Big Rigs & Diesel Pickups Run Wild
Two world records, diesel pickup and big rig trucks drag and outdoor exhibits highlight the third-annual Charlotte Diesel Super Show
The third annual Charlotte Diesel Super Show held at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., is one for the books.
Professional sports bike freestyle rider Jesse Toler set two world records by performing not only the world’s longest stoppie, but a stoppie — a motorcycle trick in which the back wheel is lifted and the bike is ridden on the front wheel — at the fastest speed ever, 150 mph!
“This years’ show was a great success, and having two world records set really amplified that,” said Alan Sims, vice president and executive director of Randall-Reilly Events.
The two-day show gave attendees many opportunities for fun and entertainment: Diesel pickup and big rig drag racing competition; the Overdrive Pride & Polish truck beauty contest; an outdoor expo of more than 100 industry-related displays; jet funny cars; Hooters wing eating contest; monster trucks displays and country music concert by Candy Coburn.
Attendees were able to run their own trucks down the four-lane-wide zMax Dragway. “Never a dull moment here,” one enthusiast commented.
Thousands of people poured through the gates at noon on Friday. From then on it was non-stop action for spectators and exhibitors alike.
Tony Welnicke of Big Rig Chrome Shop out of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, remarked, “The people are wonderful, the show is great, and we have pretty much sold out of everything we brought down here. We will definitely be back for the show next year!”
The show closed on Saturday night with award ceremonies for Overdrive’s Pride & Polish and drag racing events.
“For the third year in a row, the Charlotte Diesel Super Show had something for everyone,” said Sims. We had very positive feedback from exhibitors and attendees. The Charlotte Diesel Super Show has proven to be a great addition to our event lineup, delivering what our clients have come to expect. The show really delivers something for everyone.”
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