Obsession Racing Press Release 2016 #4

MENIFEE, CA – In April we did a show for Grand Canyon Promotions in
Phoenix Arizona. These shows were freestyle only on Friday night and two shows on Sunday. Friday Rick and Eric put on a great show! Eric did his typical big air launch, but unfortunately on his landing the four link bar broke. Luckily they did not have an event on Saturday so they were able to fix Eric’s truck for Sunday. On Sunday afternoon Rick and Eric discussed to each other about doing their freestyle run at the same time. They ended up doing it and the promoter and the crowd loved it! Since this was a big hit they closed the show doing the same thing on Sunday evening.

The following weekend Rick took Obsession to the Cook’s automotive grand opening at their new facility in Anaheim California. It was a successful turnout and drew a lot of people to their new place.

The rest of the month of April was spent in the shop fine tuning the trucks and preparing for the next upcoming shows.

Obsession Racing Press Release 2016 #3

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!

Obsession Racing Press Release 2016 #2

MENIFEE, CA – Our first show in February was held at Petco Park in San Diego for Monster Jam on February 6th. This was a Saturday night only show. This show was a turning point for Eric’s career. He won the freestyle competition! This is rarely heard of as a privateer especially the caliber of the competition that he was up against! We are all so very proud of Eric! Also it was great that the truck drove off without any damage! The trophy is proudly placed on our mantle for all of our guests to see!

The next thing that we had booked in February was for the cable television commercial for GPS tracking. We had done a commercial for them prior to this one and they wanted a new second commercial in addition to the old one. They also used Eric’s Obsessed since his was the one that they used the first time. We were very grateful he didn’t have any damage from San Diego since this commercial was booked after the Monster Jam show on February 6th.

Finishing off February, on the 20th Rick and Eric headed to Oakland California for another Monster Jam Show. Rick unfortunately was unable to participate in racing as he broke a driveshaft in qualifying. Rick had help from Jimmy Lehnertz and was able to get the truck back together for freestyle. Rick in Obsession had a great run and enjoyed every minute of it! Eric once again did an awesome job in freestyle with some incredible saves and of course flying high on every jump!! Definitely a crowd pleaser!!