Monster trucks at MetroCentre Feb. 2-3

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-11702772442954.jpg’, ‘Photo courtesy of wayne.stuffyrabbit.com’, ‘The monster truck Maximum Destruction will be at the Advance Auto Parts store at 2715 11th St., Thursday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 6 p.m. ‘);

Monster truck fans, this is your weekend. The United States Hot Rod Association presents Thunder Nationals at the Rockford MetroCentre Friday and Saturday night, Feb. 2-3. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Action is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Two levels of advance ticket prices include the “top eliminator ticket,” which is $25 for adults and $15 for children and the regular ticket, which is $17 for adults and $5 for children. Ticket prices will increase $2 the day of the show.

The “top eliminator ticket” includes a pit pass prior to the show. The pass will allow access to the floor of the MetroCentre to get close-up photos and drivers’ autographs. Adults can get $5 discount vouchers at area Advance Auto Parts stores.

The monster truck Maximum Destruction will be at the Advance Auto Parts store at 2715 11th St., Thursday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 6 p.m.

A few of the other monster trucks expected to join Max D in rocking the MetroCentre this weekend are Hot Wheels, Wild Hair, Eradicator and Backdraft. More information about this event can be obtained by logging on to monsterjamonline.com. Advance tickets can be purchased at centereevents.com or by calling the box office at 968-5222.

For anyone who has never been to an event like this, it is a good idea to bring some type of hearing protection. The noise level is deafening when these high horsepower trucks get fired up.

Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.

From the Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2007, issue

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