Monster Trucks, Bull Riding Event In Downtown OKC This Weekend

Friday, September 28th 2018, 11:37 am
By: News 9

Monster trucks and bulls make their way into the Bricktown Ballpark this weekend.

This all coincides with the first ever bull riding and monster truck show at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The ballpark has been in place for nearly 30 years and a renovation of the turf is overdue. That's exactly what's going to happen in the bigger part of this whole process.

"It's a very unique opportunity because now the season is over at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and it is in complete field renovation. It's something that needs to be done every so often, not too often actually about every ten years or so to really get down to the bare bones and strip out the entire surface, re-sod it,work on the irrigation and all that," said Alex Freedman with OKC Dodgers.

The revitalization project costs about a million dollars which is covered by the city, according to OKC Dodgers Representatives.

It only happens about once every ten years which means this is the first time this kind event has happened on the field, and one that's overdue according to organizers.

The TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour and LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour kick off this Saturday.

Here's what one of the drivers said about the unique experience right here in Oklahoma City. 

"There's a lot of action going on, you'll see wheelie contests. You'll see what we call Chicago style racing, the trucks will be racing against each other. Then we go out there and do a freestyle, we go out there and it's a free for all whoever puts on the best show wins pretty much," said Chris Whatley.