- Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:00
A challenge has been made between two of the best Monster Trucks in the business, Bigfoot and War Wizard. At this year’s Auto Plus Night Under Fire presented by Kelly Services, race fans will witness these two trucks attempt a new World Record in the Quarter Mile by being the first Monster Truck to break the 100 m.p.h. barrier!
Both challengers have an impressive racing resume.
Dan Runte has been driving Bigfoot since 1989. He started out as a crew member and quickly took over the reigns as the driver. Runte holds a number of records including the current Guinness World Record in the 1/8th mile for running 84.49 m.p.h. which he did in 2009. He also owns the Guinness World Record for the longest ramp-to-ramp jump at 214 feet 8 inches set in September 2012. Runte is the current Toughest Monster Truck Series Champion, which he also won in 2012.
Randy Moore driving War Wizard has raced everything from mountain motor pro-stocks and pro-modifieds to mud and sand dragsters. Now he drives monster trucks for a living. He too is a current Guinness World Record holder but in the quarter mile ET at 96.80 m.p.h.
Some might say that Moore/War Wizard has the slight advantage over Runte/Bigfoot. Moore has previous drag racing experiencing and War Wizard is 2,000 pounds lighter than Bigfoot. Bigfoot tips the scales at 11,000 pounds! But records are not broken based solely on facts written on paper, which is why Summit Motorsports Park has invited these two goliaths to attempt breaking this world record during our 50th Anniversary celebration on Saturday August 10, 2013. After they break this 100 m.p.h. barrier, both trucks will celebrate by doing a ‘freestyle car crush’ on the drag strip!
Tickets are on sale now with good seats going quickly each day. Race fans can call our office at 419-668-5555 during business hours or purchase tickets online at www.SummitMotorsportsPark.com/nuf. When ordering online, you will have the ability to print out your own tickets by using the E-Ticket option.