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May 12 2016


10 Details of the Monster Truck Tour

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The development Auto Parts Monster Jam is probably the U.S.'s hottest touring attractions. Yearly, greater than 4 million fans attend 325-plus events to root for trucks like Grave Digger, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, El Toro Loco, and Jurassic Attack.

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Already leading the charge next year is perennial fan-favorite Dennis Anderson and the monster truck, Grave Digger. The driving legend started the entire year on the right course by winning the Double Down trophy at the Monster Jam event in Houston, Texas. Also starting 2012 off well are drivers Tom Meents (Maximum Destruction), Adam Anderson (Grave Digger Legend), and Linsey Weenk (Lucas Oil Crusader).

Since you're involved on what's going on this year, let us take a look at ten interesting facts about Monster Jam, the country's most popular monster truck tour.

 It needs a team of eight working around-the-clock for 3 days to obtain a venue ready for the Monster Jam event. The average track constructed within an arena uses about 700 cubic yards of dirt while a stadium uses 3,500 cubic yards. It's not unexpected to get a track to want over 200 dump truck lots of dirt.
 At every Monster Jam event anticipate seeing at least two forms of competition: racing and freestyle. The racing competition pits two trucks, side-by-side, driving by way of a course. The truck that crosses the tip line first and has the fewest penalties is declared the winner. In freestyle, drivers have a limited amount of time to dazzle the bunch (who're and also the judges) with their monster truck skills.
 Grave Digger is easily the most popular monster truck of all-time. The initial is made by superstar Dennis Anderson last 1981. Today, you'll find six Grave Digger trucks. That's impressive given that each one of these costs over $250,000 to develop and requires $100,000 importance of spares.
 As with any sport, Monster Jam has its own vocabulary. For example, there's the phrase, "pull the pin." When a truck rolls over, someone needs to "pull the pin" about the rear bumper. Doing that cuts capability to the vehicle. Plus there is "riding the wave." That is the term for landing hard and bouncing on one tire to get a considerable distance.
 The NFL's Atlanta Falcons threw a wrench into the 2011 Monster Jam calendar. Thanks to the Falcons hosting a house playoff game on Jan. 15, the Monster Jam event scheduled for your day must be bumped to Feb. 12. If you had tickets you can trade your tickets for the related event, or request a refund.
 Exactly how big and robust are these average Monster Jam trucks? Most trucks are approximately 12 ft . tall and 12 feet wide and weigh at the very least 10,000 pounds. Their tires are 66 inches tall. Monster truck engines can generate any where from 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower. This power enables the behemoth vehicles to achieve speeds of 100 m.p.h.
 Do you know that a monster trucker generally sits down the middle of the vehicle? They do this for weight distribution issues and visibility. All drivers sit in custom seats molded for their frame. Their heads and necks are secured in restraint devices, and so they wear 5-point harness seatbelts. Just like it really is for many racing circuits, safety is Monster Jam's number one priority.
 Monster Jam has lots of themed vehicles committed to comic/cartoon characters. Batman, Superman, and Batman all have their own monster truck. The latter is a lot more with the 1960's Batman due to the high tail fins bracketing the truck's bed. There's also a monster truck focused on Taz (Tasmanian Devil), the famous Looney Tunes character.
 Thunder National is another monster truck circuit that falls underneath the auspices of Monster Jam. These events appeal to families, usually are held in smaller arenas, and don't race on dirt tracks. This year, you are able to catch Thunder Nationals in places like Wichita, Wheeling, Grand Rapids and Rockford. Don't be concerned, the big time trucks like Grave Digger and El Toro Loco go to these events too.
 Ever wonder where Monster Jam gets all of the cars they crush? Well, the wrecked rides are shipped in from local-area junkyards. However, monster trucks do more than simply smash cars they also destroy vans, buses, motorhomes, ambulances, and airplanes. Normally, Monster Jam goes through about 3,000 cars per year. By the way, following your show ends all the cars are returned for the junkyard.

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