10,000-Pound Monster Trucks Compete in Freestyle and Racing
Feld Motor Sports announced today that Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, will take place in
Raleigh at the RBC Center January 22 at 7:30 p.m. & 23 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 2010, featuring freestyle and racing competition.
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
The Built Ford Tough Party in the Pits on Friday, January 22 (5 – 6:30 p.m.) and January 23 (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) give fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Pit Party passes will be available at Advance Auto Parts in January.
Monster Jam® events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $20. Kids tickets half-off the $20 & $25 seats. Discounts do not apply to VIP seats. Wendy’s is offering fans ticket vouchers for $5 off Adult Super Value Seats. Tickets are also available at the RBC Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Monster Jam®, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association®, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam® shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. The pre-show pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam® up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs. The pit parties typically are held on the arena and stadium floors several hours prior to the start of the show.
About Feld Motor Sports, Inc.
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Freestyle Motocross, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com
About the United States Hot Rod Association®
The United States Hot Rod Association® originated in 1978 as a sanctioning body for truck and tractor pulling events, later expanding to produce mud and sand drag racing. The USHRA® grew steadily and within its first decade emerged as the premier Monster Truck racing organization. Today the USHRA®, together with Feld Motor Sports, produces quality events and involves coordinating competition, defining regulations and technical requirements, setting safety standards and officiating at each event. Whether the USHRA® event entails Pro Race Trucks, QUAD WARS(tm), or Monster Trucks, you can be sure the event will be the highest quality show motor sports has to offer, creating unmatched excitement and spectacular memories.