Pro Racing Series Rd 7/8 KKC: Pick Up Truck Rd 7, Sep 11, 2010: Qualifying, Grid & Race
The Pro Racing Series visited the almost brand-new Kaeng Krachan Circuit (KKC) located just south of Petchaburi at the weekend for the fourth and penultimate round of this year's championship. For 2010 the multi-programme format, which focuses on classes for cars, bikes and pickups, has swapped last year's five races which all took place at the Bira track for three this time at the Pattaya circuit with the other two rounds being held at KKC, Thailand's newest racing facility. Thailand certainly lacks top-notch race tracks and most of the sport is focused around the Bira International Circuit just inland from the seaside resort city of Pattaya, which happens to be the country's only FIA sanctioned facility, so the arrival of KKC on the scene makes a welcome addition to the calendar although this year only the Pro Racing Series and the Honda Racing Fest seem to be making the trek. The Pro Racing Series, promoted by GPI Motorsport, is one of the key motor racing series in Thailand, slotting in underneath the Thai Super Car championship and above the more grassroots-focused Nitto 3K Racing Car Thailand and Super Club Thailand events. The Pro Racing Series revolves around three main categories: for cars there are two levels, Pro Car and the 2.0-litre Thailand Touring Car class, while there is the obligatory championship fought out by 2.5-litre turbodiesel-powered pickups. There is also the Singha Racing School championship for less experienced drivers providing a very suitable stepping stone. Bikes are usually included but not this weekend. The programme at KKC is split over two days: qualifying and the first set of races for all the series (round 7) takes place on Saturday with a second group of races on Sunday (round 8). The day's programme kicks off with practice runs for all classes through the early morning with the first qualifying sessions getting underway in the late morning before there is a scheduled break for lunch from 1130 to 1200. After lunch qualifying is completed (there are two separate track periods for the Thailand Touring Car runners) before the first race - round 7 - sees the Pick Up Truck drivers fighting an 18 lap race from 1355 to 1430. That is followed by 12 laps for the Pro Car category (1455-1520, 12 laps) and the bill-topping Thailand Touring Car race (1545-1620, 18 laps). The Singha Racing School 8-lapper wraps up the race action and the day will conclude with a crowd-pleasing drifting display. The pick-ups belch their way onto the still-sleepy track for their qualifying runs, ten turbodiesel machines drawn from the Isuzu, Toyota, Chevrolet and Mazda brands. Pole goes to the #4 Izusu of Kajornsak Na Songkla in 1:35.401, he is seven-tenths clear of Jaras Jangkamolkulchai (#29 Chevrolet) while next up, and the fastest of the "Class B" runners, Naruechit Kietmaneesri (#33 Isuzu), is more than two seconds back (1:37.602). The story of the Pick Up Truck race is an early lead for the pole-sitting #4 Isuzu of Kajornsak. From the front row the #29 Chevrolet of Jaras drops back but he soon fights his way back into contention and by mid race he is past Kajornsack and into a clear lead.
Super-Overloaded Pickup Truck in Thailand
Just a sample of what you can expect to see on the roads of Thailand; utter
lunacy. This is certianly a big part of why there are so many terrible
accidents on the roads of Thailand. This was shot less than an hour outside
UPDATE: On Nov 23rd, 2011 the TV show "Mythbusters" actually used part of
this video in one of their min-myth segments. I'm very grateful to that
overloaded truck, now!!
Toyota Hilux Vigo Intimidator 215BHP
2008 Toyota Hilux Vigo Intimidator
3.0 TDi super chipped 215BHP this jeep is a fully loaded Beast and its 1 of
Comes with 20` Alloy Wheels & its original hilux wheels 2 sets,
Intimidator Front Bar,
Fog Lamp Surrounds,
Front & Rear Light Chrome Guards
Chrome door Vigo badges
Bonnet Guard & Wind Visors,
Illuminated Sill Plates LED
Air Con, CD MP3 Player,
Full Leather, Front & Rear Light Guards,
Central Locking, Side Steps,
Towbar & Socket, Wood Dash Kit,
Top Spec Full auto Electronic Rear Cover & Load Liner.
American Speed Fest. Brands Hatch 9th June 2013 Pickup Trucks Race 1
We are on board with #69 Driver Lee Rogers for the Pickup Truck Racing
Series. The racing at Brands Hatch was so exciting and entertaining we just
could not take out any of the action, so you will be pleased to know that
this is the full race from the front and rear camera of the LINE-X
sponsored #69 car. Read the results update here: American Speed Fest Pickup
Truck Race Report:
Smokin' Gun Diesel Drag Race Truck, huge burnout! June 2009 Calgary
Huge burnout and a pretty decent 1/4 mile pass for a full size former
highway transport truck.
Smokin' Gun is Twin turbo, Supercharged,
and InterCharged Detroit Diesel 8V92 1968 Kenworth drag truck. Just in case
that isn't enough power, there's also a 1200 hp shot of Nitrous Oxide to give it that extra kick. It makes
3100 hp to move 9500 lbs down the 1/4 mile in less than 12.5 seconds, and
through the traps at over 120 mph! This pass is a 12.91 103.35 MPH pass at
Race City... not bad!
copyright 2011 AVS Inc
Big Trucks Duke it Out: Full Size Pickup Comparison
MORE FULL SIZE TRUCK COMPARO @ INSIDELINE.COM:
We see it every Friday during our evening commute. A stream of vehicles
choking the freeway, headed out to the Mojave Desert or the Colorado River
for some well-earned weekend stress relief.
The fun varies, from camping to dirt-bike riding to water-skiing. But the
vehicle that invariably gets tasked with hauling the corresponding
equipment is a full-size pickup truck. You know, like the 2009 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 2009 Ford F-150 or 2009 Toyota Tundra.
Sure, we talk about the virtues of the minivan as a family hauler, and
there are many. But the minivan stands no chance against a looming 25-foot
camping trailer. And SUVs are easily flummoxed by motocross bikes and the
need to carry their smelly gas cans (or anything that's remotely dirty,
actually) in the vehicle's cargo area.
There's nothing like a pickup, with its big bin in back that doesn't care
what you toss into it. And the truck is sure to be around long after the
full-frame SUV falls completely out of favor and descends into the
three-row car-based sensibility that is the crossover.
4WD Action visit the Ultimate Suspension
4WD Action magazine visit The Ultimate Suspension's workshop in ingleburn
to learn more about suspension design and why our company has been a
leading name in automotive suspension for over 35 years.