Bigfoot, the legendary Monster Truck that launched one of the world¿s most popular forms of motorsports entertainment, headlines the list of car-crushing machines scheduled to compete in the Hostess Twinkies Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash Saturday night, Aug. 16, at The Dirt Track @ Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.

The most unique vehicles in motorsports, Monster Trucks are typically 11-feet tall and tip the scales at approximately 12 tons. Their custom-built, fuel-injected engines produce between 1,500 and 2,000 horsepower and the gargantuan machines can jump 110 to 115 feet¿a distance greater than 14 cars side by side¿and up to 25 feet in the air.

Samson, Raminator, Rammunition, Virginia Giant, Backdraft, Nitemare and Wild Hair are scheduled to join Bigfoot for an evening of car-crushing destruction during the Hostess Twinkies Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash.

In addition to the Monster Trucks competing in one-on-one elimination races over a wild obstacle course and then battling in a radical freestyle competition, the action-packed event will feature demonstrations by two of the world¿s most unique jet-powered vehicles¿an ATV and a school bus.

One-on-One Spectator Races where fans race their personal cars in a series of single-elimination runs on the four-tenths mile clay oval and Thunder Roadster races are also on the card.

Activities begin with the Hostess Twinkies Pit Party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fans can meet the legendary Monster Truck drivers, get autographs, ride in a Monster Truck and have their pictures taken alongside the massive creations. To gain entry into the Pit Party, fans must present a proof of purchase from a Hostess Twinkies multi-pack.

If purchased in advance, reserved seats for the Hostess Twinkies Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash are just $18 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. All seats are $5 more the day of the event while parking for all events at The Dirt Track is free.

Tickets for the third annual Hostess Twinkies Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash can be purchased by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.