Get ready for full-throttle fun when Monster Truck Juggernaut Monster Jam® tears through Cape Town for the first time ever. It’s just weeks to go before the most family-friendly motor sport in the world currently comes to Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, April 27.
Tickets are selling fast exclusively from Computicket, so those looking to get a seat for the show should grab theirs now.
1. Famous Monster Trucks
Spectators will be able to soak up the awesomeness of eight of the world’s most famous Monster Trucks including Monster Jam World Finals champion trucks Grave Digger and Max-D.
Monster Energy, Gas Monkey GarageTM, Megaladon®, ZombieTM, El Toro Loco®, and Monster Mutt Dalmatian® will join the larger-than-life spectacular that takes place on specially-designed tracks that optimise mobility so these formidable machines can go head-to-head in wheelies, donuts, obstacle-course racing ,and freestyle competitions, pushing the Monster Jam trucks to their limits.
2. World-class athletes
The 2019 Monster Jam season sees trained, world-class international male and female athletes battle it out for supremacy on the track. They have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but also the vital dexterity to control 4 500-kg machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds of up to 110km per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action.
3. See legends in action
Driver Becky McDonough is one of the outstanding female Monster Jam drivers and the first ever Monster Jam female crew chief, who also holds the 2013 Arena Wheelie of the Year title.
Don’t be fooled by the cute ears, tongue and tail of Monster Mutt Dalmatian, the truck driven by fellow female driver Candice Jolly – this “puppy” is ferocious on the track.
Look out for Bari Musawwir as the ever-popular Zombie comes back from the afterworld to rev up the competition while Linsey Weenk drives Gas Monkey Garage, a truck based on the garage made famous in Discovery Channel’s hit television show, Fast N’ Loud. Driven by Charles Pauken, Grave Digger is one of the most decorated Monster Jam trucks in the world, producing championship-winning racing. Possibly the fastest machine in the sport, Max-D is driven by Colton Eichelberger but the title of the most menacing looking Monster Jam truck must surely go to Megaladon, driven by Chad Tingler. Steven Sims drives Monster Energy, the machine that represents a high-profile product with power, drive and of course, loads of energy.
4. Take pictures with your favourite truck
Once the adrenaline-fuelled show has come to an end, locals will get the chance to snap a picture in front of their favourite ride.
5. See custom tracks in action
The amazing custom tracks that riders will take to are one-of-a-kind and test the ability of each driver to the limits.
Some track designs take up to 40 hours just to paint, with 113 litres of paint used, and roughly 300 truckloads of dirt are used to create the custom routes.
Here are a few more Monster Jam facts:
– Standing 4 m tall and 4 m wide, the custom-designed Monster Jam trucks weigh up to 4 500kg
– A Monster Jam truck engine burns up to 9.5 litres of methanol per run
– Each engine delivers about 1 500 horsepower
– A Monster Jam truck is capable of reaching speeds of up to 110 km per hour
– Monster Jam trucks can jump as far as 130 feet in length
– Chassis – Custom Steel minimum of 8 points that attached to main chassis
– Body – Fiberglass Composite with Lexan Windshield
– Fuel Capacity – 83 Litre Fuel Cell
– Fuel Type – 99.9% Methanol (Alcohol)
– Fuel Economy – 17 Litres per Kilometer
– Some custom-designed trucks require more than 40 hours of painting time
– Carving one Monster Jam truck tyre requires over 50 hours of exacting labour
– The average Monster Jam truck team will go through eight tyres in one year
– Tyres are 1.7m high by 1.1 wide
– It takes 1 500 man hours to build and remove a track
– 300 truckloads of dirt are used to build the track
– 113 litres of paint are used to paint the track and obstacles
– It takes up to 12 hours to build an arena Monster Jam track and up to 20 hours to build a stadium track
Get ready for the ride of your life! Having electrified crowds in some of the world’s most iconic stadiums, Monster Jam is set to rev South Africa for the first time.
Discounted family packages available plus a Pit Party family option! Book now by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book on line at www.computicket.com.
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