Hidalgo, TX-Sudden Impact Racing’s Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Michigan Ice Monster headed into one of the more grueling stops on the Monster Jam tour and battled through adversity to another fantastic weekend at one of the most grueling stops on the Monster Jam tour—Hidalgo, Texas has a near-unheard-of five shows in one weekend. It’s tough on equipment, it’s tough on drivers, and it’s tough on teams as a whole, but Sudden Impact Racing rose to the occasion and delivered the goods.

The weekend began with promise—in the very first event of the weekend, Redcat Racing Ground Pounder made a second-round appearance before bowing out due to engine problems. The entire Sudden Impact Racing team thrashed and were able to get the truck ready for the final performance of the weekend, where Chris Ryan stepped into the seat after a highly successful weekend. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder would save the best for last, with a big win in the donut contest after a crowd cheer-off against the most popular truck in the world, Grave Digger.

“It meant a lot to me to be voted the winner,” said Ryan. “Redcat Racing Ground Pounder is a name that’s spreading quickly, and with how we run, we will continue to do that.”

Greensboro, NC-Sudden Impact Racing’s Shock Therapy and Amsoil Excaliber followed up a great first weekend in Detroit with more success in Greensboro, earning their keep in a star-studded field of monster trucks and serving notice that 2011 is a year to watch out for the entire Sudden Impact Racing team—they’re powerful!

The two-show weekend started off strong, with Amsoil Excaliber getting a great vertical sky wheelie in the wheelie contest. Amsoil Shock Therapy also put in a great effort, a sign of things to come in freestyle later on.

Racing began with promise, as Amsoil Shock Therapy took wins over Grave Digger and Grinder before a narrow defeat in the semifinals. Both Amsoil Shock Therapy and Amsoil Excaliber lit up the floor with fantastic freestyles, then closed night one with signing autographs for the great Amsoil Shock Therapy and Excaliber fans.

Night two brought even more success, as Amsoil Shock Therapy refused to give up. After suffering a first round defeat, Amsoil Shock Therapy was able to come back as the fast loser and would not be denied, taking home a huge racing victory to roars of approval from the fans!

I didn’t want to let the fans or Amsoil down, and I knew that once I got a shot to come back, I wouldn’t hold anything back,” Amsoil Shock Therapy driver Jon Zimmer said. “It’s really satisfying taking a racing victory, especially over all the great trucks we have in Greensboro.”

Freestyle was more of the same, with Amsoil Excaliber kicking things off with a solid effort that included several vertical wheel stands and even a small slap wheelie in the tight confines of the arena.

I was pleased with how I did,” said driver David Brown. “I was able to do some things that got the fans on their feet for freestyle, and this truck has all the power I need to do some really big things next weekend!”

Sudden Impact Racing is headed to a huge arena in Toronto, Ontario for two of the biggest shows of the year this weekend. We will keep you posted!