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What An Incredible 2011 For Mac Plecker & Ballistic!

Published on November 23, 2011

The Extreme Team 4×4 team finished up 2011 in the same winning fashion that it began, with Mac Plecker and Ballistic continuing to find victory lane at an incredible rate. To start off September, the team traveled to Paducah, Kentucky to perform in a two night event for our good friend Rodney Tweedy. The weekend would belong to Ballistic as Mac swept racing and freestyle both nights against a tough field of competition.

From Paducah it was back down to Florida to run another event for Scott Hartsock, this time at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville, Florida. The first night of the event would be rained out, but once the action finally started, Mac ran strong winning wheelies and racing to start off the night. Problems would keep the team out of freestyle but it was still a great night in Brooksville.

Searcy, Arkansas was the site of a great small show in 2010 and the team was very honored to be asked back again by Greg Price and his AMMP crew. JR McNeal in Razin Kane was tough, edging out Mac for the wheelie and freestyle wins, but Mac would not be denied in racing, taking Ballistic to the win.

After a couple weeks back at the shop to regroup, the team headed to Glencoe, Alabama’s Green Valley Speedway to compete in a huge 8 truck show. With some tough competition, Mac made his presence felt at the Monster Truck War, placing in the top of the field in all competitions and managing to put Ballistic in victory lane in Friday night’s racing competition.

After a great ride truck event at the Warner-Robbins Air Show and a week off, the team would compete in its final event of the season in Swainsboro, Georgia. The hometown boy Kevin King in Strait Jacket would take home the wins, but Mac and Ballistic hung tough and turned in some great performances.

Following the completion of the racing part of the year, Mac and Liz traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual SEMA show. It was great seeing all of our good friends and sponsor partners in person, and we look forward to working with everyone again in 2012.

The final event for the team of 2011 would be the annual Rock Ranch Benefit. What a great group of people and we always have fun putting on a show with Ballistic and giving rides with the Extreme Team ride. Thanks to the Rock Ranch folks for having us back and we look forward to returning again in 2012.

Our good friends with TheMonsterBlog.com track results for the entire monster truck industry and it really is amazing just how strong of a year Mac and Ballistic had in 2011 – check out some of these stats and how they ranked against the 241 other drivers who competed this year:

Wheelie/Donut/Long Jump Competitions -
25 wins (tied for 4th in all of monster trucks), 49% win percentage

Racing Competitions -
15 wins (tied for 10th in all of monster trucks), 25% win percentage

Freestyle Competitions -
26 wins (tied for 4th in all of monster trucks), 46% win percentage

Combined Racing/Freestyle Competitions -
41 wins (tied for 6th in all of monster trucks), 35% win percentage

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors for making this incredible year possible! Stay tuned for further updates including our full 2012 event schedule, coming soon. Everyone with Extreme Team 4×4 wishes all our fans a Happy Thanksgiving!

 
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Extreme Team Finishes Up Whirlwind Summer Tour

Published on August 30, 2011

What an incredible summer it’s been for the Extreme Team as Mac and Liz have traveled all over America’s beautiful heartland and entertained some of the greatest fans you’ll find anywhere. The heart of the summer tour kicked off in Davisburg, Michigan for Larry Hatt at the Oakland County Fair. Mac is always a favorite there and battled it out with Allen Pezo in Predator, just finishing runner-up to the black cat in both events.

After a few days of enjoying beautiful Michigan in the summer, the team made its way to Thief River Falls, Minnesota to compete in a Thursday night Speed Motorsports Tour event at the Pennington County Fair. Much like a lot of the 2011 season, Mac dominated the field, convincingly winning both the racing and freestyle portions of the show.

From there, Mac and Liz headed south to Champaign, Illinois to compete against the Dodge sponsored Raminator and the legendary Dan Patrick in Samson. In impressive fashion, Mac piloted Ballistic to the racing victory over one of the sport’s best racers in Mark Hall driving Raminator. Mac capped the great SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY event off with a strong freestyle.

After hanging out in Illinois for the week, the team was ready to participate in a first time event at the Dupage County Fair in Wheaton, Illinois. Mac would be running against Australian champion Clive Featherby in Outback Thunda as well as father-son team Greg and Zach Adams. The Aussie was on kill, rolling his truck twice but Mac still managed to represent the USA well, winning wheelies in the first show with a jaw-dropping walking wheelie, and taking the racing victory in the evening show.

From Illinois, it was on to North Platte, Nebraska to compete on the MEGA Promotions Tour event at the Wild West Arena. Running with tough competition including Barbarian, Razin Kane and Rammunition, Mac made solid showings in all competitions but couldn’t quite get Ballistic into victory lane.

The next two weeks would be the whirlwind finale to Larry Hatt’s Michigan tour. Mac and Liz rolled into the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Michigan determined to put on a great show for the fans. After Pezo swept the first stop in Davisburg, Mac knew it would be a tough road ahead. After the fans had cheered and the dust had settled, Ballistic had wowed the crowd and finished in the top of the rankings alongside the always tough Pezo. From there it was on to Mt. Morris where Mac thrilled the crowd with intense donuts and a high paced freestyle run at the Genessee County Fairgrounds. Armada, Michigan was up next where Pezo once again edged out Mac for victory, but the crowd was certainly treated to some great Ballistic action.

The final two shows of the tour were in Petovsky, Michigan and Mac wasn’t about to be held winless for the whole series. After finishing second in racing Friday night, Mac brought Ballistic out for freestyle, nailing perfect vertical slap wheelies and riding them the length of the track! The crowd was ecstatic and gave Mac the well-deserved freestyle victory! The following night Mac returned to victory lane in racing and turned in another solid freestyle with incredible wheelstands and power-packed slap wheelies to cap off an incredible tour.

After all that time spent in the great Northern section of the Midwest, the team headed south for Arkansas as good friend Greg Price and his AMMP Motorsports would be doing their first event at the Beebe Speedway. Mac pulled off a great donut win in the Friday night event and turned in solid performances all weekend, but Bruce Haney in Bad News Travels Fast was on kill, sweeping all of the other events.

Mac and Liz are so thankful for all the great fans who came out during the wild summer tour. Next up we’re off to Paducah, Kentucky where Ballistic will run for our good friend Rodney Tweedy in a show at Carson Park. Stay tuned to the Extreme Team site for results from Paducah and check out our schedule to see where Mac and the Extreme Team will be this fall!

 
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Extreme Team Rolls Through Clarksville, Readies for Summer in Michigan

Published on July 13, 2011

The Extreme Team has literally been on a roll the last few weeks! Mac and Liz loaded the Ballistic truck up and headed for Clarksville, TN. with their friends at Old School Motorsports. All weekend, Mac would do battle tooth and nail with Allen Pezo in the Predator truck. Friday night, Mac stood the Ballistic truck up and walked it across the cars in the wheelie contest, made it all the way to the final round of racing, and put on a show for the Tennessee fans in freestyle with nice air and dizzying donuts. Saturday would be more of the same, with nice efforts in the wheelie contest and a great showing in racing. To close the weekend, Mac lined the Ballistic truck up to the van stack and stabbed the throttle. The Yukon parts grabbed and Ballistic went vertical before the truck tilted to the left and ended up on its head in a rare rollover for the Extreme Team!

Mac and Ballistic were no worse for wear and the team is currently regrouping at the shop. The team is making necessary repairs and planning their annual trip to Michigan to compete in their good friend Larry Hatt’s full tour throughout the month of July. In addition, Mac just finished the install of the brand new, Phillips Spark Plug Wires and couldn’t be happier! We encourage all teams in the industry to give Phillips Spark Plug Wires a shot as their super-insulated and built extra tough to handle the world of monster truck racing!

Stay tuned to the Extreme Team 4×4 website for updates from Michigan!

 
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