Custom Rigs

Steve Ditzfeld’s 2011 Peterbilt 389

The truck is equipped with a Cat motor that Ditzfeld says was "tweaked and tuned" at Pittsburgh Power to 700 horsepower at the wheels.

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’88 Mike’ Morgan earns first Bandit Series win

For his win, Mike Morgan earned a $10,000 check. Finishing behind Morgan were Tommy Boileau, Ricky “Rude” Proffitt, Allen Boles and Chris Kikelhan. Through five races, Proffitt holds the lead in the overall series points, followed by Morgan and Justin Ball.

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Doug McClung’s 2005 Peterbilt 379

McClung's truck is equipped with a 425-horsepower Cat C15 and an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed with 3:36 rears.

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Saturday round-up: Put a diaper on your dump; Video — Black Out military tribute rig at Rolling Thunder

The "Dumpster Diaper" company's product prevents leakage from some dump bodies/trailers, and video of Chuck Timbrook and military veterans' presentation of the colors ahead of the Rolling Thunder rally and ride two weekends back.

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Ray Maier’s 2017 Kenworth W900

Aside from the University of Alabama sticker on the sleeper, no custom work has been done to the truck yet. Maier, of Sylvester, Ga., hauls produce from the East Coast to the West Coast.

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Photos: Paul Rissler’s 1996 Peterbilt 379 ‘RisslerBilt’ a home-built beauty

"The pride and accomplishment you’ve got in it, when you pull into a fuel island and everybody comes over and starts taking pictures, it makes you feel good that you did something with your bare hands to make it look like this," Rissler said.

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Bandit Series returns to action Saturday in South Carolina

Ricky “Rude” Proffitt will gun for his fourth win in a row this weekend at Greenville-Pickens Raceway in Easley, S.C., as the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action Saturday, June 10.

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Chad Cooper’s 1996 Peterbilt 379

Sitting on a 313-inch wheelbase, Cooper has had the rig painted and the frame wrapped, while also adding 7-inch pipes and custom fenders.

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Chris Ratiu’s 2016 Volvo VNL 780

Ratiu primarily uses the truck to haul equipment with a 2016 Doonan Chaparral tri-axle step deck.

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Greg and Danelle Swafford’s 2016 Western Star 5700

The Weaver, Ala., couple's rig is powered by a Detroit DD15 and a 12-speed automatic Detroit DT12. Leased to Mercer Transportation, the truck is used to haul military freight on a 2017 Doonan Platinum step deck.

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