Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 04, 2014
These aren't your ordinary run-of-the-mill machines. Set on tires as big as a car, each Monster Jam truck must weigh over 10,000 pounds and be able to leap tall school buses in a single bound.
No wonder tickets are flying high once again this year with 266 competitions set for 94 cities across the country. The 2014 road show cranked to life last Thursday night with contests in Council Bluffs, Nashville, Manchester, Rochester, Trenton, Des Moines, Columbus, Tacoma, Birmingham and Houston over the weekend.
Events are taking place in Tacoma, Columbus, Manchester, Council Bluffs, Trenton, Des Moines, Bangor and Birmingham today. The season-long competitions culminate with the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas, with this season’s finals events scheduled at Sam Boyd Stadium from March 20 - 22, 2014.
The series is sanctioned under the umbrella of the United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA) and takes place primarily in the United States. Although individual event formats can vary greatly based on the intermission entertainment, the main attraction is always the racing and freestyle competitions by monster trucks.
“Online traffic for Monster Jam tickets has been taking off,” said Felina Martinez at online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com. “Not only are tickets beginning to sell out for some of the dozens of upcoming shows, the event’s popularity grows each year as new trucks and competitors join the tour.
“Since fans of all ages attend these events, we’re proud to be able to offer them the most comprehensive and continuously refreshed selection of tickets online, with a worry-free guarantee to protect their purchase.
“To access the continuously updated selection of Monster Jam tickets we have available, fans can go to BuyAnySeat.com and search for Monster Jam – then select their tickets,” said Martinez.
Monster Jam is a live motorsport event tour and TV series sponsored by Advance Auto Parts and operated by Feld Entertainment. At the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam shows, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition - Racing and Freestyle.
In the smaller shows, there is a wheelie competition or a donut contest, and sometimes even both. The goal in the wheelie competition is to hit a ramp and get big air while remaining perpendicular to the ground. In the donut competition, drivers try to spin their trucks until they get dizzy, the truck can't go any more, or they think they have a good enough score to win.
Side-by-side racing is done in the traditional heads-up tournament format, where the first truck to cross the finish line moves onto the next round until it is eliminated or wins the Championship race.
The Freestyle competition gives drivers 90 seconds, plus a 30 second bonus period, on an open floor to show off their skills as they drive the huge trucks over cars. Drivers perform stunts and tricks that make these massive high-horsepower vehicles appear to dance gracefully across the track. The Freestyle competition winner is determined by three judges. Each judge gives the driver a rating out of a possible 10 and these numbers are then added up for a total tally.
There are two winners from both events. However, if the same person who won racing that night also won Freestyle, then they get the Double Down trophy, named after the Double Down activities in the Las Vegas Monster Jam World Finals. (Source: Wikipedia.com)
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