southaven1Photo By: Jason TwiteMidwestMonsters.com

The beginning of the new year brought a new look to the team with the addition of Red Solo Truck, joining the ranks with the legendary Equalizer as they embarked on the 2013 season. The team traveled to Southaven, Mississippi for the first event on the Toughest Monster Truck Tour and proved they’ll be in contention for the Toughest Monster Truck title all season long.

southaven2Photo By: Jason TwiteMidwestMonsters.com

The always tough Mike Hawkins and the Equalizer opened up the weekend’s competition strong with second place finishes in the wheelie and freestyle competitions, as well as the racing win which earned enough points to be crowned the overall winner on the night. Saturday Troy Rose showed he was ready to party with the Red Solo Truck and rocked the house with a spectacular freestyle victory that wowed the crowd at the Landers Center.

Next up, the team heads to Bossier City, Louisiana for some action on the Monster Nation Tour.