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About U.S. Hot Rod Association Monster Truck Events
Beware poor imitations: Monster Jam hits the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for the third time for a one-off show on 6 June 2009. In less than one year over 80,000 fans have been wowed in Cardiff and the 2009 show is going to be even more amazing! The high-octane Monster Jam is a stunning family show consisting of the coolest monster trucks and freestyle Motocross with some of the world's best drivers, sickest tricks and craziest stunts.
Monster Jam is one of the biggest and most popular entertainment events in the US running around 250 shows and selling 2.3 million tickets annually.
A monster truck is approximately 11 feet tall and 12 feet wide. They are unique custom-designed machines and weigh a minimum of 9,000 pounds. The tyres alone are 66-inches tall! Monster trucks are built for short, high-powered bursts of speed; these beasts generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and can hit speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can jump a distance of 110 to 115 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 25 feet in the air.
The monster trucks compete in two different competitions - side-by-side racing and freestyle. Side-by-side is the traditional format - the first truck, with the least penalties, across the line is the winner. The freestyle competition allows drivers a limited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills and outrageous tricks, jumping and crushing as many obstacles as possible.
As well as the tickets allowing access to the show, Monster Jam fans can buy tickets for the pre-show pit party. This is an exclusive chance to meet the drivers of the monster trucks and see the trucks up close. The Pit Party ticket (can only be purchased with a show ticket) gives access to the actual competition floor of the Millennium Stadium where fans can see first-hand where the action happens. The Pit Party is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with Monster Jam and see just how big the trucks really are. It's also a great time to get pictures and autographs.