Monster Jam is Loud, Fast, and Fun for the Whole Family

Shows feature world-renowned driver athletes and iconic monster trucks, giving viewers the opportunity to see them compete head-to-head racing competitions as well as other performances not related to racing.

Fans score drivers on jumps and flips they complete in their vehicles, including axle breaking and fiberglass body shredding, which thrill both young people and old alike.

What is a Monster Jam?

Monster Jam features professional drivers navigating 12,000-pound monster trucks through speed and skill-based competitions held in stadiums and arenas nationwide.

Drivers often express themselves through their trucks. Brianna Mahon drives Whiplash, an eye-catching bright aqua Western-themed truck. Before her Monster Jam career started, Brianna had extensive motocross racing experience as well as being known for her aggressive driving style and high-flying stunts.

Fans have an opportunity to vote on their favorite trucks during freestyle competitions. Each vehicle on the event floor has two minutes to put on an entertaining show featuring jumps, tricks and flips that leave viewers completely mesmerized – fiberglass bodies often getting shed while axles break under pressure and even flames sometimes breaking out!

Monster Jam’s lineup of competitions extends far beyond head-to-head racing. While freestyle remains its signature event, there are also two-wheel skills and motocross events to enjoy. Monster Jam competitive season kicks off every January and culminates with World Finals every May; exhibition shows continue into summer and fall for exhibition shows.

What is the show like?

Monster Jam shows are loud, fast-paced, and enjoyable experiences for the entire family. There is an overwhelming sense of pride and teamwork among fans who come together to cheer for their favorite drivers, while adult spectators find the turbo-charged engines and crushing sounds of giant metal trucks thrilling and invigorating; children sit comfortably enjoying sticky blue cotton candy and heavy breading chicken nuggets drizzled in ketchup from their seats.

Freestyle events feature drivers performing stunts and tricks such as backflips and two-wheeled skills challenges in order to wow the audience and earn points towards placing in an event. As in any subculture, Monster Jam fans have their own language; one term being cyclone which refers to high speed donuts while an endo is defined as an unexpected front-end rollover crash.

Shows are unscripted, meaning each event can be completely unpredictable and unique. On rare occasions, debris such as dirt or cars may fly into spectator stands during competition and cause injury.

What are the trucks like?

Monster Jam’s Monster Truck Racing features truck racing, speedster racing and group ATV racing; however, its freestyle event allows drivers to truly show their talents. Cyclones (high-speed doughnuts) or riding the wave – jumping up and down while precariously standing on front tires – earn drivers high scores in this event.

Like any subculture, motorcross has its own language: pago refers to doing wheelies with rear tires on and bouncing forward; an endo is defined as an unexpected front-end rollover which crashes; there are many safety measures in place like braided steel cables tethering each tire to its axle for example.

Monster truck drivers are professional athletes. Krysten Anderson, the first female driver who operates Grave Digger, must tame its 1,500 horsepower engines. These machines can produce loud noise that even children attending my show needed foam plugs to protect their ears from, but kids adore these exciting sounds that pump adrenaline!

What is the fan base like?

Monster Jam draws a wide audience, including children. No matter their age, fans remain passionate about this event and its competitors.

Since 1993, freestyle has become the centerpiece of events. First introduced as an option after losing early rounds of racing, freestyle allows drivers to display their driving talent after early round losses.

Over the history of USHRA and Monster Jam events, there have been rare instances when something from a truck or crush car accidentally struck spectators during freestyle competition. While most often this has caused minor inconvenience for spectators in attendance, on one occasion this caused serious injury when part of Natural High vehicle struck and struck an innocent small child in the head, ultimately killing him.

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