The Monster Truck Racing Series
TALLADEGA SUPER SPEEDWAY
June 3-4, 2000
high powered monster trucks came to the legendary Talladega Super Speedway on June 3, 2000
to take their places in history. ProMT chose Talladega as the second stop on their
inaugural points championship tour. This was the first monster truck racing ever to
be held at Talladega. Bob Chandler and Eric Meagher presided over the weigh-ins and
racing action. Trucks had to weigh at least 9,500 lbs to compete. No 3-D
bodies were allowed, and each truck had to display an assigned number. A challenging
400 ft. track with two sets of cars was set up in the infield.
thing to freestyle that happened was Eric Tack's wheel stand in the new Tonka truck.
Other than that, it was a weekend of serious racing. The track had a long
stretch of no man's land between the jumps, and the finish line was still 100 ft. away
when the trucks came off of the second jump. More than one of the experienced
drivers had trouble getting used to it. Army Armstrong was on hand to call the
play-by-play, and for a time, everything was right in the world of monster trucks (except
no Grave Digger). On Saturday, qualifying tipped off at high noon, with the
side-by-sides beginning at 5:00 p.m.
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