Kamaz Truck Battles a Lamborghini at Goodwood

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Lamborghini sticks to the paved roads while the massive Kamaz races through the woods and the air.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is unlike any other automotive event in the world, drawing a wide variety of high performance machines that includes motorcycles, massive trucks, electric vehicles and, of course, a slew of supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini and many other companies. The key focus of the festival for many automotive enthusiasts is the Hill Climb, where vehicles race up the unique, private road as quickly as possible, with that field of racers being just as diverse as the overall crowd.

While at Goodwood this year, the Red Bull Motorsports YouTube channel got a two of their team drivers together to make a cool video that depicts a Lamborghini Huracan drift car going head-to-head with a Kamaz rally raid truck on and around the hill climb course. As you might imagine, a race-ready commercial work truck battling a supercar modified for drifting leads to a pretty unusual race, complete with the massive truck jumping over the Huracan.

Lamborghini Vs Kamaz

The Competitors

This unusual race between a Lamborghini Huracan and a Kamaz rally racing truck features the driving skills of Mad Mike Whiddett and Eduard Nikolaev. Whiddett is a professional drift racer from New Zealand and Nikolaev is a rally raid driver from Russia who won the truck class of the Dakar Rally in each of the past three years.

Red Bull Lamborghini

It should be noted that the Kamaz truck that Nikolaev is driving does not appear to be the same type of truck that he drove to victory at Dakar, but this big rig has clearly been upgraded for high performance fun.

Kamaz

These drivers are just as different from each other as their racing vehicles, but with Red Bull backing each of them in their respective racing associations, the Red Bull Motorsports YouTube channel got them together to make a cool video featuring their vehicles and their abilities.

The Race

The video begins with Whiddett leaving his mansion in his Lamborghini, cruising down the road when the gas light comes on. He stops for gas at an Esso station, where Nikolaev happens to be filling up his gigantic rally raid truck. When the two head inside to pay, Nikolaev proposes a challenger; the last person to the ball has to wear a big, ridiculous bowtie. Since street racing is illegal, the two get in their vehicles and head to the Goodwood grounds to handle their business.

Lamborghini Vs Kamaz

At first, the Huracan and Kamaz are racing and drifting together on the paved surface, but at one point, Nikolaev storms into the woods while Whiddett continues to race along the prepared course. Even being in different areas, the two stay close enough that at one point, the huge truck literally jumps over the Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Vs Kamaz

The two get to the car park at the same time and although it is full, they both race in and battle for the last spot. Fortunately, spots open up as the Huracan and Kamaz drift around the lot, but since Whiddett found the spot first, he won and Nikolaev had to wear the big bowtie.

Lamborghini Vs Kamaz

Crank up your speakers and enjoy this unusual clip from Goodwood.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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