ALTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drivers will rev their engines for an exciting weekend of heavy-duty truck racing when Virginia International Raceway hosts the Meritor ChampTruck World Series®.
"For the first time since 1993, American racing fans can experience the fast-paced fun of watching big-rig trucks compete in a weekend of exciting events," said Ryan Obert, senior manager, Product Marketing for Meritor. "Class 8 heavy-duty truck racing is fan-friendly and family affordable with immediate access to the trucks, the drivers and teams."
Racing action for the sixth event in the Meritor ChampTruck World Series begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Admission is $10 for adults and includes paddock access. Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. on Friday, with practice, qualifying and racing events taking place throughout the day. A driver autograph session starts at 11:30 a.m.
More heat races are scheduled for Saturday. Another driver autograph session begins at 10:30 a.m. The championship podium race starts at noon. For more information, visit the ChampTruck website at http://www.champtruck.us.com.
Meritor, Inc. is executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season. Nine events conclude with the 2015 Meritor ChampTruck Series National Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. Drivers earn and accumulate points for the national championship event. Any conventional or cab-over truck that's at least 5 years old can race in the Meritor ChampTruck World Series events throughout the country.
Allen Boles, representing Charlotte, North Carolina-based Jupiter Enterprises' 10-truck fleet, placed first in the podium race in the fifth Meritor ChampTruck World Series Race in July at Gateway Motorsports Park in Granite City, Illinois.
An overview of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series, including interviews with drivers and the Meritor DriveForce™ team, is available at http://youtu.be/NrlvnY-MDm4 and http://vimeopro.com/user17218163/bumper-rea-big-trucks#/video/132228776.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Michigan, United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.