17th truck race in Gömnigk near Brück with many visitors

Gumnick. For the 17th time, the Planebogen Dump Truck Association has invited a traditional dump truck race in Gömnigk near Brück and has attracted around 600 visitors. This time, for reasons of nature conservation, the event took place not in the old Trebitz riding circuit, as usual, but next to the sports stadium in Gömnigk, where the first heavy truck race was held in 2004.

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Club president Markus Lechtler revealed that “16 men, four children and a woman from Gomnijk, Zizov, Tripitz, Brück and Henkendorf near Löckenwald took part in the competition”. “The track is more bumpy than usual this time. If you don’t have a suspended seat, your back really hurts. That’s why the trucks go a lot slower.”

Dump truck meeting in Gomnik

Truck racing was held for the seventeenth time – this time not in the old riding circuit in Trebitz, but next to the sports stadium in Gömnigk.

In addition to sack races, driving over a wooden swing, hammering a nail into the wood, striking a wooden faucet and ringing a bell hanging on the mountain, this time it was a common discipline missing from the competition. “We have no danger to the water because there is no water nearby,” explains Marcus Lechtler.

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Organizers were able to use the existing water obstacle for the horses at the old riding circuit. “We’ve expanded that so we can use the water barrier for a dump truck race.”

In addition, due to the small area, specializations such as speed selection cannot be carried out, Lichtler explains. “However, this time we have good hurdles with a decent level of difficulty.” Personally, Gomenecker praises the village’s cohesion.

“I think it’s nice for people to meet here, spend two nice afternoons together, have fun and can look at traditional vehicles.” He attends the Jumnig van race every year and attracts about 600 visitors this time as well.

I came to Gömnigk for a dumper race

During the competition, drivers must demonstrate dexterity, speed and power by using the “triple coil”, as a dump truck is also called. Tim Grunberg, who is only six years old, faces the challenges of racing. “Driving a dump truck is great, even if it’s hard to drive in turns,” explains the boy, who masters the road with his father.

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The 17th Flap Race in Gomnik: Club member Markus Lechtler.

“A dump truck is fast and turbulent a lot,” reveals Tim Grunberg, who came to Gumming with his parents from Heinkendorf to take part in a dump truck race. “We watched the race in 2008 and in 2009 I drove my car for the first time. We have been there every year since then,” says Felix Grunberg, who sees the biggest challenge of racing in the sack and downhill race. “You meet your friends here and have fun – it’s like a vacation,” praises the man from Hennickendorf.

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Jens Schmidt, who has also competed in the Gomnik pickup truck since 2009, praised the homely atmosphere at the event. Hennickendorfer also finds that the race track next to the sports stadium in Gömnigk is riddled with bumps. “The other track on the previous riding circuit worked better,” sums it up and looks relaxed on the challenges of the track.

Not only were the challenges that the participants faced exciting, the visitors also had a lot to see. So does Bruck’s Wolfgang Ansbach, who attended a dump truck race in Gumming for the first time, he reveals. “You meet people you know here.” A dump truck is not known to the bridge operator. “I used to ride on it, but today I won’t ride it again because it’s not good for my lower back.”

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Dumperfreunde Planebogen Club by Trebitz

The idea for a dump truck race was born in the village pub.

A dump truck is also called a “triple coil”.

Trebitz’s casual dumper racing is all about speed, skill and power.

Skill challenges vary each year.

In 2006 the Dumperfreunde Planebogen eV Association was officially founded.

Michael Henning is CEO.

Officially, the dump truck is called the Picco I, which was built in Brandeis from 1957, and later in Molcao and there until 1970.

Later Picco II, III and IV models had four wheels.

Trebitz’s Planebogen Tipper Club deals exclusively with Picco I.

Fresh coffee and homemade cakes by women from Trebitz and Gömnigk plus baked ham, steaks and sausages from master butcher Heinz Thiele for bodily well-being. The youngest visitors were released on the bouncy castle and those who dared were allowed to ride a dumper with an escort.

The 17th dump truck meeting in Gömnik: coffee and cake were freshly baked by the women from Trebitz and Gömnigk.  Sabine Beetz and Sabrina Schulz are happy about that, too.

The 17th dump truck meeting in Gömnik: coffee and cake were freshly baked by the women from Trebitz and Gömnigk. Sabine Beetz and Sabrina Schulz are happy about that, too.

Fred Kägeler has already won a dump truck race seven times. “I don’t know why. Maybe I’m a little ambitious, and a bit of luck is part of it too,” Baitzer, who has participated in the triple file competition since 2005, reveals his secret. “The event is familiar and fun,” explains the 55-year-old and hopes the kids will also be excited about the vehicle and racing.

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In 2010, Melanie Paul took part in a dump truck race in Trebitz for the first time. “At some point, we liked it too,” explains the 39-year-old, the only participant this year. “The worst thing for me is the swing. That’s what I fear the most,” she reveals.

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At the 17th pickup meeting in Gomnik it was again about skill, power and speed: he's been driving dumpers at Trebitz since 2004: Wilfried Nath (64) has now driven his last competition.

At the 17th pickup meeting in Gomnik it was again about skill, power and speed: he’s been driving dumpers at Trebitz since 2004: Wilfried Nath (64) has now driven his last competition.

Wilfried Näthe has been in tipper racing since 2004. In the first competition, he took first place, he reveals. “Race is always fun and I’m ready for something like this,” says Trebitzer, who has been retired since September 1 and actively participating in competition for the last time. “But I am still active at the club. I am not giving up.” Wilfried Nath hopes there will be more youngsters and that the pickup truck racing will continue in the future. “So you don’t fall asleep. Kids are excited about the truck and racing. So there are offspring.”

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