Monster Jam World Tour
Share in the excitement at Monster Jam as monster trucks compete in races and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam motorsport events, managed by Feld Entertainment are filmed live for television and held venues throughout the United States. The Monster Jam Series operates under the sanction of the United States Hot Rod Association, or USHRA. Each Monster Jam event offers unique monster truck races and freestyle competitions.
Each year the Monster Jam series competition begins with a small number of events held in November. Many of the biggest live events, held between January and March, are televised. Sometimes as many as ten racing events are held during a single weekend. Most events feature between ten and sixteen trucks while the remaining events are held in smaller arenas and feature between four and eight trucks.
At the end of the competitive season, toward the end of March, 24 trucks are invited to compete for division titles in racing and freestyle competitions. While this race ends the competition season, monster truck events are held throughout the summer in various locations throughout the United States. This group of events is called the Monster Jam Summer Heat. Fans can also watch for events televised from the Monster Jam Europe tour, which is held during summer and fall.
Monster Jam events are hugely popular, over 2.5 million spectators attended the racing events. These races feature three main groups of trucks: those owned by Feld, like Grave Digger or Batman; those owned by “corporate privateers,” which include Bounty Hunter or Amsoil Shock Therapy; and those owned by independents, such as Gun Slinger or Avenger. Many fans debate whether Feld’s ownership results in partiality; Feld denies this claim.