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Monster truck show set for Victoria Community Center

By Bianca Montes
Jan. 8, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 7, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

A monster truck jumps at the Winter Nationals Monsters & Motorsports Spectacular. The event will come to Victoria on Saturday.

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.

Tickets can be purchased online at racetrackpromotions.com, at Rent a Tire, 1701 N. Navarro St., or at the gate.

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.

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