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MTRA Official Statement: Chihuahua Mexico Tragedy

October 6, 2013

MTRA Official Statement: Chihuahua Mexico Tragedy

In response to the unprecedented tragedy which took place in Chihuahua, Mexico on Saturday October 5, 2013, we the Board of Directors of the Monster Truck Racing Association feel compelled to publicly condemn the glaring disregard for spectator safety exhibited by the event organizers of the ‘Extremo Aeroshow 2013’ in addition to the clear lack of precautionary safety equipment and safe method of operation exhibited by the vehicle and driver involved.

The precarious scenario set up by these individuals is counter to, and ignorant of, the numerous safety measures and protocol established by the MTRA over the past three decades. It is our sincere hope that this tremendous loss serves as a solemn reminder to everyone with any relationship to the monster truck industry of the importance of adhering to these critical standards.  We urge all event promoters as well as anyone planning to conduct a monster truck related event to contact the MTRA for assistance in insuring that all of these safety measures are observed.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those lost, and we pray for a full and speedy recovery for all of those injured in this incident.

For inquires please contact the MTRA at: contact@mtra.us

Board of Directors
Monster Truck Racing Association