Shockwave (Jet Truck)

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Shockwave is one of three jet-powered American trucks. Namely, Shockwave, a Peterbilt semi, and Super Shockwave, a 1957 Chevy truck. Bob Motz drove the third.

Shockwave at the 2003 Naval Air Station Oceana Regional Air Show.

Shockwave[edit]

The Shockwave Truck at the Alliance Air Show in 2014.
The Shockwave Truck racing at the Alliance Air Show in 2014.

Shockwave is the first of the Shockwave trucks. It currently holds the world record for jet-powered full-sized trucks at 376 miles per hour (605 km/h).[1] The truck has three Westinghouse J34-48 jets, which allow the truck to complete the quarter-mile in 6.63 seconds.[2] Shockwave is currently being driven by Chris Darnell.

Super Shockwave[edit]

Super Shockwave in 2008

The Super Shockwave is the more recent of the two trucks. The truck has two Westinghouse J34-48 jet engines. The truck is built on a 1957 Chevy cab. In the full mile, the truck is able to reach 336 mph. [3] Even more recently the Super Shockwave was purchased from the Shockley family by Hayden Proffitt Racing and renamed “Hot Streak II”. Les Shockley had obtained his start in racing through crewing for Hayden Proffitt himself. Hayden Proffitt’s first jet car was named “Hot Streak”. Fittingly enough with the purchase of Super Shockwave from Les, by Hayden Proffitt’s grandson of the same name, it was renamed to “Hot Streak II”. [4]

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