In 1962 a guy named Bobby “Boris” Pickett recorded a gimmick song that turned out to be one of the world’s greatest all-time one-hit wonders. He called it “Monster Mash,” and, yeah, it was a graveyard smash.
But with all due respect to Mr. Pickett’s little ditty, it can’t hold a candle to the kind of Monster mashing scheduled to take place this weekend at Rocky Mountain Raceways. It’s called “Clash of the Titans” and with this year being RMR’s 20th anniversary season, the 2016 version of “Clash” will feature 16 Monster Trucks revved up and ready to mash anything that dares get in their way.
The trucks scheduled to appear are as follows: Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Double Trouble (Tyler Groth), El Matador (Daron Basl), The Felon (Mark Schroeder), Iron Outlaw (Tim Missentzis), Jailbird (Kaylyn Migues), Kamikaze (Paul Jensen), King Krunch (David Smith), Knucklehead (Zoltan Bathory), McGruff (Rod Wood), Monster Trakker (Ron Duncombe), Nitro Menace (Darren Migues), Scarlet Bandit Dawn Creten), Trouble Maker (Travis Groth), Wicked (Kreg Christensen) and Wild Thang (Doug Charles).
There will be Monster Truck racing and a “twister” contest at the end of the night on Saturday.
Sunday’s action will feature Monster Truck racing followed by a freestyle competition to close the show.
In addition, there will be three race classes going on the America First Credit Union Super Oval.
On Saturday it will be Pro Race Trucks competing in a 75-lap race, plus a 25-lap K1Speed Super Stock race. On Sunday it will be another 75-lap Pro Race Truck chase, plus a 20-lap Mini Cup race.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. Saturday. Pro Race Trucks and K1 Speed Super Stocks will begin qualifying at 5 p.m. Monster Trucks will start qualifying at 5:30 p.m.
The first round of Monster Trucks is scheduled to start at 6:50 p.m. The final is slated for 9:20 p.m.
On Sunday, gates will again open at 4 p.m., with Mini Cups and Pro Race Trucks qualifying at 5 p.m. Monster Trucks will qualify at 5:30 p.m.
The first round of Monster Trucks is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. The final is slated for 9:15 p.m.
The freestyle competition is expected to begin at 9:30 p.m.