Competition isn't fun to watch when the team that spends the most money wins. You see this in everything from professional sports to motorsports. Frustrated with that outcome in NASCAR, racing legend Robby Gordon quit the sport in 2012, vowing to start a new form of racing based on skill, not budgets.
The next year Gordon started Stadium Super Trucks, a merit-based racing series where everyone gets the exact same vehicle type: A pick-up-style truck with a three-speed transmission driven by a Chevy V8 good for 600 horsepower. With each vehicle weighing 2,900 pounds, the trucks top out around 140 miles per hour.
Enter a caption (optional) Enter a caption (optional) Enter a caption (optional)
The truck form factor means the vehicles have absurdly high centers of gravity. Add to this bouncy shocks, obstacles on the course and jump ramps that the trucks hit at 70 miles per hour, and you have a racing series that is surprisingly entertaining to watch. I know you animals want to see the crashes, so here you go: