#FeatureFriday: Monster Jam
Monster Jam Path of Destruction was back at Gillette Stadium for its third consecutive summer. This year the event was on Saturday, June 25 which turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Upon pulling into the parking lot fans were greeted by the El Toro Loco Truck hoisted up in the air by a crane.
The pre-show Pit Party was from 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. and provided attendees with the ability to meet the drivers of the trucks. Attendees were also able to get up close and personal with the trucks prior to the show at the pit party. The show began at 7:00 P.M. A limited number of Total Access Passes were sold. These passes included VIP access with one event ticket in exclusive Total Access seating, one ticket for entry into the Pit Party with exclusive Pit Party access from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. before the gates opened to the public. A few of our team members, Valerie & Patrick brought their son Thomas (age 5) to the event. Thomas was so excited to get to meet Dennis Anderson, driver of his favorite truck Grave Digger. Dennis was very friendly and even thanked them for the shade under his tent that we provided!
The Pit Party was where B.C. Tent came in. We provided several marquee tents to keep each driver in the shade while they signed autographs and met with their fans. We also provided tables & chairs for each driver and a couple of larger tents used for areas such as the Building Zone that children could build their own wooden monster trucks. There were also round tables with chairs outside for those who wanted to sit and have something to eat or take a break from standing in line to meet the drivers.
Monster Jam got the crowd roaring as the trucks tore up the obstacle course. Gillette Stadium was filled with dirt and had several jumps and cars to crush.
These monster trucks are around twelve feet tall and twelve feet wide with 66 inch tall tires and weigh in at a minimum of 10,000 pounds. They generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and can go up to 100 mph. The trucks are built only for short, high-powered bursts of speed. Thomas was shocked to see that he wasn’t even as tall as the tire!
The events that took place during the main event were qualifying, racing, the donut competition, and finally Freestyle. The winner of the racing competition was Damon Bradshaw in Monster Energy. Taking the win in the Freestyle competition was Scott Buetow in the Team Hotwheels truck.
The impressive group of trucks that participated in Monster Jam on June 25 included Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter, El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner, Gas Monkey Garage driven by BJ Johnson, FS1 Cleatus driven by Frank Krmel, Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk, Madusa, Max D driven by Tom Meents, Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw, Scooby-Doo driven by Nicole Johnson, Son-uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson, Soldier Fortune driven by Chad Fortune, Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow, VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist driven by Lee O’Donnell, Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir, Grave Digger driven by Dennis Anderson, and Metal Mulisha driven by Todd Leduc.
Didn’t make it to the event or want to see it again? You can check it out on Sunday, July 3 at 4:30 P.M. ET on FS1. Make sure to keep an eye out for our tents at the pit party! You might even see some of our team! FS1 will also be showing a few features on the Monster Jam events until July 10.
We were very excited to be a part of this fabulous event and our team members had a great time! We look forward to this event every year and enjoy the exciting atmosphere that comes with it!
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