The Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash kicked-off Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Fall Season of Speed Saturday night at The Dirt Track. Hot Tamale beat Samson to the line by a wheel to win the head-to-head challenge portion of the event and Avenger stole the show in his gargantuan machine to take home the trophy in the freestyle contest.

Before the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash, fans had a chance to meet the drivers and get up close to the monster trucks at the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party. Kids also enjoyed getting to experience what the drivers do in the Sergeant Smash ride-along truck throughout the night.

For tickets to any of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Fall Season of Speed events, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).