Get ready for full throttle family fun when Monster Truck Juggernaut Monster Jam® tears through Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg for the first time ever! With just weeks to go before the most family-friendly motor sport in the world today makes its debut at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on Saturday, 20 April followed by Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 27 April and ending at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday, 04 May 2019, tickets are selling fast exclusively from Computicket, the official authorised Monster Jam SA ticketing agent.
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-DTM, providing an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Monster Energy, Gas Monkey GarageTM, Megaladon®, ZombieTM, El Toro Loco® and Monster Mutt Dalmatian® join the larger than life spectacular that takes place on specially-designed tracks that optimise mobility so the most recognisable trucks in the world can go head to head in wheelies, donuts, obstacle course racing and freestyle competitions pushing the Monster Jam trucks to their limits.
The 2019 Monster Jam season sees 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.
El Toro Loco is one raging bull who can the smell fear of its competitors. Driver Becky McDonough is one of the outstanding female Monster Jam drivers and the first ever Monster Jam female crew chief who also holds the 2013 Arena Wheelie of the Year title. Don’t be fooled by the cute ears, tongue and tail of Monster Mutt Dalmatian, the Monster Jam truck driven by fellow female driver, Candice Jolly. This “puppy” is ferocious on the track! Look out for Bari Musawwir as the ever-popular Zombie comes back from the afterworld to rev up the competition while Linsey Weenk drives Gas Monkey Garage based on the garage made famous in Discovery Channel’s hit television show, Fast N’ Loud. Driven by Charles Pauken, Grave Digger is one of the most decorated Monster Jam trucks in the world producing championship winning racing. Possibly the fastest machine in the sport, Max-D is driven by Colton Eichelberger but the title of the most menacing looking Monster Jam truck must surely go to Megaladon, driven by Chad Tingler. Steven Sims drives Monster Energy, the machine that represents a high-profile product with power, drive and of course, loads of energy!
Brought to South Africa by American-based Feld Entertainment and leading local promoter, Showtime Management together with McDonalds in association with SuperSport and regional radio media partners East Coast
Radio, Kfm 94.5 and JacarandaFM, Monster Jam is also known for its pre-show ‘Pit Party’, giving the crowd unprecedented access to the stars of the show. 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.
Monster Jam Facts:
- 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.
Get ready for the ride of your life! Having electrified crowds in some of the world’s most iconic stadiums, Monster Jam is set to rev South Africa for the first time. Discounted family packages available plus a Pit Party family option! Book now by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book on line at www.computicket.com
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