This coming Fri 22nd and Sat 23rd of September 2017, Traxxas Monster Trucks are putting on a show. As part of their tour, they will be at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, in Casper. The shows start at 7.30pm, gates open at 6.00pm. Pit Party is from 6.00-7.00pm. Tickets are available here, starting from $20/person.
Monster Truck Driver
This morning, monster truck driver Dave Rife, dropped off his truck at the Casper Fremont Fiat Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram store. We caught him for a quick interview as his truck was parked on the front line. (It’s not for sale!)
Dave’s full-time is driving monster trucks and he is now in his 29th year of driving them. He first began competing in Michigan in 1989. His first truck was a street-driven 1979 Ford F-150 with a 24” lift and 52” tractor tires. When that proved to be too much for the street, so Dave started competing in local events and instantly became hooked. In the decades that followed his first competition, Dave has built, driven or owned some of the biggest names in monster trucks. Dave was joined on the circuit by his wife Trish in her own truck for three years. His sons Travis and Mason both started driving monster trucks as well as his daughter Paige. When Dave isn’t on the circuit, he coaches wrestling and his daughter Paige has earned 5 National Women’s Wrestling Championships.
Traxxas Craniac Monster Truck Specs
Chassis: One of a Kind Custom Chassis
Engine Size: 540 Chevy
Transmission: 400 Turbo
Shocks: Knight Stalker Nitrogen
Trucks at the show will include;
- Cranianc (Dave’s truck)
- Bad to the bone
- The Champ
Ride in a monster truck
There will be passenger rides available in the monster trucks during the pit party, Intermission and after the show. Rides can be purchased for children and adults at $10.
Pit party passes and VIP tickets are also available for $10 Party with the Drivers starts 90 minutes before show time and ends 30 minutes before show time.
On the website, it does say that this event is loud and not recommended for children under 2 yrs old.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.