MENIFEE, CA – April started off in Phoenix Arizona on the 5th for a display for E. B. Bradley at their new location. This was also the unveiling of the purple E.B. Bradley trophy truck body. It was a great way to welcome all of their new customers in this market. The following day Rick and Eric both raced their new body style trucks for the first of four Robby Gordon SST races at the Cardinal Stadium. This is a racing only series. The track was designed with two over under courses and was set up more like a motocross track. Both Rick and Eric did not get the chance to have a practice run on the track as all of the other drivers did because we were at our display. Fortunately it didn’t affect Eric’s racing. Eric took out some of the biggest names in the industry on his first time out that sent him all the way to the semifinals.
Our next event was in Puyallup Washington for WGAS. On the way towards Washington, Rick put on two displays for E. B. Bradley. One was in Portland Oregon and the other was in Kent Washington. The displays were successful drawing in a crowd and gave them the opportunity for meeting new customers. The event in Puyallup was a Friday night only show. They had racing and freestyle. Due to Eric having school and being out of state, Justin Cluster drove Eric’s truck for Obsession Racing. Rick won racing in the E.B. Bradley truck and took third in freestyle. Justin also put on a terrific show for Obsession Racing.
Ending the month of April Obsession Racing was booked for another Robbie Gordon SST Series at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. This was a very challenging track and unfortunately Rick and Eric had a huge disadvantage because their trucks width is 12’5” and the obstacle was to race through the columns that were measured at 13’ leaving 3 inches on each side to race through a historical monument! (No pressure). Most trucks are 11’10” to 12’ wide so the other trucks had a little more of an advantage. They both did a great show considering the consequences. Slow and steady is what kept the building in one piece but it was nice to have motorsports back in L.A. once again.