The Astrodome held several motorsports events throughout its lifetime the AMA Grand National Championship held events starting in 1968 and running for 18 years utilizing the Short Track and TT Steeplechase track configurations in their visits the AMA Supercross Championship held its first ever indoor Supercross at the Astrodome in 1974 won by Jim Pomeroy in the mid-1980s the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group held several Stadium Off-Road Racing Series events showcasing such drivers as Ivan Stewart Robby Gordon and Walker Evans Beginning in the early 1980s both TNT Motorsports and the United States Hot Rod Association held events showcasing mud bogging truck and tractor pulling and monster trucks in the Astrodome After a buy-out of TNT Motorsports the USHRA continued holding events that would later transform into the current Monster Jam events, Contents Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim founder of Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Pittsburg Camp County. .
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