In The Beginning
Rated the #1 4x4 Park in America by Mud Life Magazine, Truck Night at Yankee Lake is now in its 11th season with sponsor Miller Lite. Truck Night at Yankee Lake is owned by Penn Ohio Promotions, Inc. and is operated by individuals with over 75 years of experience in the entertainment, trucking, excavation, and monster truck industries. The event takes place in the bed of a drained 55 acre manmade lake that was established in the 1920’s by the Jurko family, which has owned and operated successful businesses on the property for over 80 years.
Huge And Growing
"That's what she said."
Truck Night is conveniently located between Cleveland and Pittsburgh on State Route 7 in Brookfield, Ohio just minutes from Interstates 80 and 11. Taking place every Friday evening, May through Labor Day with special events throughout the season, Truck Night at Yankee Lake has an average attendance of 4,500 spectators that are entertained by over 400 trucks and jeeps participating in events that range from show and shine contests, mud pits, truck tug-of-wars, rock crawls, swamp tracks, log climbs, hill climbs, mud bogs, mega hill climbs, a 3 mile off-road trail and an obstacle course.
Truck Night at Yankee Lake hosts several entertainment acts including monster truck demonstrations, truck and tractor pulls, the Miss Truck Night contest, tug-o-war competitions, fireworks, etc. The event’s additional attractions include national vendors such as Hillbilly Brand clothes and accessories, live tapings of Trucks Gone Wild, weddings in the Git-R-Done chapel (which has aired on Country Music Television's "My Big Redneck Wedding"), mechanical bull riding, rock climbing and bungee jumping as well as games, concessions, and a live celebrity disc jockey from one of the various regional radio stations.
They Come From Far And Wide
Spectators and participants travel from over a 300 mile radius from states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to attend Truck Night on a weekly basis. During special events participants come from as far away as Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Canada, and New York. Visitors have come from as far as Arizona, Florida, California, Hawaii, England, South Africa, and Australia. Participants trailer their trucks and jeeps in every week to enjoy the 4x4 enthusiasts’ ultimate playground and try to win money in our famous ‘Deep Mud Pit,’ which has climbed in prize value to as much as $1,500.
Fun For The Whole Family
Truck Night is a family oriented event that focuses its attention on attracting families and entertaining children in a safe and fun environment. Every precaution was taken to meet the requirements of both the EPA and the national insurance underwriter for care of the environment and the safety of both the spectators and participants. Local law enforcement is on hand to monitor the crowd, and insure the safety of all involved.
100 Years Of Yankee
Yankee Lake has been the home to many successful events over the years including record hops and dances in its 20,000 square foot ballroom with acts ranging from Glen Miller and Cab Calloway, to Ike and Tina Turner and Marvin Gaye, to concerts with crowds of over 10,000 for national recording acts such as ZZ Top and Willie Nelson, and David Allan Coe. For more on the history of Yankee Lake, visit www.yankeelakehistory.com. The current site of Truck Night has been a successful swimming hole as well as a motocross race track, and has now evolved into the popular truck event that keeps spectators and participants coming back for more every week.
For additional information, to view video footage of Truck Night at Yankee Lake, and to participate in the conversation, please check out our website at www.TruckNight.com. After only 5 seasons in existence TruckNight.com has had over 1,000,000 hits and over 500,000 unique visitors. During the season TruckNight.com averages 70,000 hits per month. Our Facebook Fan Page has grown to over 40,000 raving fans. So come join us online!
Spectators - $5 per person
Kids - 10 and under free
(12 and under must enter with an adult)
Participants - $10 per Truck and Driver
Pit Pass - $5 access to participant area
(No Extra Pit Charge for Drivers)
Waivers Must Be Signed
All Participants and Pit Pass holders MUST sign a waiver to enter the participant area. You MUST be 18 or older to sign the waiver, or have a LEGAL GUARDIAN co-sign the waiver with you.
All State and Federal Laws apply.
Think Safety First!
Audio Comp 9-6-2013
Pics of the Week: John Hinely Photography