Monster Trucks Winternationals returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. for three shows on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 30 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. 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 that we are a target, and everyone wants to beat us,” said Bigfoot’s driver. Ready to take on Bigfoot this year are Monster Medic, Tow Mater, Illuminator, Rislone Defender and Saigon Shaker. Built by The Metal Shop in Delmar, De., Saigon Shaker is the only Monster representing the Eastern Shore. Also a sponsor of the event, The Metal Shop has been involved in the Monster Trucks Winternationals 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. All of the Monsters will compete in several different competitions, including racing, wheelie contests and freestyle car crushing.
In addition to the trucks, the show will feature motorcycle daredevil, Ed Beckley himself. Beckley and a passenger will attempt to launch a specially built Harley-Davidson jump bike off a ramp over a long line of cars with both of them on the same motorcycle. This is a World Record attempt!
The general public is invited to take part in the Tuff Truck Challenge, where drivers get a chance to attack the obstacle course and race against the clock for top honors. For more information on the Tuff Truck Challenge, call Checkered Flag Productions at 940-683-4742.
For an additional fee, attendees can ride in a real Monster Truck and check out the race course.
Tickets are available at the WY&CC Box Office (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), by phone at 410-548-4911 or online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org.