With engines roaring and fans cheering, six monster truck drivers and three freestyle motocross riders put on an exhilarating show kicking off the Toughest Monster Truck Tour’s 2022 campaign Friday at the Rio Rancho Events Center.

The two-night event in the City of Vision marks the tour’s first live national event of the new calendar year, which competitors coming from all over the country — from Idaho, Missouri and Indiana to Virginia and North Carolina.

Photos by Rio Rancho Observer staff writer Matt Hollinshead.