By Tyler Hooks
The So Cal Monster Trucks Racing Series invaded Hot Rod Hobbies dirt oval on December 1st. for the Winter Finals. 23 Trucks showed up to do battel in 2 events through the day. Many drivers running 2 trucks each. Only each driver’s highest point’s total truck was used in the overall finishing order.
There was 2 different race track layouts that were raced on. Practice was open for about a hour before qualifying would run on each layout.
The track layouts consisted of real monster truck racing track’s the first was a through back to the Louisville Motor Speedway figure 8 that Monster Trucks raced on from 1988-1992. The 2nd track layout was from from the Back to School Bash at the dirt track at the Charlotte motor speedway. They currently race on that is common at this venue is a Cross over track. With rach truck making a full lap around the track. Both tracks had there challenges and were a blast to race on.
Qualifying with 24 Trucks at the race if you qualified frist you got 32 points if you qualified 2nd. You got 31 point’s all the way to 24th. Qualifier got 11 point’s.
Trucks got points by where they qualified and where they finished in each race. Every round you advanced you got 5 more points.
Freestyle ended the night off with 3 judges each scoring different parts of the run. One would judge momentum, one Air and the 3rd Wow factor “Crazy crash” ect. Each judge could give a high score of 10 points at the end of each truck’s run of 90 seconds.
Here id a video from the frist Race of the day, Video’s from race 2 and freestyle will be out in the next few weeks. Thank you to Chalee Siengthai from TQ Media House and Tommy Mason from Low Budget TV for putting this awesome video together. You can Find video's of the Winter Finals on the "LBTV" Low Budget TV you tube page or the So Cal Monster Trucks You tube page.
We Look forward to going back to HOT ROD next year to race again!
WE thank our race sponsors very much for the support!
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At the end of the night you finishing order was as follows
1st. Trever Adamo
2nd Michael Iacono
3rd. Larry Turner
4th. Kris Ribali
5th. Jeremy Bunting
6th. Michael Letcher
7th. James Zimmerman
8th. Travis Letcher
9th. Jessica Dahl
10th. Alan Manriquez
11th. Levi Schones