ChampTruck race series launches fleet participation program

user-gravatar
Updated Apr 7, 2015
Can you picture yourself behind the wheel of a ChampTruck? Great American Trucking Show attendees got a look at it at the Overdrive booth.Can you picture yourself behind the wheel of a ChampTruck? Great American Trucking Show attendees got a look at it at the Overdrive booth.

 

2015 series dates beyond the opening event are tentative as series organizers await finalization of NASCAR and Indy schedules at major tracks.2015 series dates beyond the opening event are tentative as series organizers await finalization of NASCAR and Indy schedules at major tracks.

The partners behind the ChampTruck World Series Class 8 truck racing series, slated to start with an April 17-19 event at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2015, announced the Fleet Participation Program at the Great American Trucking Show.

The program “is actually an exchange program,” said ChampTruck’s John Condren, where fleets can donate their “low or zero-asset-value trucks” that have “been paid for time and again.” Utilizing investments the ChampTruck executive directors, among them Class 8 truck racer and pioneer in the U.S., Mike Ryan, as well as Condren, have made to jumpstarting the series, “we’re taking these and turning them into million-dollar brand-marketing tools,” he said.

Class 8 stunt racer and a leading partner in the Champtruck Series, Mike Ryan — read more about Ryan, John Condren and ChampTruck via this link to coverage from the Mid-America Trucking Show.Class 8 stunt racer and a leading partner in the Champtruck Series, Mike Ryan — read more about Ryan, John Condren and ChampTruck via this link to coverage from the Mid-America Trucking Show.

“What we’re offering to the fleets will not cost them a dime,” he added. “Companies will provide ChampTruck World Series some of these trucks, and we’ll build each one into a fully prepared race truck. One of them we’ll give back to the fleet. What the fleet does is they can take that truck … and they can use it for publicity or, who knows, they may want to race it” in the series.

The race driver, Condren adds, could be a driver from the fleet, “an executive, they may want to bring in a celebrity.” The possibilities are numerous.

Progress on ChampTruck’s launch next year has been great since the series announced preparations for the 2015 launch at the Great American Trucking Show in 2013.

With 10 tracks already confirmed, they’re in for an exciting year. Take a brief video tour through the specs of what ChampTruck stock racing trucks will be. Visit http://ChampTruck.us.com for more.

[youtube TBoF0XBDO54 nolink]

Showcase your workhorse
Add a photo of your rig to our Reader Rigs collection to share it with your peers and the world. Tell us the story behind the truck and your business to help build its story.
Submit Your Rig
Reader Rig Submission