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June 12, 2014

Race cars added to monster truck show

Woodward, Okla. — For the fifth year in a row, the Monster Truck Show promises to wow fans with something old and something new Saturday, June 28 according to event producer, Jim Morris.

“The big thing this year is the Legend Race Cars – an event that pits new race car drivers to an old fashioned stock car race, like the ones that took place here when the old race track was here,” Morris said. “I think the older people who used to go every weekend to the stock car races that used to be right here, where the stadium is now, I think that will bring back some cool memories for them.”

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

According to Morris, the Legend Race Cars – 10 to 12 of the nation’s top race cars – will compete in the Crystal Beach Stadium at speeds between 130 and 140 miles per hour.

The sponsoring group in a NASCAR organization that picks a new, young driver (drivers are as young as 12-years-old in the event) and grooms them to become the next new young driver in NASCAR, Morris said.

“They will take the young candidate driver and when he turns 16, start them with NASCAR,” Morris said.

As for the monster trucks? Fans will be more than pleased with the entries.

Monster Truck enthusiasts will see the likes of King Krunch, Nitro Hornet, World Champion, Get Er Done, Robo Machine, Mighty Monster (World’s Largest Monster Truck) and Clydesdale doing their crowd pleasing stunts.

The Wheelie, Donut and Freestyle contests are still on, with Monster Truck winners earning $10,000, $5,000 and $10,000 respectively, depending on who the audience chooses to be the winner, Morris said.

“Yeah, the audience gets to pick the winner by applause,” Morris said.

There will be free Monster Truck rides during the intermissions and before and after the show.

Tickets are available at Sam's CDs, Cowboy Tack Shop, NAPA Auto Parts, Ultimate Safety and Razien Metals. Tickets will also be sold at the gate or you can go online to www.ticketriver.com or charge by phone, 1-888-509-1060.

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