The American Truck Show Circuit (ATSC) hosted the third stop of its National Championship Series and Wash and Show September 14-16 at Arrowhead Stadium. A selection of local and out of state trucks came out as ATSC hosted a stop of its series in Kansas City for the first time. The iconic venue served as an epic backdrop for the event and allowed for some unique competitor perks.
Trucks were staged with space around them making it very easy to appreciate and capture all the dedication and custom work on the lot. A few standout rides present – #247 Always Haulin’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 Dreamsickle, #333 Robert Basse’s 2016 Kenworth W900L Baby Blue, #19 J & L Contracting’s 2008 Kenworth W900L Never Satisfied, and #869 Brian Dreher’s 2016 Peterbilt 389 $$$.
Friday night Dynaflex Products hosted a BBQ buffet dinner where they raffled off 10 sets of tickets for 20 competitors to watch the Minnesota Twins take on home team Kansas City Royals at the adjacent Kaufman Stadium. Throughout the day on Saturday, ATSC offered competitors and vendors the opportunity to go on private tours of Arrowhead Stadium. The 90-minute guided tour included views of the press box, locker room, field, and Chiefs Hall of Honor. An array of local food trucks also made their way on site throughout the weekend. One that stood out – KC BBQ Truck with its mouthwatering pulled pork sandwich and signature sides including creamy slaw, taters and baked beans. The interactive baseball and basketball inflatables were also a hit with both kids and adults. Saturday night capped off with a Display of Lights and Sound where competitors showcased their exterior truck lights and upgraded sound systems.
The weekend concluded with a giveaway and awards ceremony on Sunday morning. Prizes given away to Wash and Show competitors exclusively included a Dynaflex Products exhaust kit, Hogebuilt full tandem fenders, Valley Chrome bumper of choice, Lifetime Nut Covers accessories, Brunner Fabrication products, Stay Loaded Apparel, and $500 from Fitzgerald Glider Kits.Hardware made by Dynaflex Products was distributed for the three contests happening on the lot throughout the weekend – the National Championship Series, Wash and Show and People’s Choice contests. $9k in prize purses was given away to first, second and third place Best of Show winners in the National Championship Series. #34 Matt Strottman clinched his national title in the Elite Working Bobtail division with his 2017 Peterbilt 389 as did #247 Always Haulin’s Dreamsickle in the Limited for Show Bobtail division. #222 Shawn Helt took home People’s Choice with his exceptional 1965 Peterbilt 351.