The Best Day Ever
Thank you, Tom Meents. You, sir, are a total badass.
While I'm sorry to say that my son is more of a Grave Digger fan, you are personally responsible for making my daughter breathlessly exclaim that this was the best day of her whole life. And for that I am eternally grateful. She'd never been to a Monster Truck event before, but now she's hooked, thanks mostly to you. You were simply amazing.
I watched tonight as you repeatedly punished your left front tire (purposefully, I suspect) until it became flat and ultimately ripped from its wheel. When you continued to aggressively execute jumps on only three wheels before finally plowing into the retaining wall to close the show, you gave all of us fans not only our money's worth but a memory that will last forever.
Congratulations on your victory. Maximum Destruction, indeed.
(above are my photos from 2006; I forgot my camera this time)