HUMBOLDT—The dirt track at Humboldt Speedway will look a lot smaller this weekend, as the three-eighths of a mile course welcomes the All Star Monster Truck Tour for a pair of shows at The Hummer on Friday and Saturday.
“We always say it's fun from age two to 102, because it's a great night of entertainment for everybody,” All Star Monster Trucks President and event promoter Bryan Wagner said. “You don't have to be a racing fan or a motorsport fan, you just have to be a fan of going out and having fun with your family.”
The All Star Monster Truck Tour has stopped at Humboldt Speedway before, but also has numerous stops across the country. Wagner said the group has been touring for over 16 years now, going all across the country doing shows in places like Maine, California and Alaska.
Doors at the Hummer are set to open at 4:30 p.m. both nights for the Track Party before the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 3-12 and all kids two and under get free admission into the event.
The Track Party will feature bounce houses, a Wreck Pit toy zone and cornhole games, as well as autographs from the truck drivers. Fans of all ages will also have the opportunity to take a ride in a competition-level Monster Truck.
“The Monster Truck rides are a way for families and kids to experience what it’s like to be up inside the truck, and actually feel what it’s like inside the truck like they’re going to see later in the show,” Wagner said.
Though the truck by the name of Identity Theft sits out during the race portion of the night, it sits on the same chassis as the racing trucks, modified to fit 13 people in with the driver. All ages are welcome to ride, but children under the age of seven must be accompanied by a parent for safety reasons.
“We actually drive all around the infield of Humboldt Speedway, and then all around the course,” Wagner said. “There's lots of speed, there's tight turns, and we'll even go over some little dirt jumps and things like that.”
Tickets for the Fun Zone and Monster Truck rides are sold separately from admission. The event offers a VIP experience for $75 that includes admission, a Monster Truck ride, entrance to the Fun Zone, a VIP lanyard and ID card as well as an autographed poster.
Once the show kicks off, five trucks will compete in three events; best trick, freestyle, and finally a straight-up race. Each competition awards points toward an overall champion of the evening.
Competing in the trio of events are trucks by the name of Twisted Addiction, Cold Blooded, Aftershock, Get Er Done and Miss Get Er Done. The nearly 2-hour show will also feature a Quad Warrior Racing event.
Just over 200 tickets are still available online at kansasmonstertrucks.com. Although there will be tickets available for purchase at the gate, the amount will be limited and event staff encourage purchasing online to ensure getting a ticket.
“The only thing bigger than the monster trucks are the drivers' egos behind the wheel,” Wagner said. “And they will do everything they can to beat their competition and be the winner of the night.”