Lester Bates and “Completely Nuts”

The USA-EAST Sanctioned “Run What Ya Brung” Modified 4×4 Truck class is a very competitive class of open class trucks. The rules make the class significantly more open in its complexion. Beginning in 2013 the class was opened to gas and alcohol trucks with superchargers (‘blowers’) that added some very strong trucks to the mix. And the rules allowed the use of Nitrous Oxide (NOS) in certain configurations. These changes were designed to allow the gas trucks and the diesel trucks to compete in the same class. And in 2017 two-wheel drive trucks were admitted to the class.

Lester Bates from Hadley, Pennsylvania took the USA-EAST championship in 2019 with a 2012 Ford powered by a 731 cubic inch mountain motor. The truck, sponsored by Whitehead Tool of Guys Mills, PA, did not use a super charger on the alcohol fueled engine but relied on raw cubic inch displacement to get the job done. Bates had taken the entire 2018 season off from pulling in order to get the new engine perfected and came back this year with one goal in mind … to win the championship.

Diesel Trucks taking on Gasoline Trucks including both 2 and 4 wheel drive trucks in a 300-foot ‘free-for-all’ – that is the essence of the RWYB Modified Truck division, promoted exclusively by Full Pull Productions, Inc. and sanctioned by USA-EAST Sled Pulling.

The class sponsor in 2019 was Warren Diesel Injection of Guys Mills, PA allowing for a very handsome point fund for this division. Cen.Pe.Co. Lubricants provided end-of-season bonus bucks to the ‘Run What Ya Brung’ division in 2019.

2019 “Run What Ya Brung”  Modifed Trucks Points Race

DRIVERTRUCKMAKEDIESEL DAYSBunkerHillTrumbullCarrolltonSummitFayetteLisbonWarrenCanfieldBurtonBloomsburgCoshoctonMayhem
Lester Bates – 12532012 FordCompletely Nuts54420403846465044483842504438
Cliff Carnes – 11102001 DodgeCarnage54220483642444238504644444642
Calvin Miller – 11062002 DodgeRunnin’ In the Red54020384240504648424248463840
Doug Martin –  12351978 ChevyHuffmansAuto.com53820363444424446444846484244
Justin Garwood – 119001 DodgeGoat on a Rope3882044445000420405004850
Jesse Warren – 12622005 FordSharkBait37020343238484234460004036
Jerry Berghoff –  11541972 FordAttitude Adjuster Reloaded2382042480048004400360
Brad Berghoff –  11432010 FordAttitude Adjuster II216200500000050005046
Rine/Kendzierski – 12641933 WillysBlown Income158203230360040000000
Kelly Giltinan -11721955 FordBull Headed13620464030000000000
Mike Lepley – 11441995 DodgeHostile1182000000500000048
Dan Constantine – 11541998 DodgeLost & Forgotten11220302834000000000
Jon Waskob – 1255DodgeRollin Coal1062050000036000000

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