Tonka Extreme Monster Truck Nationals proved to be a giant success after two evenings of high-flying car-crushing chaos at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas monster truck enthusiasts filled the speedway’s popular half-mile dirt oval to a near capacity crowd both Friday and Saturday night. Fans came out to show their support for trucks such as the legendary Bigfoot and the all-new Tonka monster truck.
"It’s terrific to bring events to the speedway where families can come out and enjoy the evening together," said Chris Powell, LVMS’ executive vice president and general manager. "The monster truck show is a perfect example of what LVMS strives to bring the Las Vegas valley, great family fun."
The king-size trucks competed in side-by-side drags over ramps and junk cars on a challenging S-track. The course pushed the monster trucks to their limits, claiming several of the huge machines after wild crashes.
"Las Vegas Motor Speedway has a great facility for racing monster trucks," said Dan Runte, driver of the legendary Bigfoot. "Every show is unique, but at a facility this big the show gets wild."
The monster truck show is one of the many events hosted at the speedway. In 2000 LVMS will invite events ranging from auto shows to NASCAR to rock concerts.
For information, fans can contact the ticket office at (800) 644-4444 or visit the speedway online at www.lvms.com or www.gospeedway.com. Look for the Tickets.com link to purchase tickets online.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK), a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. In addition to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, SMI owns and operates the following premiere facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte, Sears Point Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. SMI also provides event food, beverage, and souvenir merchandising services through its Finish Line Events subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary.