Will the new hauler help you get to the racetrack on time? Scott Bloomquist: “Absolutely”
ICYMI, Scott Bloomquist has a new hauler. It’s the most amazing semi of all-time.
He raised the bar for motorsports as a whole. Then, he unhooked the bar and took it home with him so nobody else could touch it.
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I asked Scott about his new racing trailer during the recent Lucas Oil late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.
If you look at the small details, the trailer has the fingerprints of Scott Bloomquist all over it. How involved was he in the design process? Very. Several plane trips, lots of discussions and a full design time at TurnKey Industries made this thing come together.
What was the direction you gave to TurnKey?
“Basically the truck itself. I liked the International. The design of that cab,” Scott Bloomquist tells RacingNews.co about his new trailer.
“The first one I saw, I just fell in love with it. It looks like a freight train coming at you.”
“We started thinking of different ways to dress it up. You know, a little wing and the splitter. We put a custom grill in it. To try and have a different look, with stacks instead of the overhead sleeper.”
“Then, me and a friend of mine, he worked for me, 10 years plus. He used to drive for Florida Coach. He’d been up and down the road in tour buses. He had a lot of opinions and so did I.”
“We just talked going up and down the road, about what kinda layout the truck should have on the inside. You know, for maximum comfort [while] traveling and at the racetrack. The most sensible way to design it around everybody [crew].”
“It’s a little bit more money for that particular truck. But, it’s worth it.”
Now, the new hauler has been to two shows so far. Two weeks ago, it made it’s debut at Eldora Speedway for the World 100. Last weekend, it was seen at the Late Model Nationals. Both times, Scott Bloomquist was late to the track.
Is the new hauler going to help you get to the racetrack on time?
“Absolutely,” Scott Bloomquist confirms.
“Anytime you’re swapping and changing rigs, or using a borrowed rig…”
“When we get organized, which is a major job. Just like this truck, we get involved in working on it and flying out there [to Texas] to look at it. We’ve just been so occupied with other things.”
“The biggest thing that will help me is just getting another guy or two, that’s a good help. I’ve been through a lot of them this year, that didn’t last more than a week or two.”
“We work hard and not too many like working hard.”
Scott Bloomquist Hauler / Trailer Photos