What we’ve got here is two trucking titans going head-to-head in a smoke-spewing, diesel-pumping, ozone-layer-depleting (sorry Greenpeace) race for the ultimate bragging rights. This Kenworth vs. Peterbilt match-up went down in Quebec, Canada back in 2009, and from the looks of things, this event, whatever it was, made for one hell of a party.
Whether you’re Team Kenworth, Team Peterbilt, or just a fan of massive and powerful semi trucks in general, you’re definitely gonna want to see these two monsters go at it on the track.
So, hopefully you’ve already watched the above video of the race by now, but if not, (SPOILER ALERT), the Kenworth ends up coming away with the W. At the end of the day, Paccar is pretty much the real winner here, since the Washington-based company owns both Peterbilt and Kenworth.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good, old-fashioned drag race as much as the next guy. The kind that pits two souped-up race cars against each other and lasts about five seconds, if that. They get the blood pumping, and they’re honestly awesome to watch. But, there is something about a semi truck drag race that just gets the people going in a different way.
The trucks may not be hitting close to the same speeds as your typical dragstrip showdown, but the fact that two machines of that size are throwing down the gauntlet is straight-up badass. It’s like a super heavyweight boxing match. It’s the sort of thing that makes you want to Stone Cold two Coors Lights and headbutt your best friend.
Even though this went down in Canada, there’s nothing more American than an ground-rumbling semi truck race. The world needs more of them.
This post was originally published on May 6, 2020.