Trucks gearing up for race day
WIN tickets and a hotlap at the opening round of the Australian Supertruck series on July 14 and 15.
Queensland Raceway is set to host the opening round of the Australian Supertruck series on the weekend of July 14 and 15.
Big Rigs has tickets to giveaway and a hotlap in a racing truck for one lucky reader, courtesy of Queensland Raceway.
Hugely popular in the 1980s, truck racing is making a serious comeback in Queensland and this is your chance to get up close to the largest form of motor racing.
These rigs will hit the track as part of round three of the Queensland Racing Driver Championship, hitting 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 and the Trans Tasman trophy.
Truck racing in Australia began in 1986 at Oran Park, where the teams would arrive, unhitch their trailers and start to race. It has since evolved. The trucks are now race-prepared just like any other category.
Entry is free for children under 12 years. There is racing both days with the main showdown on Sunday.
Australian Supertruck series on July 14-15
Gates open: 7am
RACING COMMENCES: 8.50am
ENTRY: $20 Saturday, $30 Sunday. Children under 12 years free