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R/C Monster Motorsports Drivers were AMP’ed for Lakeland Event

Posted: 10/14/2008

R/C Monster Motorsports drivers were all AMP’ed up for the “Win to Get in” event at the AMP Thunder Slam Monster Truck Spectacular at the Lakeland Center. With the return of R/C Monster Motorsports to the Lakeland Center also came the return of parking lot style R/C Monster Truck racing.

Show n’ Shine competition had Gene Foust once again taking the first place spot. Show n’ Shine judges were highly impressed with Team Magic 1 topped with a Batman body. Mike Weaver’s T-Maxx took the second place spot and Bradley Macumber’s Associated MGT was third.

Small Block Side by Side racing had Mark Grondin and Mike Weaver battling it out in the finals. Mark took the first place spot driving his Big Red T-Maxx, with a time of 9.229 seconds to Weaver’s time of 9.593 seconds driving his Crazy Horse T-Maxx. Tommy Feichtel came in third place.

Big Block Side by Side racing had Dustin Lester up against Craig Lowe in the finals. Craig took the win driving his Big Blue Associated MGT with a time of 6.083 seconds to Lester’s 7.218 seconds. Josh Northrup took the third place spot.

Carpet Drags had Eddie Inman up against Mike Weaver in the finals in Small Block competition. Inman took the first place spot with a time of 1.087 seconds to Weaver’s 1.125 seconds. Mark Grondin came in third.

Big Block Carpet drags had Craig Lowe in the finals up against Andrew Baker. Lowe took the win with a time of 1.029 seconds to Baker’s time of 1.295 seconds. Dustin Lester took the third place spot. Dyllan Foust impressed the crowd by setting the second quickest time in qualifying with a time of 1.143 seconds. Dustin Lester Took the TQ spot with a time of 1.134 seconds.

Small Block Truck Pulls had Larry Baker with his Tamiya TNX taking the first place spot with a pull of 27’3” @ 40lbs. Eddie Inman took the second place spot with a pull of 21’ @ 40 lbs. Mike Weaver came in third place with a pull of 13’6” @ 40 lbs.

Big Block Truck Pulls came down to a two truck pull off between Husband and wife, Tommy and Yvonne Feichtel. Tommy was able to avoid doing the dishes for a week by taking the first place spot with a pull of 29’ @ 90 lbs. Yvonne took the second place spot with a pull of 28’6” @ 90 lbs. Bruce Talley came in third place with a pull of 19’11” @ 80 lbs.

After a day of eXtreme competition it was time to get cleaned up and make final setup preparations for the AMP Thunder Slam Spectacular. R/C Monster Motorsports drivers set up for the pit party display and half time R/C Monster Truck Freestyle show. Craig Lowe took the controls of Mark Grondin’s T-Maxx. Craig did a spectacular freestyle performance for the crowd receiving many oooh’s…. and aaah’s…. jumping and flipping Grondin’s T-Maxx over the crushed cars. Craig also put the finishing move on Grondin’s T-Maxx on the last jump attempt. As the story was told that their was a loss of steering on the final ramp approach and instead of hitting the ramp at 30+ mph Grondin’s T-Maxx impacted the crushed cars wheel at 30+ mph! Needless to say that was the straw that broke the T-Maxx’s back. The Impact was so hard it split the truck in two!

Another highlight of the R/C performance was Jason Rouna of JConcepts piloting his J82 on the floor of the Lakeland Center. Jason’s J82 was cleared for take off as it jumped ramp to ramp over 30+ feet and clearing Fred Reep president of R/C Monster Motorsports in the process. Many cheers were heard from the crowd from Jason’s performance!

Thanks to AMP Live Events for having R/C Monster Motorsports back at the Lakeland Center for the third year in a row. Thanks to all of our R/C Monster Truck drivers for their continued support, great day of racing, and super performances at the show! Thanks to Team Magic Racing for their continued support with Challenger Sleds. Thanks to Jason Ruona and JConcepts for their outstanding support of R/C Monster Motorsports.

Last but not least, thanks to Rich Muller and the eXtreme Hobby Zone crew for providing and eXtreme venue to support all of R/C Monster Motrosports’ racing programs!

For coverage of the AMP Thunder Slam Monster Truck Spectacular and anything Monster Truck please visit our friends at The Monster Blog! Click here to visit the The Monster Blog.

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