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More Trucks Added To Monster Truck Show In Manchester, NH, This Weekend
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
When we heard the Monster Trucks were coming to New Hampshire, it was hard not to get excited. We've seen the commercials, watched the videos online, and read the books.
We love to watch the huge vehicles flying through the air, crushing cars and performing stunts online, so when we heard they were coming to the Verizon Arena, we jumped at the chance to see them perform live!
The event, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, will feature the debut appearances of Maximum Destruction and Captain's Curse, as well as the Thrasher, Crushstation, Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, and more.
And, we just heard they are getting more trucks at the show! Apparently, a recent show was cancelled due to football, so now the Monster Jam trucks-Backdraft and Eradicator-will be in Manchester, too! These are unique and a great family pair, as they are father and son drivers! Jeremy Slifko (father) drives Backdraft and Andy Slifko (son) drives Eradicator. Which one will you be rooting for? I'm sure my son will want to see Eradicator win!
The event will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. Friday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. Seats start at $20 for adults and $10 for children age 2-12. Tickets are available at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
We'll be at the Saturday afternoon event, with our four-year-old fan in tow (who insists he will be a Monster Truck driver when he grows up). Hope to see you there!
Read more information about Monster Trucks from a recent press release is below.
Monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit on 66-inch-tall tires and weigh at least 10,000 pounds (that's heavier than two elephants!). The trucks are 12 feet tall by 12 feet wide.
Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association®, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world.
Monster Truck Facts
◊ Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000
◊ A typical monster truck costs $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour
◊ Each monster truck weighs approximately 10,000 pounds
◊ When the transport trailer is loaded, it can weigh 62,000 pounds
◊ Monster trucks typically get seven miles to the gallon and can hold up to 22 gallons of fuel
◊ The monster trucks' top speed is 70 mph
◊ Monster trucks are equipped with tachometers, which measure the working speed of an engine versus speedometers, which measure vehicle speed
◊ Drivers are equipped with a five point racing harness, fire resistant suit, shoes, gloves and a racing helmet
◊ 2007 marked the 25th anniversary for the Grave Digger Team
About Feld Motor Sports, Inc.
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz℠, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.
About the United States Hot Rod Association®
The United States Hot Rod Association® originated in 1978 as a sanctioning body for truck and tractor pulling events, later expanding to produce mud and sand drag racing. The USHRA® grew steadily and within its first decade emerged as the premier Monster Truck racing organization. Today the USHRA®, together with Feld Motor Sports, produces quality events and involves coordinating competition, defining regulations and technical requirements, setting safety standards and officiating at each event. Whether the USHRA® event entails Pro Race Trucks, QUAD WARSTM, or Monster Trucks, you can be sure the event will be the highest quality show motor sports has to offer, creating unmatched excitement and spectacular memories.
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