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 in our USA-EAST pulling events. So now there is a place for those trucks within the rulebook. The class is called 2.5 Stock Diesel 4×4. And to clarify the class also carries the designation of ‘2.5 Diesel’.
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.
John Humpe IV from Bloomingdale, Ohio was the 2017 class winner in the class. Also called John Anthony Humpe the young driver from Jefferson County has been the winner in each of the three years that the class has been operated as a USA-EAST point division. John chose a Chevrolet with the ever-popular Duramax V-8 for power. His truck is part of the family pulling team and is named “Double Trouble”. Danville Performance of Indiana was instrumental in the preparation of this awesome (but still street licensed) 4×4 truck.
Special ‘bonus money’ was supplied by Cen.Pe.Co. Lubricants. Scott Sell from Cen.Pe.Co. joins Humpe and Brady Feicht at the awards banquet.