Fred Sibley's jet truck melted a car in half at Yankee Lake on June 11. Truck fans from hours away traveled to view the special event.
At the weekly Friday Truck Nights, these fans watch trucks and jeeps roar through mud pits, crawl over boulders, grab airtime over hills, battle in truck tug-of-wars, climb maniac mountain and get muddy. Such fans point out possible collision scenarios when they see them, root for either Fords or Chevys, cheer for the truck that teases their tug-of-war competitor by swerving or pretending defeat, ride mechanical bulls, and watch daredevil drivers test the limits of their vehicles.
A party shuttle school bus drives Truck Night fans on a trail ride in the woods beyond the mud pit terrain.
A jet truck melts an old car in half at Yankee Lake Truck Night.
Watching trucks churn through the mud is one of the attractions of Yankee Lake Truck Night.
The car to be melted by the jet truck at dusk is towed in as three boys peek through the fence of the observation deck at Yankee Lake Truck Night.
Kevin Graham came to Truck Night with Ryan Hill, both of Jamestown, Pa., because they enjoy watching the truck owners do "crazy stuff."
"I just like watching these guys ruin their trucks, personally," Graham said.
Allen Blake, 21, of Homeworth said that drag racing is the comparatively the closest to Truck Night in Stark County. He tries to come every Friday with as many friends as he can. The drive is over an hour.
That night, Blake brought his half-ton Chevy Silverado to ride on the trails and through shallow mud pits.
Information on upcoming Truck Night events can be found at www.trucknight.com.