Monster Truck Madness, Fireworks Extravaganza slated Saturday night at South Boston Speedway
America’s Hometown Track will host a Monster Truck Show and Fireworks Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Monster Truck Show will roar to life at 7 p.m. and will feature the legendary Big Foot, Black Stallion, Higher Education, Iron Warrior and War Wizard.
Big Foot, a 2004 Ford Super Duty, is piloted by Rick Long, who has been behind the wheel of the 10-foot tall ride since 2002. Big Foot, which weighs 10,000 pounds, features a 572 CI Ford-blown, alcohol-injected engine and eight nitrogen-charged custom designed shocks.
Michael Vaters owns Black Stallion, a 2008 Ford F-150, which stands 11-feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds. Black Stallion was the first truck to successfully jump another monster truck in reverse, setting a world-record distance of 70 feet in 2002. It was also the first truck to successfully jump another truck going forward in 1999.
Higher Education is a concept flat-nose school bus, which is driven by Jimmy Tracey. It stands 11 feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds. It features a four-link suspension with custom-built sway bars.
Trey Myers pilots Iron Warrior, a 2003 Ford Ranger that stands 11-feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds. War Wizard, which is driven by Randy Moore, also stands 10 feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds.
In addition to the fan-pleasing Monster Truck show, the night of action at South Boston Speedway will also feature the Kamikaze and Psycho jet four-wheelers and FMX motorcycles, along with a Fireworks Extravaganza at the close of the evening.
Mikey Vaters II will be featured on an FMX motorcycle. He started riding motorcycles at the age of four and in 2004 at the age of 16 he turned pro and continues to raise the bar as he masters more difficult tricks jumping 50 to 65-foot gaps.
The Kamikaze and Psycho jet four-wheelers boast powerful 1,500-horsepower jet engines that strike awe into the crowd with thrust and burner pops. The jet engines shoot out flames over 25 feet as they speed by spectators.
Advance tickets for the event are on sale and priced at $15 for adults. Tickets for children, ages 12 and under, are priced at $5.
Fans of all ages can also purchase a $5 pit pass, which will enable them to get up close to the trucks and the drivers on the track and also receive a Monster Truck ride.
Grandstand gates will open at 1:00 pm and the pit party starting at 1:30 pm.
The rain date for the event is Sunday, Sept. 22.
For additional information about the September 21 Monster Truck Show or any other events at South Boston Speedway phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947