Round three of the Australian Super Truck Sprint Series is about to get under way at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria on November 9-10.
The trucks made a thundering return to the NSW for the opening round, since the closure of Oran Park Raceway 4 years ago, and recorded Wakefield Park’s best ticket sales with close to 4,000 fans of all ages making the journey to Goulburn.
Those that ventured out were not disappointed.
The Super Trucks saw the return of the beloved veteran of the sport in Frank Amoroso in his sky blue #96 Kenworth. Frank had been out of the sport for a number of years due to a back injury, but the racing bug never left him and as soon as he was able to, he was behind the wheel. As the trucks had never been on the track at Wakefield, it took the drivers a little time to familiarise themselves with the lines, and when the heavens opened up, it was certain to be n interesting weekend of racing.
On the tight and twisty track, Frank Amoroso found the shortest way across the track a few times as did Fletcher Christian in the orange Highlands Truck Racing. The battle had been tight all weekend and Steven Zammit in the purple Kenworth T401 of SRZ Racing had just edged out Steve Coulter in the smaller Isuzu SBR of Trevor Page Racing.
Round 2 was held over the long weekend on October 5-6 at Winton Raceway, which saw the sun shining all weekend long, and in turn brought out the spectators. In what was looking like it was going to be a straight forward weekend of racing, but when it turned into a battle in race 2 on Sunday, six trucks suffered some sort of cosmetic damage, as they were heading 4 wide on the straight, and no-one was willing to give way into turn 2, which saw a concertina effect and many of those mid pack trying to avoid the carnage playing out in front of them.
In what this series is being dubbed as the “Tale of two Stevies” as Steven Zammit and Steve Coulter are contenders for the title, but as we saw over the last race weekend, another little Isuzu FSR of Kevin Anderson gave Zammit a little hurry-up and a warning that just maybe, the series may not go to one of the larger trucks in a very long time.
The penultimate round will return to Winton Raceway next month and will once again, showcase some of the fastest rigs in Australia as they do it for their fellow racer Rodney Crick, who passed away suddenly earlier this year.
Rigs, Rods & Rides will also be in the paddock at Winton along with The American Truck Historical Society, so that you will be able to get up and close to admire the beautiful machinery and airbrushing on trucks, choppers and custom cars.
Tickets available at the gate, Saturday $25 / Sunday $30 or weekend pass $40. Children under 15 years of age are FREE with any accompanying adult.