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STRONG COMPETITION: Truck racing is back this year, the first round will be at Wakefield on May 17-18.
STRONG COMPETITION: Truck racing is back this year, the first round will be at Wakefield on May 17-18.

THE  Hi-Tech Oils Australian Super Truck Nationals are returning to Wakefield Park in Goulburn (NSW) on May 17-18.

This year brings an age of expansion for racing trucks with new naming rights sponsor Hi-Tec Oils, which already has a great affirmation in Australian motor sports, and television coverage after each round - on SBS Television's SpeedWeek program Sunday afternoons.

At Wakefield Park, last year's champion Steven Zammit, will face some strong competition again, with the likes of the Trevor Page Racing Isuzu driven by Steve Coulter, who only missed out on the 2013 finale by a handful of points.

Newcomer Marcus Prillwritz will make his debut in a new purpose-built Mack Superliner owned by Barry Butwell.

Barry will also line the grid once again after starting at Oran Park more than two decades ago, in a Mack Superliner with an E6 engine, Allison transmission and disc brakes.

The usual drivers will also be returning with the likes of 'fan favourite' Frank Amoroso and Beau Hewat in Kenworths, Paul Reyntjes and John Falk in the Volvos, the two Karakar Racing Isuzus of Kevin Anderson and Craig Yardy and many more as they hustle and bustle their rigs for pole position and for the newly formatted Team's Championship.

Tickets are available at the gate, adults $25 (a day) or $40 for the weekend, children under 16 free with a paying adult. Gates open at 7am, racing start at 9am.

Win a double pass just by heading to the Big Rigs competition page by close of business on May 15.

For info about the Nationals, head to the truck racing nationals website.

Topics:  competition transport trucks

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