WILLIAMSON, GEORGIA – The Extreme Team’s Ballistic monster truck continues its tour of dominance in 2011 and has become one of the top, independently funded teams in monster trucks. Through May 2011, Mac Plecker, owner/driver of Ballistic, has competed in over 78 competitions, winning over 60% of these events with Yukon Gear and Axle parts installed!
The Ballistic monster truck’s drivetrain is based off of the Ford nine inch rear end, making the truck the only of its kind in the sport. Recently, the Extreme Team felt it was time to upgrade the strength of the truck’s axles in order to tolerate the abuse the truck encounters every show. “We knew it was time to start thinking about strengthening our axle program as we continued to push the truck harder and harder. I’ve been a gearhead all of my life and knew Yukon Gear and Axle made quality parts. We got in touch with Brian Hudson and the rest is history!” said Plecker.
Since the installation of the Yukon Gear and Axle parts, Mac and Ballistic have competed in two, high profile shows against competition including Gun Slinger and Stone Crusher (both of which make regular national TV appearances). Between both shows, Ballistic took 1st place in eight of twelve competitions (67%) and finished runner up in the remaining four competitions. “I made it a point to see if these Yukon parts would hold up to the 1,250 horsepower and 10,000 pound Ballistic truck. We launched the truck vertical and landed on the rear tires hard, put the truck into high-speed donuts, and flew around the arena. The axles held up flawlessly with every strain I put them under. I couldn’t be happier with the performance of Yukon parts and we look forward to continuing our partnership!” exclaimed Plecker following his sweep of all competitions in Augusta, Georgia.
The Extreme Team has a busy spring and summer race schedule, which takes them across a major portion of the United States. Visit www.ExtremeTeam4x4.com for a comprehensive schedule where the Ballistic monster truck will continue its tour of dominance with Yukon Gear and Axle onboard.
ABOUT EXTREME TEAM 4X4 – Mac and Liz Plecker began their monster truck career in 1993 with the construction of their monster ride truck, now called “Extreme Team”. After competing at various motorsports events with their street truck, the Plecker’s took the next step and built a monster truck specifically for rides to allow people to feel what it was like to ride in a monster truck.
After 10 years of touring the U.S. with the Extreme Team ride truck, Mac and Liz made the jump into the competition side of monster trucks and constructed the Ballistic monster truck in the summer of 2004. The team has toured with the Ballistic race truck since the fall of 2004 and continues to gain notoriety among the legends and superstars in monster trucks as one of the most feared racers and most formidable freestyle opponents. The team continues to grow and rise into the upper echelon of the sport on an independently funded budget and looks forward to many years of success to come.