Small fleet owner Allen Boles’ team wins third straight ChampTruck race weekend

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The Bandit Big Rig Racing Series will host 13 races this season. Here, Allen Boles’ black and green No. 3 Peterbilt 359 and his Jupiter Motorsports’ No. 14 Peterbilt 379 racer, driven by Ricky “Rude” Proffitt, compete in a ChampTruck race in 2015.
Allen Boles’ black and green No. 3 Peterbilt 359 and his Jupiter Motorsports’ No. 14 Peterbilt 379 racer, driven by Ricky “Rude” Proffitt.Allen Boles’ black and green No. 3 Peterbilt 359 and his Jupiter Motorsports’ No. 14 Peterbilt 379 racer, driven by Ricky “Rude” Proffitt.

Ten-truck fleet owner and operator Allen Boles again won the points-earning race at this weekend’s Meritor ChampTruck World Series truck racing event held at the Virginia International Raceway, marking his second victory in a row and the third straight for his Jupiter Motorsports team.

In addition to Boles’ recent victory at the Gateway Motorsports Park races in St. Louis in mid-July, his colleague and teammate Ricky “Rude” Proffitt picked up the win at the Charlotte Motor Speedway races the weekend of July 4th. Boles and Proffitt run a matching pair of Peterbilt racers, one based on a 379 and the other, Boles’ rig, on a 359.

Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo placed second in the so-called Podium Race, and Minimizer’s Brad Klemmensen won third.

Mack tech Mike Morgan, who had strong showings early in the ChampTruck season, place fourth or better, including a victory, in the five heat races leading up to the weekend’s main event. Overheated brakes, however, doomed him in the Podium Race, pushing him to a fifth place finish.

This was the sixth race of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series’ inaugural season. The next race is set for Hastings Motorsports Park in Nebraska, Sept. 11-13.

Here’s a gallery of photos of some of the action from the this weekend’s VIR-held races, shot by photographer Matt Brown:

Trophy presentation, from left: Kritsztian Szabo, Allen Boles and Brad Klemmensen.Trophy presentation, from left: Kritsztian Szabo, Allen Boles and Brad Klemmensen.

Mack tech Mike Morgan's No. 88 MackMack tech Mike Morgan's No. 88 Mack

Minimizer's No. 54 Volvo, with Boles' No. 3 Pete 359 following.Minimizer's No. 54 Volvo, with Boles' No. 3 Pete 359 following.

The pack of racers crossing the finish line during one of the weekend's heat races.The pack of racers crossing the finish line during one of the weekend's heat races.

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Mike Morgan taking a look at his brakes following the weekend's main event Podium Race, during which Morgan's brakes overheated.Mike Morgan taking a look at his brakes following the weekend's main event Podium Race, during which Morgan's brakes overheated.

The No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner taking a slide in a turn, followed by the No. 23 Bendix Volvo, driven by Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo.The No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner taking a slide in a turn, followed by the No. 23 Bendix Volvo, driven by Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo.

Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo's No. 23 Bendix-sponsored Volvo.Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo's No. 23 Bendix-sponsored Volvo.

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