Monster truck fans are looking forward to the annual summertime family tradition of the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash and Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party. This year fans will get to experience new elements including ride-alongs in a 16-seat monster truck and a motocross exhibition in addition to family favorites like the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party when the monster trucks return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Saturday.

A Buck A Truck

Kids who come out to The Dirt Track at Charlotte can watch an evening full of monster truck madness for just a buck a truck. Ten high-flying machines are scheduled to battle it out Saturday and tickets are only $10 for children. The trucks expected to compete in head-to-head challenges are Equalizer, Samson, War Wizard, Brutus, Hot Tamale, Avenger, Mopar Magic, Stone Crusher, Higher Education and Circle K ThirstBuster.

Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party

Monster truck festivities will begin with the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party from 4-6 p.m., featuring an autograph session, meet and greet with the monster truck drivers and photo opportunities with the enormous racing machines. Ticket holders can gain entry to the Pit Party by presenting a Thirst Buster cup purchased from any Circle K store at the gate. As an added bonus, the first 1,000 attendees will receive a free commemorative monster truck poster that can be utilized for driver autographs.

Ride-along Truck

Fans can experience what the drivers do with the opportunity to take monster truck rides in Sergeant Smash during the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party and Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash. Sergeant Smash will have its own mini course taking fans over miniature hills and jumps for just $5 per person. Kids will be sure to get the thrill of a lifetime in the 16-seat ride-along truck that will offer rides from 4 p.m. until the completion of the monster truck show.

Metal-Mashing Mega Machines

Monster trucks, the most unique vehicles in motorsports, 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.

Motocross Exhibition

During the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash, the Team FMX freestyle motocross group will take to the air to perform daring stunts on their bikes after the semi-final round of the monster truck eliminations for the fans. 

World’s Longest Monster Truck Course

An evening filled with car-crushing destruction will take place on one of the world’s longest monster truck courses, and feature 10 jumps and one colossal 20-foot-tall jump, the granddaddy of them all. The monster trucks will compete in an insane freestyle competition in addition to battling in a series of one-on-one elimination races over the radical obstacle course measuring three-quarters of a mile in length. 

Scouts to Sleep Under the Stars at Charlotte Motor Speedway

More than 300 area Scouts and leaders will enjoy an evening of monster truck racing followed by a night of sleeping under the stars in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield during the fifth annual Monster Truck Scout Camporee. The sleepover package includes a ticket to the monster truck event, a camp-out in the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield, a commemorative sleepover patch and a light breakfast Sunday morning. Tickets for the sleepover package are $15 for children ages 12 and under and $27 for adults.

Monster Energy Kawasaki Dirt Bike Giveaway

Fans can enter to win one of two incredible Monster Energy Kawasaki off-road motorcycles. The drawing will be held during the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash and fans can enter the day of the event outside the main gates or go online to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. A Kawasaki KX 65 and a Kawasaki KX 85 valued at over $3,500 will be given away. Each bike is powered by a two-stroke engine with a six-speed chain-driven transmission, customized with a special Monster Energy graphics package.

Advance reserved seats for the Aug. 13 Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets purchased the day of the event are just $10 for children 12 and under and $30 for adults. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the speedway’s ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). For additional information visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.