Re: does anyone here own a monster truck
The difference is, not anyone can afford to have a great big huge car crushing truck in there driveway. Where as anyone with a 4x4 can have the chance to mud race. And it is normally the guy who has built or customized his truck to his likeing that you will see racing.
I have grown not to like the monsters. They put all that money and power into a truck, just to go out and play demolishion derby. Now they are all into this free style crash em up junk.
It is not the fault of the truck drivers or builders. It is what the give me blood crowd wants. The crowd in general don't have a clue as to what it takes to make a car or truck go fast. They don't care you just had a perfect run and set a record at the mud drags, or asphalt drags, Nascar, or anywhere. They are a bunch of vultures waiting and wanting mass destruction.
Why don't you see NMRO on TV anymore? They shortened the tracks, took away the mud, and gave them guys a chance to survive. So now the crowds don't care for it as much, less crashes. They don't understand what it is like to travel across rough mud full bore at that kind of pace. So what they wreck a 30,000 dollar machine for a chance to win 1000 bucks, they just want to see something crash. And if the driver gets hurt, well, that is just a bonus.
It is just a shame that TV and promoters base there showings on these people, because the people who do care and respect the sports for what they are, are denied the chance to watch them.