On June 28 and 29, 60 of America’s finest heavy-duty semi-trucks showed up at the Waukesha Expo Center for the first annual Amcan Truck Fest. Home to some of the nation’s largest iron, the Wisconsin turnout didn’t disappoint for the first stop of the 2018 American Truck Show Circuit (ATSC) season.
The weekend commenced with fleets known for their custom builds rolling in including Jack C Moss Trucking, Rollin’ Transport and Always Haulin’. The large rides and 110-degree heat index weren’t the only factors keeping things hot in the Badger State. As temps began to drop, Badger Truck Pullers Association came through with some competitive entertainment to heat things up again and the ensuing Display of Lights and Sound drew in a Fright night crowd.
DJ Mac was back on the scene Saturday morning to call for ‘Rags Down’ and fire up the lot. Judges got right into making their rounds to each truck competing in the National Championship Series (NCS). There was no doubt the judges felt the heat of day two as did the competitors being grilled about their rides. As the heat subsided and dusk came, competitors turned on their lights and cranked up their sound systems for night two of the Display of Lights and Sound. Wash and Show participants cruised the lot one last time before turning in their Competitor’s Choice Contest ballots and spectators got a last go at voting for People’s Choice.
Sunday morning’s brunch hosted by Total Appearance and Auto Paint & Supply made for a hearty start to the day. The weekend capped off with a distribution of mantle worthy hardware made by Dynaflex Products for the ATSC National Championship Series, Competitor’s Choice and People’s Choice contests, in addition to $25k in giveaways and prize purses.