A gala Pre-Race Pit Party prior to the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash Saturday night, Aug. 20, at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway offers fans the opportunity to meet legendary Monster Truck drivers such as Dan Runte and Dan Patrick, obtain autographs from the 10 drivers and take close-up pictures of the gargantuan trucks.

Early entry passes for the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party are free and can be obtained at area Circle K stores. Fans with an early entry pass and an event ticket will be admitted to the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party beginning at 4 p.m., a full hour before spectator gates open.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party continuing until 6:30 p.m. On-track action starts at 7:30 p.m.

Bigfoot, Samson, Avenger, Brutus, Equalizer, Gunslinger, Raminator, Rap Attack, Cowboy and Stone Crusher are scheduled to participate in the evening of motorized mayhem.

The 10 Monster Trucks will compete in a series of one-on-one elimination races over a radical obstacle course and then battle in an insane freestyle competition. The wild and crazy CRASHCars, a new entry-level division that features street stock cars with cartoon-style themes, will also be in action on the four-tenths-mile oval.

If purchased in advance, reserved seats for the Aug. 20 Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Adult seats are $5 more the day of the event while parking for all events at The Dirt Track is free.

Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.