Preview: Super Pickup Thailand Super Series Buriram -

Preview: Super Pickup Thailand Super Series Buriram -

20.05.2016: The defending champion will have a new weapon with which to wage war this year.

The defending champion will have a new weapon with which to wage war this year.



That's because Khun Jaras Jaengkamolkulchai, as well as his teammate Khun Songsak Kornsirisuepsakun, have the new-generation Toyota Hilux Revo built and all ready to race in Super Pickup this year.


They swept up in the championship last year but their Toyota trucks will be brand new and development will start in practice so whether they can get up to speed quickly enough is the big question. Certainly they will be looking to score as many points as possible this weekend as there is a long season ahead.


There are plenty of other names to look out for. Khun Waris Onyarab is always good for wins, he though will be aiming to string a decent title challenge together this time around, while in Class B there are lots of drivers with experience and speed that want to take their skills to the next level such as Khun Akasit Kriengkomol, Khun Nuthaporn Namjuk, Khun Peerawat Pajeeyachart and Khun Phisit Netdechathanasit who all know the demands of truck racing inside out.
 

Then there is Khun Philip Massoud; the Australian made quite a splash on his debut in Super Pickup last year as the slick Krating Daeng Racing Team arrived in the category for the first time.


 It’s a tough challenge to make your racing debut in a pickup but he very quickly adapted and he’s highly ambitious so expect him to made another big step this year and have his eye on the overall title.


After a few years in the doldrums Super Pickup is back to full competitiveness and with exciting new drivers mixing it up with highly experienced old hands as well the new-generation pickup trucks flowing into the paddock the scene is set for a new golden age of truck racing to take to the stage. Expect that rebirth process to really get underway this weekend.



- Edd Ellison - also photo

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20.05.2016 / MaP

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