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Midwest Truckfest

Posted in Events on February 1, 2001
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Contributors: John CappaWendy Frazier
Photographers: John Cappa
There was no stopping this rockcrawler from putting its   best tire forward on the mini-Rubicon with rocks imported   especially for this event. This CJ must have had wings because it flew through both easy and not-so-easy portions of the mini-trail. There was no stopping this rockcrawler from putting its best tire forward on the mini-Rubicon with rocks imported especially for this event. This CJ must have had wings because it flew through both easy and not-so-easy portions of the mini-trail.
Even the big boys could test both their driving skill and machines by traversing the mini-Rubicon. This Suburban, through the finesse of its driver, successfully completed the trail. Even the big boys could test both their driving skill and machines by traversing the mini-Rubicon. This Suburban, through the finesse of its driver, successfully completed the trail.
It’s not your father’s Truckfest 2000. Big Boys Toys of Monroeville, Ohio, custom-builds these “wish I had one when I was your age” playgrounds. They run about $10,000. It’s not your father’s Truckfest 2000. Big Boys Toys of Monroeville, Ohio, custom-builds these “wish I had one when I was your age” playgrounds. They run about $10,000.
Yee-haw! Have you ever seen Gravedigger do this? The monster trucks blasted down the raceway at speeds of 80 mph. Coolant wasn’t the only thing the trucks were spewing throughout their exhibitionist flight patterns. Yee-haw! Have you ever seen Gravedigger do this? The monster trucks blasted down the raceway at speeds of 80 mph. Coolant wasn’t the only thing the trucks were spewing throughout their exhibitionist flight patterns.
Summit Truckfest 2000! A pinnacle truck show. Summit Truckfest 2000! A pinnacle truck show.

Truck, truck, truck, truck, truck. Say it out loud. Even the cacophonously tight word makes you think of a heavy-iron train chugging competently up an Allegheny peak. Summit Racing, one of the leaders in the mail order performance products biz, is quickly climbing to the pinnacle of truck shows with its creation—Summit Truckfest 2000. The truck summit, held in Norwalk, Ohio, invited truck owners, builders, and enthusiasts to celebrate what else?—trucks! We attended Truckfest 2000, and delightfully we found more trucks, more features, and more raceway. The new proving grounds, Norwalk Raceway Park, arose from the need to house a larger quantity of truck aficionados. (The event was, in previous years, held in the parking lot at Summit Racing.) This year, Summit Racing outshined its competition with a new look, new features, and more trucks than ever before. These features included a mixed bag of truck-lover treats, like a truck show ’n’ shine, a mini-Rubicon trail, an RTI ramp articulation contest, monster trucks, and even a quarter-mile drag racing exhibition. To stay atop Summit’s plans for future events you can visit its Web site at www.summitracing.com or keep reading further issues of 4-Wheel & Off-Road for hot happenings.

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