Truck racers ready to roar
TRUCK racing is making a comeback in Australia.
It started back in 1986 at Oran Park, where teams would arrive, unhitch their trailers and start to race.
It has since evolved and the trucks now race just like any other category.
This month the Australian Supertruck series is about to launch in Queensland.
And you can catch all the on and off track action at Queensland Raceway in Willowbank on July 14-15.
The rigs will hit the track doing speeds in excess of 160kmh, making for a fast and exciting event.
Six tonnes of metal will hurtle down Dick Johnson Straight, ensuring spectators stay poised on the edge of their seats.
Beau Hewat in the white Kenworth is determined to retain the number one spot, but Steven Zammit, also in a Kenworth, returns to Australia after an impressive meet in New Zealand recently where he claimed the NZ Championship as well as the Trans Tasman trophy.
The two drivers have been locked in many heated battles in their rigs.
Hewat will do his best to ensure Zammit doesn't take the trifecta in the Australian Championship this year.
With free entry for children under 12 years, the Australian Supertruck Series is a great family day out.
Bring the kids and let them watch with open mouths as these larger than life racers drift around the famous corners of Queensland Raceway.
With the truck racing both days (the main showdown on Sunday), this is set to be a great weekend of action.
Gates Open: 7:00am
Racing Commences: 8:50am
Entry: $20 Saturday , $30 pp Sunday, Children under 12yo FREE
Win win win
One lucky Big Rigs reader will win the ride of their life. Queensland Raceway has given us a hot lap in a racing truck to giveaway. There are also double passes to the event up for grabs. Click here enter before 6am on Monday July 9.