Truck Co. once again will race a Kenworth T2000 in the 81st Pikes
Peak International Hill Climb in Pikes Peak, CO, June 28.
Kenworth team enters the event with a new tandem-axle T2000 race
truck re-engineered to pursue a record time in the Big Rig Division
– Highway Class. In 2002, the Kenworth T2000 entry ran to a record-setting
victory of 13 minutes 57 seconds, a 2-second improvement over
its previous record.
new T2000 is 1,000 pounds lighter compared with last year. It
features a twin turbo on the Caterpillar C-16 engine. The switch
to a twin turbo was made possible due to a rules change resulting
from the announced introduction of Caterpillar's ACERT production
is again using a ZF 5HP500 5-speed Ecomat transmission modified
by ZF to racing specifications. Bridgestone's M711 low-profile
255/70R22.5 drive tires with hand-cut tread pattern are used for
maximum traction, secured to Alcoa aluminum wheels with 20 beadlock
screws per tire.