PREMIER Speedway is used to hosting big events but the venue is set for a monster show next month.
The Allansford circuit will be home to a monster truck show — the first of its kind at the track for more than fours years.
Premier Speedway general manager David Mills said EMT Events, an outdoor family entertainment company, would bring its national touring Monster Truck and FMX Freestyle show to the region on March 1.
Five of Australia’s best monster trucks will begin rolling into Warrnambool over the next few weeks, including Scooby Doo, Extreme and Wicked.
They are 3.5-metres tall, 3.2-metres wide, 4-tonne, 1500 horsepower supercharged big block Chevy powered monster trucks capable of crushing five cars in a single bounce and able to jump as high as an average house.
The performance will also include an appearance from a jet van, which includes a 2500-horsepower Russian Viper fighter jet engine mounted in the rear of a Toyota Hiace van.
Mills said the show was part of the club’s attempt to use the speedway more.
“We have to try and think outside the square a bit about utilising what we have got more,” he said.
“We have to try and increase our turnover.”
Mills said the club was not involved in running the event.
“We are happy to lease the venue to EMT Events,” he said. “We have no role in the marketing, pricing and running of the show.”
He said the monster trucks were scheduled to be at the track in what was becoming a busy time for the club. It will host the Victorian wingless sprints title on February 22, the monster trucks on March 1 and then the Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria series grand final on March 22.
Mills said the monster trucks would not use the racing surface and were unlikely to damage the infield.