In the 1970s, the American Hot Rod Association had an idea that would bring joy to monster truck lovers all over the world. They created the Monster Jam. The Monster Jam is a year-long event that goes all over the US and Canada and features exciting segments involving massive monster trucks. In the early days, these trucks were put together by their drivers from whatever scrap parts they could find. Since the sport found popularity in the 80s, a number of sponsors have jumped in and the event has become a professional affair.
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Monster trucks used in the Monster Jam are normally 1500cc engines with massive torque and even bigger suspension. Raised up to 20 feet from the ground, these monsters would instill fear into anyone facing them. It’s this fear factor that makes these competitions all the more interesting. Imagine two of these monstrosities going head to head. Actually you don’t have to imagine. Just go see the Monster Jam.
Monster Jam events are divided into two types of competitions. The first is racing. This event is as similar to normal racing as you could expect from two massive monster trucks going head to head. The winner is decided by who reaches the finishing line first but the size of these vehicles means there is a lot of excitement happening between races. It’s not odd to see a truck flipped over or a driver using two wheels to gain an advantage in the race. There are multiple one-on-one races held per event. The winner of each race goes to the next round while the loser is eliminated. This culminates in a grand finale where the winner takes home the Championship Trophy.
The second type of event at the Monster Jam events is the freestyle event. This is a lot more fun and well-loved event of the two. Each driver in this event gets 90 seconds to show their skills to a panel of three judges and the thousands of fans in attendance. They are free to perform whatever tricks they like. This could be wheelies, jumps, donuts or anything crazier the drivers can come up with. Once their time is up, the drivers are ranked out of 10 and the one with the highest score takes home the trophy. If the same driver wins both the racing and freestyle event, they are awarded the much coveted Double Down Trophy.
The Monster Jam tour starts in late winter every year. The event goes around arenas all over the US and Canada and the leadership boards are filled during these events. The whole thing culminates in Las Vegas every year at the Sam Boyd Stadium. Dubbed the Monster Jam World Finals, this event features the best in the game as they finally decide the eventual winners of the year. This event draws record breaking numbers and is very well attended every year.
The Monster Jam tour has some legendary names like Grave Digger and Aftershock. These trucks have been around since the 1970s and are fan favorites. Another reason fans stick to Monster Jam events are the regular ‘pit parties’ at the end of each event. This is where fans get to meet their favorite drivers to chat with them, get their autographs and just generally be around them. The flamboyant and entertaining trucks and their drivers are massive crowd puller for the Monster Jam tour.
The Monster Jam tour is now on its way to the beautiful city of Macon and the Macon Centreplex Coliseum will be home to the event this year. This 10,000 capacity in-door stadium is bound to be packed to the hinges when the event comes rolling around. That is why getting your Monster Jam Macon tickets well in advance is the best way to avoid being left out.