August 7, 2009
Appetite For Destruction
By Laura Cornman
BEDFORD, PA –
The Bedford Speedway had the pleasure of hosting the ‘Night of Fire and Destruction Monster Truck Thrill Show’ Friday evening. Monster truck rides were offered as an appetizer before the show began. Monster truck participants included Bigfoot, Viper, Storm Damage, RAP Attack, Bad Habit, and Tow Mater. Also joining the show were several transformers, quads, motocross bikes, and a jet powered hot rod.
John Danger kicked off the evening by performing several tricks on his motocross bike on the front stretch. Freestyle tricks were then executed by a team of quad riders; one driver even rode double.
Fans screamed and yelled until Tow Mater awoke from his sleep. Once awake, he ascended over several groups of vehicles, including a school bus. Unfortunately, Tow Mater needed assistance descending off of the bus. Storm Damage gave a new meaning to cutting doughnuts on the front stretch as he swathed his fans in dust. RAP Attack was next in line; he achieved a substantial amount of air while jumping the double set of inclines before he broke. The legendary Bigfoot put on a great show as it was driven across the inclines, defeated the junk car piles, and did several doughnuts. Bad Habit was a definite crowd pleaser as he drove harder and elevated himself higher than those before him.
The stunt show certainly had fans in awe as a man being pulled by a quad was driven through a strip of fire. As the motorcycle stunts were being prepared, fans were entertained by a gorilla who tossed bananas into the grandstands. John Danger took center stage again as he completed a sizeable jump; complete with fire and all.
The audience was full of wonder as the transformers made their way onto the front stretch. The first transformer seemed to be a space shuttle but it quickly morphed into a space robot. Another space rover, driven by an alien figure, began turmoil with the space agent. The space agent was victorious.
After the space invasion each of the monster trucks returned and staged some freestyle tricks. A jet powered hot rod displayed just how much power he had as he lit a truck on fire by relentlessly revving his 17,000 horse power motor.
Those who came with an appetite for destruction probably felt gorged by the time the show ended. If you weren’t able to make the Friday evening show, be sure to come and see the Saturday evening show. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Racing will resume next Friday; a five division show is scheduled.