In August 2016, Truck Racing Champion Boije Ovebrink with the truck Iron Knight took home not one, but two official speed records for trucks over 500- and 1000-meter runs. It demolished 500 meters (0.31 miles) in just 13.71 seconds and 1000 meters (0.62 miles) in 21.29 seconds.
The records were set at the “Skellefteå Drive Center” a former airfield outside Skellefteå in northern Sweden. The speed record was monitored and approved by the Motorsport Governing Body the FIA. To set the record the truck covered the distance in both directions. An average time and speed was calculated for both runs.
Weight 4.5 tons
ENGINE: Mid Mounted
TORQUE: 4425 Lb-Ft
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