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All week long the kids knew we were going to see some Monster Truck Action on Friday Night in Augusta, Georgia. They could hardly wait. It was an excellent bribe for good behavior.

We loaded up the car and headed just down from Gate Five at Fort Gordon to the Gordon Speedway. We arrived early before the show to check out the trucks. These trucks were huge. I guess that’s why they call them Monster Trucks. The show involved crushing small cars – always exciting. A few jumps and driving just on the back two wheels. Woo-wee.

It was a bit loud. Folks that had been to the speedway before came prepared with headsets. We did not. But we were able to sit a little away from the action and miss the big noise. Other action included a great motocross race.

The food was very affordable. We got some fries and Gatorade. No alcohol at the track—very family friendly. There is even a section of the stands just for families.

William loved Black Knight – it was the truck driven by the only female racer. Jacob liked the green truck. I personally liked seeing Big Foot – the very first monster truck ever.

But the other big hit was the racing flag. When having to make the choice between the flag and funnel cake – the boys choose the flag. I do feel that I missed out on that one. The funnel cake looked really good.

You can catch a race this Friday, July 22nd at the nearby Modoc Speedway, which is just a short drive over to McCormick, South Carolina.

For other races and speedy action check out the website:

http://www.modocspeedway.com/

Monster Truck Show

Are you ready to RUUUUUUUUMMMMMMBBBBBBLLLLLLEEE?  Did you bring your ear plugs?  Because you’ll definitely need them at the Monster Truck show that my family and I recently attended at the James Brown Arena in Augusta.

 

There’s never a shortage of things to do with your family in Augusta, and this Monster Truck, Freestyle Motorcross, ATV, and BMX show was certainly an example of that.  My husband, my 16 year old step-son, Matt, and our 6 year old son Brandon had a blast watching these incredible machines smash old jalopies to smithereens. The boys, couldn’t take their eyes off of (not me, some of the time I covered my eyes it was so dangerous) the motorcycle and ATV riders as they took death defying leaps into the air, flipping from one ramp to another and even doing handstands on the handlebars.  The skill of the BMX bikers was incredible as they powered over ramps, jumped over a girl sitting in a chair, and made their bikes bend in their hands like silly-putty.

The entire show was really family friendly.  After it ended the riders signed hundreds of autographs for kids and fans of all ages.  Of course the popcorn and Coke was a treat and the company of our neighbors in the seats nearby was great!

We’ve still got the earplugs, ready for the next time we’re ready for the roar of monster trucks, the sweet smell of exhaust and the awesome aroma of burning tires!

Check out what you can take your family to see and experience at Augusta’s James Brown Arena at http://www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/.

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