How Super Truck Racing Works

Super Truck Tracks
A full grid at the Nürburgring
A full grid at the Nürburgring
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­­­If an American race fan is abroad and wants to take in some of the wildest and woolliest racing happening in the world today, they can find it at the following tracks:

Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany: Opened in 1927, the Nürburgring has become a destination race circuit and is listed among Germany's most important national monuments. It hosts more than 100 races, among all types of racing, through the year. But for super truck fans and drivers, the high point of the season is in July when the ADAC International Truck Grand Prix, which takes place on a 2.25-mile (3.6-kilometer) shortened version of the full ring. The weekend event attracts more than 150,000 fans and offers everything from merchandising like a NASCAR village to country western music concerts. Lederhosen are optional.

Donington Park Motor Racing Circuit, Derbyshire, England: Opened in 1931 on the grounds of the Donington Castle, this race course plays host to super truck racing, the British Motorcycle Grand Prix, the British Touring Car Championship and the Le Mans Series. They offer a 1.95-mile (3.1-kilometer) National circuit (the original) and the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) Grand Prix circuit.

Brands Hatch, Kent, England: Brands Hatch bills itself as the busiest race venue in Europe. It started life as a dirt motorcycle track in 1926 and now plays host to World Superbikes racing, and the World Touring Car Championship, to name a few events. They offer an Indy circuit that's 1.198 miles (1.927 kilometers) long, and a Grand Prix circuit that's 2.3 miles (3.7 kilometers) long.

Le Mans, Le Mans, France: This storied track plays host to the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race and has been a racing venue since 1906. Trucks take to a smaller section of the 8.3-mile (13.4-kilometer) course.

In addition to those listed above, there's also the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands, the Jarama race circuit in Barcelona, Spain, Misano World Circuit in Italy, Circuit Zolder in Belgium and several other tracks in England as well as emerging tracks in Brazil, China, Australia and New Zealand.

So now you know where to go to watch super trucks compete, up next find out which truck manufacturers you might see competing when you get there.

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