- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Tim Chandler/SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE
South Boston Speedway will host a Monster Invasion at 2 p.m. Saturday. The highly anticipated Monster Invasion will feature a Monster Truck show, a high-flying Moto Cross jumping exhibition and the fire-shooting Kamikaze jet-powered 4-wheelers.
The Monster Invasion will feature a host of Monster Trucks, including Grave Digger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Big Foot (the first Monster Truck), Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Higher Education, Triple X and more.
The extreme Freestyle Motocross performers will perform gravity-defying stunts in mid-air hanging off the back of dirt bikes and the Kamikaze 4-wheelers will roar by and shoot flames out over 25 feet.
The Monster Trucks will compete in elimination round racing, wheelie and annihilation freestyle, which is a crowd favorite, to determine the champion of the event.
Advance adult tickets to the Monster Truck Show are on sale at the speedway office and are priced at $15. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $10. Children age six and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.
Pit passes are also on sale and are priced at $5. Fans of all ages who purchase a pit pass will receive a ride in a Monster Truck before or after the show and will be able to meet and greet Monster Truck competitors in the pit area.
Grandstand gates will open Saturday at 11 a.m. The pit party will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and the Monster Invasion will begin at 2 p.m.
The rain date for the Monster Invasion is Sunday.