Throwback Thursday: Nissan TORC Short Course Race Truck

nissan torc race truck chad hord

You may have played with remote control trucks such as the Traxxas Slash.  And we are sure you wondered what it would be like to actually drive a real off-road racing truck.  This throwback video shows us a Nissan TORC 2WD race truck practicing some jumps.  We also interview the driver to get insight in what it takes to fly a two-ton truck.

TORC Short Course pro race truck driver Chad Hord has been racing and jumping short course pick-ups for a long time. But what is it like to fly a race truck 100 or even 150 feet through the air?  What speeds do these trucks reach during a jump?  Is it possible to control the attitude of the truck while in the air?

Watch this video to learn many of these details:

Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.