racing

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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The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

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Video: A quick run in Mike Morgan’s ChampTruck-in-progress

Take a run through some photos of the custom Mack racer and a brief bit of drifting around Morgan's circle drive to get a feel for the unit in this video.

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ChampTruck race series launches fleet participation program

VIDEO: John Condren of the ChampTruck series runs through stock race truck specs and announces the fleet participation program for turning low-asset-value equipment into race-worthy units, with benefits.

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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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New vid: Mike Ryan jumps stunt Freightliner

The elaborately-shot video commandeered a Long Beach port terminal to make a gymkhana-style course and stage the resulting video, with plenty spectacular stunts and precision handling.

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VIDEO: Pit stop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

I had the opportunity to attend the NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend, during a personal trip back to my hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., due south of the Queen City, as they call it. "Wish I could have been there," noted one commenter on Overdrive's Facebook page when we posted a tour in pictures through the day there (looks like you wouldn't have been the only hauler out for the ...

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Charlotte 500 in pictures

Rigs of NASCAR: Scenes from the garage, pits and infield at the October 13, 2013, Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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