MONSTER JAM is revving it’s way up to Downtown Los Angeles with an all-new action-packed weekend of events for the first time ever at STAPLES Center featuring the SoCal debut of the indoor arena-based Monster Jam Triple Threat Series™ that will keep motorsport fans on the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family! Unlike any other Monster Jam event seen in SoCal before, the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series features eight of the most intense Monster Jam athletes in a fierce battle for the championship that tests the versatility and endurance of the athletes as they go head-to-head in a points-based format with seven different competitions driving three customized high-powered vehicles: the larger-than-life 12,000 lb. Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs. These extreme athletes battle for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit – delivering what fans want to see the most… more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series world-class athletes vying to become champions will be:
- Grave Digger® driven by Brandon Vinson
- Max-D® driven by Jared Eichelberger
- El Toro Loco® driven by Mark List
- Megalodon driven by Travis Groth
- Zombie™ driven by Tyler Groth
- Wonder Woman driven by Collette Davis
- Pirate’s Curse™* driven by 2017 “Rookie of the Year” Camden Murphy
- Alien Invasion driven by Bernard Lyght
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
1111 S. Figueroa Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA
- Friday, August 17, 2018
➢ Event Time – 7:30 PM
- Saturday, August 18, 2018
➢ Event Times – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
- Sunday, August 19, 2018
➢ Event Times – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
If you want to meet the trucks and drivers, check their website to see if they offer Pit Parties or local Meet-and-Greets. (Photo below was from two years ago when Max-D was at a Jiffy Lube in Orange.) I also recommend bringing something to protect your ears. Bring noise cancelling headphones or earplugs. I found some very inexpensive noise reduction earmuffs for the children at Harbor Freight in the safety section for $2.99. They have other options available too. We didn’t have any problems bringing in our DSLR’s but you’ll need a zoom lens to capture close-ups of cars in the air. Closer is not always better. We have had seats on both lower and upper levels, we have fun every time, but you can’t see the whole track when you are on the lower levels. They do not have the same trucks at every event. Check out the line-up beforehand especially if you want to see your favorites.
You might be wondering about the safety of the drivers. The Monster Jam trucks are designed to protect the driver at all times. A specially-constructed roll cage is built to house the driver, who is often sitting directly in the middle. Specially constructed seats that mold to the driver’s shape allow the work to be done with minimal distraction. A five-point harness is mounted securely to the truck to help hold the driver in position. The truck includes a receiver for a Remote Ignition Interrupter (RII). A signal can be transmitted to the truck by way of a special radio, which will shut off the engine. Each truck has a secondary on-off switch located at the rear on the frame. Other safety features are designed, built and mandated to keep the truck safe and operational. Each driver is equipped with specified safety gear, starting with the custom fitted fire resistant driving suit. The suits offer a minimum of three layers of protection. The helmet meets Snell Foundation regulations for fire-resistance while serving as part of the head-and-neck restraint system, which includes a tested and approval harness system. The drivers’ hands are protected by flame-resistant gloves which have a tacky grip side for steering wheel control. The drivers’ feet are protected by special fire resistant shoes that also include a thin sole for optimal throttle and brake control.
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