It has been over 20 years ago that Big Ed Beckley jumped inside the Metra Arena which is now called the Rim Rock Auto Arena in Billings. “Last time I was there I was on concrete with coke syrup for traction and it was sticky so getting speed up was no problem, this time is different!”, said Beckley from his Texas office.
This event Saturday night March 21st at 7:30pm is centered around Monster Trucks and other dirt events so the knobby rear tire will get a work out as he will have to drag race towards the ramp and get speed before going off the take off or it would be very dangerous. “Getting the speed up is going to be difficult but I believe my Harley XR 600 with this new hopped up 600 cc single will do the job!”
One thing for sure the last time he tried something like this was March 7th, 2014 and that jump took him to the hospital and he actually died in route to the Lubbock air port in a helicopter twice in that 40 minute flight. Smashing your helmet against the concrete and landing on a steel drain was not particularly good on Big Ed and he broke all 6 of his ribs on his right side as well as a horrific brain bleed. This time we hope and pray he will get the speed and be partying with his friends Gene Sullivan and the Jump for Jesus crew that will be helping him. He also has legendary tuner “Hacksaw” Mike Peters and his friend from the Galloping Goose MC there to support him and make sure the bike is right and the track is safe. Hold on Big Ed this one might be a little over the top!
This Friday and Saturday night January 9th & 10th Big Ed Beckley will be jumping his Harley’s at the start each night of the No Limits Monster Truck Winter Nationals at the Monroe Civic Center in downtown Monroe, LA.
Here is a Poster telling all about the show he is part of and where to get tickets.