The Bandit Big Rig Series, featuring 10 of the gnarliest "iron giants" on the planet, will battle it out on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway during a special exhibition at the Metro by T-Mobile Halloween Monster Truck Mash on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Run on short tracks throughout the United States, the big rig tractor trucks will face a challenge unlike anything else, the steep banking of Bristol. Competing in two, 25-lap heat races, these big rigs will be fighting for survival and the ultimate prize, a victory at the famed half-mile oval.

The Bandit Big Rig Series is just one of the many highlights of the Metro by T-Mobile Halloween Monster Truck Mash. Eight monster trucks will perform including Snake Bite, X-Termigator, Ice Cream Man, Black Stallion, Overkill, Buckshot, Tailgator and Predator. The trucks will compete in two disciplines: racing and freestyle, always a fan favorite.

Fans should arrive early when the gates open at 1 p.m. for the Monster Truck Trunk or Treat Party, where kids are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes. All eight monster truck drivers will be available for meet and greets and will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters in the infield during the first trick-or-treat of the year. The pit party will also feature a best costume competition with great prizes. Visitors should also grab a seat for a ride in the Sasquatch monster truck bus at only $10 per person.

The show will begin at 3 p.m. In addition to the monster trucks and big rig racing, guests will want to see some of the most impressive jet-powered machines out there, including a jet dragster, jet outhouse and jet Polaris RZR.

Fans can visit any participating Metro by T-Mobile store during the month of October to enter for a chance to win tickets to the event. On Friday, Oct. 26, the Bristol Metro by T-Mobile store at 971 Volunteer Pkwy will host a Monster Truck party. Additional details on the Metro by T-Mobile store appearance will be announced closer to the event.

General admission tickets for this night of family fun are $20 ($25 day of) with advance purchase. Tickets for kids 12 and under are only $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 423-BRISTOL or visit