In the eighth race of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series’ inaugural season, Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt took the checkered flag in the points-earning Podium Race Sunday, Oct. 4 at Portland International Raceway.
Proffitt and Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo battled nose-to-bumper and side-by-side throughout the race, but Proffitt was able to hold Szabo off in a drag race down the front straightaway to the finish line to claim the win. Rude races for Jupiter Motorsports — the ChampTruck team affiliated with the North Carolina-based 10-truck Jupiter Enterprises.
In the five heat races leading up to the main event, Szabo won the first, Allen Boles won the second, third and fifth, and Rude won the fourth.
The ninth and final race of ChampTruck’s inaugural season will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Here’s a gallery of photos of some of the action from the Portland International Raceway-held races, shot by photographer Matt Brown: