10,000-Pound Monster Trucks Compete in Freestyle and Racing
AURORA, IL, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Feld Motor Sports(SM) announced today that the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam(R) Brought to You by Ford Trucks, the world's premier monster truck series, will take place at Rogers Centre in Toronto this Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. The show features freestyle and racing competition.
Monster Jam(R) events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $20 each and Pizza Pizza kid's tickets are just $15. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Rogers Centre - Gate 7, online and via phone at 416-870-8000.
This weekend's show will feature Grave Digger, Bounty Hunter, El Toro Loco, Jurassic Attack, Maniac, American Defender, Pure Adrenalin, Bad Habit, Cult Activator, Sudden Impact, Storm Damage and Anger Management.
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
The Built Ford Tough Party in the Pits on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 3 - 6 p.m., and Sunday, Jan.17 from 11 a.m. - 1p.m., will give fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Pit Passes are free with every ticket.
Monster Jam(R), sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association(R), is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam(R) shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements - the pit party, racing and freestyle.
About Feld Motor Sports, Inc.
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam(R), Monster Energy(R) Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Freestyle Motocross, and IHRA(R) Nitro Jam(R). Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.
About the United States Hot Rod Association(R)
The United States Hot Rod Association(R) originated in 1978 as a sanctioning body for truck and tractor pulling events, later expanding to produce mud and sand drag racing. The USHRA(R) grew steadily and within its first decade emerged as the premier Monster Truck racing organization. Today the USHRA(R), together with Feld Motor Sports, produces quality events and involves coordinating competition, defining regulations and technical requirements, setting safety standards and officiating at each event. Whether the USHRA(R) event entails Pro Race Trucks, QUAD WARS(TM), or Monster Trucks, you can be sure the event will be the highest quality show motor sports has to offer, creating unmatched excitement and spectacular memories.
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