Our seats were in the first row. There was a huge crowd with lots of kids.
There were three competitions. The first was the head-to-head racing. Competitors report to a starting line. On a green signal, the trucks head along a prescribed course to a finish line with first to legally complete the course advancing in competition. Winners advance until two trucks remain with the finals determining the racing champion. The winner was Son-Uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson. Here are the trucks ready to go.
The official let them know when it was time to go.
The second competition was the two-wheel skills challenge. Drivers have multiple opportunities to perform the best stunt, bringing at least two wheels into the air. This is a judged competition. The winner was Mad Scientist driven by Lee O'Donnell.
|Hotsy was doing well ... until it flipped over and had to be towed out|
At intermission, they rearranged some of the cars and changed up the dirt hills at bit.
The final competition was freestyle. Competitors perform tricks and stunts throughout the floor area in a designated time. This is a judged competition. Some trucks successfully made it through while others stalled soon after they started. The winner was Overkill Evolution driven by Mike Vaters II.
|Right after this, Scooby Do flipped over and was hauled to the side|
|A bad landing is coming up|
|Dragon did a successful back flip against this barrier ... very cool!|
|Overkill Evolution also did a successful back flip against this barrier |
and the truck was smoking (literally) afterwards
|The crew had to clean up after Overkill Evolution|
|Gravedigger flipped over while going over this mound |
and had to be hauled away
|Son-ova Digger did a back flip against the barrier ... and kept flipping|
The overall champion of the night was Gas Monkey Garage driven by B.J. Johnson.
What a fun night and I can't wait 'til next year!