Pat Gerber & the Shocker Monster Truck Team Give Back to Their Fans for the Holidays

 
 
K&N Hero Card for Pat Gerber
K&N Hero Card for Pat Gerber
Pat Gerber and his Shocker monster truck team spent the holidays giving back to their smallest fans.

The Shocker team visited the city of Corona in Southern California and joined the Cops For Kids Christmas event for underprivileged children and families.
The Shocker Monster Truck
The Shocker Monster Truck


The team members helped pass out toys and presents to the families. They also signed autographs and took pictures for the children. More than 1,000 families participated in the event.

"It was a no-brainer. We wanted to be able to provide that excitement," said Gerber, the driver and owner of the Shocker monster truck team. "The kids all day were taking pictures by the truck. Everybody got a real, up close feel for the monster truck."
Pat Gerber signing autographs for the kids
Pat Gerber signing autographs for the kids


The Shocker team traveled through Corona with a police escort. They arrived at Sheridan Park and distributed presents with the police officers.

"They never had a monster truck at this event," said Lee Watkins, the team manager. "Being at this event, it's designed around kids and making it a memorable experience for them. It was just a perfect fit."

Passing out toys to underprivileged was only one of the ways the Shocker team kept busy over the holidays. The team is putting together a new engine for the truck and added some new sponsors for the 2014 season.

"We have a brand new paint scheme we're running in 2014. We're building a new motor in 2014," Watkins said. "Our current engine is a 523. Our new one will be a 540. That will obviously give us more horsepower and makes us even more competitive."
The kids were able to up close and personal with the Shocker Monster truck
The kids were able to up close and personal with the Shocker Monster truck


K&N has been a supporter of the Shocker team for years. Lucas Oil is returning as well. MAV TV and Protect the Harvest are new to the team in 2014.

"It means a lot to have the right people behind you," Gerber said. "Our truck always looks clean and special. We here to keep promoting not only Shocker, but the brands that are associated with it."
The Shocker Monster truck team helped pass out gifts and sign autographs
The Shocker Monster truck team helped pass out gifts and sign autographs


The team will be competing in events throughout California to start the 2014 season. The Shocker team will be in Anaheim and Oakland in February. The team will compete in Las Vegas in March and Fresno in April.

"We compete with the big names in the industry like the Gravediggers of the world, the Bounty Hunters," Watkins said. "We're right there. This last year, we won some of the events. We're definitely going to be a contender every event that we go."
The 2014 event schedule for the Shocker Monster truck
The 2014 event schedule for the Shocker Monster truck


In addition to competing, the Shocker team travels to other auto racing venues, the Grand Prix of Long Beach and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, for promotional purposes. Gerber said K&N has been a great supporter of his team's efforts.

"We're partnered with K&N for the last several years," Gerber said. "It's been really good. It's hard to dispute why you would want to change something when it's working well for you. I wouldn't want to change."

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