Heading Back to Hickory


HICKORY, NC – The Hickory Motor Speedways office phone is about to start working over time with The Knights of Destruction set to return. This time around they are teaming up with the bandits big rig series to bring semi truck racing back to Hickory Motor Speedway.

The Knights of Destruction have made an appearance at HMS for the past 5 years with strong attendee records. In 2015 the show started to experience overwhelming demand and had a big issue turning thousands of fans away. In 2016 they decided to run two events during the year and ever since the shows has seen a much more spectator friendly result.

“We made the decision to add a second date last year and this year,” HMS general manager Kevin Piercy said. “The reasons we decided to add two dates is it has become so popular that by adding a second event makes it convenient for fans to see the show.”

The schedule for this years event includes school bus racing, Semi truck racing, Jester's monster truck, a trailer race, the demolition derby, and so much more destruction.

“This is a whole different animal to what our normal racing is,” Piercy said. “Everybody likes to see something torn up and they run multiple races. This has grown each year to where we have a lot more competitors come in to run the flag-pole race, skid-car race and other things.”

The reason this event seems to do well is because it does its best to give the fans something new and different but in the end what they want to see. This event tip toes between the lines of the stunt show / monster truck rally / stock car race / and at the same time its none of those. This event prides its self on not being a mix of those things, its happy to say its the best part about them. The stock car race without the cost to enter, the monster truck rally without the ticket price to attend, and the stunt show without the one and done factor. It's an event anyone can enter and everyone can enjoy.

The event will start at 7 p.m.

Early online tickets are $17 for adults and 12-and-under are $10.

Week of show tickets are $20 for adults and 12-and-under are $10.

Pre-sale gates open at 4 p.m. and public gates open at 5 p.m.

For more information about admission, call 828-464-3655.