The most unique vehicles in motorsports will rampage into The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Aug. 13, for a night of high-flying antics during the 12th annual Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash.

The metal-mashing, mega machines, including Equalizer, Samson, War Wizard, Brutus, Hot Tamale and Avenger are expected to compete in head-to-head challenges at The Dirt Track.

The evening of monster truck madness will include a series of one-on-one elimination races over a radical obstacle course featuring the over-under element where one truck jumps over the other. The gigantic vehicles will also battle in an insane freestyle competition.

This year the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash will boast the longest monster truck course in the country.

Monster trucks are typically 11-feet tall and tip the scales at nearly five tons. Their custom-built, fuel-injected engines produce nearly 2,000 horsepower and the massive machines can jump 110 to 115 feet-a distance greater than 14 cars lined up side-by-side.

In addition to the monster truck show, the night will include several motocross exhibitions featuring some of the top riders in the area.

There will also be two special Kawasaki Monster Energy off-road motorcycles raffled off at the event.

Festivities begin with the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party from 4-6 p.m., where fans can meet the monster truck drivers, obtain autographs and have their pictures taken with the enormous racing machines. Ticket holders can receive a special commemorative poster by purchasing a Thirstbuster Cup at any Circle K store and presenting the empty cup at the gate for the Pit Party. 

Fans can also experience what the drivers do with the opportunity to take monster truck rides throughout the day for just $5 per person.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m.

Reserved seats for the Aug. 13 Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

For tickets to the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the speedway's ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

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