One occasion that we have to see in individual is Rodéo du Camion-style semi-truck drag racing. The premise is easy: two vans hitch as much as a B-train trailer setup that’s weighed down with forty-five tons of lumber. The race takes place up a hill (the precise Rodéo du Camion race monitor in Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec has a 12% grade that the vans climb up as they battle side-by-side, twisting body, spinning tires, darkening the sky with smoke and customarily making a spectacle out of freight haulage in the suitable approach. And all of this should be achieved with a guide trans…there aren’t any computerized transmissions allowed and will the group be merciful if you happen to miss a shift. Proper, like that’ll occur…you’ll hear the laughter and condescending feedback your entire time you set as much as end climbing the hill good and slow-like.
This isn’t Ottawa. That is Onaway Speedway in Michigan and that is the second operating of the Nice Lakes Massive Rig Problem. It was solely a matter of time earlier than this type of diesel scene was going to make it right down to the States, and Onaway Dragway has an uphill drag setup that works. Three lessons of semi-tractors got here out to play: A (open class), B (one 80mm turbocharger) and C (bone inventory). Which means every part from a truck that got here off the highway simply to play for a weekend to a purpose-built monster was there on-hand to assist transfer some lumber round to the delight of the viewers. And that’s not all they did…however you’ll have to attend a bit to see extra!
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