Obsession Racing 2017 Press Release #5


MENIFEE, CA – On May 5th and 6th Obsession Racing did a show for WGAS Motorsports in Santa Rosa California.  These two shows were freestyle only.  Rick enjoyed his new set up that he has for his shocks.  This made his landings much more comfortable and allowed him to make a solid run for both days.  Both days Eric tied with Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter for the freestyle wins. Eric did his famous big air jumps and Jimmy did his well-known wheelies.

From Santa Rosa Rick and Eric went to Turlock California for another WGAS Motorsports event.  This was another two day show with freestyle only.  With the new suspension set up on Obsession, Rick was getting lots of practice perfecting his wheelies.  Eric put on another great freestyle run leaving the crowd cheering for him both nights.

The boys were back in town the following weekend and did a display in Fontana for Air Flow Research Company on Saturday the 20th.  This was a sponsorship display for V8 builds Auto Cross Show. 

The following day on Sunday Rick and Eric did an event in Victorville California for the San Bernardino County fair.  This Sunday evening show had racing and freestyle.  Eric won racing and freestyle and Rick was one step down in second place for both also.

We finished off the month of May shooting an upcoming commercial.  Look for it to be airing soon!

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MENIFEE, CA – Our first show in April was on the 7 th , 8 th and 9 th in Chico California for Monster X. On Friday night Rick and Eric made it to the semifinals in racing. Freestyle was a

challenge because of the rain on Friday and Saturday night. When the ground is soaked and muddy it is hard for the truck to have any traction. They just want to slip and slide around

although Rick took second place in racing on Saturday night. The sun came out on Sunday which was nice but the ground was still very saturated. It didn’t seem to affect Rick as he took

the win on Sunday in racing.

The following weekend Rick and Eric headed to sunny Phoenix Arizona for Grand Canyon Promotions. This event was held on Friday and Saturday with both racing and freestyle

competition. Rick did great in racing again this weekend and Eric impressed everyone in freestyle with his usual massive air which was the highest of the weekend!

Finishing up in the month of April our last event was held in Puyallup Washington for WGAS Motorsports. This was a Friday night only show consisting of racing and freestyle. Eric had

issues with his RII and wasn’t able to run because of safety issues. Rick did great as he made it to the finals in racing against Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter.

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MENIFEE, CA – The first weekend in March started out in Atlanta Georgia for another exciting event held by Monster Jam.  Our friend Mark Gallagher flew out to help us crew for the Saturday and Sunday shows.  This was Eric’s final show without having a body after it was destroyed in Jacksonville Florida.  Saturday night Rick laid down a good run in racing and put on a crowd pleasing freestyle.  Eric passed Dad up in racing and was on fire making it into the top eight category.  Even without a body Eric did his enormous air show in freestyle and placed sixth out of sixteen trucks in freestyle.  On Sundays show Rick and Eric lost in their first round of racing but Rick made it up in freestyle by putting on a great run! Unfortunately for Eric they were not able to get his truck back to running condition for freestyle. Rick had a long haul to do after this show.  It was a 2,100 mile trip home to get ready for the Las Vegas Monster Jam show. Once they got home they had a lot of work to do to get Eric’s new body mounted and painted and any other maintenance work that need to be done for the Double Down show.

Las Vegas is always a week long show.  Obsession was on display only for this show.  Eric in his new 1968 Ford body competed in the Double Down Race on Thursday night.  Everyone loved his new body style on Obsessed!  Hot Wheels told us that Eric truck was one of the most requested toys to be made.  Thursday night Eric was on fire in racing! He was timed as the fasted time in the Double Down history of Monster Jam. He worked his way up to the final round!  It was amazing to see all of the love and support of our Monster truck family! In the finals he was quick off of the line but unfortunately clipped the wall and rolled.  We all were so very proud of him making it as far as he did.  I think he has found a new love in racing now too!