To say that the Extreme Team was ready to hit the road to start 2012 was quite the understatement. After last minute cancellations out of shows in Daytona Beach and North Carolina the first two weeks of the year, the team finally hit the road for Jackson, Mississippi. The Monster X Tour took over the Mississippi Coliseum for two big shows and what a crowd turned out! The place was packed both nights and tons of fans were able to take a wild ride on the Extreme Team ride truck.
Mac Plecker and Ballistic had an incredible 2011 season, racking up wins everywhere the team traveled. With great support from sponsors like Yukon, PTC, Randy’s Ring & Pinion, Schroth and Royal Purple, the team was very ready to try to replicate that success for 2012. With tough competition including War Wizard, Mac stepped up big and took 4 out of 6 wins on the weekend. Some highlights from the weekend included some big time wheelies, wild cyclones and even a great save. Check out all the action on TMB TV’s MT Unlimited!
After a strong opening weekend, the tour was on to Gonzales, Louisiana for another Monster X event at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The team fought some mechanical issues during the Friday show but came back strong on Saturday as Mac and Ballistic swept the entire event! Things were still going good to start Sunday as Mac grabbed the wheelie win, but that would be the end of the good news from the weekend.
While racing Kevin King in Strait Jacket on the tight U-turn course, Mac was trying to play catch up and the truck didn’t quite hit the ramp square, causing one of the wildest rollovers we’ve ever seen, let alone taken ourselves. Thankfully Mac was OK but the truck is in need of serious repairs before next weekend in Hattiesburg.
The team will be hard at work thrashing to get the truck back together, stay tuned for more updates from the winter tour as it continues!