Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising Live Chat  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Saloon & Sportscar Racing > Australasian Touring Cars.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10 Sep 2004, 00:19 (Ref:1091433)   #1
Jason Whittaker
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location:
Queensland
Posts: 56
Jason Whittaker should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Truck racing...?

Hi guys,

What ever happened to truck racing?

I work for a magazine publishing company in Brisbane, and among the titles we produce is a trucking magazine called Owner//Driver. My editor wanted me to track down what's happening on the truck racing scene...but I haven't heard anything about it for years.

Remember when Rodney Crick was a minor celebrity? What happened? Is there still any sort of championship in place? Does anyone know of any trucks racing around Australia? What are all those drivers with their hotted-up trucks up to these days?

I'd welcome any information/thoughts. Post a reply or drop me a line.

Thanks,

Jason Whittaker
jwhittaker@pubserv.com.au
http://www.fullyloaded.com.au

Last edited by Jason Whittaker; 10 Sep 2004 at 00:20.
Jason Whittaker is offline  
__________________
Jason Whittaker
Quote
Old 10 Sep 2004, 00:53 (Ref:1091453)   #2
White Knight
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
http://www.truckracing.com.au

Check this link, truck racing is having something of a revival this year with races so far at Mallala, Barbagello and Oran Park.
 
Quote
Old 10 Sep 2004, 01:08 (Ref:1091461)   #3
Jason Whittaker
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location:
Queensland
Posts: 56
Jason Whittaker should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Thanks for the lead, White Knight.

I just had a chat to the President of Australian Supertruck Racing, Stan Seton. He got control of the rights from the Power Tour after they "stuffed it up."

As you say, they've had events at Mallala, Oran Park and Barbagallo this year. Events at Winton and Calder have been cancelled due to some sort of dispute.

But they're working on a full series for next year. Stan says he expects upwards of 20 competitors and a TV deal is close to being signed.

So truck racing is back, apparently. Good for them.

Thanks again,

Jason Whittaker
jwhittaker@pubserv.com.au
http://www.fullyloaded.com.au
Jason Whittaker is offline  
__________________
Jason Whittaker
Quote
Old 10 Sep 2004, 06:22 (Ref:1091597)   #4
Mattracer
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,352
Mattracer should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Some of the best racing you'll see actually. The sight of these things charging down to a first corner bellowing the black smoke from their stacks and the sideways action is great value for money. It says it all when the falg marshalls posts are vactaed prior to their races. Smart move...
Mattracer is offline  
__________________
Holden- How One Legendary Driver Earned Nine

Permanent circuits- the life blood of motorsport
Quote
Old 10 Sep 2004, 11:02 (Ref:1091787)   #5
gttouring
Veteran
 
gttouring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location:
USB 3.0
Posts: 4,531
gttouring should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
ah yes I am one of the few on this board who loves TRuck racing
be it FIA race and supertrucks
or Brasil Formula TRuck
this is one brilliant and eye popping type of racing.
too bad support seems down a bit in the super race truck class in FIA
what with VW entering new this year is nice, but 3 Bugyra's that there is half the field.
the MAN dominated Racetruck class seems ok but not on the same "polish and shine" level the SRT class is.
have you guys seen Formula truck ? that has HUGE fields and Mega crowds- good racing, cool trucks too
gttouring is offline  
__________________
SuperTrucks rule- end of story.
Listen to my ramblings! Follow my twitter @davidAET
I am shameless ...
Quote
Old 10 Sep 2004, 12:46 (Ref:1091912)   #6
Aquarius
Racer
 
Aquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location:
at a "permanent" race track
Posts: 314
Aquarius should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Yea, bring on the trucks. They are great.
Aquarius is offline  
__________________
Bring racing back to Australian RACE TRACKS, leave the streets to all other motorists
Quote
Old 11 Sep 2004, 01:53 (Ref:1092461)   #7
laser
Racer
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location:
Sydney, AU
Posts: 216
laser should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Will Crick be welcome at Oran Park again after ths stunt at his last appearance ?
laser is offline  
__________________
:)
Quote
Old 11 Sep 2004, 07:28 (Ref:1092640)   #8
F|sh
Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location:
Fremantle
Posts: 193
F|sh should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
crick showed the fire marshalls how to put a fire out too at barabgallo
F|sh is offline  
Quote
Old 12 Sep 2004, 06:13 (Ref:1093636)   #9
Warwick
Racer
 
Warwick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
New Zealand
New Zealand
Posts: 441
Warwick should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I crewed for race trucks about 10 years ago and was lucky enough to do a few laps in one,absolutely awesome!
Warwick is offline  
__________________
Eat right,
Stay Fit,
Die anyway!
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Truck Racing - where to see it? TheNewBob Trackside 17 20 Sep 2005 12:09
Truck Racing Crash and Burn Announcements and Feedback 5 27 Sep 2001 18:33
Truck racing marcus National & Club Racing 11 2 Jan 2001 11:41


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.