House packed for 'Night of Fire Jet Jam' at Skyview Drags
TIOGA CENTER, N.Y. - Skyview Drags in Tioga Center, N.Y. had a near full house on Saturday as they welcomed guests to the "Night of Fire Jet Jam" featuring Bob Motz in his jet powered Kenworth truck, and the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and the "Cannonball Express," both fan favorites.
Motz, who has been entertaining guests all over with his 20,000 jet inspired horsepower, returned again following a one year absence. But during his last visit to Skyview in 2010, Motz, who is known to set buildings around him on fire, had a mishap in which his parachutes didn't slow him sufficiently at the end of the track.
But for Saturday's show, Motz was relieved when everything functioned properly, and his Kenworth slowed amidst the cheering of the crowd that he soared past. When asked, following Saturday's run, about his last experience on the track, Motz just gave a slight grin, and said, "Oh yeah," with a hint of recollection.
Motz was also offered an opportunity between shows to view a photo taken of his truck as it descended down the track. In a humble voice, Motz said, "No thanks, it would probably scare the [expletive] out of me."
Motz took time out between his three scheduled runs to greet his fans, and allow for the crew to prepare his truck for the next run down the track.
Guests who arrived for Saturday's show had another surprise following the Motz run when the "Star Boyz", a stunt motorcycle group formed in 1995, arrived on the track to perform. From wheelies, to smoke bomb burnouts, this group comprised of several stunt riders had the crowd engaged with their on-track antics.
Following their show, the "Star Boyz" also greeted fans and displayed their motorcycles.
Additionally, to add even more excitement to the evening, Skyview Drags event director Amy Culver added four Pro Mods. These shows were in addition to the hotly contested IHRA Summit Series bracket stars, which featured six classes of racing from Super Pro and Pro to Street Eliminator and Bike/Sled.
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