The first weekend of January is known to be the beginning of the busiest season of all for Monster Truck Racing, where on any given weekend there could be 20 events going on all around the United States.  Like most other promoters, winter is also Ed Beckley's busiest for Checkered Flag Productions, sometimes having four events across the country of his own!  The Wichita Falls Monster Truck Winter Nationals would mark Ed's fourth points race of the season, as back on the East Coast another group from Ed's "CFP Crew" was in Salem, VA running races back on the East Coast.  The Wichita Falls event would be held at the MPEC Kay Yeager Coliseum, which happens to be a gorgeous indoor venue to run at.  As event time approached, ticket sales went through the roof, resulting in a sold out Texas crowd!


The view outside of the MPEC Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls, TX.


A bird's eye view of the track view during Quad Practice.



In Wichita Falls the attendance consisted of six big, bad, blown Monster Trucks.


Public Disturbance

Owner/Driver: Big Toyz Racing/Jason Grill

Hometown: Milton, WA


Monster Moose

Owner/Driver: Big Toyz Racing/Brad Campbell

Hometown: Milton, WA



Owner/Driver: Tim Sowell

Hometown: Mustang, OK



Owner/Driver: Bigfoot 4x4, Inc./Dan Runte

Hometown: Freeport, IL



Owner/Driver: Hall Bros. Racing/Geremie Dishman

Hometown: Champaign, IL


Monkey'n Around

Owner/Driver: Orville Hill

Hometown: Dunnellon, FL


The American Thunder Ride Truck was also on hand to thrill the Texas fans.



Before the event there was also a Pit Party complete with live music, drivers signing autographs, and more.


Fans mingling around Bigfoot, Public Disturbance, and Monster Moose during the pit party.


Shots from the pre-race Pit Party at Wichita Falls, TX.


When the pit party ended it was time to do the opening ceremonies, and then finally get the show rolling!


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