Open 2.5 Diesel 4×4 CLASS
2019 Champion Branden DeFrank and “DeFrank Auto Body” GMC
Diesel trucks have taken the Penn-Ohio-New York area by storm. On the streets and highways, there are tons of beautiful diesel trucks of all shapes and sizes and colors. And many of the owners of these street licensed 4×4 trucks want to participate at our USA-EAST pulling events. So now there is a place for those trucks within the rulebook. The class is called Open 2.5 Diesel 4×4.
Trucks in this class must be licensed for the street. These trucks must use DOT tires and a normal street legal transmission and driveline. Owners may use a single tuner on the truck, but the truck must still have all of its stock appearing parts – headlights, tail lights, seats and interior and the same engine that came with the truck. However (and this is where the 2.5 comes in) the turbocharger must be the same one that came with the truck from the factory OR a replacement charger with no more than a 2.5-inch diameter at the intake side.
The winner of the class point championship for 2019 is Branden DeFrank from Richmond, Ohio. His Duramax powered GMC was definitely the “one to beat” this season as DeFrank ran off a series of nine straight win easily propelling him to the crown. DeFrank is also involved in cattle breeding and has many laurels in that field as well.
The class sponsor in 2019 was Zeigler Diesel Performance of Canton, Ohio owned by former puller, Justin Zeigler. Special ‘bonus money’ was supplied by Cen.Pe.Co. Lubricants.
|Ron King – 1312||The Problem Child||2006 Ram||48||48||50||146|
|Chris Baer – 1241||The Rowdy Ram||2006 Ram||50||44||48||142|
|Branden DeFrank – 1126||DeFrank & Son Auto Body||2003 GMC||46||50||36||132|
|Ed McConnell – 1318||White Lie||2003 Chevy||44||40||46||130|
|Dylan Lettie||Grey Area||2005 Dodge||42||46||40||128|
|Shayne Stanford – 1285||Mandingo||2001 Ram||38||42||44||124|
|Dale Bennett – 1304||Social Security||2004 Chevy||40||38||42||120|
|Terry Roberts – 1169||Blackout||2007 Chevy||36||32||38||106|
|Rod Briggs – 1297||War Wagon||1997 Ram||34||34||32||100|
|Josh Husted- 1302||One Night Stand||1998 Ram||32||30||34||96|
|Aaron Kopta – 1108||Rusty Hooker||2004 Ford||0||36||0||36|
|Doug Ruble -1201||Hooker On A Budget||2004 Ford||0||28||0||28|
|John Harrison- 1236||BullsEye||1998 Dodge||0||0||0||0|
|Jermy Davis – 1105||Straight Off The Farm||2006 Dodge||0||0||0||0|
|Matt Harrison – 1140||General Nightmare||2006 Ford||0||0||0||0|
|Cody Dean -1250||Always Something||2003 Ford||0||0||0||0|
|Brain Duran – 1222||Low Standards||1993 Dodge||0||0||0||0|