Friday, February 11, 2011

Monster Jam is Here-3 Days Only

photo credit kenny lau-houston, TX


Monster Jam roars into town at Allstate Arena for 3 nights only!   Click HERE for discount tickets and create your own monster truck contest details (kids 10 & under) from ChiIL Mama.   Check out the Monster Jam site for videos, games and more.

Here's more motorhead fun facts to impress your friends.

Snapshot: Monster Truck Facts

  • Height – Approximately 12’ / 3.6 Meters
  • Width – Approximately 12’ / 3.6 Meters
  • Length – Approximately 20’ / 6 Meters
  • Weight – 10,000 lbs / 4500 Kilograms
  • Tire Size – 66”/ 167cm / 1.7 Meters X 43”/ 109cm / 1 meter on a 25” / 63.5 cm Tall Wheel
  • Motor Type – Supercharged Fuel Injected Big Block American V8
  • Motor Size – less than 575 cubic Inches / 9.4 Litres displacement
  • Horsepower – 1350 – 2000+
  • Top Speed – 70 MPH/113 KM/H, Monster trucks are equipped with tachometers which measure the working speed of an engine versus speedometers which measure vehicle speed
  • Suspension Travel – 20-32” Fully adjustable Nitrogen or Coilovers
  • Chassis – Custom Steel minimum of 8 points that attached to main chassis
  • Body – Fiberglass Composite with Lexan Windshield
  • Fuel Capacity – 22 Gallon/ 83 Litre Fuel Cell
  • Fuel Type – 99.9% Methanol (Alcohol)
  • Fuel Economy – 7 Gallons per Mile/17 Litres per Kilometer
  • Truck Safety 
    • 50+ point safety inspection before each show
    • Remote Ignition Interrupter (RII), Track Officials can shut a truck off at any time
    • On Board Fire Extinguisher System
  • Driver Safety
    • 5 Point Racing Harness
    • Fire Resistant Suit, Shoes, Gloves and Racing Helmet  
  • Transport Trailer (loaded) – 62,000 lbs / 28,000 Kilograms


Snapshot: About Monster Jam Events:
  • At Monster Jam, monster trucks face off in two 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. 
    • 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.
  • 2007 was the 25 year anniversary for the Grave Digger Team
  • More than 4 million Monster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide
  • The World Finals in Las Vegas, NV brings 24 of the top trucks in the world to compete for the World Freestyle and Racing Championships.  Competitors are by invitation only.
  • A monster truck race team will travel 45,000 Miles / 72,400 kilometers a year by land to attend events.
  • Typical monster trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour.
  • Steel body full-size cars are the vehicles typically crushed during a monster truck event. 
      • Cars, as well as vans, buses, motor homes, airplanes and ambulances, are attained from local junkyards and returned after each event. 
      • Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000.

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