After a week to regroup at the shop following Ballistic’s domination of the Old Skool Motorsports debut event in Augusta, it was off to the next event in Sevierville, Tennessee. Again, the team would have to compete with home state hero Allen Pezo’s Predator and veteran Bennett Clark and Clydesdale. Unfortunately, small mechanical gremlins surfaced throughout the weekend, however Mac managed to impress the Tennessee fans with impressive wheel stands and high-energy runs while finishing in the top 3 in every competition on the weekend.
Coming off the strong Tennessee appearance, the bugs were ironed out for their next show at Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Thunderbird Speedway for Over The Top Motorsports. Mac and Ballistic would manage a nice wheelie in the wheelie contest despite the muddy conditions. After a close first round race with Dale Gerding in Big Dawg, Mac was brought back as fast loser against the always tough Doug Noelke in Tailgator, ultimately finishing 3rd in racing. To cap the night, Mac started freestyle strong with impressive, walking wheelies over the double-van stack. Just as Mac entered a donut, the truck shut off and wouldn’t refire. Upon further inspection, a blown motor would end the Extreme Team’s night early despite a strong start.
After a rush trip home to install an all new, bigger motor, the team ventured to a steamy Jones Motor Speedway on the outskirts of Monroe, Louisiana. Against 7 of the top independents in monster trucks, Mac managed to stay right on the heels of Monster Jam superstar Scott Hartsock in his famous Gunslinger truck, finishing the weekend with impressive, runner up finishes. Again, Mac would test the strength of the great new Yukon parts by planting the tailgate of the Ballistic truck many times and whipping the truck into some intense donuts.
In the next few weeks, the team travels to Clarksville, Tennessee for their third appearance on the Old Skool Motorsports tour. After a few weeks off, the team will then appear on the annual Larry Hatt tour in Michigan. Stay tuned to the Extreme Team site for updates regarding the Ballistic race truck and Extreme Team ride truck!