If you are a regular here at BANGshift.com then you know that I dig the Stadium SUPER Truck races. These trucks make 650 ish horsepower, are all equipped with nearly identical components, and that makes super close racing in an environment you might not normally expect. They race these on the tarmac, with jumps made of steel, and that means three-wheel corners, lots of banging and bashing, big air, and lots of sideways cornering. It’s off-road style racing, in town, and in front of crowds that are used to watching open-wheel racing instead of big tired trucks. And the action and excitement level is always on kill with racers and spectators alike never know what might happen. Watch this race here and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
They race twice at each race venue, and the races start with an inverted order based on points and then stop at the halfway point for a mandatory caution that tightens up the trucks for a side-by-side race to the finish. That means the close racing you see right at the start of a race is there TWICE, and the chances for contact, two-wheel rides, flips, and spins goes up dramatically. It sure did in Darwin this weekend for Race #1!