The new year keeps the shows rolling as the Over Bored Monster Truck team continued on the Toughest Monster Truck Tour with stops in Salina, Kansas and Youngstown, Ohio.The first of two stops would be in Salina for two shows at the Bicentennial Center. The weekend got off to a bit of a rough start with some steering issues early on Friday but Jamey Garner got the crowd’s attention with a spectacular wheelie that had Over Bored stuck on the tailgate. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour officials got the truck unstuck and back onto all four’s and Garner continued his freestyle. Saturday saw a good wheelie contest effort from Over Bored before Garner put on a great freestyle run that had the crowd on their feet in Salina.
Youngstown, Ohio’s Covelli Center welcomed the return of the Toughest Monster Truck Tour for two shows and a great weekend for the Over Bored team. Once again the team found some issues on the Friday night show as the transmission lost second gear in freestyle, but that wouldn’t stop Garner as he battled onward to put on a show for the Buckeye State fans. Saturday afternoon saw a special bonding moment from the Toughest Monster Truck Tour staff, Elliott Miller from Monster Truck Throwdown, and a number of our great friends in the Monster Truck industry when a surprise baby shower was held for Deidra and Jamey as they expect their first child together this year. Gifts included some custom “Baby Bored” crew shirts, some lobster themed outfits from Greg and Cristy at Crushstation, an alligator onesie from JR McNeal and the Xtermigator team, and so much more.
After all the fun, it was time to get the show underway and Garner got the show rocking early, as he sent Over Bored over backwards in the wheelie contest. It was an exciting moment for the fans and luckily the damage was just cosmetic. Freestyle saw another great run and Garner saluted the great crowd in Youngstown but giving away an Over Bored puff truck following his performance.
With a little time off in the next couple weeks there’s plenty of time to get Over Bored ready for the next stop on the Toughest Monster Truck Tour as we get geared up to visit Saginaw, Michigan. We can’t wait to see all of our awesome Michigan fans soon! Thanks to Danny Maass and Katelin White for the photos.