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Friday, 17th January, 2014

Top Australian driver Tony Garcia has travelled the country with a monster truck extravaganza and is keen on putting on a show at the Memorial Oval in February. Top Australian driver Tony Garcia has travelled the country with a monster truck extravaganza and is keen on putting on a show at the Memorial Oval in February.

By Ethan James

The biggest things on four wheels rolled in to town this week ahead of the Extreme Monster Truck family spectacular next month. 

One of Australia’s leading drivers Troy Garcia made the trek from Sydney and says crowds can expect to see plenty of tricks at the show on the evening of Saturday, February 1. 

The Brisbane-based Garcia, who is regarded as one of the premier drivers in Australia, said he was looking forward to putting on a performance for the crowd. 

“People in Broken Hill can expect to see some things they’ve never witnessed before ... we plan to go big,” he said. 

He will be taking the steering wheel of a four tonne, 1500 horsepower, supercharged monster know as ‘The Convict’. 

Garcia was hard at work yesterday morning, changing the tyres on the trucks.

“My favourite is the freestyle aspect of the show where we get to jump and use the cars in whichever direction we want,” he said.

“We’re really excited to be here ... we just finished a tour in Nowra but this is probably the most remote location we’ve been to.”

EMT Coordinator Rusty Bell is anticipating a strong turnout, with countless motorists and pedestrians stopping to catch a glimpse of the trucks in their current location at the Memorial Oval.

“We’re expecting it to be very popular considering the motoring background of the town,” he said. 

“We think there were some monsters trucks here maybe once or twice in the past fifteen years ... but we definitely haven’t been here before.

“It will be a family event with no alcohol and free parking at the ground ... it’ll just be a heap of fun.”

Aside from the trucks, the event will feature FMX freestyle motocross including a member of the ‘Crusty Demons’ daredevil freestyle group Matt Schubring.

A ‘Pit Party’ will take place on the day of the show, where patrons can get up close and personal with the trucks and their drivers.

A number of flaming jet vans and vehicles will also light up the track.

The exact time of the show is yet to be confirmed.

Tickets for the event can be purchased via Promec at 13 Kanandah Road or online through monstertrucksaustralia.com.

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