Behind The Scenes As Monster Trucks Roll Into The Landers Center

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The Toughest Monster Trucks Tour is coming to the Landers Center in Southaven Friday and Saturday. Six monster trucks will compete to see who will be the toughest monster truck.

"When Monster truck fans come to a show, they see the fun part. Trucks flipping, racing, and smashing stuff. As you're about to find out, there's more than a ton of work that goes into setting up the toughest monster truck tour,” says Brian Manson, the production manager for the Toughest Monster Truck Tour.

"We've got trucks rolling in. We've got junk cars showing up. We've got loader tires. A lot of plastic and banners that get hung up."

Don't forget about dump trucks delivering the dirt.

"It's mostly clay which makes it easy to work with and it holds it shape together,” says Manson. "There are 1200 cubic yards that will be in here eventually. Right now, I'd say there's maybe 800."

Translation: there will be about 2500 tons of dirt covering the Landers Center floor. 

"As soon as all of the dump trucks have it all in here, then my guys will start shaping it up, adding junk cars, adding tires, logs, and all sorts of things for the trucks to jump and smash and run over."

More than 8,000 monster truck fans are expected to roll in to the Landers Center in Southaven Friday and Saturday. Six monster trucks will compete in three categories for the Toughest title.

"First there will be a wheelie contest where they'll try to get as vertical up and down as they can, then they'll race in a circle, in an oval shape, which we call Chicago style side by side. And then at the end of the night there's free style, where there are no rules and they can do whatever they want."

For more information on The Toughest Monster Trucks Tour, CLICK HERE.

 

 


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