Monster truck show draws thousands to Grand Island
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —
The Heartland Event Center in Grand Island produced big numbers this weekend with the Monster Truck Winter Nationals 2018.
More than 2,200 people got tickets to Saturday night's show and on Friday, that number hit near 1,500.
People came from near and far to watch the giant trucks do all kinds of tricks.
The driver of ‘Girl Power,’ Shannon Quick, said she and the crew are based in Illinois and travel around the nation to do 52 shows a year.
She said there are roughly 30 to 40 women in the world in this male–dominated sport and hopes her performance shows young girls that they don't have to fit the mold.
"I hope that the little girls take away that we can do anything that the boys can do. I mean, I'm really big on that on showing the girls that we're not limited to the typical girl stuff,” Quick said. “That it's okay to get dirt under your fingernails and you know, have a good time doing whatever it is that you love; and if that's mechanic-ing [sic] and driving a race car or a monster truck go for it. As for as everybody goes I hope everybody is able to come out here and you know, just let loose a little bit and have a good time," she said.
Before the show, some people even got to ride in the trucks. While drivers signed autographs after the show.
Saturday was the last day for the Monster Truck Winter Nationals 2018, in Grand Island.