Despite the bitter cold that rolled in this past weekend, plenty of people were in attendance at The No Limits Monster Truck Show.
The event took place at the Beauregard Parish Covered Arena with the afternoon show reporting close to 500 spectators and the evening show reporting between 300-400 people.
Fans were delighted to see the heavy metal action that is unique to a monster truck show.
Featured trucks at the event were Monster Patrol, King Krunch, Rat Nasty, Anger Management and Tantrum.
Tantrum was the standout star of the show winning both the race between all the monster trucks in attendance as well as the high jump contest (a contest to measure which truck can jump the highest) at the evening show.
Tantrum’s driver Preston Perez is a young driver from Spokane, Washington, who has been racing for the past three years.
For Perez, the monster truck scene has been something he has wanted to be a part of for as long as he can remember.
“This has been my dream since I was five years old. I was such a big fan. I volunteered at local shops until someone would give me a chance,” Perez said.
This was Perez’s first visit to Louisiana, and he enjoyed it immensely.
“I’ve never been to Louisiana before, but this past weekend has been pretty cool to come down and visit,” he said.
Outside of the monster trucks, there was plenty of other high octane entertainment to keep the crowd entertained. Quad Wars, Tough Trucks and the Power I Louisiana 600 racing went on.
Superstars of Bayou Independent Wrestling (BIW) put on three matches throughout the show. Wrestlers are known for being tough and this was especially evident as they competed throughout the bitter cold temperatures Saturday night.
The opening contest saw Jared Wayne challenge Barrett Brown for the BIW Heritage Championship.
Wayne expressed his displeasure in the weather to the crowd by screaming “It’s freaking cold!” before making his way to the ring.
The match ended in a disqualification after Frankie Thomas attacked Barrett Brown.
As Thomas and Wayne continued the beatdown on Brown, Cassidy Riley came out to make the save. Riley challenged the duo to a tag team match for later on in the evening.
The next match saw Reiza Clark take on Michelle Good. The back and forth contest saw Good make a come back late in the match to secure the clean pinfall.
In the tag team match, Cassidy Riley and Barrett Brown brought the fight to Frankie Thomas and Jared Wayne.
The match ended when Brown hit a Swanton Bomb (a move where Brown jumps from the top rope flipping in the air and lands on the opponent) on Jared Wayne for the clean pin in the middle of the ring.
The night was full of surprises and fast-paced entertainment. No Limits CEO Ed Beckley has stated that he wants to make DeRidder a regular place for them to come.