Monster Trucks In Minot | VideoJulie Leonardi | 2/22/2013
The group does 100 shows a year, all around the country, and is the second largest producer of monster truck shows. Larry Quick is one of the world`s top drivers, and is well known for his daredevil stunt, the back flip.
"I love donuts, I love big air, I love straight up wheelies, I love crashing, I love flipping over. I love all of it."
Quick said his favorite part of the show is the freestyle portion. Driving monster trucks has been a childhood dream, one that he can live out with his wife, Shannon, driving by his side.
"I met him about four years ago, my dad actually was a track official for some shows that he ran. I got to go to some shows, and we met and the rest is history."
Shannon is one of a handful of female drivers. Saturday will be the fifth show she`s done. Shannon says she was a little nervous the first time, but she loves the feeling of support from the crowd.
“It really is a man`s sport, but for as much of a man`s sport as it is, the crowd seems to love a woman driver. A woman driver gets out there and you could probably do the most disastrous, horrible job in the world and you’re still going to get a cheer just because you`ve got the guts to be a girl and get in that big old truck."
The drivers can all agree, it`s the audience that inspirers them the most.
“My favorite part is watching the families and the kids come and just the looks on the kid’s faces when they see monster trucks; it really makes a guy feel good," said driver Ed Miller.
The drivers stay safe with seatbelts, helmets and earplugs.