On Saturday, the gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Dedicated fans will want to avoid the lines, skip the crowds and enjoy VIP access with the Total Access Pass for the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. A very limited number of these coveted passes are still available, at $65 each. Each Total Access Pass includes:
Total Access Pass - $65 All Seats
Adults - $25 / Kids (ages 2 -12) $5
All tickets $2 more day of show.
Tickets are available at the Freedom Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or Charge by Phone at 800-745-3000.
Monster Size Numbers
Trucks: Usually 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, a monster truck must weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds, with some Monster Trucks weighing as much as 12,000 pounds. The less the body weighs, the more strength and weight can be put into the frame and engine without sacrificing speed and maneuverability. Average cost: $250.000.
Engines: Custom-built, supercharged and methanol-injected, a monster truck engine burns up to 2.5 gallons of methanol per run. The size of the motor is limited to 575 cubic feet of displacement. The average monster truck team will go through five engines in one year. Average cost per engine: $50,000.
Body: Made of fiberglass, a monster truck body is custom designed. A fiberglass company generally owns the mold to the design. Average initial cost: $15,000. Average cost of remakes: $8,000.
Tires: Manufactured by Goodyear and Firestone, monster truck tires must be 66 inches high and 43 inches wide. Tires are customized and hand cut to accommodate track conditions and reduce weight. Cutting one tire takes approximately 50 hours. Average cost: $2,600 each.
Shocks: Most Monster Trucks run with nitrogen gas shocks. Some trucks run with one shock per tire, while others run with as many as two per tire. The complete shock package includes a coil-over-shock kit and spring. Average cost: $1,600 each.
Paint: A monster truck must be painted to cover the rough fiberglass body. Airbrushing logos and specialized artwork add to the cost. Average cost: $5000.
Race Team Budget: A monster truck team incurs a number of expenses throughout the year from repairs and maintenance on a monster truck and the hauler to fuel, racing uniforms, lodging and food. Average cost per year: $250,000
Crushed Cars: Steel body full-size cars are the vehicles typically crushed during a monster truck event. Cars, as well as vans, buses, motor homes, airplanes and ambulances, are attained from local junkyards and returned after each event. Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000.
Tracks: A crew of eight works 18-20 hours for three days to construct a monster truck course. It is not uncommon for dump trucks to make more than 200 trips to deliver the dirt to each stadium. Average amount of dirt used per track: 700 cubic yards for an arena, 3,500 cubic yards for a stadium. Each year 700,000 cubic yards of dirt are used to put on Monster Jam events.
Tickets: More than 3.5 million people annually attended the Monster Jam events in North America, Canada and Europe.
Today’s monster trucks use lightweight bodies and tires so more strength and weight can be put into the frame without sacrificing speed, maneuverability, or safety.
Photography by Tom McAdam
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