Friday, August 6, 2010
The Devil's Semi: The CFI Red Racer, Pikes Peak, and bringing it to KC
What these pictures don't show is how much the back of it slid sideways going around our spot at Brownbush Corner, how much dirt and thick black smoke it left behind, how much the body of the truck listed in the turn, or the fact that he never let off the throttle taking that turn.
Then he proceeded to make about five fast laps around there, black smoke flying, turbos popping. He literally made smoke rings when he came back through his own tire smoke. It was just so big and fast in the context of that small track, the whole thing was very dramatic.
I tried to get him back to I-70 a few months later, but the truck wouldn't fit over the bank at the entrance gate without getting high-centered, so he had to just display it.
Still, it's one of those things you never forget.