This is the total embodiment of the old adage, “people will race anything.” We’re taking you on a trip to the Russian countryside to check out some awesome racing action, complete with jumps. The catch is that the vehicles being raced are old medium-duty trucks with beam axles and a propensity for flight.
We know a little about the vehicles themselves. The trucks are made by a company called ZiL and are typically 130 models. From the factory these trucks were equipped with a 360ci V8 that was packing a 6.5:1 compression ratio. They have obviously been hot rodded because, as you’ll see, they haul some ass for trucks that weight in at nearly 8,000 pounds.
We think an American series needs to be started up. Our project C50 truck would fit right in with this crowd! Check it out and try to tell us that these racers are not having a ball beating the snot out of these trucks. There’s some awesome hang time, tail-out action, and plain old carnage to be had in just about all the videos.