Monster Truck Madness & Global Rally Cross Doubleheader
Monster trucks at Bristol Motor Speedway have been an unqualified success the last several summers… so what happens when you pair that spectacular show with Global RallyCross? You’ve got a mega event with twice the thrills and action.
This must-see doubleheader pairs Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness with the Global Rallycross Championship – taking place at BMS for the first time – at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile all for just $20 (advance) for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. Two very different events that are equally exciting… no way you’re going to want to miss this!
Global Rally Cross
For the first time, Global Rallycross Championship will showcase the series at Bristol Motor Speedway and compete on a custom-designed track Saturday, July 20.
Global Rallycross Championship has captured the attention of both the young and old in a new era of racing, combining the thrill of four-wheel racing with unique course designs on dirt and asphalt, drift turns, jumps and water elements. After a series of elimination heat races, a total of 10 drivers will then compete in a winner-take-all final to determine the Global Rallycross Champion. Drivers like Ken Block, Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust, Bucky Lasek and Dave Mirra will represent Global Rallycross Championship this season.
Competitors in the Global Rallycross Championship event at Bristol Motor Speedway will be coming off of three Global X Games events and one stand-alone event. The Global Rallycross Championship event at Bristol Motor Speedway will continue to create incredible action towards the Global Rallycross Championship.
“Since we saw our first Global Rallycross Championship event, we envisioned the potential of marrying the most extreme speedway with the most extreme racing series,” saidJerry Caldwell, Bristol Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Seeing these incredible cars on Bristol’s high banks, as well as a few jumps and new corners we will create, will make a spectacular show that everyone will want to see.”
“The addition of Bristol Motor Speedway to the 2013 Global Rallycross Championship schedule is something GRC is thrilled to announce,” said Colin Dyne, Global Rallycross Championship CEO. “It is a track that has a long standing racing legacy, has incredible track features and it will provide the ultimate driving experience for our drivers.”
Global Rallycross Championship vehicles differentiate themselves from other racing series car as they are not only fast, accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, but the cars allow for connectivity to consumers and fans. GRC cars are production-based cars created around models that can be purchased at local dealership and customized by first-time buyers.
Monster Truck Madness
The legendary Bigfoot returns as monster mayhem makes its way to Bristol Motor Speedway during the Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness presented by Beef O’Brady’s Saturday July 20.
As always, fans will be on the edge of their seats as they witness some of the biggest monster truck names in the business flying, crushing and destroying everything in their way. The always popular Megasaurus also will be part of the night, along with FMX Freestyle motorcycles.
Trucks will race around the Bristol Motor Speedway infield during two qualifying rounds. Racing eliminations will begin after qualifying is complete. After the racing champion is crowned, the trucks return for everyone’s favorite event, freestyle. In freestyle, drivers will perform stunts and moves you never thought possible.
Drivers also will be available for autographs and pictures during the pre-event pit party located on the backstretch of BMS.
Fans of all ages will not want to miss the kings of carnage as they do what they do best- cause chaos!
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 19
|Global Rallycross Practice*||Noon-7PM|
|*Watch practice rounds for free with GRC/Monster Truck Tickets|
Saturday, July 20
|Monster Truck Pit Party/ Global Rallycross Paddock Party||2:30-4:00PM|
|Global Rallycross Heat Races||4:30PM|
|- Global Rallycross Last Chance Qualifier Race|
|- Global RallyCross Finals|
|Global Rallycross Winner's Circle||6:00PM|
|Monster Truck Introductions||6:15PM|
|Monster Truck Qualifying/Team FMX/Eliminations|
|- Monster Truck Freestyle|
|Post-Event Pit Party||8:15PM|