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The Glorification of Crashing

You need just ten people for the discount -- when the greats hit BankAtlantic Center on Friday and Saturday. Just walk into a bar and get those patrons all fired up talking about monster trucks. Start small: Ask, "What are monster trucks to ya?" And sit back and watch the magic unfold, because when you get a lass started talking about these trucks, you won't be able to get her to shut up. She'll bang her fists on the bar and shout hoo-ha! Did you see how Grave Digger rollovered and crushed all those cars in '92?! Oh man, he flew over dirt mounds and berms then! It's childhood memories.

But, really, it's Grave Digger and his wild reputation -- that truck is madness on wheels. How that truck heats up your body when those red headlights burn menacingly toward its opponent. How it quenches your thirst -- that desire -- of witnessing wrecks. If you get ten folks, call the BankAtlantic Center Group Sales Department at 954-835-SHOW. See those 66-inch tires bounce on ground now smothered in dirt at the BankAtlantic Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise).

Do you wanna join the Pit Party? Yeah, the Pit Party's back! It's only for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, though, but with this privilege, you get to stand on that mother-effin' truck before the show. Talk about being close-up -- smell those cars. Get autographs. Take pictures. Smile. Other showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for kids (before fees). Now, if you wait until the day of the show, those prices go up -- that's just the American way -- to $22 and $11 (before fees), respectively. Call 800-745-3000, or use ticketmaster.com.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2011

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Mickie Centrone

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