IT’S WHAT WE DO
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about the extreme sports we offer at our events (and possibly yours!)
A Monster Truck Show as we know it today was born in 1982 at the Pontiac Silverdome when Bob Chandler driving Big Foot (the original Monster Truck) drove over a pile of cars in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Usually, a monster truck show involves the truck crushing smaller vehicles beneath its huge tires. These trucks can run up and over most man-made obstacles. A monster truck is a vehicle, typically styled after pickup trucks, sports cars or classic and themed automobiles modified or intentionally built with large / heavy wheels and heavy duty suspension.
They compete as well as exhibit at popular Motorsports Entertainment and can be seen featured alongside Motocross races, Mud Bogging, Tractor Pulls and Transformers. In recent years, many monster truck competitions include a “freestyle” event. Similar to Free Style Motor X with giant trucks, drivers are free to select their own course around the track and its obstacles. Drivers will often perform a power “Donut”, also called a Cyclone, spinning the truck in a high speed circle. This is one of the most exciting motorsports events for the entire family.
Take a thrilling ride on a Monster Truck at our events, as well!
FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS (FMX)
Freestyle Motocross (FMX) is an incredible evolution of motocross racing in which motorcycle riders attempt to impress judges (and the crowds) with hair-raising jumps and stunts. Riders display their jumps – usually covering more than 60 feet – from a metal take off ramp to a metal landing ramp. Riders demonstrate their abilities by looking for difficult tricks and variations over jumps. FMX riders typically use much of the same riding gear as MX racers including a helmet, goggles, gloves, boots, jersey and MX pants often elbow and knee pads. Riders may also choose to wear ‘body armor’ to protect the chest and legs when performing the most dangerous of tricks.
Riders use modified motocross bikes with aftermarket parts to lower weight and improve performance. Riders will often shave down the seat foam and add steering stabilizers. Many riders will also shorten the width of the handle bars, to make it easier to put the legs around the bars. Excess cables, such as brakes and clutch cables are usually redirected away from the bars, to avoid riders getting their boots caught on the bike. The engine and mechanical details of a FMX bike are generally stock.
WGAS is proud to enlist the talents of world famous Metal Mulisha/Fitz Army rider Jimmy Fitzpatrick and many others.
BMX + skateboarding demos
Professional Bull riding is the “original extreme sport”. Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves the bull rider getting up on a large bull and doing his very best to stay on top for at least 8 seconds. The rider tightly fastens one hand to the bull with a long braided rope and while the rider attempts to stay mounted the bull naturally attempts to throw him off. It is a risky sport and has been called “the most dangerous eight seconds in sports. The bull rider’s primary piece of equipment is the bull rope a braided rope of polypropylene, grass, or some combination. A metallic bell is strapped to the rope and hangs directly under the bull throughout the ride. In addition to the sound the bell produces, it also gives the rope some weight, allowing it to fall off the bull once a rider has dismounted. Bull riding is a family favorite!
The Demolition derby is a spectator-favorite motor-sport often presented at county fairs and festivals on dirt tracks, or in open fields, that are usually soaked with water. The sport originated in the United States back in the 1950’s and quickly spread to other western nations. While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of ten or more drivers who compete by intentionally crashing their vehicles into one another. The last driver whose vehicle is still running is the winner!
Demolition derbies can be dangerous, but serious injuries are unusual. The derby vehicles are stripped of interior items, trim, plastic, lights, and glass, and are repainted in loud, colored designs. Additional modifications include trimming sheet metal from around the wheel wells, removing parts of bumpers, welding the doors shut, and relocating the battery and gas tank. Occasionally frames are notched, rear bumpers removed, trunk lids notched, and rear coil springs (when rules allow) replaced with leaf springs to make the cars last longer. In many instances, roll bars, fire extinguishers, and other safety equipment is installed.
Competitors traditionally used full-size, American made sedans purchased from junk yards. With the dwindling availability of older vehicles, smaller full-sized vehicles of the 1980s and 1990s are more frequently used today. A separate class of demolition derby for compact cars (the advantage of an abundant supply being available) is increasing in popularity. Derby events are real crowd pleasers!
WGAS also offers Truck Derbies, VIP Derbies, Power Wheels Derbies, and much more.
Check our our Rules for more information.
Extreme Car Racing
Globe of Death
Whether you need a full-contact joust to entertain a large crowd or an educational program for a school assembly, we can tailor your show to fit in any space and please any age group while we bring your vision to life!
jr. outlaw sprint + mini dwarf racing
Junior Outlaw Sprint and Mini Dwarf Car racing has rapidly grown in popularity in family oriented motorsport entertainment.
Junior Outlaw sprint class is for kids the ages of 11 to 14. These are specialty built cars with Briggs & Stratton World formula race motors and full suspension. The kids to drive these cars are experienced drivers with the drive of competition.
Mini Dwarfs and mini modified class is for kids ages 5 – 13. These kids are astonishing on what they are capable of doing on a dirt track surface. They drift the cars through the corners just like the big boys. The cars run a 6.5 horsepower clone motor and they can run up to 25 to 35 miles per hour depending on the size of the track.
Lawn Mower Racing
Monster Ride Trucks
Monster Ride Trucks provide an opportunity for the entire family to experience the thrill of riding in a real Monster Truck! WGAS has a variety of Ride Trucks that we can bring to events such as Fairs, Expos, Grand Openings, Displays, Parties and much more. Ride Trucks also offer a fantastic promotional tool to any event. Please contact us for more details.
Mud Drags + Racing
Mud Drags (also known as mud racing, mud running and mud bogging) is an exciting (and messy) form of off-road motorsport popular throughout North America and growing in popularity in other countries.
The goal of a mud drag is to drive a vehicle through a pit of mud as far and as fast as you can. Winners are determined by how far a distance traveled through the pit and in the case that several vehicles are able to travel the entire length, the fastest time to get through the pit.
Typically, mud drag vehicles are four-wheel drives including pickup trucks or sport utility vehicles modified with lifted suspensions and larger tires. Engine upgrades and supercharges are also common.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, large tractor tires became popular, and the drive lines required to run such tires led to some of the first purpose-built mud drag vehicles.
Today, many sanctioning bodies give precedence to vehicles with modified, and lower, dragster-type “rail designs” because of their popularity with mud drag fans.
Specialty Acts + Thrill Shows
Raptar, a transforming vehicle with evil intent has come to earth and threatens life as we know. But do not fear, a defender has arrived – Galactron representing all that’s good, will defend earth against his transforming foe. First there is verbal sparring.
When words are not enough… a demonstration of power and, as in any great story, good triumphs over evil. Children of all ages will be thrilled as two transforming monster trucks change into intergalactic warriors right before their eyes.
A sound and light spectacular that continues to be a family treat every time they appear. The Transformers!
Trophy Kart Racing
Trophy Kart Racing is all about the Kids! Although ages may run from 6-16 years old, racers of these 1/2 size versions of their Off Road counterparts are highly competitive.
During the last several years, Trophy Kart racing has proven to be an exciting and safe sport for drivers in most age groups, and has experienced tremendous growth and popularity via a grass roots facing effort on the West Coast.
Truck + Tractor Pulling
Truck and Tractor pulling, also known as power pulling, is a motorsport competition, which requires modified tractors to pull a heavy sledge (sled) along a 35-ft. wide and length of 100 meter or 300 ft.+ track, with the winner being the tractor that pulls the sled farthest. The sport is known as the world’s most powerful motorsport, due to the multi-engine modified tractor pullers.
All tractors, in their respective classes, pull a set weight in the sled. When a tractor gets to the end of the 100 meter (300 feet) track this is known as a “full pull”. When more than one tractor completes the course, more weight is added to the sled, and those competitors that went past 300 feet will have a pull-off; the winner is the one who can pull the sled the farthest.
The sled is known as a weight transfer sled. This means that as it is pulled down the track, the weight is transferred (linked with gears to the sledge’s wheels) from over the rear axles and towards the front of the sledge. In front of the rear wheels, there is a “pan”. This is essentially a metal plate and as the weight moves over this the resistance builds. The further the tractor pulls the sledge, the harder it gets.
The most powerful tractors can produce over 10,000 bhp, and can pull the equivalent of a three-bedroom house.
Tuff Truck Racing
Tuff Truck racing is an exciting off-road racing event consisting of modified trucks (and sometimes stock trucks for fun) going around a course filled with different jumps, bumps and turns. Tuff Trucks are usually pickup trucks or SUVs that have been upgraded to resist the rigors of the arena unpaved track.
Tuff Truck racing is a game of survival! Trucks are usually run one at a time, with the quickest time winning. Sometimes events feature trucks two at a time for added spectacle. Each vehicle must start each round to qualify. Number of rounds depends on a variety of variables, but official automatically take the driver’s fastest time.
WGAS runs two classes of Tuff Trucks: Street and Open. The Street Class is for street legal vehicles only. The Open Class is for modified vehicles: WGAS follows SCORE Off Road Racing guidelines to provide competitors with more options to use their vehicles.
If you would like to learn more about this Extreme Sport, please contact us directly on our Racer Hotline (916-215-9427), or go to our Registration page to sign up!