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Backdraft

Monster trucks entertain grown-ups, kids

Jeremy Slifko and his monster truck “Backdraft” will be part of this weekend's Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals at the Times Union Center in Albany. (Photo courtesy of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals)
Jeremy Slifko and his monster truck “Backdraft” will be part of this weekend's Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals at the Times Union Center in Albany. (Photo courtesy of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals)
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Jeremy Slifko is always ready to jump into the fire. Slifko, 22, will heat up the Times Union Center in Albany on Friday and Saturday, as he revs up the fiery “Backdraft” during the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals. Slifko’s “Backdraft,” a 12-foot tall, 12-foot wide, 10,000-pound monster truck, is dedicated to firefighters. The red and silver machine carries the number “343,” in honor of the 343 firefighters who died during the World ...


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