Monster Trucks Winter Nationals Returns to the WY&CC
Monster Trucks Winter Nationals will return to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury for three shows on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “This year we threw away the rule book will let the drivers turn the horsepower up on their trucks. No maximum engine size, no weight minimum - this will let the trucks really get some big air, which is what the people want to see,” said Big Ed Beckley, owner of Checkered Flag Productions.
Bigfoot, the most famous monster truck in the world, will return to fend off the competition. “We know when we come to race we are a target and everyone wants to beat us,” said Bigfoot driver J. R. Adams. Ready to take on Bigfoot this year are Monster Medic, Jethro Tow, Wild Thang, Wicked Sickness and local truck Saigon Shaker.
Saigon Shaker was built by The Metal Shop in Delmar, DE. Also a sponsor of the event, The Metal Shop has been involved in the Monster Trucks Winter Nationals for years. “Rick Disharoon started in this business nearly 20 years ago with his Backdraft truck and we are excited to see their new truck,” said Beckley.
In addition to the trucks, the show will feature daredevil motorcycle jumper Tim Dyson, who will hit the ramp and fly over 70 feet while doing all sorts of tricks, including a full rotation back flip.
The general public is invited to get involved in the show with street vehicles as part of the Tuff Truck Challenge. Watch local drivers in old demo cars, pickups, Jeeps and SUVs attack the obstacle course as they race against the clock for top honors and the state championship. For more information on the Tuff Truck Challenge, call Checkered Flag Productions at 940-683-4742 between the hours of 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Tickets for the No Limits Monster Truck Winter Nationals are on sale now. Tickets bought in advance are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Adult tickets purchased the day of the show are $25. For a limited time, a group rates are available for groups of 10 or more adults. Tickets are available at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office, online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org or by phone at 410-548-4911. Additional fees may apply to all ticket prices.