Class 8 racing

Videos: Shakedown run in Mike Morgan’s Mack race truck

Ride with Mike Morgan for a couple laps around Nashville Fairgrounds half-mile oval -- Morgan's Powershift Performance is one of several race teams getting ready for the ChampTruck World Series next month.

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ChampTruck update with 88 Mike

Podcast: Mack of Nashville tech/ChampTruck race team driver/owner Mike Morgan with an update on progress as series appraoches in April.

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Introducing ’88 Mike': Video with Powershift Performance racer Mike Morgan

"In the armed forces 88 Mike stands for truck driver. I want to be 88 Mike. I want to be the truck driver." --Mike Morgan, whose self-styled Mack race truck will compete in the ChampTruck Class 8 race series

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Mike Ryan uninjured after dramatic crash at Pike’s Peak

Class 8 stunt man and racer Mike Ryan narrates his June 26 crash at Pike's Peak: "I left the edge of the road running close to 60 mph and flew about 50 feet into the tree tops...."

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Podcast: Off to the races!

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck race series, aiming to bring Class 8 racing to the states.

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VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progress

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a race truck.

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VIDEO: Truck racing in Europe

Video of European Class 8 truck racing action from the Czech Republic.

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Low-viscosity oils to be integral in meeting next emissions, mileage targets

Follow news editor James Jaillet on Twitter for live updates from Shell Rotella's tech center in Germany, later in the week including action from a Class 8 truck-racing series.

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