Tough Trucks, Show Trucks, and Endos!
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Everyone knows spring and baseball go together, and now you can add Jambos to the mix. The 99 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series began with the OReilly Auto Parts Oklahoma City 4-Wheel Jamboree at the Oklahoma City State Fair Park with a full plate of 4x4-based activities. Oklahoma presented the usual fine shopping for discriminating after- market buyers at the Performance Marketplace, which offered accessories from Sears Auto Centers, National Tire & Battery, Flowmaster, Rancho Suspension, Rhino Linings, and Weld Wheels, while the show n shine area drew custom vehicles from Ohio, Texas, Indiana, Missouri, Colorado, and Illinois, to name a few.
Of course, infield racing was in full action mode, with six classes of mud racing, side-by-side and freestyle monster-truck racing, and hammer-down Tough Trucks. The fastest reaction time of the weekend was produced in Class VI by driver Jack Frost, who generated a blazing 0.013 launch off the start.
Four Wheelers Best Classic 4x4 award went to Darrell Huffman from Oklahoma City for his super 37 Ford pickup. Best Bulletproof 4x4 went to Kenny Merrell of Norman, Oklahoma, for his trail-ready 87 GMC S-15, and Best Fullsize 4x4 went to Jim Light of Harrisonville, Missouri, for his healthily lifted, oh-so-trick 99 Ford F-350.
The Oklahoma Jambo drew 295 participant vehicles and more than 8,800 spectators. Special thanks go out to the members of the Frontier Four Wheelers, who helped with registration, games, and whatever else was needed. For next years dates or more info on any of the Jambos on the 99 schedule, contact Special Events, Dept. FW11, 804 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317/236-6525, or visit its Web site at www.familyevents.com.