Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series


Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series
Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series Photos: last round of NZ Super Truck series

The last round of the NZ Super Truck series to decide the championship was held at the Taupo circuit. Check out these pictures from the event.

The weather was overcast but fine on the Saturday and the one race that was scheduled for the day resulted in a number of trucks colliding which, while spectacular to watch, forced the withdrawal of two trucks from the rest of the meeting.

The North Harbour towing team were kept busy clearing away the bent and broken trucks off the track. After the race, there was a lot of frantic activity by several teams to fix trucks in preparation for the next day’s racing.

Sunday’s racing got off to a wet start after overnight showers. The TWC Scania, driven by Tim Wheeler, experienced engine problems mid-way through the race and was unable to finish. The North Harbour towing crew were called on again to remove the truck from the track once the race had finished. This proved to be the end of racing for the TWC Scania as it did not come out for the remainder of the meeting.

The Porter Hire Kenworth of Andrew Porter and the Freightliner of Troy Wheeler were competitive with both drivers pushing hard for the lead in some very close and exciting racing with Troy Wheeler getting the checkered flag.

With the weather clearing up for the start of the second race and the track starting to dry out, the field was down to seven trucks with a couple of trucks unable to come out through mechanical breakdown or just being too badly damaged.

The second race was a reverse grid start with the International of Garry Price spinning out on the first corner of the first lap putting him to the back of the pack. The Mack Vision of Steve Walling and the Team Quality Kenworth of Shane Gray made contact with each other resulting in the Team Quality Kenworth spinning out.

The Freightliner of Troy Wheeler appeared to be having braking issues but he continued on and finished the race. The Porter Kenworth flew around the track to go from the back of the grid to finish first.

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