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My colleague Jack Roberts shot the vid above at a European Class 8 racing circuit event in Italy. If you missed his two videologs from the competition, you can stroll through the track action via this link, and this link.
While he was there, Roberts ran into Fabien Calvet, who happens be the European partner of stuntman/Pike’s Peak hill-climber Mike Ryan and John Condren of the ChumpCar auto-racing series. In 2015, as both Calvet and Ryan, as well as Condren, have said, the U.S. will be getting its own Class 8 circuit series. Calvet noted as many as 8 races confirmed for 2015 in this video brief Roberts shot.
And in the podcast below, from my conversations with Condren and Ryan at the Mid-America Trucking Show, the stateside partners in the ChampTruck World Series also share plans to build a Class 8 racing culture here and how interested racers can get involved.
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