Monster Jam is a live motorsport event tour and television show operated by Feld Entertainment.
Monster Jam shows are held throughout the whole year with more shows during the winter than the summer, and travel around the country in U.S. and Canada. Shows are also being held in other locations around the world, such as Europe, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica and recently The Philippines.
Fans attending a Monster Jam event are given the opportunity to meet the performers during the “Pit Party” and autograph sessions. The drivers autograph memorabilia, clothing, flags and other merchandise at these events.
At Monster Jam shows, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition – Racing and Freestyle. In the smaller shows they have a wheelie competition and / or a donut contest or 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 a driver tries to spin their truck until he/she gets dizzy, the truck can’t go any more, or they think they have a high enough score to win. Side-by-side racing is traditional heads-up tournament racing, where the first truck to cross the finish line moves onto the next round until it is eliminated or wins the racing trophy by winning the Championship race.
The freestyle competition allows drivers 90 seconds plus a 30-second bonus period on an open floor to show off their skills as they drive the trucks over cars, and doing stunts and tricks with their trucks. The freestyle winner is determined by 3 judges each giving a score out of 10. There are two winners from both events, however if the same person that won racing that night also won freestyle that night then they get the biggest trophy, next to the world finals trophy, the Double Down trophy, named after the Double Down activities in Las Vegas at the Monster Jam World Finals.
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