Fly-By Friday: Stadium Super Trucks Take Flight

It’s another Fly-by Friday post! Literally, in this case.
A recent round of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks championship saw the drivers boarding a plane for Townsville, Queensland, Australia to support the V8 Supercar show at the famed Townsville circuit. We’ve covered this series here a few times over the years, and let me tell you, these guys really know how to put on a show. Whether on asphalt, dirt, or in an actual stadium, the trucks are spectacular in the most literal sense of the word. The Townsville edition was no exception, and with the quality of drivers getting better every season, this was one of the best races yet.
When it comes to cars and flying, it is my studied opinion that no vehicle and no racing series does it better and more consistently than the Stadium Super Trucks? Suspension travel? Yeah, we’ve got that.

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  1. Sjalabais Avatar

    “So how did you end up with this career?”

  2. Alcology Avatar

    Let me tell you about a day way back when in the late 80s. It was a recurring day, of the best kind. It was bowling league night. Yes, I was quite young. Get home from school, eat dinner, go bowling. True bowling; candlepin bowling. Above the hardware store down the harbor. Paper pads. Feel the divots on the ball, pick the best one and use it as a guide to get some spin on there. 3 strings of 10 frames. Clunk of the pinsetter. And the smell! Nothing quite like it. After bowling, there were some arcade games to choose from. Ivan “Ironman” Stewarts Super Off-Road. Everytime. I don’t even remember the other games. A bag of Lays BBQ chips and a game or two of Offroad. We won the championship for our league. I never got the high score on Super Off-Road. The bowling alley closed awhile ago, but I’m pretty sure Super Off-Road is still hanging out up there. To be able to actually drive a truck like that would probably send me off the deep-end.

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      Candlepin? You must be in New England!
      (Massachusetts, if memory serves. Also, Wise chips > Lays, all day every day! Can’t get Wise in the PNW, unfortunately.)

      1. Alcology Avatar

        Yes indeed! Wise chips are great! Some of their copy-cat stuff stuff can be a little weird though. Another local chip brand, Wachusett, is so bad it’s great.

        1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
          dead_elvis, inc.

          Wachusett may be super-regional, I don’t ever remember seeing those in southern VT.
          State Line was another one, might have been in CT or MA. (Good for real, not so-bad-its-good. Still not as good as Wise. Snackiverse question: what’s up with so many snack food companies in PA? Wise, Utz, and tons of others. Pretzels, in particular.)

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