Thursday, June 8, 2017

Planes, Trucks and Stock Cars

WWII planes, monster trucks and stock car races

Posted By on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 4:00 AM

Got a preferred mode of transport? Are you a wing man/woman or a gear head? Whatever floats your boat, you've got opportunities this week to see some pretty fly planes, tricked-out trucks and super stocks.

Things get a little over the top when the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Tour bounces into Ferndale for shows on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds (adults starting at $20, kids 2-11 starting at $10). With names like Craniac, Skully and Bad to the Bone, these 10,000-pound, car crushing giants are the WWE stars of the wheelie world. Don't miss your chance to chant "Air! Air! Air!" with the rest of the rowdies.

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A bit of history touches down at the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport when vintage WWII Planes arrive Monday, June 12 from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (free to view from the ground, interior tours for donation of $15, $5 children 12 and under, parking is free). There's a B-17G, a B-24, a B-25 and a P51. If you've got the right stuff and a few hundred bones, 30-minute flights are available, too. Call 1-800-568-8924 or 1-978-562-9182 for more on that.

Who are the leaders of the track? Find out at the Stock Car Points Race on Saturday, June 10 at Redwood Acres Raceway at 6 p.m. ($13, $10 seniors, $3 kids 12 and under, free for ages 5 and under). Come early for the Car Show from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Then stick around for loud racing action with late models, bombers, mini stocks and more.

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