Crushing good time for trucks

MIGHTY beasts roared into the cool night on Saturday, as the 2009 Monster Truck Tour of Destruction stormed the Bundaberg Showgrounds.

“It was great, I had Outback Thunda and I beat the American,” group organiser for the Australian Monster Truck Association Clive Featherby said.

“I destroyed Outback Thunda in the process, tore the complete back end out off it, but it was worth it - the crowd went wild.”

Mr Featherby said the $13,000 to $14,000 repair cost did not put a dent in the night.

He said 5000 spectators were enthralled by the motoring madness, with the $50,000 Skyshow Fireworks display topping it off.

“It was exceptionally large, about 18 minutes,” he said of the fireworks display.

“This year's crowd has been the best so far, and we've been coming to Bundy for about eight years now.”

Mr Featherby said the crowd got their fill of high octane action with a Holden and a Ford dropped from 30 metres in the air, cars crushed and the 1500 horse-powered jet car that melts cars into molten metal in just four minutes.

He said the “crowd-pleasing” Scooby Doo truck returned, along with a new Outback Thunda (both were there) truck and Shattered USA.

“This year the yanks drove really well, we got some really huge jumps in Scooby, and there were big jumps all night, so no low points with the trucks,” Mr Featherby said.

“We're really happy about it, and we got a really good response from Bundaberg.

“There was a massive amount of people afterwards saying how great it was, and we had 15 or 20 emails thanking us this (yesterday) morning.”



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