High-fly­ing hot wheels

STAND BY FOR SU­PER TRUCKS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

G’DAY ev­ery­one. Journo Jack from NewsLo­cal here.

I love driv­ing. The throb of the en­gine, the wind in my hair, the end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties of the wide open road ... and that’s just get­ting out of the drive­way.

But speed­ing around in a truck then launch­ing 10m into the air? I think I’ll leave that to the ex­perts.

On Oc­to­ber 31, Sta­dium Su­per Trucks will roar into Syd­ney, fea­tur­ing 10 trucks from the US.

The off-road trucks boast more than 600 horse power and a sus­pen­sion sys­tem that wouldn’t be out of place on a space­ship.

I went to the launch event at Spot­less Sta­dium the other week and can con­firm that these guys are crazy.

Vet­eran road racer Paul Mor­ris would agree.

As Mor­ris was strapped into the pas­sen­ger seat and driven at high speed into the sta­dium, I could hear him scream­ing a mile off.

That was be­fore he hit the ramp and the truck soared through the air.

“I have been in he­li­copter crashes that didn’t scare me as much,” Mor­ris said later.

Mor­ris will need to get his act to­gether, and maybe pack a change of un­der­wear, as he’s one of the Aus­tralian driv­ers who will be part of the high-fly­ing an­tics at Spot­less Sta­dium.

NewsLo­cal has an ex­clu­sive of­fer for read­ers. Book tick­ets at tick­etek.com.au/ sta­di­um­su­pertrucks and pay only $44 for adults and $140 for a fam­ily of four. Full terms and con­di­tions are on the Tick­etek site.

Pic­ture: DY­LAN ROBIN­SON

Journo Jack keeps his feet on the ground at the launch of the Sta­dium Su­per Trucks.

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