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September 29, 2016

Monster Truck Nationals, Halloween "Spooktacular" on horizon at Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, Missouri (September 29, 2016) - As the calendar gets ready to turn to October, one of the most popular events on the Lucas Oil Speedway schedule draws near.

The Monster Truck Nationals - which will conclude the on-track action for 2016 at the speedway - is set to combine the big, awe-inspiring machines with an early Halloween "Spooktacular" on Oct. 22.

More than 60,000 pounds of Monster Truck Thunder makes its annual visit for a big one-day show. It will combine scary speed, ground-shaking sound of furious action from six world-famous Monster Trucks - Bigfoot, Raminator, Heavy Hitter, Barbarian, Snakebite and Dawg Pound.

Joining those 10-foot-tall and 10,000-pound giant trucks will be the car-eating, flame-throwing mechanical monster form the Jurassic age - Megasaurus - and the high-horsepower stunts of Wheelie Wizard.

"We're just a few weeks away from the Monster Truck Nationals, an event that if you've never experienced it live, it's truly something to behold," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "The pure power, the sounds, the flames shooting out. It's impressive.

"This is always one of our most-popular events of the year, for the entire family, and tickets are sure to go fast as we get nearer to October 22. Make sure to save the date and get your tickets in advance so you won't miss out."

A free Pit Party is included in the paid adult admission ticket and will start the evening at 5 p.m. Kids are invited to come in Halloween costume to the Pit Party for Trick or Treating. Fans also can take a Real Monster Truck Ride at the Pit Party, during intermission and immediately following the Monster Truck program, which fires up at 7 p.m.

When the Monster Trucks begin battle with their 1,500-horsepower motors go full throttle at the green light, the competition gets serious. Bigfoot will look to throw a Halloween scare into the challengers as the "Original Monster Truck."

Some other big events during the program will be:

Meet the drivers: Come early and not only see the big machines up close, but meet the drivers for autographs and pictures.

Sergeant Smash Monster Truck Ride: Get the kids and buckle in for the ride of your life on board a real Monster Truck during the Pit Party and during intermission.

Wheelie Wizard: Riding forward, backward and wheeling the Wheelie Wizard even rides a wheelie on a Honda CRF50 without a front wheel.

Advance tickets are available online at, and area O'Reilly Auto Parts locations.

Advance ticket prices are:
Adults (16 and up) - $20
Youth (6-15) - $10
Seniors (62 and up) - $17
Active military (with ID) - $17
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass - $40

Day of show ticket prices are:
Adults (16 and up) - $22
Youth (6-15) - $10
Seniors (62 and up) - $19
Active military (with ID) - $19
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass - $40

Next up: Lucas Oil Speedway racing action resumes Oct. 7-8 with the 3rd annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt.

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Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

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