Tuesday for the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza.

Organizers believe this is just one of the best locations for the event, but fans seem to all agree that it's just the raw power that brings them together

Drivers and fans from 15 states around the country unite in Terre Haute this weekend all to watch these trucks pull thousands of pounds as far as they can.
"This event is eems like every body really comes together and brings their a game and you get to see what everybody else is doing around the country," said Mike Trauch of New Jersey.

"The amount of trucks that are here, i don't know how many trucks they got here but last year they had 90 some in our class and they only take the top 26 i think so if you can make the finals here you got a pretty good truck and as far as in the nation you got a pretty good truck," JB Holmes said who traveled from Robinson, Ill.

And don't count out the women. The horsepower even brought out the ladies.

"We like diesel trucks. It's our first time out and we want a diesel truck ourselves," said Jasmine Johnson and Abby Davis of Tennessee.

As for the drivers, it's the adrenaline.

"It's addicting, it really is, it's a rush, all the horsepower sitting under you," said Justin Camp, Terre Haute.

Of course the extravaganza will continue until Sunday.

You can purchase tickets online or at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free, adults can purchase a day pass for $30 Friday and Saturday and $20 on Sunday, or just wrap up the weekend for $75.

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