The world’s fastest semi-truck will perform at the Hammond Airshow when the show returns from a 26 year hiatus in October 2018. The Shockwave Jet Truck currently holds the world record for jet-powered full-sized trucks at 376 miles per hour (605 km/h). The truck has three Pratt & Whitney J34-48 jet engines, which allow the truck to complete the quarter-mile in 6.63 seconds. The engines, originally out of the US Navy’s T2 Buckeye, produce a combined horsepower of 36,000! The engines make a total of 21,000 lbs. of thrust, which easily propels this truck to speeds over 350 mph while racing planes at air shows all over North America!
Airshow Foundation President, David Lobue, said: “As one of the most popular air show and drag racing exhibition vehicles in the world, the Shockwave performance is not something you will soon forget! This is truly an assault on all of your senses; with huge flames coming out of the three after-burning jet engines, fire shooting out of the smoke stacks, intense heat, deafening noise, and SPEED!”
Shockwave is owned by Darnell Racing Enterprises, Inc., based in Springfield, MO and is driven by Chris Darnell. He has been involved in motorsports his entire life and has many years of experience in the Motorsports Promotion business as well.
For anyone who likes loud, fast machines of any type, this act is sure to impress!