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Monster Madness coming to BH

Saturday, 13th May, 2017

The Monsters Trucks in action before a huge crowd at the Memorial Oval in 2014.PICTURE: Ethan James The Monsters Trucks in action before a huge crowd at the Memorial Oval in 2014.PICTURE: Ethan James

By Michael Murphy

The Broken Hill Speedway is set to erupt with six of the best Monster Trucks from Australia and the United States for one crazy, action-packed night of family entertainment.

It has been three years since a four-tonne, 1500 horsepower Monster Truck has graced the Silver City. One of the largest crowds seen at the Memorial Oval in decades turned out during a blistering hot February night in 2014.

But the Monsters won’t have to battle the heat this time around, and organisers are guaranteeing Broken Hill fans have “never seen a show quite like this”.

“The epic family night out could be loosely termed as choreographed mayhem,” said spokesman Rusty Bell.

“Our number one fans are the kids from three years of age up really,” he said.

“It is directed toward the little ones, we keep them happy, stay interactive with them throughout the whole show and that keeps Mum and Dad happy.

“Mum and Dad become big fans by the end of the night, we have a great time, the whole family leaves smiling.

“We had a monster of a time last time we were here, we have fond memories of filling the house with crazy fans.

“Our show has evolved so much since then, we can’t wait to return and rip it up in Broken Hill.”

The ever-popular travelling show has wowed fans along every coast in the first half of the year and was only able to recently secure a venue in Broken Hill as part of their national tour.

Monster Events are on their way through to the “red centre” to Darwin, stopping in Alice Springs for a show along the way.

Fans are promised a “world-class performance”.

Along with the best machinery, “Monster Slam” is headed by the one-and-only Kreg Christensen from Salt Lake City Utah. Kreg’s ability to make a Monster Truck literally dance before your eyes has had fans in every corner of the world watch in awe for over 24 years of professional Monster Truck driving.

Ranked as one of the best in the world, Kreg has performed through America, Canada, Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia and is looking forward to tearing up at the Broken Hill Speedway.

Leading the Aussie assault is Hayden McCleary from the Sunshine Coast. At only 21, Hayden is arguably Australia’s leading Monster Truck driver with over six years behind the wheel of one of these monsters.

Hayden is often found as the last Aussie standing in the battles with the Americans, and of late his performances has seen him beat the best in the business.

All six Monster Trucks will compete in Skywheelie competitions, and the insane freestyle contest.

Throw in some crazy stadium truck action providing plenty of V8 auto action, as well as a massive fireworks display to overload the senses and you have a night that the family will talk about long after the lights go down on the show.

Tickets are available at Art on Argent Gallery or online at www.monsterevents.com.au.

WHAT: Monster Trucks

WHEN: Saturday, May 27, gates open 2pm, show starts at 4pm 

WHERE: Broken Hill Speedway

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