Monster truck show set for Victoria Community Center
Jan. 8, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 7, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.
IF YOU GO
• WHAT: Winter Nationals Monsters & Motorsports Spectacular
• WHEN: Saturday - matinee, 2 p.m., gates open at noon; night show, 7:30 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.
• WHERE: Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.
• COST: $17 for advance adult tickets, $20 at the show. $10 for advance children (3-12). Children 2 and under are free.
Grab your ear plugs.
The Winter Nationals Monsters and Motorsports Spectacular car show is hauling in car-crushing monster trucks and speed-loving professional motorcycle racers.
The event kicks off at noon Saturday with a free, total-access pit show where all ticket holders can meet racers and take photos with the drivers.
The monster trucks take to the pit at 2 p.m. for the first show.
The activity continues at 6 p.m. for the second pit party and show.
The first 500 children at the matinee show will receive a free toy.
For the first time in its five-year history in Victoria, the event will add a tractor pull to its lineup.
Event organizer Ron Woodbridge said the new addition would bring "a lot of loud noises and a lot of horsepower" to the show. The tractors pull a weighted sleigh, and the driver who pulls the longest distance wins.
Local residents - with a helmet and working seatbelts - are encouraged to join in on the activity by participating in the Tuff Truck Challenge for bragging rights and a trophy.
Racers interested in enrolling in the challenge need to sign in at the back gate after 11:30 a.m. for the matinee show or after 5 p.m. for the evening show.