WGAS MOTORSPORTS SPECTACULAR!!
MARCH 18TH, 2006 - LA PAZ COUNTY FAIR - PARKER, AZ
By Lauren & Lynette Bonar
(Please be patient as this page loads, there are a lot of great pictures to view!!)
Our drive to Kingman AZ, on
the way down to Parker, was uneventful, as it was all night driving.
We stayed at a Quality Inn where there is a special going on, if you stay
two nights, you get a night free. With all the traveling we do, that
is the kind of deal we are looking for!! I walked out of the room
the next morning to some very beautiful scenery. While Lynn was
getting ready for the day, Pete our dachshund, or "wiener dog” if you
prefer, and I took a hike up a small mountain and took some pictures.
The first thing we saw was the hauler for the Maniac and Jurassic Attack monster trucks. I parked near the hauler and the first person I met was Nathan Weenk, driver of Jurassic Attack and a very friendly and informative young man. Nathan introduced us to Don Frankish, driver of Maniac and owner of both trucks.
From talking to Don, we
learned that Nathan was the third Weenk brother to drive Jurassic Attack,
and there is an article about Nathan and other “YOUNG GUNS” in the 2006
USHRA Official Souvenir Yearbook. I was also very happy to hear that
Don Frankish was an avid reader of the Monster Blog web site. The
reason I knew this was when I handed Don Ross’s business card and
introduced myself as Ross’s father, Don stated “I think you do more work
on that site than Ross does!!” I loved hearing that and it really
made me laugh, as it gave me something to give Ross a hard time about
John explained the show and the order in which the different competitions would take place. John introduced us to his wife Arlene and his brother Don. John also had a Monster Truck ride truck on hand, called the Enforcer.
John showed off some of the
event equipment, including a new ramp trailer for the Freestyle Motocross
events. This works much better than building a FMX hill out of dirt.
Just pull in the trailer, it acts as the FMX dirt hill, measure off and
place the ramp, and you're ready for the weekend! John had another
trailer with equipment and other needs, this trailer served as the event
coordinating headquarters. We would later find out how well
everything was planned. It was like a military maneuver, once one
step was finished, he went to step two. No wasting time, just well
organized entertainment for the fans. At this time I would like to
thank John and his staff for the welcome we received and the time he took
to explain everything.
Play The Video!!
Play The Video!!
We don't often spend a lot of time highlighting the other entertainment at Monster Truck shows, but this show definitely had its share!! Tough Trucks, Buggies, ATV's, & Freestyle Motocross, all to go along with the awesome Monster Truck action from Maniac & Jurassic Attack.
After some of the other competitions had completed, it was time for the Monster Trucks to fire up and show off again, but due to the extreme dark and dusty conditions, I wasn't able to get any useful photos, so just enjoy the video of this portion of the show!!
Play The Videos!!
Well, that wraps up our coverage from Parker, AZ, hope you all enjoyed it!! You can find out more about upcoming events for WGAS Motorsports, not only on the Monster Blog, but also on their website, www.wgasmotorsports.com!! Once again, we would like to thank John Borba for allowing us to cover the event and we're looking forward to seeing another WGAS event in Phoenix on the 21st and 22nd of April!! Also, thanks to Don Frankish & Nathan Weenk, it was great meeting them, and we look forward to seeing them in Phoenix as well!! Until next time, thanks for reading, and be sure to stop by the Fan Forum to let us know what you thought!!
- Lauren & Lynette Bonar