RE: Super Trucks visor cam | Time for Coffee

RE: Super Trucks visor cam | Time for Coffee

Wednesday 31st July

Super Trucks visor cam | Time for Coffee

Massive jumps, overtakes on the grass and hilarious body roll: this onboard footage has it all!



Weโ€™re big fans of the Stadium Super Trucks series at PH, for all of its madness. Itโ€™s about as far from the clinical world of Formula 1 as you can get, with pick-ups that defy gravity over jumps and demonstrate the sort of body roll youโ€™d expect from giant Citroen 2CVs. Off circuit politics are practically non-existent between teams, with all of the fighting done on track - even if it means body work, wheels and pretty much anything else getting lost in the process.

This morning, weโ€™ve come across an excellent visor camera video from the weekendโ€™s first Mid-Ohio race, with Matt Brabham providing us with the hectic on track ride. From starting in second and then challenging for the lead, defending champ Brabham demonstrates the aggressive racing techniques heโ€™s been successfully employing to rank top of the 2019 leader board. Itโ€™s fair to say he knows his way around the 600hp Chevy V8 racer โ€“ and it makes for excellent viewing.

Best of all, with four rounds of the 2019 series left (Mid-Ohio was the fifth of the season), the championship is still all to play for. And as the support series for IndyCar, itโ€™s fast building in popularity on a global scale, meaning you can catch the action online from this side of the pond. The title showdown is one weโ€™ll certainly be watching even if only for the on-track argy-bargy, which vastly contrasts our regular schedule of motorsport. If youโ€™re yet to be convinced of its entertainment, we encourage you to get the kettle on and enjoy the on-board below.

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Arsecati

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265 posts

61 months

Wednesday 31st July
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More entertainment in the first 30 seconds than an entire 65 laps of an F1 race! That was hilarious!

oobster

6,212 posts

155 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Get some ramps in F1, that'll be fun!

seefarr

641 posts

130 months

Wednesday 31st July
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wikipedia said:
Powered by a 600-hp Chevrolet LS V8 engine, the trucks weigh 2,900 pounds (1,300 kg) and are built with a steel-tube frame and fiberglass body. The trucks are 13'5" long and 5'2" high, feature a three-speed transmission and can reach speeds as high as 140 mph (230 km/h). A portion of the frame protects the driver from rolls. Next to the driver is a 5-US-gallon (19 l) jug that catches fluids which may have spilled from damage that the truck sustains.
Is that a spittoon or is it in case you soil yourself whilst in a massive accident?

V8muscle

26 posts

63 months

Wednesday 31st July
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Stadium Truck Racing has always amazed me. The trucks and drivers are unbelievable.

Check this out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbS7zMY2M3o

Mammasaid

1,247 posts

41 months

Wednesday 31st July
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They're actually on the IndyCar support, not NASCAR, and used to regularly hop across the Pacific to Australia.

ZX10R NIN

14,808 posts

69 months

Wednesday 31st July
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They're great to watch.

Wammer

278 posts

132 months

Thursday 1st August
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Where can you watch this on tv?

Pig benis

773 posts

125 months

Thursday 1st August
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What a mental sport, I love it.

Out of interest, how do these drivers not suffer back-related issues from the heavy landings from the jumps?

Back in my youth, I loved nothing more than jumping my first car (Citroen Saxo) over a humped back bridge. Okay it didn't have this level of suspension, but fk me the landing was always heavy

Bumblebee7

731 posts

19 months

Thursday 1st August
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Pig benis said:
What a mental sport, I love it.

Out of interest, how do these drivers not suffer back-related issues from the heavy landings from the jumps?

Back in my youth, I loved nothing more than jumping my first car (Citroen Saxo) over a humped back bridge. Okay it didn't have this level of suspension, but fk me the landing was always heavy
I've never done it, so don't speak from personal experience but if I recall the Grand Tour trio gave this a go and May, who always seems to have a bad back commented how surprisingly soft the landings were due to the suspension.

Mammasaid

1,247 posts

41 months

Thursday 1st August
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Wammer said:
Where can you watch this on tv?
https://www.youtube.com/user/StadiumSUPERTrucks

soad

30,229 posts

120 months

Thursday 1st August
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Hell, yeah!! smokin

big_rob_sydney

2,357 posts

138 months

Saturday 3rd August
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Hilarious-looking fun. I never even knew these existed, and what a complete opposite to F1 this is.

I don't know if it's just me, but I had visions of this guy literally landing on top of the car he was chasing after a huge jump.

Wolvesboy

404 posts

85 months

Sunday 4th August
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Now that looks like fun. Never heard of it here is Aus though.
Puts F1 to shame - overtaking on the grass, three wheel cornering, not to mention the jumps. How do those glass fibre bodies not crack? My TVR wouldn’t last a second!
Where can I have a go?
A sure fire winner either in “have a go” or as a “ride along.”

Plate spinner

13,290 posts

144 months

Sunday 4th August
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Looks brilliant!