Randy Oakley, the owner of Vermonster, is always pushing the envelope and always steppin’ up the game. He has really taken a big lead in developing not only Vermonster events but the entire Northeast and New England Mega Truck scene too. You can obviously find Randy at Vermonster, but also Barnyard, Yankee Lake, Dennis Anderson’s North vs. South events, Throttle King events, and even down in Florida. Randy is a busy guy and also has the Wicked North Mud Racing Team action going on. He also throws a lot of other side events, such as mud and mega truck races up snow-covered ski slopes. Needless to say, Randy is into all things mega truck and racing.
In addition to the snow bog, there are two major Vermonster events, one in the spring and one in the fall. Randy has had Mud Life and 4x4cross at his place several times. He has also had Trucks Gone Wild events and hosted TV shows at his place too. Last year he had the Mud Slingers TV show at Vermonster, cohosted by our friend Colt Ford.
The Vermonster events are legit. I remember the first time I went up there a couple of years back. It’s quite a drive from North Carolina and then an even longer turn into a fairly remote area. However, come the weekend of the event the place is packed, so many people show up it’s almost ridiculous—in a good way.
Vermonster has a cool setup too. It is held at a fairgrounds, and the spectator section has that cool country fair atmosphere with vendors and great food. Trackside is all business with mega trucks stacked deep waiting to hit all the different challenges and obstacles on the courses. They have side-by-side drags, rockcrawling competitions, a Tough Truck course, monster truck shows, Hill N Hole racing, and the famous truck-drowning monster they refer to as the Trench.
For this go ’round they held the big Mega Truck Challenge Yukon Gear & Axle National Throttle King Qualifying event. The race trucks and mega trucks had to compete in four different events for points to get the top spots. Doing so would get them purse money and qualify them for the crowning event at the end of the year. The Trench for time and distance, the Hill N Hole, the side-by-side drags, and the obstacle course are an all-out challenge. In the Mega Truck class, Ryan Shelton in Running With Scissors took Third Place, Jeremy Longto in Mechanical Bull took Second, and Kurt Zeller in Pit Viper took First. In the Race Truck class, Neal Gagne in Mad Maxx and Mike St. George in Slow Ride killed it.
If you hear any cool rumors about Randy Oakley, Vermonster, Truck Norris, or the Wicked North Racing Team then we highly recommend you go check the place out.
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