April 26-28 — Naples, FL – The Sudden Impact Racing team traveled to Naples, Florida to participate in the Monster Truck X-Treme Maniac show. The Collier County fans welcomed the SIR team and were entertained by the action-packed shows throughout the weekend. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder had an outstanding racing weekend, winning all four races. Amsoil Shock Therapy took home a second place win on Sunday. Both trucks had the fans on their feet with solid freestyle runs. Sudden Impact travels to Swainsboro, GA on May 17-18. More Pics
April 6, 2013 — Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho – The Sudden Impact Racing team traveled to Pocatello, Idaho with four trucks – Amsoil Shock Therapy, Redcat Racing Ground Pounder, Sudden Impact and Cardiac Arrest to compete in the Checkered Flag Productions World Finals. The team traveled over 2000 miles to show CFP and the fans that they were willing and able to compete. Holt Arena was a packed house with over 13,000 fans on hand to witness some of the best trucks from the independent monster truck world. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Amsoil Shock Therapy placed third and fourth in the night’s first event, the wheelie competition. Three of the trucks placed in racing event with a first place win for Redcat Racing Ground Pounder, Sudden Impact in third and the debuting Cardiac Arrest took fourth. In the final event of the night, all of the Sudden Impact Racing Team trucks put on quite a show in freestyle, getting the crowd involved. The team would like to thank Riley’s Hotshots for some great pictures and CFP for the invite. The team travels to Fort Smith, AR and Naples, FL on April 26, 2013. More Photos
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March 8-10– Andrews Texas– Sudden Impact Racing traveled to Andrews, Texas for the Monster Truck Weekend of Destruction featuring seven of the nation’s top trucks. Friday night saw good wheelies from Amsoil Shock Therapy and Redcat Racing Ground Pounder. During the best trick contest Redcat Racing Ground Pounder amazed the crowd with cyclone donuts, while Amsoil Shock Therapy walked a great slap wheelie. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder reached great momentum and air, and Amsoil Shock Therapy wowed the crowd with some huge air and the second place freestyle finish. Saturday’s show saw even better efforts from the team and a second place donut win from Amsoil Shock Therapy. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder wowed the crowd in freestyle leading to a second place finish. Sunday was all about Redcat Racing Ground Pounder with great wheelies, donuts, and a big freestyle win. Big thanks to Andrews, Texas and Jerry Perry for a great weekend.
March 1-2, 2013 — Sedalia, Missouri –Sudden Impact Racing traveled to Sedalia for the Monster Truck Racing Super Series. Unfortunately for the guys over a foot of snow blanketed the area before their arrival. Sudden Impact’s young guns would not be deterred as they came with one mission – winning everything! Friday night’s show had five events and Sudden Impact’s hard charger Redcat Racing Ground Pounder swept them all, with Amsoil Shock Therapy finishing second in all events. The Saturday night show saw temperatures dip below 15° but Sudden Impact was more than happy to bring on the heat! The Sudden Impact Racing Team battled it out to be the night’s top competitor with Redcat Racing Ground Pounder getting big air off the van stack in freestyle, while Amsoil Shock Therapy wowed the crowd with amazing momentum and cross threading. When the dust settled, the Sudden Impact Racing Team made a complete sweep, winning all ten events over the weekend! More Photos
February 22, 2013 — New Orleans, LA – The Sudden Impact Racing Team partnered with the local New Orleans police department to present the dangers of texting and driving to the DeLaSalle High School student body. Hundreds of students had the opportunity to get a close look at the Redcat Racing Ground Pounder. See More Photos
February 16-17– Oklahoma City, OK – The Sudden Impact Racing team traveled to Oklahoma City for a 3 show Monster Jam event. The 2pm Saturday show would start off the events with Amsoil Shock Therapy scoring an 18 in wheelies but losing out in the racing round to some strong competition. The donut competition was a battle in which Amsoil Shock Therapy would edge out the competition scoring an 18, taking the win. Freestyle would have Amsoil Shock Therapy coming in second with an awesome score of 24, just one point behind the leader. Saturday night finished up with more competitive racing with Amsoil Shock Therapy scoring another 18 in wheelies.
Sunday, Amsoil Shock Therapy tied the competition for second place in the wheelies but was edged out in the first racing round. The crowd got on their feet as Amsoil Shock Therapy came back with a vengeance for the donut competition scoring a whopping 27 points and taking the win. The team heads to Macon, Georgia for a show on Feb 22-23.
February 15-16, 2013 – Roanoke, VA — The Sudden Impact Racing team traveled to Roanoke, Virginia for a three show weekend. The team brought on their own heat as the outside temperature plummeted to 19 degrees. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Amsoil Shock Therapy warmed up with good wheelie efforts on Friday night. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder advanced to the UTI Championship round of racing and was barely edged out.
The 2 o’clock Saturday show saw even better wheelie efforts from the team, UTI Championship round of racing effort by Amsoil Shock Therapy, and great momentum in freestyle by Redcat Racing Ground Pounder. The team turned up the heat Saturday night with the team’s biggest wheelie score of a 20 by Redcat Racing Ground Pounder. Both trucks made the racing semifinals and were narrowly edged out. Freestyle saw exciting performances from Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Amsoil Shock Therapy’s ‘big air’ off the table top ramp. The team heads to their hometown of New Orleans at the Mercedez Benz Superdome on February 23.
February 9 2013 — Sun Life Stadium, Miami Florida – The Sudden Impact team traveled to beautiful Miami Florida to take on 14 of Monster Jam’s toughest trucks on one of the event’s biggest stages. The guys had their work cut out for them with huge jumps and a torrential downpour 15 minutes before show time. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Amsoil Shock Therapy would both get first round losses with the rookie drivers fighting the slick course. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder suffered damage to the rear steer in racing and had to bow out for freestyle event, while Amsoil Shock Therapy had good momentum and combinations before blowing a tire. Sudden Impact Racing would like to thank Monster Jam and Miami, Florida for a great weekend, the team travels to Roanoke, Virginia for a three-show weekend on February 15-16.
February 1-2 — Biloxi, MS –The Sudden Impact Racing team traveled to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for a 3 show line up for Monster Jam. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder set the bar early with a 21 in wheelies and Amsoil Shock Therapy with a 17. Racing saw Amsoil Shock Therapy and Redcat Racing Ground Pounder in the semi finals with Amsoil Shock Therapy pulling off the win. The final race was photo finish with Amsoil Shock Therapy barely getting edged out and breaking the rear on the landing. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder scored a 19 in freestyle for a solid third place finish.
Contributed by: Ross Bonar
(Jefferson, Louisiana) – After a major team restructuring following the completion of first quarter, many fans wondered if Sudden Impact Racing would be able to continue its winning tradition. Following several weeks of competition with the new look team, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. Let us to introduce you to the new team at Sudden Impact Racing and recap their first few weeks behind the wheel.
We are excited to welcome the new wheelman of the high profile Amsoil Shock Therapy ride, Jeremy Brady of Stringer, Mississippi. Brady made waves in the monster truck industry earlier in 2012 when he purchased the legendary 1957 Chevrolet Casper truck from Dale Harris and restored the truck to its original beauty.
After meeting team owner Brandon Lagarde, Brady got the call to drive the 2-time World Finalist Amsoil truck.
The new beginning for Sudden Impact Racing kicked off as the Monster Truck Racing Super Series made its annual stop at Fort Smith, Arkansas’ Kay Rodgers Park.
With strong competition from the Monster Truck Mafia’s Devin Jones and Barbarian, along with Greg & Zach Adams and their beautiful Bar’s Leaks Eliminator and Rislone Defender rides, Sudden Impact Racing had their work cut out for them. The Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Amsoil Shock Therapy made strong runs in all competitions. The highlight was Sudden Impact Racing’s return to victory lane both nights, marching through the brackets to a complete sweep of the weekend’s side-by-side straight line drag racing competitions.
Sept 26, 2012. The Sudden Impact Racing Team was on hand for the annual Harley Davidson of New Orleans bike night. The Amsoil Shock Therapy monster truck was the main attraction drawing a record crowd of over 500 people. Everyone from grown men to little kids lined up to get a rare up close glimpse of a real life monster and shock therapy didn’t disappoint revving its 1600 hp engine to the amazement of the crowd.
Mark your calendars to head out to the Monster Truck Fest at the No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana on November 3rd and 4th. Join the Sudden Impact Racing Team and their monster trucks – Amsoil Shock Therapy, Grounder Pounder, Chiller and Sudden Impact, along with other fan favorites Brute Force and Crash Master. Win a chance to drive a Monster Truck (minimum age 18 years old).
It’s a weekend packed with off road ATV, UTV and Tough Truck races. All race entries are $25 and must pre-register.
On Saturday, gates open at 8:00 AM, racing starts at Noon with a Pit Party from 10 AM – 11 AM. Sunday, gates open at 10:00 AM, racing starts at 2 PM, with a Pit Party from Noon – 1 PM. Adult tickets are $20 / day or $35 for a 2-Day Pass, and kids 15 and under are only $10. Active military are free with ID.
For more information contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Problem Raceway is located at 6470 Highway 996 in Belle Rose, LA. Overnight camping spots and track-side parking spots available. 1-866-50-RACING.
(October 13, 2012) Houma,Louisiana. The Sudden Impact Racing team was on hand with Amsoil Shock Therapy for display at the annual Sears Safety Awareness Month. The Sudden Impact crew displayed the safety precautions that take place in day-to-day operations in the monster truck industry, as well as all the safety features that are implemented on the monster trucks. Kids were allowed to climb in the seat of Shock Therapy, put on the helmet and neck restraint as well as the safety harness to get a real feel for what a monster truck driver goes through. The Houma Police Dept, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Dept, Houma Fire Dept, local Military and other law enforcement agencies were on hand to display their specialty vehicles and safety equipment and techniques. Sudden Impact was grateful for the invite to the event and wants to thank everyone that turned out for a great cause.
(October 15, 2012) Jefferson, Louisiana. Sudden Impact Racing is proud to announce the addition of the all new Sudden Impact Racing Engines. Brandon Lagarde decided that with the team back in New Orleans and with all new drivers that it was time to take the team to a higher level. The new engines come from a local proven race engine builder and have higher horsepower levels than ever before!!! The Sudden Impact drivers are extremely excited to get a chance to get behind the wheel of the all new engines. Amsoil Shock Therapy driver Jeremy Brady was quoted as saying, “The Sudden Impact Racing Team is looking forward to a great 2013 season.” The team will also be sending that new found power through all new racing transmissions built by local Pro Mod record setter JoJo Lafrance of Custom Built Transmission in Westwego, LA. The team has already had the chance to test Custom Built’s transmissions out and couldn’t be happier, you can contact Custom Built at http://www.cbtransmission.com/
November 30, December 1 2012. Lake City, Florida.
The last show of the year proved to be the most memorable for the Sudden Impact Team as all 4 trucks traveled to Lake City, FL. Friday night’s wheelie winner was the Chiller truck with a completely vertical launch and wild landing. Side-by-side racing was won by Jeremy Brady in Shock Therapy.
The big final freestyle came down to a cheer off between Ground Pounder driven by Mike Dufrene and Shock Therapy. Shock Therapy got the win for a full sweep of the nights events for the Sudden Impact Team.
Saturday night proved to be another big night for the guys with Chiller winning wheelies, Shock Therapy winning side by side and Sudden Impact winning freestyle. This was the first event that The Sudden Impact Team has swept all the events.
The drivers wanted to thank Brandon Lagarde for all his hard work and dedication to the team and this big final weekend win proved their gratitude to the owner. Thank you to all the Sudden Impact fans, without you we would not be able to do what we do. We want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and we look forward to a great new year in 2013.
November 9-11, 2012. Denver Colorado.
The Sudden Impact Team got a last minute invite to come put on a show in Denver at the Extreme Monster Truck Winter Nationals. The guys drove 24 hours straight and made it just in time for the big event. Although fatigued and road weary, it did not have any effect on the team as they came to win. Chiller had consistent wheelie attempts all weekend; did not lose a race in side-by-side racing; and was very impressive in freestyle with a big launch off the motorcross ramp Sunday night. The Sudden Impact Team proved in the face of adversity that they can still make it happen!
January 18-19, 2013 – Milwaukee, WI Sudden Impact Racing’s Amsoil Shock Therapy was on hand at the BMO Harris Bradly Center in Milwaukee with some of the best Monster Jam drivers. Amsoil Shock Therapy came away from the big event with a string of victories starting on Friday night by winning the wheelie contest with a score of 24, only coming in two points behind the leader for freestyle.
Amsoil Shock Therapy kept the momentum alive Saturday night by giving the crowd a 24 in the wheelie contest, tying for second place. The crowd cheered the team on as they made the semifinals in the racing round. With another successful weekend complete, the team will head to Phoenix, AZ on January 25 to make their presence felt.
January 19-20, 2013 – Jackson,MS - The Sudden Impact Team received a last minute call from the Monster X Tour to participate in the Jackson, Mississippi event. Amsoil Shock Therapy and Redcat Racing Ground Pounder put on quite a show for the Jackson fans during the two day event. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder had a wild ride with the truck turning a full 180 degree turn mid-flight. Amsoil Shock Therapy went completely vertical on the kicker cars with the biggest air of the weekend. Solid efforts from the team in J-Hook racing and Freestyle finished out the weekend.
January 11-13, 2013 – Hidalgo, TX – Sudden Impact Racing’s 2013 season got off to a great start at its first Monster Jam event in Hidalgo, Texas at The State Farm Arena. Amsoil Shock Therapy and Redcat Racing Ground Pounder went through a full on Monster Jam gauntlet competing in 5 shows in 3 days. The concrete floor made competing more difficult.
Sudden Impact Racing’s Redcat Racing Ground Pounder in the first wheelie contest did a fantastic sky wheelie giving him a solid 24 point score for a second place finish. Amsoil Shock Therapy went to the semi-finals of racing and lost in a photo finish for first place. The remainder of the (more…)
January 25-26, 2013 – Ardmore, OK — The Sudden Impact Racing team traveled to Ardmore, OK for their first Checkered Flag Productions show of the year. Amsoil Shock Therapy and Redcat Racing Ground Pounder team had their work cut out for them with a tough lineup of trucks waiting for them in the Hardy Murphy Coliseum. Right off the bat, the team stepped up to the plate with Amsoil Shock Therapy placing second in wheelies and Redcat Racing Ground Pounder taking third. In the racing and freestyle events, the team finished third and fourth in each.
Saturday night the team raked in third and fourth place finishes in wheelies as the competition really stepped it up a notch. Racing saw a wild finish with the Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Amsoil Shock Therapy airing the trucks to a standing ovation. Freestyle saw big air from Amsoil Shock Therapy coming within inches of the buildings lights hanging from the ceiling and a second place finish. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder had a great run finishing third. Sudden Impact would like to thank CFP and the fans for a great time in Ardmore. Up next for the team is Biloxi, MS on Feb 1-2.
January 26, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ – Amsoil Shock Therapy Redcat Racing Ground Pounder performed at the Monster Jam event at Chase Field in Phoenix. The sellout crowd experienced some extreme action from the 16-truck lineup. Round one of racing would put Amsoil Shock Therapy in first place, but it couldn’t hold onto the title in the second round due to rear steering problems. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder got a little too loose in the dirt causing it to fall behind in his competition. The team made up for their racing performance in the freestyle competition. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder got the crowd cheering with a solid 18 and Amsoil Shock Therapy would bring home a 19. The team will be in Fargo, North Dakota on February 1-2.
February 1-2, 2013– Fargo, ND –The Sudden Impact Racing team traveled to the Fargo Dome for a two-day Monster Jam show. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder started the night out with a solid 16 in the wheelie contest with Amsoil Shock Therapy scoring in at 23.
Saturday night Redcat Racing Ground Pounder qualified second beat out the competition in round 1 of racing but lost out in round 2. The wheelie contest would have Redcat Racing Ground Pounder scoring a 15 and Amsoil Shock Therapy coming in with a 20. In the freestyle round Redcat Racing Ground Pounder entertained the crowd scoring a 20 while Amsoil Shock Therapy received a solid 17. The team is heading to Oklahoma City, OK on Feb 15-16.
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