HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — The wheels are in motion for some high-powered four-wheel action this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, as crews prepare for Monster Jam. It’s happening on the largest track in the event’s history.
Even some longtime Monster Jam drivers, like Adam Anderson from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, are excited. “This is probably the most exciting event for me of my entire career. I’ve been driving for 16 years,” he said. “My start in this sport actually came about because of my father, Dennis Anderson. He created the “Grave Digger” in 1982. He created me in 1985. This has been my entire life since.”READ MORE: Gov. Kemp Announces Medical Technology Company Intuitive Expanding In Gwinnett County, Adding Approximately 1,200 Jobs
Drivers got in a little practice Friday afternoon, as workers spent the day preparing the venue. “We’ve moved more than 10,000 yards of dirt over the final stretch of the Motor Speedway to build a track like one that’s never been seen before,” said Monster Jam Director of Operations Andrew Palochko. A traveling crew of about 100 people were making sure everything goes smoothly for the event.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Organizers say fans can expect a unique and safe, socially distant experience. “We’ve got a lot of acreage out there that trucks can really open up and do some things you might not be able to see somewhere else,” Palochko said. They look forward to entertaining the kids as well. “These kids watch us on TV. The parents then have to follow us because of the kids. Then they bring the kids to the event, then their parents are fans,” said Anderson. “We’ve had great events at the Georgia Dome and Mercedes Benz stadium. We’re very excited to bring Monster Jam to the Atlanta Motor Speedway as well,” said Palochko.MORE NEWS: Southeastern U.S.: A Rainy Week Ahead
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