Monster Jam is one of the most exciting motor sport events in North America and is the premier monster truck series in the world, featuring some of the most iconic names in monster trucking. Monster Jam began in the late 1970s, when amateur drivers competed with one another to build the biggest and most powerful 4x4 vehicles. Perhaps the most popular monster truck of the 1980s was Bigfoot, which is one of the most recognizable monster trucks in history. After these vehicles became increasingly popular at truck rallies across the country, the USHRA formed Monster Jam in 1995 to bring monster truck shows to the national stage. While fans are often attracted by sideshow events like Truck-O-Saurus and freestyle dirt bike races, the monster truck events are must-see. The shows are split into two portions - side-by-side racing and freestyle car crushing. The races place drivers on mirrored courses that go over a series of cars and loop back to the starting line. The shows are structured with trucks being placed into brackets - the winners move forward to the next round and a trophy is awarded to the ultimate victor. Racing has been part of Monster Jam since its inception, but the freestyle events have turned into crowd favorites. Most shows give the drivers 90 seconds to put the pedal to the metal and showcase their driving skills. These events range from wheelie and donut competitions to various tricks that the drivers have invented themselves. If a driver happens to win both the race and freestyle events, he is awarded the Double Down Trophy, one of the most prestigious awards in the sport.
Monster Jam World Finals
The 2018 World Finals will take place March 23-24. Every year, the Monster Jam tour holds its World Finals at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada and brings the top contestants of the year from Monster Jam racing. Sometimes referred to as the “Super Bowl of Monster Trucks,” the World Finals is the biggest monster truck event in North America, and includes trucks competing in both racing and freestyle events. Unlike other Monster Jam events, the World Finals is contested over multiple days, with trucks rolling Friday and Saturday.
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Where do Monster Jam events take place?
Monster Jam events are held around North America and Asia, and are typically in arenas and stadiums that have been converted to host the events.
When is the Monster Jam World Finals?
The 2018 Monster Jam World Finals take place March 23-24 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Does my child need a ticket to a Monster Jam event?
Children under the age of 2 typically are not required to have a ticket to enter a Monster Jam event, but that is dependant on the venue's ticket policies. Please contact your local venue to verify their child ticket policies. If the venue does not require a child 2 years of age or under to have a ticket, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event and will be required to sit in their parent or guardian's lap.
How long are Monster Jam events?
Typically, events last around two-and-a-half hours, which includes an intermission.
Should I bring ear protection to Monster Jam events?
Like all motor sport events, Monster Jam trucks make plenty of noise. Fans with sensitive ears should plan to bring ear protection to the venue. Most Monster Jam events have ear protection for sale if you forget to bring your own.