2018 3.0 Smoothbore Diesel Class Champion:

John Humpe IV – “Causin’ Trouble”

Over the past couple of years, this class of trucks has become extremely popular with more competitors and more fans involved in the class. The class has evolved and has changed over the years. Originally a 2.6 Diesel Class, the members voted to move to a 3.6 Smooth Bore division for 2018. It was also called a “Pro Stock Diesel”. But changes are coming to the class for the next season…

…For 2019 the class will adopt the national set of rules for the 3.0 Smooth Bore Diesel 4×4 division. Stock appearing 4×4 truck), 8000 pound, diesel fuel only, 460 cid limit with a maximum 3.0” turbocharger, “p” pump, DOT tires (35” maximum), and 26” drawbar. This will permit pullers from both Ohio and New York and even Canada to come to USA-EAST events and compete on a level playing field.

This is far from a street class of diesel trucks.  Owners use all kinds of techniques to make their trucks perform well beyond the level of stock trucks.  With the advent of “chip technology” a mild-mannered street machine can become an awesome street monster in a matter of hours.

The Pro Stock (3.6) division was sponsored in 2018 by Warren Diesel Injection from Guys Mills, Pennsylvania in Crawford County. A special end-of-season bonus was provided by Cen.Pe.Co. Lubricants and Fuel Additives.

The champion in 2018 was John Humpe IV from Bloomingdale, Ohio. This awesome Chevrolet with a very stout Duramax Diesel under the hood was the product of Danville Performance of the state of Indiana. The truck is called “Causin’ Trouble” from the Nothing But Trouble Pulling Team. “Causin’ Trouble” not only took the point race crown in the 3.6 smooth bore division but also jumped up the powerful Run What Ya Brung class on occasion coming away with a big win in that ultra-powerful class at midseason. The team is made up of John Humpe III (Dad), Brenda Humpe (Mom) and the driver John Humpe IV.

 3.0 Diesel Truck Smooth Bore Points Race 

          
EXPO PULLDIESEL DAYZBUNKER HILL
25-May1-Jun7-Jun
DriverTruckMakeTOTAL
Josh Hayes -1247The Cure2005 Chevy462048114
Greg Young - 1174Patriot2001 Dodge482042110
John Humpe -1223Causing Trouble2006 Chevy402050110
Dane/Ron Kick -124448 Special1948 Ford502038108
Hunter Snyder - 1173300 & Change1969 Chevy422040102
Shearer/ Hindman -Joint Custody1996 Dodge342046100
Dominic Gambino -1251Brothers Diesel1997 Dodge44203498
John Atzrott -1252Mongrel2001 Dodge38203694
Charlie ReckertAint Cheating YetDodge30204494
Zach McClellan - 1178Midnight Magic2001 Dodge36203086
Stackhouse/Flavell - 1107Under New Management1994 Ddge32203284
John Savage - 1111Savage Beast2005 Chevy003030
Mike Burton - 1196Backwoods Evolution2006 GMC300030