PHOTO GALLERY: Monster trucks ride through mud at Boone County Fair

Saturday, July 31, 2010 | 5:16 p.m. CDT
Larry Quick of Aledo, Ill., launched his monster truck, Ghost Ryder, over a mud bank during the monster truck show on Saturday at the Boone County Fair. Quick's truck won first place in the freestyle event, measured by the audience cheering for their favorite.

COLUMBIA — The Monster Truck & Tuff Truck show at the Boone County Fair was postponed because of rain. The show, originally scheduled for Friday evening, took place at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The trucks featured creative names such as Quadzilla, Bear Foot, Torqzilla and Ghost Ryder.

A young boy covers his ears as the noisy monster trucks rev their engines in preparation for the second half of the monster truck show Saturday at the Boone County Fair.
Audience members take a ride on the monster truck "Bone Crusher" during the intermission of the monster truck show on Saturday at the Boone County Fair.
Monster truck Quadzilla, built out of a 2002 Ford Super Duty, sits covered in mud at the end of the monster truck show on Saturday at the Boone County Fair. The truck represented the most experience on the field, as driver Roger Gauger of Evansville, Ind., has been racing monster trucks for 18 years.

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