The U.S.-based All Star Monster Truck Tour is set to invade Riverside International Speedway on June 1, a return engagement after its inaugural appearance in 2023. Besides the gigantic trucks, the show will feature Freestyle Motocross and a soon the be announced third act. The show will be presented by Wilson Equipment and Tidal Tractors and is the season opener for the popular facility, celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.
The 12,000 lb, 1,400 horsepower beastly trucks will compete on a course in the infield specially created with twists, turns, and hills sure to thrill fans of all ages as the drivers navigate freestyle competitions, jumps, and other massive maneuvers. Those with advance tickets will be invited trackside for a pre-show Pit Party where they can meet the drivers, get autographs, and see the trucks up-close.
The All Star Monster Truck Tour will have its specially-prepared, full-size Monster Ride truck on-site to give fans the thrill of a lifetime as they cruise the course in the mammoth machine during the Pit Party. Monster Rides will be available as an add-on to VIP tickets or individually on the day of the show (while supplies last).
Show time is set for 2:30 p.m. with the Pit Party starting at Noon; if unfavorable weather conditions prevail the show may be postponed to Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon. If moved to Sunday, the show will be rain or shine.
Tickets start at just $20 and will be available at www.RiversideSpeedway.ca starting at Noon on February 8. Three categories of tickets are available: General Admission, Reserved, and VIP. The Pit Party is included FREE with all advance tickets. The VIP experience includes assigned seating in preferred center sections of the main grandstand, a collectible VIP Pass and lanyard, and use of the express entry gate. VIP ticket purchasers will also have the option for ticket add-ons including Monster Truck rides and Premium Parking (while supplies last).
Plenty of free spectator parking is also available; those with self-contained RVs can stay overnight on-site in designated camping areas free as well (no serviced sites, reservations not required). The Pit Stop canteen will be open featuring $2 hot dogs along with several other hot and cold food and beverages.
Riverside International Speedway is celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2024 and it’s shaping up to be a spectacular year for the facility. This monster truck show announcement adds to several other special events including the Canada Day Weekend Big Show (June 28-30), the IWK 250 Super Race Weekend (July 17-20), the Summer Sizzler (August 17), and the Back to School Spectacular (September 7). The diverse schedule includes monster trucks and motocross plus stock car racing featuring NASCAR, pro stock/super late model, sportsman, vintage, street stock, mini stock and legends – with more TBA. Details for each event are available at www.riversidespeedway.ca.
One more major event announcement for 2024 is expected soon. Fans should stay tuned to Riverside’s website (www.riversidespeedway.ca), social media (Facebook, X, and Instagram), and/or sign up for the electronic newsletter (www.riversidespeedway.ca/media/newsletter) for more information.
The Official Hotel of Riverside International Speedway, Microtel Inn & Suites Antigonish – just a 10-minute drive from the track – is offering monster truck fans a special 15% discount on rooms for June 1. To make reservations call 902-735-0101 and ask for the Riverside Rate.
Riverside Speedway opened in 1969 under the helm of Antigonish businessman John “Nova” Chisholm. It was sold in 1989 and bought back by Mr. Chisholm late in 2005, rebuilt in 2006, and rebranded Riverside International Speedway. For 55 years, the popular 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval has provided generations of race fans with some of the best stock car racing entertainment in North America.
About Riverside International Speedway
In 2024 Riverside International Speedway is celebrating 55 years as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the largest outdoor entertainment venue in eastern Canada and the home of the IWK 250 – widely known throughout North America as a “bucket list” event for racers and fans alike. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans-Canada Highway 104. For more information, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902-863-2410 (May to September) or 902-404-7049 (October to April).