World champion monster truck Bigfoot will give fans a taste of the Major League of Monster Truck (MLMT) action coming to Kentucky Speedway Oct. 13 by conducting car crush demonstrations at five Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers(GCFD) Oct. 8-12.

Bigfoot demonstrations will take place at 5:30 p.m., at the following Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers. The truck will be on display from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., each day.

Oct. 8 - Robke Ford - 4299 Winston Ave., Covington, Ky. - 859-431-3673 Oct. 9 - Woody Sander Ford - 235 W. Mitchell Ave., Cincinnati - 513-541-5586 Oct. 10 - Kings Ford - 9555 Kings Automall Road, Cincinnati - 513-495-4647 Oct. 11 - John Nolan Ford - 3250 Highland Ave., Cincinnati - 513-631-2000 Oct. 12 - Beechmont Ford - 600 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati - 513-752-6611

The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors of the inaugural Kentucky Speedway MLMT event and will furnish two free event tickets to those who test drive any Ford vehicle up to Oct. 13.

Bigfoot will be joined in the 17-truck field by fan favorites Madusa, Avenger, Samson, Nitemare, Brutus, Equalizer, Raminator, Gunslinger, Hot Tamale, Nitro Fish, Nitro Hornet, Scarlet Bandit, Sudden Impact, T Maxx, Tailgator and War Wizard.

The 8,500- to 11,000-pound trucks equipped with engines producing up to 2,200 horsepower will race side-by-side at more than 70 mph on a custom-designed infield dirt track containing jumps, bumps, twists, turns and obstacles.

Speedway gates open at 3:00 p.m., with a pit party during which fans will get an up-close look at monster machines. Qualifying follows at 4:00 p.m., drivers will sign autographs on the main concourse at 5:00 p.m., and racing begins at 7:00 p.m. A freestyle monster truck and motocross competition are included with an event ticket.

General admission main grandstand tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children age 3 through 12. Children age 2 and younger will be admitted free and $30 reserved Bluegrass Club seats also are available. MLMT tickets can be reserved online at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223), through Tickets.com and Tickets.com outlets including Meijer stores or in person at the Kentucky Speedway ticket offices in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100 near The Montgomery Inn or the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center located off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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