Hungarian racer wins ChampTruck event in California

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Corry Weller out front in the No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner

In the second race weekend of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series‘ inaugural season, Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo won the points-earning podium race, with Nashville-based Mack technician Mike Morgan following up on his win in last month’s race by taking home second place.

The race was held in Willows, Calif., at the Thunderhill Raceway, and it was Szabo’s first appearance in the series.

And he wasn’t the only new competitor to make waves — professional racer Corry Weller, who drove the No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner, placed third in the podium race, along with winning an earlier heat race.

Small fleet owner Allen Boles of North Carolina races this black and green Peterbilt 359 for his Jupiter Motorsports team.Small fleet owner Allen Boles of North Carolina races this black and green Peterbilt 359 for his Jupiter Motorsports team.

Minimizer's No. 54 'Team Tortured,' Krisztian Szabos's No. 23 Bendix Volvo and Weller's No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner.Minimizer's No. 54 'Team Tortured,' Krisztian Szabos's No. 23 Bendix Volvo and Weller's No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner.

Corry Weller's No. 11 Freightliner leading the pack.Corry Weller's No. 11 Freightliner leading the pack.

Krisztian Szabos's No. 23 Bendix VolvoKrisztian Szabos's No. 23 Bendix Volvo

Pride & Polish trucks hit the trackPride & Polish trucks hit the track

Krisztian Szabo (center) won the podium race.Krisztian Szabo (center) won the podium race.

Krisztian Szabos's No. 23 Bendix VolvoKrisztian Szabos's No. 23 Bendix Volvo

Jupiter Motorsports' No. 14 Peterbilt, driven by Ricky Proffitt.Jupiter Motorsports' No. 14 Peterbilt, driven by Ricky Proffitt.

Minimizer's No. 63 Team Tested Volvo and ChampTruck's No. 31 Freightliner.Minimizer's No. 63 Team Tested Volvo and ChampTruck's No. 31 Freightliner.

The No. 63 Minimizer 'Team Tested' truck caught the ditch on the second turn of the Thunderhills track in one of the Saturday heat races and rolled over. It was ready to race again for the Sunday races, however.The No. 63 Minimizer 'Team Tested' truck caught the ditch on the second turn of the Thunderhills track in one of the Saturday heat races and rolled over. It was ready to race again for the Sunday races, however.

Corry Weller's No. 11 Optima Batteries FreightlinerCorry Weller's No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner

Small fleet owner Allen Boles of North Carolina races this black and green Peterbilt 359 for his Jupiter Motorsports team.Small fleet owner Allen Boles of North Carolina races this black and green Peterbilt 359 for his Jupiter Motorsports team.

Minimizer's No. 63 Team Tested Volvo and ChampTruck's No. 31 Freightliner.Minimizer's No. 63 Team Tested Volvo and ChampTruck's No. 31 Freightliner.