THE MONSTER truck Juggernaut -Monster Jam, wraps up in Jozi this weekend.
The 2019 Monster Jam season, debuted in South Africa this year, having exhibited at sold out shows in Durban and Cape Town, respectively.
Regarded as most family-friendly motor sport in the world today, Jozi citizens get their chance to see the likes of Monster Energy, Gas Monkey Garage, Megaladon, Zombie, El Toro Loco and Monster Mutt Dalmatian, amongst others at the FNB Stadium on Saturday 4 May 2019.
Come see trained, world-class international male and female athletes battle it out for supremacy on the track.
They have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete but the vital dexterity to control 4, 500 kg machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds of up to 110 km per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world.
With the best truck line-up assembled for an international stadium performance, the show will feature eight of the world’s most famous Monster Jam trucks, including Monster Jam World Finals champions Grave Digger and Max-D, providing an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
- Standing 4 metres tall and 4 metres wide, the custom designed Monster Jam trucks weigh up to 4,500kg
- A Monster Jam truck engine burns up to 9.5 litres of methanol per run
- Each engine delivers about 1,500 horsepower
- A Monster Jam truck is capable of reaching speeds of up to 110kms per hour
- Monster Jam trucks can jump as far as 130 feet in length
- Chassis – Custom Steel minimum of 8 points that attached to main chassis
- Body – Fiberglass Composite with Lexan Windshield
- Fuel Capacity – 83 Litre Fuel Cell
- Fuel Type – 99.9% Methanol (Alcohol)
- Fuel Economy – 17 Litres per Kilometer
- Some custom designed trucks require more than 40 hours of paint time
- Carving one Monster Jam truck tyre requires over 50 hours of exacting labour
- The average Monster Jam truck team will go through eight tyres in one year
- Tyres are 1.7m high by 1.1 wide
- It takes 1,500 man hours to build and remove a track
- 300 truckloads of dirt are used to build the track
- 113 litres of paint are used to paint the track and obstacles
- It takes up to 12 hours to build an arena Monster Jam track and up to 20 hours to build a stadium track
At Monster Jam, monster trucks face off in three different forms of competition — side-by-side racing and freestyle:
- Side-by-side racing – traditional bracket racing, where the first truck, with the least amount of penalties, crosses the finish line is declared the winner.
- Two-wheel competition – drivers are given time to show off their best two-wheel moves. Each driver gets two attempts.
- Freestyle competition – allows drivers a limited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills. In this category, the fans serve as the judges.
Fans can meet their favourite drivers, get up close to each Monster Jam truck, participate in a variety of fun activities and purchase official Monster Jam merchandise such as flags, t-shirts and hats to show support for their favourite truck, team, and driver.
Tickets for the Pit Party cost R150 each. Quantities are limited and available only with an event ticket.
A Pit Party ticket is included in the exclusive Premium Lounge tickets at R800 per ticket. The Pit Party is from 1pm to 3:30pm with final entry at 3:00pm.
For bookings call Computicket 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet.
Tickets are only to be purchased from Computicket the official authorised ticketing agent for Monster Jam.
There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to a Monster Jam event is not guaranteed.
Image (Airborne. Come see the best truck line-up assembled for an international stadium performance at the Monster Truck Juggernaut, FNB Stadium on Sat 4 May).