The NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car will take on the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck to gear up for the Monster Truck Beach Races August 19 – 21
The Wildwoods, NJ – August 10, 2016 – The Wildwoods will host the ultimate summer smack down – the NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car vs. the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck in a tug-of-war battle on the Boardwalk in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center on Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m.
The special event is the kick-off to the ‘Monsters on the Beach’ Monster Truck Beach Races qualifiers on Friday, August 19 and the races Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. A chain will be hooked between the Monster Truck and the Tram Car. Both competitors will rev their engines (the Monster Truck’s 502 Chevrolet Ram Jet, 600 horsepower engine; the Tram Car’s 2,000-pound electric battery) and start pulling in opposite directions. A flag centered on the chain will be the marker that determines the winner – the vehicle that pulls the flag across their finish line first, wins.
John ‘Gigi’ Gigliotti and his NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car, Wildwood Motor Events’ Gary McGhee and the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) Officials.
Gigi and his NEW ‘Gig’ Sightseer Tram Car vs. Wildwood Motor Events, Gary McGhee and the AmeriCRUSH Monster Truck in a battle of tug-of-war.
Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m., rain or shine.
On the Boardwalk at Burk Avenue in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center.
‘The Monsters on the Beach’ Monster Truck Races will feature the country’s biggest trucks – including Bigfoot, Snakebite, Avenger, Brutus, Equalizer, Crushstation, Hot Tamale, and Lumberjack with a Memorial for Walking Tall – squaring off on a custom beach race course, located right on the Wildwoods beach between Lincoln and Spencer Avenues, between Mariner’s Landing Pier and Adventure Pier.
Qualifiers take place Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m., followed by races on Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 21 at 1 p.m. All races take place on the Wildwoods’ beach on a course carved from sand between Mariner’s Landing and Adventure Pier. Online general admission tickets for Friday’s qualifiers are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday races are $30 for adults and $20 for children each day. Multi-day ticket packages are also available for both adults and children. To qualify for children’s tickets they must be 4-12 years of age. Children three and under do not need a ticket to enter. Gates will open one hour before the start time of each race allowing everyone access to the Pits where they can view the trucks and meet the drivers. The event will take place rain or shine.