Tickets now on sale for Sept. 6 Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash featuring Bigfoot and Robosaurus


            Tickets are now on sale for The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's second annual Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash on Saturday, Sept. 6.  The event marks the only Las Vegas appearance of legendary monster truck Bigfoot this year.

The show will feature eight monster trucks, including: Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition, Monster Patrol, Bearfoot, Shocker, Sampson and Airborne Ranger.  The monster truck portion of the show, billed as the Monster Truck Challenge National Finals, is the final stop of a 10-race series that has traveled across the country, including New York and Charlotte.

            Making its first Las Vegas appearance in more than 10 years is Robosaurus, a 60,000-lb., 45- ft. tall, fire-breathing and car-eating monster.

            The Back-to-School Bash also is a straight-line spectacle: the Western States Jet Funny Car Finals will match the top two jet funny cars in the western U.S. for their final championship showdown of 2003.  Both jets cars are expected to reach speeds close to 300 mph.  Also included is "The Beast" Jet Dragster.

            The popular Project Mayhem Stunt Team will thrill the fans with unique two-wheeled tricks.

            To close out the show, Ed "The Outlaw" Jones' Jelly Belly Fire Truck wheelstander will light up The Strip's quarter mile at more than 100 mph on its rear wheels.

             Spectator gates will open at 6 p.m., with driver introductions and opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.

            All seats for the second annual Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash are reserved.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting the LVMS ticket office or by calling (702) 644-4444.  

            For more information on Robosaurus, visit  For more information on Bigfoot, visit


Admission prices (all seats reserved):

Adult advance -- $20

Adult day-of-show (after 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5) -- $25

Kids (12 & under) advance -- $8

Kids day-of-show -- $12




Monster Patrol appearance at Holiday Inn Express at Nellis on Friday from 5-9 p.m.

Airborne Ranger and Monster School Bus at Courtesy Chevrolet on Friday.


Sept. 6 drag racers¿ Run-for-the-Money charity event to benefit

Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities

Local drag racers will participate in a charity Run-for-the-Money event during the second annual Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash on Saturday, Sept. 6 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. All proceeds from the race will benefit The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.

Racers will pay a $20 entry fee to participate and the Nevada Contractor¿s Insurance Company has donated three electric-powered pit scooters - each valued at $200 - for first-place prizes in each of the three categories.

"The Nevada Contractor¿s Insurance Company is extremely pleased to support the fundraising efforts of The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children¿s Charities to help the children of southern Nevada," said Program Administrator Ron Landram.

Matco Tools also has donated six diecast dragster replicas to serve as second and third-place prizes.

"The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children¿s Charities would like to thank Ron Landram and the Nevada Contractor¿s Insurance Company for their generous donation of the motorized scooters. Ron, who also is an SCC LV board member, created and organized this event with only one thought in mind: to help children. We also would like to thank Chris Blair, LVMS¿ director of drag racing operations, for the opportunity to hold this event at the drag strip. We are extremely pleased that the drag racers have stepped up to the plate to help the needy children of southern Nevada."

Speedway Children¿s Charities volunteers also will sell drawing tickets for door prizes at the event.

For more information on The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children¿s Charities, contact Lesley Albers at (702) 632-8253 or .

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities held its annual Grant Distribution and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Dec. 3, 2002. The Las Vegas chapter presented checks in the total sum of $228,000 to 31 local children's charities at the ceremony.

Speedway Children's Charities ( is a non-profit foundation based in Charlotte, N.C., that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need. Founded in 1984 by O. Bruton Smith, chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Speedway Children's Charities has grown into a national foundation with chapters located at each of the six Speedway Motorsports Inc., facilities, including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Each chapter's objective is to assist as many children as possible. Last year, Speedway Children's Charities provided more than 190,000 children with much-needed funding through 228 non-profit children's organizations.