Elan Motorsports Technologies is set to unveil its biggest racing project yet this weekend at the Toronto Grand Prix at Mosport - the latest round of the 2003 American Le Mans Series. Designed and built by EMT in Georgia, the first of the new ...
Elan Motorsports Technologies is set to unveil its biggest racing project yet this weekend at the Toronto Grand Prix at Mosport - the latest round of the 2003 American Le Mans Series.
Designed and built by EMT in Georgia, the first of the new STRANA Super Truck racers had its initial shake-down at Road Atlanta last week with STRANA Executive Director Brian Till, a former IndyCar driver and Toyota Atlantic Champion behind the wheel.
"It's a giant, long-awaited step in the development of the Tonka Super Truck Racing Series to have trucks on the track," Till said.
"Considering the ground we've covered in such a short amount of time, it's pretty amazing.
"Anytime you can take high-speed laps in a 10,000-pound vehicle on a race track, it's pretty cool."
Three of the EMT built machines will take part in the first demonstration event of the Tonka Super Truck Series this weekend at Mosport with a fourth truck also taking part the following weekend at Road America.
"This is an extremely important project for Elan Motorsports Technologies because it highlights the diversity of our motorsport engineering skills and capabilities," EMT Chief Executive Officer, David Bowes.
"We have worked hand in hand with STRANA to design and build the trucks to provide a safe and fast race vehicle that is kept within a reasonable budget.
"American race fans are going to be in for a real treat with this championship - the action is going to be very spectacular."
The debut of the new STRANA Super Truck racer marks another significant milestone for Elan Motorsports Technologies for 2003.
The Panoz G Force IRL IndyCar Series chassis built by EMT won this year's Indianapolis 500 with Gil de Ferran and construction is about to commence on the new Star Mazda racer - the first carbon fiber chassis to be introduced into that series.