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Estevan Motor Speedway preparing for monster trucks

The Estevan Motor Speedway is looking forward to the return of monster trucks this month.
Roughneck Monster Truck
Roughneck is among the monster trucks scheduled to come to the Estevan Motor Speedway.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Motor Speedway is looking forward to a monster truck show happening at the track for the first time in seven years. 

The massive, powerful, vehicle-crushing trucks will be at the speedway on July 29 and 30. Track president Brad Pierson said they have four different trucks coming to Estevan, along with what is described as a ride truck. 

“They do four different series of events, four different short programs,” said Pierson. 

Jason Court is scheduled to be driving the Roughneck monster truck, Jared Vogel is to be piloting Crude Behavior and Terry Woodcock is the driver for Cyclops. The person behind the wheel for Thunder Chicken has yet to be announced.   

The ride vehicle is a monster truck with seats and harnesses at the top that gives people a chance to get a unique experience. An area will be dedicated to the ride truck.

As an added attraction, the speedway will mix in races each night for the intermission. IMCA stock cars will race on Friday and modifieds will compete on Saturday.  

“It will be a good exposure for the speedway, but also great entertainment for our monster truck fans,” said Pierson.   

He noted the races will be a typical feature length, with 20 laps for the stocks and 25 for the modifieds. They won’t be racing for points, Pierson said, but the track is trying to raise additional sponsorship dollars to make it a bigger purse for the drivers, so they can attract additional drivers from the U.S. and elsewhere in Canada.  

A variety of food trucks will be on site to serve meals to the spectators.  

Pierson believes it will help draw spectators that they haven’t had monster trucks in Estevan since 2015. When the board came together to discuss bringing monster trucks here, it was before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The speedway had to shelve having a monster truck spectacular.

“We felt at that time there had been a big enough lull that it could come back with a big success. Once again, rolling into this year, with things reopening … there are a lot of people locally who haven’t seen monster trucks, maybe live in their life, or it’s been seven or eight years,” said Pierson. “It’s going to be a big draw for people in the southeast.”  

They have been selling a lot of tickets to people from out of town, which is a great, Pierson said.  



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