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Major League of Monster Trucks debut moving to the Dirt Track at LVMS;
NASCAR's Ron Hornaday named Grand Marshal

Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced today that the Major League of Monster Trucks' debut event slated for Friday Sept. 21st at 8 p.m. has been moved from The Strip to the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to better facilitate the power and speed of the MLMT racing series.  Additionally, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Ron Hornaday, currently in second place in the series standings, will fulfill the duties as the grand marshal for the event. 

The decision to move the monster truck event to the Dirt Track was motivated by the design of a bigger and faster track to showcase these mechanical marvels.

"We are excited about this move to the Dirt Track," said MLMT President Joe Froome.  "The Dirt Track will let us run a longer, faster and more challenging course that will test the top monster truck drivers in the world skills.  With this track, expect the trucks to reach over 85 miles per hour on the course." 

The 12-truck field will feature the father of all monster truck racing, Bigfoot, and former two-time world champion Madusa.  In addition to the monster truck racing, there will be a freestyle motocross exhibition and the Thunder Trucks will mix it up in the dirt in side-by-side racing.

The event kicks off with a special pit party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. where fans can meet the drivers and take pictures with the trucks.  The first 5,000 fans for the Major League of Monster Trucks event on Friday, will receive a free ticket to the Smith's Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at LVMS' superspeedway. 

Tickets are available at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway box office, by phone at 1-800-644-4444 or online at  Tickets purchased in advance are priced at $20 for adults and $10 for children 3 to 12, two and under are free.  On the day of the event the tickets are priced at $25 for adults and $15 for children with two and under free.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the third stop on a seven-city tour for the Major League of Monster Trucks in 2007. Other stops include Texas Motor Speedway's Dirt Track, Lowe's Motor Speedway's Dirt Track, Kentucky Speedway, Memphis Motor Sports Park and the Nashville Superspeedway.  For more information on the Major League of Monster Trucks go to