By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1

Mud-caked monster trucks fly over jumps and crash through the dirt in a high-octane frenzy

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Videographer / Director: BLM Photography
Producer: Mark Hodge, Chloe Browne
Editor: Kyle Waters

A monster truck driver finally flips

The Vermonster 4x4 event puts off-road vehicles through their paces, with competitors taking part from all over the US.

Big air: A truck takes off at the high octane event

The brainchild of petrol-head Randy Oakley started 10 years ago as a small dirt race attended by a couple of hundred people.

Uphill struggle: A monster truck emerges from the mud

Since then it has grown into an event attended by thousands, with a mud-soaked array of daring challenges.

Horsepower: A vehicle rears up on its back wheels

Randy said: “We just got through day one of our tenth anniversary 'spring mud fling.'

Mud sport: A driver ploughs through the dirt

“We had truck-pulling, we had head-to-head lanes, rock crawling, and of course the mud drags, all going at the same time.”

The drivers can pull off some wheel-y impressive stunts

Since its inception Randy and his crew have hosted a two-day show during the first weekend of May and the last weekend of September every year.

Spray time: Spectators watch on as the dirt flies

Vermonster 4X4 features trucks with up to 2,000hp and takes place in Rutland, Vermont.

A comparatively clean truck tackles the course

One of the star attractions are ‘mega trucks', which have huge horsepower and roll cages, with the versatility to plough through dirt pits and fly over jumps.

Tread carefully: Vermonster 4X4 showcases seriously big wheels

The vehicles are mud trucks adapted using military axles and tractor tyres.

Best muddies: Vermonster founder Ray Oakley (right) poses for a shot

Smaller more nimbler trucks at the shows average between 4,000lbs and 6,000lbs, while some of the bigger ones can weight up to 11,000lbs.

Vermonster held its 10th anniversary show on May 2 and May 3.