Finally, diesel events are being held again. Though various regulations and restrictions are being applied, state to state, it looks like there will be a 2020 event season after all. At the Smokin’ in the Smokies drag race in Newport, Tennessee over the weekend, lights-out index racers Buddy Callaway and Chris Parker showed up to compete. Parker’s VP44-fueled second-gen Cummins would take the win in the 6.70 Index field, while Callaway’s lightweight, 5.90 Index LB7 Duramax took the W in the heads-up Outlaw class. In addition, Callaway would beat out the world’s fastest third-gen Hemi Hellcat in a grudge race that saw the Mopar struggling to find traction.