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New Kenworth motorhome hits speedway circuits

Kenworth and DAF dealer Brown and Hurley at Yatala has supplied a new Kenworth T410 that has been transformed into a spectacular motorhome and race transporter combination for Nicastri Motorsport.

The motorhome and its matching trailer were built by Front Line Trailers in Crestmead (QLD) for Ross Nicastri, who with his son Ben owns Nicastri Motorsport.

The T410 is powered by a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 510hp, coupled with an 18-speed Eaton UltraShift automated transmission feeding into Meritor 46-160 diffs.

It features the latest Kenworth safety inclusions such as electronic stability control, adaptive cruise, lane keeping support and autonomous emergency braking.

The motorhome features walk-through access from the cockpit and is equipped and certified to carry six passengers in luxurious seat-belted comfort.

“Ross wanted a vehicle that he and his son Ben could use to transport their race cars all over the country as well as something he and his wife could go travelling in,” said Brown and Hurley Yatala Salesman,” Ben Sparrow.

Ross Nicastri said while he has had numerous race transporters over the years, none have come within a bull’s roar of this latest unit.

“We’ve had a motorhome before and a truck with a trailer, but this is the first all-new purpose-built outfit we’ve owned and we are really impressed with it,” said Nicastri.

“Front Line Trailers did an amazing job from start to finish, with everything done exactly how we wanted it.”

Nicastri, who spent quite some time working and travelling in the United States, said he drew inspiration for his new combination from similar vehicles he saw over there.

“It certainly turns a lot of heads and we’re very excited to put it to good use in the future,” said Nicastri.

The current surge in COVID cases, according to Nicastri, has temporarily put on hold speedway racing around the country.

“We’re looking forward to heading up to Tamworth for a race meet later this month,” he said.

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