For the first time ever, Riverside International Speedway will host wildly popular monster trucks as the U.S.-based All Star Monster Truck Tour invades the facility for two BIG shows on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. The massive machines will roar into action along with a spectacular stunt-car show to open the ’23 season at the popular facility.

The infield area will be transformed into a monster course including ramps and crush cars where the 12,000 lb, 1,400 horsepower beasts will thrill fans of all ages with full-throttle racing, freestyle competitions, jumps, and other massive maneuvers. Fans with advance tickets will be invited trackside pre-show with free admission to the Pit Party where they can see the monster machines up close, meet the drivers, and get autographs.

The All Star Monster Truck Tour will have its specially-prepared, full-size Monster Ride truck on-site giving fans the thrill of a lifetime as they cruise Riverside in the beasty machine. Monster Rides are included with VIP PLUS tickets – and as an event-day add-on, as available.

Tickets for both shows will be available at starting at Noon on Thursday, March 2. The Friday (June 2) show will start at 7:30 p.m. and the Saturday (June 3) show has a 2:30 p.m. start time. Friday’s Pit Party starts at 5 p.m. and Saturday’s at Noon.

Tickets start at just $20  and are available as General Admission, Reserved, VIP, and VIP PLUS. The Pit Party is included FREE with all advance tickets. The VIP experience includes reserved seating in preferred center sections of the main grandstand, a collectible VIP Pass and lanyard, early access to the grandstand and the Pit Party, and an option to add a VIP Parking pass to the order. The VIP PLUS package includes everything with the VIP experience PLUS a Monster Ride during the pre-show Pit Party.

The Pit Stop Canteen will be open with an assortment of hot and cold food and beverages. For this event, fans will have the option to add a Family Meal Deal bundle to their ticket order. It includes two hamburgers, two hot dogs, an order of fries, an order of onion rings, and four drinks. Fans with Family Meal Deal vouchers will have exclusive access to the Pit Stop Canteen Express Lane to fill their orders.

Camping is available on-site for self-contained RVs. Campsite reservations can be added to ticket orders during the check-out process.

The Official Hotel of Riverside International Speedway, Microtel Inn & Suites Antigonish – the newest hotel in town and just a 10-minute drive from the track – is offering monster truck fans a special 15% discount on June 2 and 3. To make reservations call 902-735-0101 and ask for the Riverside Rate

All of this information, seating charts, ticket order links, and more are available in the Monster Truck Central section of the facility website at

The first stock car race of the season is on June 10 featuring the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour, the Auto World Allstar Sportsman Series, and the new-for-’23 Dulux Paint Allstar Street Stocks which will resurrect a racing division not seen at Riverside in over two decades. So far, 35 drivers from all three Maritime Provinces have registered street stocks for the event. The start time on June 10 is 4 p.m. The track will be open for MASS divisions practice on Friday, June 9 with free admission to the grandstand.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are presently available for these shows and others; please call 902-404-7049 or email for more information.

About Riverside International Speedway:

For 54 years, Riverside International Speedway has been recognized as a premiere stock car 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 or call 902-863-2410 (May to September) or 902-404-7049 (October to April).