January 6, 2013
I hear the engines revving up already
Last year we attended the opening night of the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam at Nassau Coliseum. Not to sound naïve but I truly had no idea that these trucks compete all over the country, in the hopes they qualify for Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. If you too are not in the know, it is similar to rooting for your favorite sporting team, each truck has a unique fan base! Monster Jam itself contains 3 fascinating elements, the pit party which we certainly attended. My son immediately made a connection to Grave Digger and his buddy cheered on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Truck. The pit party allowed us the opportunity for an up close encounter with enormous trucks and they even had a meet and greet with the drivers. Next up is the racing, the trucks themselves are 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. The last and final act is the freestyle, which is very entertaining to watch.
The event will feature some of the most popular monster trucks in the circuit, including the legendary Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Advanced Auto Parts Grinder, El Toro Loco, Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Aftershock and more.
Stay tuned, as JD and I will be interviewing Bill Braukmann, who maintains his career as a professional driver all while traveling with his family. Honestly I am not sure how he manages when it is sometimes hard to survive the supermarket with two little ones!
Tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck tour, are now on sale. This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving that is affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15 for kids and $30 for adults.
Monster Jam will be performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on:
*Pit Party from 5:30-6:30 PM
*Pit Party from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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, Nuclear Cowboyz℠, 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™, 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.
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