Two semi trucks collide during drift event

Typically a semi truck is not considered a race car, or even a sports car at that. But, when you take a group of modified semis and race them around a track they become instant savages of speed. It takes a special type of driver to hop in the seat of these massive beasts and agree to run them at the brink of destruction for the poll position. Should any of these mechanical monsters collide, sure peril will resume. When you race, it's only a matter of time before a wreck occurs, and racing semi trucks are no exception.

I personally feel the spectacle of seeing these larger than life road cruisers race is that all spectators are expecting an accident. When they hit corners at speed with high center of gravity vehicles, a flip or wreck is imminent. It's not a matter of if with truck racing, only a matter of when. The herd of metallic buffalo competing for the glorious plastic trophy is too ironic. The masters of these beasts of power do nothing more than hold on for the ride and pray for glory. Should they succeed, infamy. If they fail, even more infamous recognition; it's a win-win situation for the drivers. So what really happened here that caused a tangled mess of metal, paint, and crushed performance dreams? Was this a planned attempt at glory or a pure slip of fate? That's for you to decide.

Upon inspection of the supplied evidence, it's pretty obvious what happened here. In a battle to retain pole position, the outside truck tries to block the inside truck from passing. The inside truck was gaining so quickly that the inertia supplied enough force to knock the outside truck into a spin. Once the spin occurred, the accident turned into a domino effect that eventually led to both contenders rendered useless. Sometimes, it's just better to let them pass instead of block; thus the suspicion of sabotage. When you are in this situation, you have to quickly weigh out the pro's and con's of the circumstance and make a lightening fast judgment call. This call however, was obviously wrong; or was it right? Interesting.

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Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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