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CAJUN MONSTER TRUCK SUMMER NATIONALS June 26th – Leesville, Louisiana
CAJUN MONSTER TRUCK SUMMER NATIONALS are invading the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds Arena in Leesville, Louisiana on Saturday June 26th. There will be two full events, a 1 o’clock matinee and a final show at 7 pm that evening. After a 2 year Checkered Flag Promotions is bringing their No Limits Monster Truck Tour to Leesville.
Almost 3 years ago Ed Beckley (owner of Checkered Flag Promotions (CFP), had to cancel the first event they scheduled due to a Hurricane. Then Covid hit and everything came to a stop. In March when the State officials opened up for events to happen, is when the staff of the Vernon Parish Police Jury worked with Beckley. They agreed and came up with Saturday June 26th. “We are excited and focused! We will put an all out effort to making everything perfect as we can,” said Beckley.
No Limits Monster Trucks will be all about lots of horsepower. When these drivers want to win they need the power! Trucks on the Tour have over 1,500 horsepower and they are methanol burning full race built engines. Most are valued at over $40,000 dollars.
Costs to build one of these 66 inch tall tired, 10,000 pound race trucks is around $150,000 to upwards of over $200,000 dollars. Most have a special rig to carry this racer down the road to the next event. Do not forget you need spare parts, many carry spare motors, transmission’s, tires, fiberglass truck bodies, fuel, tools, all stowed away neatly in a 53 foot trailer. Most are x moving van trailers and by the time they get that trailer, a toterhome to pull it, all decorated up with attractive wraps it is nearly a half million dollars. To some this looks like an expensive hobby, but not so this is what these families do for a living! Sometimes they carry two trucks and the wife drives and helps with the chores to keep these Monsters running.
Not all the racers will be in nearly a million dollar rig. Some will have not even one full horsepower! Drivers (3yrs through 9yrs old) will compete in their own battery powered Power Wheels also known as Barbie Cars. This will be one of the popular events of the night. Anyone can sign their driver and racer up but first call the CFP office 940-683-4742 to let them know which race you will be coming. All the driver needs is his or her parents, their own racer, and a ticket to the show. Kids Race for Free!
Motocross riders are a daring bunch. Flying off of jumps and battling the jumps and whoops while deep in to competition is sure to provide some spill and chills. Riders cannot ride without their safety equipment. There is one class for motorcycles and one class for atv quads just to give the trucks some cool down time and more excitement for the fans.
Questions about the event? Dial 940-683-4742 and the CFP office will do what they can to help.
Discount Tickets are on sale online www.nolimitsmonstertrucks.com. If you wait you will pay 5 dollars more for the adult (13 years and older at the gate price).