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Shockwave to hit Thunder over Georgia

  • Published
  • By Tannyr Watkins
  • Robins Public Affairs

Have you ever seen a Semi Truck race an airplane? Well here’s your chance. 

The most powerful truck in the world will be reaching speeds of over 350 mph while drag racing aircraft at the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show Oct. 1 and 2. 

The Shockwave Jet Truck is a custom built race truck equipped with three huge J34-48 Pratt and Whitney jet engines originally out of the USA Navy T2 Buckeye. These three jet engines generate a combined horsepower of 36,000! 

Not only is Shockwave the most powerful truck in the world, it also holds the speed record for Semi Trucks at 376 mph. 

Chris Darnell of Darnell Racing Enterprises is the fearless driver of this fire breathing monster.  

During his performance, spectators will feel the heat as flames emerge from the three afterburning jet engines, awakening senses with the intense heat and deafening noise. 

One Thunder Over Air Show performer who has accepted Shockwave’s racing challenge is aerobatic rock star Patty Wagstaff. 

Wagstaff will take on the jet truck in her German built EXTRA 300S which has a climb rate of 4,000 feet per minute and a roll rate of 420 degrees per second. 

This show stopping performance is definitely one you will never forget. 

Headlining this year’s air show are the sharply choreographed U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.  

The air show lineup will also include performances by the Army Black Daggers, several vintage military aircraft, plus other civilian performers. 

A number of aircraft maintained at Robins will also be on display. 

For more information about the Shockwave Jet Truck, visit