Checking in with ChampTruck competitor Allen Boles on his small fleet’s prep for upcoming truck races

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Updated Aug 30, 2016
Boles’ Peterbilt 359 in its former life as a drag racer. He’s since converted the truck to ready it for the ChampTruck circuit. See photos of its current form in the gallery below.Boles’ Peterbilt 359 in its former life as a drag racer. He’s since converted the truck to ready it for the ChampTruck circuit. See photos of its current form in the gallery below.

Jupiter Enterprises’ owner, manager and driver Allen Boles has been hard at work prepping his 15-truck fleet’s two Peterbilt entrants for the upcoming Meritor ChampTruck World Series truck races, which kick off later this month at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

I had the chance this week to talk to Susan Boles, Allen’s sister, about the coal haulers’ progress on the racers and other prep with just a week remaining until they venture from their Weaverville, N.C., base to ChampTruck’s inaugural weekend.

In short, Susan said, “they’re ready to race,” referring to her brother and his buddy, Ricky Proffitt, who will be driving Jupiter’s two race rigs throughout the series’ season.

The trucks are nearly complete, Susan said, as you can see in the photos below. All that’s left is to put them on a dynamometer to check horsepower and to regulate them to the 100-mph limit put in place by ChampTruck.

Boles and Proffitt haven’t had the chance yet to take their racers for a test run, she said, and likely won’t get to do any track runs until next week just before the races.

You can read more about the ChampTruck series as a whole, the race formats and Boles’ involvement at this link.

And you can see all of Overdrive’s ChampTruck coverage, including stories, photos and videos, at this link: overdriveonline.com/champtruck

Here are the pictures of Jupiter’s two racers, the hauler they built for the two rigs and Boles and Proffitt posing with their trucks in their race suits:

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Ricky Proffitt with his Peterbilt 379 racerRicky Proffitt with his Peterbilt 379 racer

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Allen Boles with his Peterbilt 359 racerAllen Boles with his Peterbilt 359 racer

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