PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drivers will rev their engines for the Meritor ChampTruck World Series'® final regular-season racing weekend beginning Friday at Portland International Raceway.
"The 2015 Meritor ChampTruck season marks the first time in 22 years that American racing fans have experienced the fun of watching Class 8 heavy-duty trucks compete in three days of exciting events," said Krista Sohm, vice president, Marketing & Communications for Meritor. "These racing weekends have been fast-paced and family-affordable with immediate access to the trucks, the drivers and teams."
The truck racing weekend at Portland International Raceway is the eighth event in the Meritor ChampTruck World Series. Gates open at 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday.
Friday's activities include open practice sessions. Warm-ups begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with three heat races scheduled for the afternoon. Racing events continue on Sunday, with the podium race and awards ceremony closing out the racing weekend.
Racing fans are admitted free of charge on Friday. Saturday and Sunday admission is $20 per person or $30 for a two-day weekend ticket that includes full pit and paddock access. For more information, visit the ChampTruck website.
Meritor is the executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season. The series will conclude with the 2015 Meritor ChampTruck Series National Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. Drivers earn and accumulate points for the national championship event.
Krisztian Szabo of Hungary raced to his second Meritor ChampTruck victory at the seventh Meritor ChampTruck World Series Race, held at Motorsports Park Hastings in Nebraska.
An overview of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series, including interviews with drivers and the Meritor DriveForce™ team, is available at http://youtu.be/NrlvnY-MDm4.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Michigan, United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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