Small fleet Jupiter Enterprises picks up another ChampTruck win

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Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt (red and black Peterbilt) and Krisztian Szabo (white and blue Volvo) battle for position.Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt (red and black Peterbilt) and Krisztian Szabo (white and blue Volvo) battle for position.

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:

Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt (center) won ChampTruck's eighth race of the season at Portland International Raceway. Krisztian Szabo (left) finished second and Mike Morgan (right) finished third.Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt (center) won ChampTruck's eighth race of the season at Portland International Raceway. Krisztian Szabo (left) finished second and Mike Morgan (right) finished third.

Mike Morgan's No. 88 MackMike Morgan's No. 88 Mack

Dennis Pittsenbarger's overturned No. 11 Optima Batteries FreightlinerDennis Pittsenbarger's overturned No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner

Damage to Dennis Pittsenbarger's No. 11 FreightlinerDamage to Dennis Pittsenbarger's No. 11 Freightliner

Krisztian Szabo (white and blue) and Allen Boles (black and green)Krisztian Szabo (white and blue) and Allen Boles (black and green)

Allen Boles (front) and Ricky Rude (back)Allen Boles (front) and Ricky Rude (back)

Brad Klemmensen (No. 54) and Trevor Kruckeburg (No. 63)Brad Klemmensen (No. 54) and Trevor Kruckeburg (No. 63)

Krisztian Szabo leads a pack of trucksKrisztian Szabo leads a pack of trucks

Justin Ball's No. 31 FreightlinerJustin Ball's No. 31 Freightliner

Mike Morgan leads Krisztian SzaboMike Morgan leads Krisztian Szabo

Brad Klemmensen's No. 54 VolvoBrad Klemmensen's No. 54 Volvo

Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt takes the checkered flagRicky ‘Rude’ Proffitt takes the checkered flag

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