Yes, you read the title correctly – this video shows a mind-blowing drag race between a couple of 60,000 horsepower semi trucks powered by Pratt & Whitney J34-48 jet engines. The truck in the foreground is named “Shockwave”, and it’s a Peterbilt Semi. “Super Shockwave”, the truck in the background, is built on a 1957 Chevy cab. These are two of the craziest trucks we’ve ever seen, and the fact that there are two of them so they can race each other is amazing.
The Shockwave currently holds the world-record for a jet-powered full-size truck, clocking in at a ridiculous 376 miles-per-hour. The Super Shockwave is no slouch, achieving a top speed of 336 mph in the full mile. The Shockwave was created by Les Shockley in 1984, and he’s been taking it all around the country ever since. In fact, next year will be the 30th anniversary of the original Shockwave, and there’s already 10 shows on the schedule.
The pyrotechnic display at this race is off the charts, and you’d better believe if this show comes around to our neck of the woods, we’ll be first in line for tickets. What do you guys think – pretty awesome, right? If you enjoyed watching these monster trucks go at it, be sure to ‘share’ the post!