Monster Truck Facts

Monster Truck Facts

Here are some great monster truck facts for you to enjoy before heading out to the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®!

  1. Body – Made of a fiberglass, a monster truck body is custom designed to create a character or theme for the truck.
  2. Driver Seat – Most monster trucks have the driver seated in the center of the vehicle so he or she can best see the track for weight distribution.
  3. As a safety measure, all seatbelts employ a 5 point harness to restrain the driver’s body.
  4. Paint – Most Monster Jam® monster trucks require more than 40 hours of paint time.
  5. Engines – Custom-built, supercharged and methanol-injected, a monster truck engine burns up to 10 liters of methanol per run (approximately 80 meters) and delivers about 1,500 horsepower.
  6. Suspension System – In order to allow the drivers to withstand the punishing impacts of jumping and crashing a monster truck during a performance, each Monster Jam monster truck is equipped with specially-engineered extra long 76cm shock absorbers filled with oil and nitrogen gas that are installed with each tire.
  7. Each monster truck tire is custom made but must be 66 inches high and 43 inches wide.
  8. The average monster truck team will go through 8 tires in one year.
  9. 2007 was the 25 year anniversary for the Grave Digger Team.
  10. More than 4 million Monster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide
  11. The World Finals in Las Vegas, NV brings 24 of the top trucks in the world to compete for the World Freestyle and Racing Championships. Competitors are by invitation only.
  12. A monster truck race team will travel 45,000 Miles a year by land to attend events.
  13. Typical monster trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour.
  14. Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000.

Be sure you check out our Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Ticket Giveaway!

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