A Fantastic race weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway COLORAD SPRINGS, COLORADO
WITH Real Racing ON Real Tracks WITH Real Big Trucks and MANY Victories!
Stuart Oliver realised a big challenge! After many victories in Europe and two champion trophies in India, he captured a victory in his first US race – at the same time he became the first European truck-racing driver to participate in the new founded ChampTruck World Series!
Just THREE days after the BRITISH TRUCK RACE CHAMPIONSHIP event at Pembrey IN SOUTH WALES, Stuart HEADED OFF to America to compete with a race-prepared Freightliner at THE FAMOUS Pikes Peak International Raceway.
The WELL ORGANISED event started ON THE Saturday morning with TWO free practice SESSIONS FOLLOWED BY ONE 20 MIN qualifying session, THIS provided ALL the drivers the opportunity to gather experience OUT on the HIGH SPEED ROVAL track. DURING THE WHOLE WEEKEND Stuart WAS HAPPY TO help the field OF NEW TEAM’S AND DRIVERS to improve their lap times by working with them on their truck set up AS WELL AS giving them MANY driving tips TO ASSIST THEM RACE THEIR BIG-RIG’S ! One of the strongest competitor in this championship is Krisztián Szabó, who competes in a Volvo race truck, engineered BY the well-known European OXXO RACING Team.
The program featured four reverse grid heat races FOLLOWED BY one GRAND final race HELD ON THE Sunday AFTERNOON. Stuart pushed his Freightliner with the number #31 to the limit. In combination with his huge experience, HE managed to finish all THE heat races on the PODIUM – with two wins a 2nd and a 3rd place! The grand final which started in REVERSE order of the collected points from the previous HEAT races, WITH A MIX OF WET AND DRY CONDITION DURING THE RACE Stuart claimed ANOTHER victory AND was crowned OVERALL champion of the weekend!
Stuart would like to thank everybody, who support him IN his aim to PARTICIPATE IN TRUCK RACING this year on AS MANY different WORLD continents AS POSSIBLE. He had a FANTASTIC EXPIRIENCE in America surrounded by MANY great People!