Tundra NASCAR Trucks Tackle Goodwood
Stock-car versions of ‘Yota trucks burn rubber and scoot up hillclimb at Festival of Speed.
Mike Skinner has made a name for himself recently as an American hustling American muscle across the pond. This highlight reel from the Goodwood Festival of Speed shows he and a couple friends showing what he does best.
The Californian usually turns up at Goodwood with whatever stock cars he has laying around. This year, he brought a trio of Toyota Tundras modified slightly from what runs in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series.
Skinner’s Tacomas run a (much) bigger rear spoiler and the former NASCAR Trucks champion almost always takes a crack at the best time in the hillclimb competition. However, the Brits — even in their finest outfits — seem to enjoy a little hooning time best.
You can see Skinner and his Tacomas boiling the rear tires in spectacular fashion. A 900-horsepower race engine has a natural talent for such things, after all.
If you’ve watched The Grand Tour, you may also recognize Skinner as the tame racing driver for Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.
All of this video comes courtesy of YouTuber 19Bozzy92. If you’re unfamiliar with the Italian videographer, grab your best pair of phones. Few YouTube videos capture race car sound anywhere near as well as Bozzy.
You can easily get lost in his clips from Goodwood alone, but our audience will certainly appreciate the sonic deliciousness served up by this Toyota NASCAR V8.
Here’s another video from Skinner’s manic run up Lord March’s driveway in 2016. These trucks make such a raw run up the hillclimb that we can’t stop watching it.