Sponsored Spotlight - Susan Stump

-Your Name and others in your Team:

Susan Stump and my crew, Jeremiah Soga and Troy Rispoli

 

-Truck Name and tell us the story behind the name:

The Black Pearl

The Truck was always flat back with chrome ascents. Over the years we added a little color, purple. Now it’s satin black and plum crazy purple metallic. Kind of like an oyster with a beautiful shinny pearl inside.

 

- Year, Make and Model and tell us why that one:

1934 Chevy Pick-Up Ratrod

Doug Brarens had built this truck. He found the body in a field in the Pocono area in pieces. He had a vision and built a fabulous piece of machinery!!

 

-Description of the Build and if possible, pictures of the build process:

Doug Brarens had built this truck. He found the body in a field in the Pocono area in pieces. He had a vision and built a fabulous piece of machinery!!

 

-Achievements over the past few years, even if its 9th place:

2014 Keystone Diesel Nationals Fastest Cummins & Outlaw Winner

2014 Diesel Thunder 11.90 Champion

2014 NADM East Coast Diesel Nationals Pro Stock runner up

2014 Maryland Diesel Performance 11.50 Index Champion

NADM 12.0 World Record holder

2015 T S Outlaw #1  qualifier 12.001 with a 2nd place finish

2015 NADM East Coast Diesel Nationals 12.0 Champion

2015 ODSS 3rd Place  7.70/12.0 Index

2016 Rudy’s Truck Jam season opener 1st place 6.70

2016 Mid Atlantic Diesel Nationals 1st place Pro Street:Outlaw class

2017 Diesel Thunder spring break Pro Mod 1st place , 2nd place  in 6.70 Index.

2017 rough season but was able to get it together and at Rudy’s Fall Truck Jam with the fastest 1/8 mile pass 6.59 with a first round win. (Event rained out)

 

- Most memorable event, Why?:

2014 Diesel Thunder. I won the 11.90 Index with a broken front end. Just when the announcer thought the race was over, I can up from behind and took the win! I had no idea the front was really broken and I just intended to break the beams hoping the other guy would red light. After he did not I gave it my all and took the win!

 

- Other Sponsors you would like to list:

Diesel Life, BD Diesel Performance, Sun Coast , Stainless Diesel, Southeast Power Systems, 5 Point Kustomz, Zimmy’s.

- Other Comments:

I strive to do my best every time. Even though this is a male driven sport, women can do anything they set their minds to. I love having kids come to look at the truck , take photos and sign hero cards for them.  Each year and racing season I try to make it better and more memorable than the last. Somehow , thru the grace of God, it works out. I do have setbacks at times but staying positive and have a never give up attitude , pushes me back at the top! The setback makes the comeback that much more rewarding. I could do what I love to do without the help and support of such amazing people! I am truly blessed.

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