Out of all places, it’s gotta be Quebec that has some of the most wicked semi trucks doing more than just hauling the daily load. Any camion racing that goes down in the Francophile province is something BangShift-worthy, and we bet that the only reason Lohnes hasn’t volunteered to announce at any of these events is because he ne parle pas français. Think of it as a truck pull with a purpose: load a trailer, set up a dragstrip on an uphill street, and prepare to see more coal rolled than any farm boy dares dream. You don’t need to know any words in French to understand what you’re seeing, and the only thing that would make it better would be to see it in person so you get the vibration and the noise added in.
The Kenworth W900 is driven by Sylvain Noël is reportedly good for 2,400 horsepower and north of 3,000 ft/lbs of torque. The Freightliner Argosy is wheeled by Mario Racicot and is packing 1,704 cubic inches of Detroit Diesel, spread out over twenty-four cylinders. Yeah, that’s no joke…24 slugs are cranking out the kind of torque that makes pulling a truck sled appear to be a mere burp in the road. Together, lined up, these two eighteen-wheelers make for a dream team pair-off. So what do you choose: the traditional conventional that can give a guy in a Camaro a severe complex, or the most unhinged COE we know of?