Monster Truck Mania returns to Senoia Raceway Saturday

by Riley Hicks

This past weekend Senoia Raceway kicked off its 2019 season points race. Many drivers were in attendance looking for the chance to start their road toward a division championship, which would be even sweeter for Senoia’s 50th anniversary.

Capturing this past weekend’s checkered flags were Austin Horton in Limited Late Models, long-time Senoia favorite Bubba Pollard in Crates, McKenna Nelms in Late Model Sportsman, Landon Degraff in Hobbies, Curtis Turner in Bombers, and rounding out victory lane was Brandon Bright in Chargers.

Now, Senoia Raceway turns its attention to its most destructive and extravagant event of the entire season with the Monster Truck Spring Nationals this Easter weekend.
In years past, the Monster Trucks have drawn huge crowds at the track, and it should not be any different this Saturday. A truck was so destructive last year that it managed to actually rip down the power lines in an exciting finale in freestyle. That very monster truck known as War Wizard will return again this year, along with his fellow competitors Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, Venom, and Twisted Addiction.

Each of these Monster Trucks will compete in races, wheelie contests, and the wild and crazy two-minute freestyle competition. There will be something for all ages, including two Easter egg hunts for the smaller and older kids and Easter egg lotto for the adults in attendance.

The schedule also includes racing in the Crates, Late Model Sportsman, and Chargers, so expect drivers like Dylan Knowles, Nelms, Tina Johnson, and Marty Massey to compete. The night will cap off with the demolition derby.

The pits will open early at 2 p.m. this Saturday for fans to access trackside parking, and the grandstands will open at 3 p.m. All of the action will commence at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20; 5-12 $10; four and under are free. Pit passes are $30; 5-12 $20; four and under are free.

If you haven’t had the chance to experience the Monster Trucks, it is something that will truly spark your eye. Many families always ask after the show when the trucks are scheduled to return the following season.

For more information about this Easter weekend event or other racing question go to senoiaraceway.com or call 770-599-6161.

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