For the first time ever, the WORLD SERIES OF MONSTER TRUCKS will thrill fans young and old alike at the Calder Park Raceway on Saturday night, January 16, from 6.30pm.
American superstar Corey Clark (from Big Fork, Montana) will lead a massive line up of SIX (6) Monster Trucks into town.
“I understand this is the first time we’ve had this gala event in town,” admits the quietly spoken American star, “so that means we’re going to come in and tear the place down. We always like to leave a lasting impression.”
Clark will drive the brand new (and amazing) Raptor’s Rampage, which has a 3D body alone on it worth over $40,000.
“These trucks are state of the art and as good as what we race back home,” admits Clark, “and Raptor’s Rampage is the newest in the fleet. Boy she’s a wild bit of gear.”
Legendary Australian Championship winning truck Outback Thunda will be steered by the youngest Monster truck pilot in the world – 15 year old Queensland High School Student Jaye Featherby whilst Jaye’s Dad (Wild-driving Queenslander) Clive Featherby will take the reigns of the fully imported from the USA “Samson” truck, officially the worlds most expensive monster truck constructed to date, with all the latest high tech gear and a super fast 1700 horsepowered supercharged fuel injected big block chevy motor capable of hitting speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour in the Calder amphitheatre.
“This is the first time I get to drive an American truck,” smiles Clive, “I normally drive the oldest truck in our fleet Outback Thunda but this time I’m going to get some major air in Samson. I can’t wait especially with the promise of double stacks of cars and hi-ace vans and even possibly buses to jump were looking at getting 30 plus feet skywards”
Featherby’s other teenage son Billy (17) will drive the crowd favourite Scooby Doo truck on the night
Victorians will have plenty of reasons to cheer for garden state madmen Sam Xuereb (Traralgon) and his ace sidekick “Joz” in Devil’s Taxi and Tropical Thunda respectively all hoping to take out the illustrious first place prize that will see the winner go on to the finals in the USA
American Clark is enjoying the warmer weather of Australia compared to his home state of Montana where there’s several feet of snow on the ground.
“I can’t wait to get after it,” he grins, “crushing cars and beating Australian drivers is high on my priority list.”
A night at the Monster Trucks is an experience that challenges all your senses.
The noise of the 17000hp supercharged drag racing engines, the rumble of these 6 ton beasts jumping 30ft into the air and the electric atmosphere of thousands of Victorians will be an impressive concept to take in.
Seeing these trucks airbourne then rolling and at times self destructing causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage at times is amazing yet so hard to comprehend its like a night on another planet but a night not to miss its a night that kids primarily love.
“Wherever we go, across Australia, we fill the stadiums both indoors and outdoors,” explains Clive Featherby, “fans on Saturday night at Calder will see us race against each other in knockout situations, see us try and do the best “sky wheelie” and go all out in the freestyle component of the show. There’s a lot going on.”
In addition to the Monster Trucks fans will witness some spine chilling Freestyle Motocross, no less than THREE (3) Jet Vans melting down cars, two cars being dropped from a crane and one of the biggest fireworks show you’ll experience anywhere.
“It’s the best family night’s entertainment you’ll find anywhere,” smiles Featherby.
Already many of the trucks and crews have began arriving this to us is our equivalent of Bathurst its a very major event its sanctioned by our governing body so fans are going to see some wild moves out there on the Calder set up. Certainly nothing like this has ever been seen in Victoria before this is our World Series so fans look out and brace yourselves because excitement monster size is here.
It’s a busy life for the Featherby family.
“We do around 40 shows a year,” admits Clive, “and we love it. We love putting on an awesome show and we can’t wait to rock the house at Calder Park on January 16.”
Event information is below, media can phone Wade Aunger on 0428 187 850 for an interview if required with American Corey Clark or Aussies Clive, Billy and Jaye Featherby.
For more information visit www.monstertrucksaustralia.com.au
Saturday, 16 January 2010 - 6:30pm
Calder Park Raceway, VIC
Calder Park Melbourne
6 Monster Trucks: including
Tropical Thunder and Devil's Taxi
Awesome Side-by-Side Racing and Intense Freestyle Insane Obstacles
Freestyle Motocross Great Backflippers
3 x Jet Vans in an awesome car-melting showdown 3 jet vans in a contest to see who can melt a car to a blob of molten steel first
Car Crane Drop Holden v Ford
Massive Fireworks Sky show Genuine $50,000 stadium Skyshow
One huge night not to be missed!
Showtime Saturday - 6:30pm
Gates Open 3pm
Meet the drivers and get up close and personal at the FREE pit party - 4 pm till 5.30 pm.
Avoid the queues at the venue purchase early and have tickets mailed out.
Adults - $45.00
Teens 12-15 - $40.00
Kids 2 -11 - $35.00
Family Pass - 2 Adults and 2 children 2-11yrs $150.00
Children under 2 are free.
There are no pensioner discounts.
Credit Card Sales on the Monster Hotline 0447 TRUCKS 0447 (878257) (Please Note that a 5% Processing Fee applies to all transactions over the Monster Hotline)
You can also purchase your tickets from TICKETEK www.ticketek.com or 132 849
This is an Alcohol Free Event.
Esky's are allowed, but NO Glass.
No allocated seating.
Show Concludes approximately 9:45pm.
No EFTPOS Facilities on site