MENIFEE, CA – March started off in El Paso Texas for Monster Jam. These shows were held on Saturday and Sunday. For the Saturday evening show Eric qualified in the top 8 category in racing and Rick placed 9th. For freestyle Eric had one heck of a save! You know it must have been some great driving when Neil Elliot (driver of Maximum Destruction) comes up to you and complements you on your driving abilities, as he did to Eric. Sunday afternoon the Obsession Racing team put on another great show for the El Paso fans! They made a great impression!
Eric received great news by being invited to drive in the Young Guns Shoot Out for Monster Jam in the World Finals in Vegas. This was a great honor for him but also well deserved! The Obsession 20th Anniversary truck was also on display along with a total of 114 other monster trucks. The Obsession monster truck was the only truck that Gabriel Iglesias (that sponsors the Fluffy Monster Truck) took photo with. He didn’t take any pictures with any other trucks but his own. Eric did extremely well in practice and qualifying on Wednesday night. Unfortunately in the first round of racing on Thursday night, the transmission linkage broke and got stuck in high gear. Even with the transmission issues, it only slowed him down by a second and that was all it took for the five time returning driver to beat him. This was a great experience and honor for him and he is hoping to return again next year. As always it is a great time catching up and seeing all of our monster truck families, fans and meeting new friends.
Finishing up March, Rick headed to Stockton California with his Obsession truck for a show for MTX Promotions on the following weekend after Vegas. This was a two day show on Friday and Saturday nights with racing and freestyle. Friday night Rick was on fire and took home the win in racing! He had a great freestyle also that night ending his run with a three wheel donut.
Saturday show also went well. Rick was first out in freestyle but made it a tough show to follow for the following drivers to top!