Fans will be on the edge of their seats at Bristol Motor Speedway as they witness some of the biggest Monster Truck names in the business flying, crushing and destroying everything in their way at the Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness presented by Beef 'O' Brady's Saturday, July 25.

Fans should arrive early when the gates open at 5 p.m. for the Beef 'O' Brady's Pit Party to grab a photo beside the massive five-ton machines, meet the drivers who power the 2,000-horsepower beasts, purchase tickets for a ride in the Mighty Monster Bus, and enjoy all the pre-race festivities. Beef 'O' Brady's Family Sports Pub will provide balloons and coupons for a free kid's meal, redeemable at locations in Johnson City and Elizabethton, at the entrance to the pit party.

Then, at 7:30 p.m., the machines take over the infield with Monster Truck action, Freestyle Motorcross, a Drifting exhibition by East Tennessee Drift and an epic battle of fighting robots, Reptar vs. Galactron.

Competition among the Monster Trucks features national icons and hometown favorites. Out on the course will be Dan Runte in Bigfoot, featuring a Power Wheels body in celebration of the truck's 40th anniversary. Also running is local favorite War Wizard with Randy Moore, son of Bristol Motor Speedway co-founder Carl Moore; Hooked, by Steven Sims; the old-school River Rat driven by Vern House ; Over Board, by Jamey Garner; Stone Crusher, wheeled by Steve Sims; Heavy Hitter, with creator and driver Derick Anson; and the ATV-styled Quad Chaos by Aaron Cain.

General admission advance sale tickets are $25. On July 20, tickets increase $5. So, buy now and save! Tickets for kids ten years old and under are $5. For more information and to purchase tickets call 423-BRISTOL or go to