FOUNTAIN, Colo., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The thrill of big rig racing returns to Colorado Friday when drivers at the Pikes Peak International Raceway rev their engines for the Meritor ChampTruck World Series®.
The three-day series at Pikes Peak is the third event in the Meritor ChampTruck World Series which is bringing semi truck racing back to the United States after a 22-year absence.
"For the first time since 1993, American racing fans are experiencing the fun of watching Class 8 heavy-duty trucks compete in three days of exciting events," said John Nelligan, vice president, Sales & Service, North America for Meritor. "These races are fan-friendly and family affordable with access to the trucks, the drivers and teams."
Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, with Meritor ChampTruck practice events taking place throughout the day. On Saturday, gates open at 7 a.m. for a full day of events, including truck and sports car sprint racing. Historic Indy 500 race cars will also take to the track for exhibition racing. Sunday racing events conclude with an awards ceremony at 5:15 p.m.
Admission is $20 per person each day or $30 for the weekend. Ticket price includes full pit and paddock access for all events as well as open grandstand seating. For more information, visit the ChampTruck website.
Meritor, Inc. is executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season. Ten 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.
The next regular season race is at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina from July 2 through July 4.
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.
Meritor, Inc. (NYSE :MTOR ) 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.