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.

Diesel DayzBunker HillGeaugaBig Butler FairBunker HillSummitLisbonWarren Co.SmithfieldSharonCoshocton
Branden DeFrank – 1126DeFrank & Son Auto Body2003 GMC5202050505050505050505050
Chris Baer – 1241The Rowdy Ram2006 Ram4982048484848484848484846
Aaron Kopta – 1108Rusty Hooker2004 Ford4622044444242464644424448
John Harrison- 1236BullsEye1998 Dodge4602046364646444046464644
Jermy Davis  – 1105Straight Off The Farm2006 Dodge4322034463844404438444242
Matt Harrison – 1140General Nightmare2006 Ford4222036444040384242404040
Terry Roberts – 1169Blackout2007 Chevy34220424044384238403800
Cody Dean -1250Always Something2003 Ford9620383800000000
Brain Duran – 1222Low Standards1993 Dodge602040000000000
Logan Yoder – 1160Blakes Diesel Care2002 Dodge20200000000000
Doug Ruble -1201Hooker On A Budget2004 Ford20200000000000

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