Video, photos: Brit races original ChampTruck Freightliner to victory in truck racing circuit’s third race

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Updated Aug 4, 2017
Stuart Oliver drove ChampTruck’s company truck, the No. 31 Freightliner, the victory in the points-earning Podium Race this weekend.Stuart Oliver drove ChampTruck’s company truck, the No. 31 Freightliner, the victory in the points-earning Podium Race this weekend.

Professional truck racer Stuart Oliver out of England picked up the points-earning race in the third Meritor ChampTruck World Series race of the series’ inaugural season, held May 29-31 at the Pikes Peak raceway in Colorado.

Oliver is a 10-time truck racing champion in the British truck racing circuit, and he drove ChampTruck’s company show racer, the No. 31 Freightliner, in the weekend’s events.

Oliver being congratulated on his wins by ChampTruck founding partner Fabien Calvet. Calvet runs the European truck racing circuit that ChampTruck is based on.Oliver being congratulated on his wins by ChampTruck founding partner Fabien Calvet. Calvet runs the European truck racing circuit that ChampTruck is based on.

Stunt truck driver and racer Mike Ryan, one of the founding partners of ChampTruck, said Oliver also spent the weekend relaying his knowledge of trucking racing equipment and driving to other teams in the field.

Below are photos from the weekend races from photographer Matt Brown and video from Minimizer, who has two teams competing in the 2015 series. The next ChampTruck race weekend takes place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway July 4 weekend.

Stay tuned for more ChampTruck coverage this week and next:

Oliver's No. 31 Freightliner leading the pack, with Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo's No. 23 Bendix-sponsored Volvo following close behind.Oliver's No. 31 Freightliner leading the pack, with Hungarian racer Krisztian Szabo's No. 23 Bendix-sponsored Volvo following close behind.

Ricky Proffitt's Peterbilt 379 racer. Proffitt races on the Jupiter Motorsports team, a spin-off of the 15-truck Jupiter Enterprises, a small fleet based on North Carolina.Ricky Proffitt's Peterbilt 379 racer. Proffitt races on the Jupiter Motorsports team, a spin-off of the 15-truck Jupiter Enterprises, a small fleet based on North Carolina.

Krisztian Szabo's No. 23 Volvo, followed by Oliver's No. 31 ChampTruck Freightliner.Krisztian Szabo's No. 23 Volvo, followed by Oliver's No. 31 ChampTruck Freightliner.

Mike Morgan's No. 88 Mack. Morgan is a Mack tech based outside of Nashville, Tenn.Mike Morgan's No. 88 Mack. Morgan is a Mack tech based outside of Nashville, Tenn.

The No. 63 Minimzer 'Team Tested' racer and the No. 11 Optima Batteries truck squaring off.The No. 63 Minimzer 'Team Tested' racer and the No. 11 Optima Batteries truck squaring off.

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The ChampTruck field for this weekend's races.The ChampTruck field for this weekend's races.

Morgan's No. 88 MackMorgan's No. 88 Mack

Allen Boles Pete 359 racer followed by a pack of racers.Allen Boles Pete 359 racer followed by a pack of racers.

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