Sudden Impact Racing Starts 2011 Strong!

Detroit, MI- Sudden Impact Racing started the 2011 season in style at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan for a televised show, with Amsoil Shock Therapy and Amsoil Excaliber pushing their opponents to the limit and thrilling the packed stadium. With fresh equipment, the Sudden Impact Racing team made sure to start the season off right in front of the SPEED television cameras, and that began with racing, where Amsoil Shock Therapy would advance to the second round and lose by inches to El Toro Loco.

“I felt like the truck was fast in racing,” Amsoil Shock Therapy driver Jon Zimmer said. “The dirt was really loose and so I had to adjust to the truck wanting to slide. It was such a close race; I thought I had him, but I knew once I was out for racing not to dwell on it because I had something left.”

That “something left” was freestyle, and Amsoil Excaliber’s David Brown showed Detroit what he could do in limited time on the track, and although his run ended early, he caught some huge air off of cars, vans, and near everything on the floor. A vertical sky wheelie planted the wheelie bar into the dirt and ended Amsoil Excaliber’s run, but Brown served notice that he will be a force to be reckoned with in 2011.

“I have plenty of power in this truck thanks to Scorpion and Amsoil, and I was disappointed I couldn’t keep going,” said Brown. “I will make sure that this season is a great one for Sudden Impact Racing’s team.”

Amsoil Shock Therapy made sure to build on the momentum Amsoil Excaliber began, with Zimmer putting in an outstanding run to start the season. Insane air, high-speed cyclones, and wild sideways hits on every obstacle on the track were the order of the day for Amsoil Shock Therapy, and the truck soaked up every jump and hit with ease. When Amsoil Shock Therapy finally came to a rest after spinning a fantastic set of donuts, Zimmer emerged to a roar of approval from 51,000 fans and the lead in the freestyle competition.


I want to get back to Las Vegas for the World Finals this year, and I also respect my equipment,” said Zimmer. “We have great support from Amsoil, Scorpion, North Star Transport, and many more sponsors, and if I do my job behind the wheel, that’s where I feel I’ll be. I didn’t get the win in freestyle, but I was happy with my run and I think the fans were, too.”

Indeed they were, and Sudden Impact Racing looks to build on a strong start to the busy 2011 season next week in Greensboro, North Carolina. We will keep you posted!

Manchester, NH- Sudden Impact Racing’s Redcat Racing Ground Pounder and Michigan Ice Monster began 2011 in a small arena and concrete floor that saw some big action throughout the weekend. It is Sudden Impact Racing’s philosophy to make the most out of any situation, and although sometimes it isn’t ideal for big trucks to be in small places, the team still gave everyone in Manchester a fantastic show.

Redcat Racing Ground Pounder was rebuilt nearly from the ground up before the season, and driver Chris Lagana had the nerve-wracking task of showing what all the hard work was for. He lived up to the expectations and more, putting Redcat Racing Ground Pounder into the final round of racing in its very first event, and also getting some solid wheelies and freestyles in throughout the weekend.


“I’ve been given a great opportunity from both Sudden Impact Racing and Redcat Racing,” Lagana said. “Ground Pounder will perform well at every show, just like the RC product does!”

Michigan Ice Monster is a legendary name in the world of monster trucks, and although driver Chris Ryan suffered some tough luck, he powered through the adversity and showed what the Sudden Impact Racing team is about, shaking off a cut tire and some engine trouble to post second-place efforts in the donut contest and a great freestyle as well.

“I was upset that I couldn’t do as much as I wanted to with the luck that I had, but I feel good about the fact that we worked hard to get the trucks right by the end of the weekend,” said Ryan. “If we keep doing that, Redcat Racing and Sudden Impact Racing will see big things this year.”

Sudden Impact Racing looks to more big things at the next show in Hidalgo, Texas this weekend. We will keep you posted!