Engine was built by Riverside Engines and recently redone by Mike Sandefur based on Doug sobotka's design.Turbo charger design and tuning is all done by Middleton team Brothers Fred and Keith Middleton and Matt with help from Jeff Parker, Mark Weiderhold, Roger Earley, Max Simpson, local machinist Jay Hale and many others.
Looking back on the past four years of his pulling career Joey has learned a lot and become a much better puller.
But one thing to remember about all those late night pulls and dirt slinging is that you need to enjoy every moment regardless of the turnout. He lost his life and it was a very tough time for us all.
Class: Light Super and Light Super/Prostock combo classes Organizations: Xcaliber/Mid Missouri Truck and Tractor pullers (MMTTPA)/Missouri state tractor pullers (MSTPA)/Iowa Missouri Truck and Tractor Pullers (IAMO), and Outlaws (6100-6500 lbs) is the range Bob and his wife Carla own and operate Central Ohio Fabrication in Amanda, Ohio which sponsors the truck.
They have one daughter who is six years old named Brooke that loves pulling.
It is a 600 cubic inch engine on an 8.1l small block Deere platform with a Cummins 8.9l crankshaft. Power is sent through a Profab transmission in an Esdon Lehn chassis with a Doc Christensen rear end.
Matt is very thankful he has continued to pull and strive to be competitive on a limited budget because Keith always puts his family first.
Matt is also incredibly grateful that Keith lets him drive and is working with Matt to someday replace him and keep their team going even when he really screws up they work together to get it back together and keep going. Two of Matt’s dad's brothers Jeff and Fred have each had their time in the seat and continue to support the team and are avid pulling fans themselves.
Matt would also need to thank his mom Carolyn, sister Amanda and his fiancé Jessica.
Matt’s first hook was 10 years ago in Fall City, Nebraska.