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5th Annual Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular Revved Engines on August 17th
The crowd at the Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular, presented by Gold Star Buick GMC, was treated to a sunny, warm Sunday in Salinas-perfect weather for watching Monster Trucks, Motocross Jumpers and Truck and Tractor Pulls. Over 5,000 people came out to enjoy one last summer event with their family and friends, dipping 520 tickets from 2013 attendance. The event featured Monster Trucks sponsored by Coors; the lineup included Bounty Hunter, who won the Monster Truck Racing Event, Scarlet Bandit, The Patriot, Tropical Thunder, Obsessed, Wrong Way Rick, Robo Machine and Get Er Done. The Motocross Jumpers, featuring the Metal Militia, were presented by Drew Massa Transportation and had the crowd gasping for air as they made huge jump and trick combos barely landing upright as their bikes hit the dirt.
The Truck and Tractor Pulls, sponsored by The Laurel Inn Motel & Conference Center, featured different classes showcasing their horsepower as they towed a sled in front of the grandstands. The mini tractors were a unique addition to the lineup this year. Class winners were as follows:
4500 pound: 1. Larry Lamonto of Hollister, CA with a 299 foot pull, 2. Chad Rz of Hollister, CA with a 254 pull, 3. Charlynne Vadnais of Salinas, CA with a 137.3 foot pull.
5500 pound: 1. Michael Maoneuve of Hollister, CA with a 309.6 foot pull, 2. Kenny Calleri of Hollister, CA with a 299.6 foot pull, 3. Sam Lomanto of Hollister, CA with a pull of 299.5 foot pull.
6500 pound: 1. Angelo Mattaliano of Gilroy, CA with a 246.7 foot pull (only one entry in this class).
8000 pound open diesel: 1. Jim Mulrooney of Galt, CA with a 354.1 foot pull, 2. Frank Teixeira of Turlock, CA with a 306.2 foot pull, 3. Ross Mulrooney of Galt, CA with a 303.5 foot pull.
7200 pound tractors: and 1. Jamie Frasen of Kingsburg, CA with a 675 foot pull and 2. Kevin Massetti of Madera, CA with a 312.9 foot pull.
8000 pound tractor: 1. Donnie Fagundes of Hanford, CA with a 345.3 foot pull and 2. Jeremy Carrois of Tulare, CA with a 194.8 foot pull.
Mini tractors, naturally aspirated: 1. Dennis Weber of San Marcos, CA with a 257.04 foot pull and Brett Bass of Hanford, CA with a 231.78 foot pull.
The ride truck, Wheels of Freedom, was busy all day as fans young and old got to experience what it is like to be up in a huge Monster Truck for a few minutes.
Thank you to the generous sponsors of the Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular (not mentioned above): Central Coast Sign Factory, RDO Equipment, Star Sanitation, The Don Chapin Company, Always Towing, Pacific Ag Rentals, Quinn Rentals, Neponset Ag, Jenkinson Construction, Holiday Inn Express, Waste Management, Volunteer Services, S & M Motorsports and A & S Metals.
A special thank you goes out to the media partners of the event for helping to promote a community event produced by the California Rodeo Association: Univision, KLOK Tri-Color 99.5FM, KCBA Fox 35, KDON 102.5 FM, KPRC La Preciosa, Comcast Spotlight, KYZZ Z Country 97.9FM and KION 46.