Truck Fest 2013: Smokey Big Rigs Burnouts & Drag Racing Revealed
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) When you think of a Big Rig Semi...you probably
don't immediately think of drag racing...or do you? This weekend at
Bandimere Speedway just outside of Denver, Colorado hundreds of Big Rig
Semi trucks lined up on the drag strip to see which one is the kind of the
mile high drag strip and which one is the fastest mile high pickup
dragster. Can a big rig run a sub 20 second quarter mile? You bet. Can a
big rig run a sub 15 mile....no problem. Can a Big Rig run a sub 10 second
time? You'll have to watch the video to find out. In another fun and
informative TFLtruck video we see what happens when the Big Rig Semi Trucks
line up behind the Christmas Tree.
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Jet Truck Crash at Great New England Airshow 2008
Kent Shockley's $500,000 jet truck crashed on deceleration during the Great
New England Airshow on Sunday, September 7, 2008. I slowed down the film at
the end and the failure of No. 2parachute to deploy is clearly visible as
the truck veers off Westover's runway.
Shockley was not hurt, but the truck was damaged since it flipped over once
and landed right-side up.
Extreme Trucking - Big Trucks in the world #2
Parking fail: http://youtu.be/Dk1tJsK1kW4
The Most AMAZING video:http://youtu.be/GSHBsR4rCk4
Tatra 813 8X8 Truck Trial:http://youtu.be/bRqigRj9W10
All sorts of extreme trucking and transportation around the world!
Big Trucks in the Canadian West
biggest truck in the world
Big Trucks in the alaska
Very Long Road Train
Silver Fox Jet Truck Blows Up
So I went to the drag races yesterday and happened to be videoing when this
Jet Truck blew up. Watch as the fuel line ruptures and jet fuel comes
pouring out around the rear tire just before it explodes.
Clay Millican 2005 Blowover
Short photo compilation then the video of Clay Millican in his Dukes Of
Hazard sponsored Top Fuel Dragster suffering a blowover of the softest
This incident could of been real bad but fortunately the car landed on its
rear wing which cushioned it.
Eyewitness-1971 Jet Car Crash Dallas International Motor Speedway
For full version of story go to my blog at:
My memories of the day: There had been showers that morning and the sky
was still a dull gray when I arrived at the Dallas International Motor
Speedway. I was working part time for KTVT Channel 11 in Ft. Worth and had
been assigned to shoot Art Arfons' 280-mph jet-powered dragster as he tried
to better the world quarter mile land speed record. His new two seat "Super
Cyclops" was scheduled to make 3 runs, the first, with a WFAA-TV news man.
As the car approached the line I pressed the shutter release. The ground
was shaking and the sound was painful but even after hearing the incredible
roar from the roll up I wasn't prepared when the Super Cyclops blasted into
that quarter mile run. It parted my hair! The first thought in my mind was,
there's no way I'd get in that car... My God, it could go straight up as
easily as forward. I stayed with the shot, following the jet down the
asphalt for the 6.01 seconds it took to reach the finish line and then
beyond. The jet shut down and immediately there was the blue smoke of
skidding rubber and wreckage flying. Then, farther down the strip, a column
of smoke. I jumped through a break in the guardrail, and ran toward the
As I got nearer I rolled film on a man who was crying and I asked if he was
OK? He couldn't speak but gestured to a pile of debris down the track. As I
ran closer I began to see it was a human torso scattered among several
other body parts. After reaching a little over 183 MPH the dragster had
blown a tire, spun 180 degrees and slammed through the guardrail on Thomas'
side, striking a track worker with such force that it propelled him into
another worker killing him as well. The carnage was overwhelming but I shot
the scene as best as I could playing down the grim details I knew would
never air anyway. I had shot all 100 feet of film but had another tin in my
pocket as I and a young still photographer started to run the several
hundred feet farther down the track to the burning jet car wreckage.
As we ran a car pulled in front of us, blocking our way, and several large
security guys jumped out and backed us into a retaining wall. One of the
men demanded we give him our cameras and to my surprise the young still
photographer complied. The man immediately opened the back, pulled out the
film and exposed it to the light. Although I was out of film I had
pretended to shoot the man as soon as he got out of the car and was still
doing so when he turned to me. The Bell and Howell's handy leather strap
made it a pretty good club as I backed against the wall and raised the
camera above my head. "I'm dropping the first guy that touches me", I
warned. I wasn't the biggest guy in that group but I sure wasn't the
littlest either. I was going to be a lot more trouble than that young guy
with the still camera. They didn't come any closer and I agreed to stop
taking pictures of them as more people arrived on the scene to see what was
going on. A truce of sorts was worked out when the security man contacted
the control tower about the situation. He talked in front of me on the
radio to a supervisor who told them not to touch me or the camera and
politely asked me to return to the tower with them. I agreed.
In the office I was met by Mike Landess who was working part time at WFAA
and freelancing as PR for the track. There were several other people in the
room who seemed to be speedway officials. They didn't demand the film but
wanted to talk to my boss at Channel 11 and I gave them the number. I heard
the conversation as they threatened to sue the station if we showed
anything inappropriate. After several minutes they handed the phone to me
and I was told to get shots of the wrecked car and then get back to the
station with the film as quick as possible. The security people took me
back to the crash site and I got my final shots. The story aired that night
and the station never was sued.
Not long after the crash I was filming an interview with Harry Reasoner,
then of ABC, at the Dallas Press Club when I ran into Travis Lynn, the news
director at WFAA-TV. I'd been making the rounds of all the TV stations that
summer trying to move up the news ladder, so Travis knew who I was. He
complimented my work on the jet car crash and offered me a job at channel
8. This after telling me just a few weeks earlier that I needed more
experience. I worked there for three years often with Mike Landess who I
met at the track office and later worked with at KBTV. He's now an
anchorman at KMGH in Denver.
So that's how it happened, my first TV news job in a major market. Although
I took his picture, I never met, Ch 8's, Gene Thomas but his career ended
the day mine really began. Life and death... My, how we blunder along. In
the news business you're confronted with that over and over. After awhile
you begin to see it's just part of the story.
2011 Shockwave Jet Truck. On The Inside, Capitol Air Show. Sac. CA. 376 MPH. Tweaker Vision 4
Driving the Shockwave Jet Truck. I took this at the Capitol Air Show in
Sacramento CA 9-11-11.
Here is what it is like driving the fastest Jet Truck in the world,
There are 5 levers he will be using. Starting from the right.
The red handle is for directing the thrust up wards. This is done to not
melt the track when the fire show is put on. Next are the throttles for the
3 jet engines. The long one with the knob is the chute and engine shut
down. The one closest to the driver Kent, is for the fire show. He dumps
raw diesel into the after burner. When you see him put his right hand up to
the roof he is adjusting the fire that comes out of the Exhaust stacks. This is one hole show. It is
from the time they stopped at the end of the runway all the way through the
full power run. When you see Kent adjust his gloves he is ready for the
300MPH run. Don't blink or you might miss it.
Thank you Kent and Bob for allowing me to put in the camera.
PS : Everyone loves your Chalupa.
Grave Digger vs Shockwave DRAG RACE!
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everything! Grave Digger the monster truck takes on The Shockwave Jet
Truck for Nitro Jam @ Bradenton Motorsports Park.
60 000 HP "Shockwave" FIRST JET RACE EVER in MI!
A dragrace between the two Shockwave jet trucks at the 131 drag strip in
Produced by Bjørn Michaelsen and DuneTV.com
Obstacle Course, Hill Climb, and Coal Chute! - Top Truck Challenge 2013
Purchase the Top Truck Challenge DVD here!
The Obstacle Course begins with a shockingly tall and long slippery hill
descent known as the "first hill" and it ends with a nasty dogleg gully
that's tantalizingly close to the finish line. In between is a treasure
trove of terror. The "lower section" forces competitors to navigate a
360-degree turn through three deep water holes and sand. From there,
competitors travel up a hill to the "upper section" that includes a
deceiving off-camber U-turn (known as "U-turn Hill"), two deep water holes,
and numerous tight turns. This event has a 10-minute time limit, but speed
is the enemy. This is because the course is marked with numerous cones and
each one hit adds 20 seconds to the overall time. If all four tires of a
rig travel outside a cone the rig is disqualified at that point. Safety
violations net a whopping two-minute penalty. Clearly, accuracy is the key
to success in the Obstacle Course.
Think back to those hillclimbs you've done in your 4x4. Yeah, the TTC Hill
Climb isn't like that. The Hill Climb is built specifically for TTC, it's
approximately 600 feet in length and it has an average angle of
approximately 60 degrees. It twists and turns as it winds through the
poison oak and it's peppered with strategically-placed deep holes and dirt
hills. Yes, we added hills to our Hill Climb. The Hill Climb is loose,
steep, and unpredictable. Naturally, we don't let drivers see it before
they run it because that would ruin the surprise. The Hill Climb rewards
those who can think on-the-fly and punishes those who are thinking about
the next event. We allowed each competitor 5 minutes to tackle the hill and
during that time they could stop, reverse, or winch. If a competitor
exceeded the time limit, traveled out of bounds, or violated a safety rule
they were disqualified at that point.
The Mini Rubicon, a staple of Top Truck for years, was a brutal event that
forced competitors to fight for every inch of forward progress. It was
tough and unforgiving. We wanted something tougher. So, for 2013 we
replaced the Mini Rubicon with the awe-inspiring Coal Chute. This event
uses a newly developed area (Rock Rash Ridge) at the Hollister Hills SVRA
that contains an amazing collection of man-made obstacles. Naturally, we
tweaked it to make it exclusive to Top Truck. Our mind-bending course was
approximately 525 feet in length, and included steep walls in excess of 7
feet tall and jumbles of rocks and cement tubes. We even brought in a water
truck and created a waterfall on the final cement climb. The course was
broken into four distinct sections. We threw competitors a curve ball and
allowed them to skip one of the two first sections. However, we penalized
each competitor 10 minutes if they bypassed the first section and 6 minutes
if they bypassed the second section. Strategy was a major player at this
event. There was a 20-minute time limit and safety violations netted a
two-minute penalty. If two of the vehicles tires traveled outside of the
cones the competitor was disqualified at that point.
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