It was billed as the biggest thrill show to ever hit Mackay and when the Monster trucks and Fmx all stars invaded Mackay Stadium Saturday night the five thousand screaming fans in attendance were not disappointed.
As promised no one held back in the Monster truck Sky wheelie contest where the trucks have to see who can get the most vertical USA champion Kreg Christensen took out honour’s after some blistering upright jumps to rival anything ever seen in the USA.
Come racing time and the flying yank continued on and looked to have gone on to victory again only to have judges make a surprise decision in favour of Troy Garcia in Convict who had earlier beaten NZ champ Danny Patard on the way to the finals.
Monster truck Freestyle had the fans gasping in disbelief ,Hayden Mcleary in Raptors made a great run before smashing into a stray car, then it was up to the last two trucks.
Outback Thunda driven by Australian Champ Clive Featherby put in a solid performance, but on this occasion no one was going to be a match for the awesome American Christensen who launched off the van stack time and time again, until taking one side angle jump to many and having the truck actually roll completely sideways to the ground then powering Wicked USA back upright to have the entire crowd standing on their feet cheering on in disbelief at what they were seeing.
Extreme Games champion Clinton Moore and the FMX all stars were nothing short of sensational with various backflip after backflip the kids screaming with excitement at their airborne antics.
The Jet Quad was a huge favourite and even the car steel wall saw Simmo walk away from having a car crush down his car that he was driving, the night ended with a Demo derby and a very loud fireworks blast.
By Sunday afternoon the Mackay stadium that is normally a football field that had been turned upside down for these five ton monsters with over fifty truckloads of dirt by Local earthmover Leon Manzleman had been put back ready to play footy on as if this surreal adventure had never taken place, and was just the kids imagination.
Well boys and girls keep dreaming cause the Monsters will be back same time, same location bigger and wilder next year.