Friday 17th July 1998
On the friday morning we took the Sudden Impact Hauler over
to the Fairgrounds. As we pulled out of the Motel, Guy & Debbie Wood
drove by in the Bulldozer hauler, & drove into the fairgrounds. When
we arrived at the area where we would unload the truck, David Morris with
Equalizer & Andy Hoffman with Nitemare had already arrived earlier
on in the morning.
If I hadn't of been with John, he would have been there on his own,
like Andy Hoffman was.
John Seasock & Guy Wood
This means rolling the tires around & putting them on on his
"I go to alot of the shows on my own. You learn how to put the
tires on the trucks all on your own. The other monster truck guys
are always willing to help you out if you need a hand. You need someone
to help you roll these tires back into the trailer when your packing up
to go home. It's a good job your here, isn't it !"
When John went to unload the Sudden Impact truck, the engine wouldn't
start, due to battery problems, so he had to put them on charge before
he could unload it.
Meanwhile the other monster truck teams got down to unloading their
Bulldozer & Nitemare
David Morris starting to unload Equalizer
Once the batteries had been charged a little bit, John was able to
unload Sudden Impact. On the journey, we had gone over some big bumps in
the road, which had caused one of the strobe lights to fall down &
smash on the floor of the trailer. A few other things in the trailer had
also been thrown around on the journey. Once that was cleaned up we then
put the tires on the truck.
Once we'd got the tires on it was time to get our wristbands from the
Special Events officals.
At the same time, Scott Harstock turned up with the Gun Slinger Monster
I gave the truck a hose down ready for the evenings racing,
then got freshened up back at the motel.
John still seemed to be having problems with his battery, when it
came to moving the trucks up into the infield.
He had to reconnect the battery charger up to the truck to give
it a jump start.
All of the drivers moved their trucks up into the infield, &
signed autographs for the fans.
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John during the driver introductions
John won the first race of the weekend, against Andy Hoffman
He however lost in the second round. John still seemed to be having
problems starting his truck, so decided that he would change the starter
motor, the next day.
After the racing was over & the trucks and trailers where locked
up, Andy Hoffman (Nitemare), Scott Harstock & his crew guy ? (Gun Slinger),
Eric Stern (Truckworld Online Reporter) all came back with myself &
John to our motel room for some beer & pizza. Andy Hoffman found himself
locked out of the fairgrounds when he went back, so was unable to get back
to his rig. So he ended up sleeping on our bedroom floor.