Monster Truck Winter Nationals return to Civic Center

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks Winter Nationals return to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center for three shows on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“This year we threw away the rule book and we’ll let the drivers turn the horsepower up on their trucks,” said Big Ed Beckley, owner of Checkered Flag Productions. “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.”

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, Shockwave, Be Ware Monster, After Shock, Krazy Train and Saigon Shaker.

Saigon Shaker was built by The Metal Shop in Delmar. 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 ATV rider Henry Rife as well as a Tuff Trucks Challenge. The general public is invited to get involved in the show with old demo cars, pickups, Jeeps and SUVs as they attack the obstacle course and race against the clock for top honors and the state championship.

Those interested in entering the Tuff Truck Challenge may do so at the gate one hour prior to each show.

Advanced tickets for the Monster Trucks Winter Nationals are on sale now at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org or in person at the WY&CC Box Office.

VIP tickets, including prime seating and pre-show Pit Party access begin at $30 while general admission tickets start at $20.

Special pricing is available for youth tickets. Additional taxes and or fees may apply to all ticket prices.

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