If you thought this is just a kid’s remote toy car, you are wrong. This is a very special vehicle and famous for its giant wheels. It’s called, “Monster Truck.”
This Lucas Oil sponsored Annual Monster Truck event tour sparked the excitement in the Sears Centre Arena in Illinois.
Craig, “It is nice that they open up and let the kids come down here and look at the trucks. What you see on TV has nothing in comparison in the real life, they are definitely bigger. It is really an experience, and if you have the opportunity, then you take it. ”
Joey DeSario, “(Who is your favorite monster truck driver here?) That one. ”
金美翎：“这里谁是你最喜欢的车手哇？”Joey DeSario ：“是那个！”
Mark Hall, “I guess I went to my very first monster truck show was when I was 13 years old. I was hooked on the day one. As soon as I saw the first truck move around, I thought, I was hooked right then, it was the coolest thing ever. By 1987, we put everything we had together, and we built our very first truck, it is nothing but junk. But it got our foot in the door. It got the ball rolling. I would never dream that everything turns into all of this. Some told me years ago I would still do this. I would never believe them. It has been a lot of fun. My mom always reminds me, I spent so many years doing this to go a lot of neat places and meet a lot of neat people because of that truck with the silly tires on it. I always think about that, but I say you are right, that’s kind of neat. Like what I said, I would never dream and would turn into this. A lot fun and has been pretty cool. ”
Raminator’s Driver Mark Hall is also the event winner, freestyle winner, also the long jump winner.
Mark Hall, “These tires are 66 inches tall, 43 inches wide, and they weigh 700 pounds apiece. We cut and carve on them depending on what we’re doing for different events. For example here tonight we are racing on concrete so we don’t necessary need a very big lug (tread) so we try to cut them down to get the weight off of them.”
Mark Hall: “这些轮胎高度有66英寸， 宽度有43英寸，每个轮胎差不多有700磅。
The Donut winner for the event is Rammunition and it is a similar design as Raminator.
Matt Dishman, “We are a factory Ram team, so our trucks are pretty identical to the trucks actually you can go and buy. Other than the 3D stuff we have done to make them stand out a little bit more.”
Matt Dishman:“ 我们都是美国公羊皮卡总公司的，所以我们车身设计也很相似。
Before the competition starts, I was fortunate enough to go inside of Matt’s truck.
“This is pretty comfortable, do you want to come in and give it a try?”
“It is so spacious here and I can feel the height in here!”
Your legs have to be long enough to reach the pedals, of course. And this is Return To Center steering damper (RTC) . This fire distinguisher plays a very important role here.
Does seeing all of the interesting items on a Monster Truck make you feel excited?
Do you dare to give it a try?
This type of competition is really not designed only for males – the event’s only female driver Allie Patrick is also very aggressive.
Allie Patrick, “It is very well-known truck, and it is pretty fast. It gets about 1500 horse power with a Hemi engine. So it goes pretty fast. There is a lot of pressure for sure. It is definitely a male dominated sport and it has been for 30 years. Typically at events, I am the only female driver, so the pressure is on me to run with the boys but it has been a lot of fun. ”
Allie Patrick: “这个怪兽卡车还是挺出名的，速度也非常快。它备有1500马达
Brandon Maddox, “My name is Brandon Maddox. Usually I would start off some songs that everybody knows. Like some country songs; “Sold” by John Michael Montgomery or “Chattanooga” by Alan Jackson. Then I switch over some songs, they are off my albums. This is called “Bigger the wheels the better the man” which is my latest one, and “Weightless” which was previous one that Reba McEntire’s the keyboard player produced for me.”
Brandon Maddox: “我叫Brandon Maddox。通常情况下，（如果有这类车赛）
“Monster Truck, monster cookie.”
Right here you are not only seeing great shows and listening to beautiful songs, you can also experience tasty food and fun entertainments.
The event guests can also experience the bumping feeling on this fun monster truck bus.
Yahoo~ I feel so happy!
This money blowing machine is also one of the entertainments. Dancing with the money? Keeping the money that I am grabbing. Oh my, this is fun!
“After eating and playing, now comes the real competition!”
This one is the famous Bigfoot driver Eric Tack. He is the only driver to have his Monster Truck flying over a jet airplane parked on the ground.
Eric Tack, “If you have a dream, then go after it. That is what I did. As long as you have a good faith, you can do anything you want.”