Are you looking for events in Orange County that will really get your blood pumping? If so, we’ve got your fix! The upcoming Monster Jam in Anaheim will feature high octane entertainment and intense competition between several of the most recognizable trucks in the world.
Thanks to a blower that forces air and fuel into their engines, these Monster Trucks all generate approximately 1,500 horsepower. To ensure safety while riding these mechanical beasts, the driver’s compartment is a steel safety structure mounted directly to the truck frame. Drivers also wear flame-resistant driving suits, gloves, shoes, and helmets—just in case.
Some competitions will also feature special vehicles such as ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and Speedsters. ATVs are race-modified off-roading machines built for performance, while Speedsters possess optimum agility that makes them perfect for maneuvering over rough terrain and around obstacles.
Many of the Monster Jam events start with a pre-show Pit Party, which gives fans the opportunity to meet the drivers and get autographs or pictures. These Pit Parties do require a separate admission ticket, but the experience of seeing these vehicles up close and the additional activities appropriate for all ages is definitely worth it.
After opening ceremonies conclude, the competition kicks off with several signature events. These include timed racing, head to head racing and freestyle performances. A panel of audience members selected as judges will assign a point value to each performance, and the points awarded for each competition will be tallied to determine an event champion.
Monster Jam drivers are constantly challenging each other to create amazing spectacles to wow the audience and judges. Some of the tricks and stunts you can expect to see include backflips, wheelies, big air launches and cyclones—the familiar donut’s high-speed big brother.
One of the best things about Monster Jam is that its drivers come from all walks of life and are united by the desire to put on the best show possible. There is even a “Monster Jam University” in Illinois, which offers training programs and practical experience in every challenge new Monster Jam drivers will face.
Needless to say, Monster Jam is truly one of the best events in Orange County to satisfy any thrill-seeker. We hope to see you there for some word class four-wheel action!
Monster Jam tickets are available here for the following dates:
January 28th, 2017
February 11th, 2017