Snapshot: Monster Truck Facts

  • Height – Approximately 12’ / 3.6 Meters
  • Width – Approximately 12’ / 3.6 Meters
  • Length – Approximately 20’ / 6 Meters
  • Weight – 10,000 lbs / 4500 Kilograms
  • Tire Size – 66”/ 167cm / 1.7 Meters X 43”/ 109cm / 1 meter on a 25” / 63.5 cm Tall Wheel
  • Motor Type – Supercharged Fuel Injected Big Block American V8
  • Motor Size – less than 575 cubic Inches / 9.4 Litres displacement
  • Horsepower – 1350 – 2000+
  • Top Speed – 70 MPH/113 KM/H, Monster trucks are equipped with tachometers which measure the working speed of an engine versus speedometers which measure vehicle speed
  • Suspension Travel – 20-32” Fully adjustable Nitrogen or Coilovers
  • Chassis – Custom Steel minimum of 8 points that attached to main chassis
  • Body – Fiberglass Composite with Lexan Windshield
  • Fuel Capacity – 22 Gallon/ 83 Litre Fuel Cell
  • Fuel Type – 99.9% Methanol (Alcohol)
  • Fuel Economy – 7 Gallons per Mile/17 Litres per Kilometer
  • Truck Safety
    • 50+ point safety inspection before each show
    • Remote Ignition Interrupter (RII), Track Officials can shut a truck off at any time
    • On Board Fire Extinguisher System
  • Driver Safety
    • 5 Point Racing Harness
    • Fire Resistant Suit, Shoes, Gloves and Racing Helmet
  • Transport Trailer (loaded) – 62,000 lbs / 28,000 Kilograms

 

Snapshot: About Monster Jam Events:

 

  • At Monster Jam, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition — side-by-side racing and freestyle:

 

    • Side-by-side racing – traditional bracket racing, where the first truck, with the least amount of penalties, crosses the finish line is declared the winner.

 

    • Freestyle competition – allows drivers a limited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills. In this category, the fans serve as the judges.

 

  • 2007 was the 25year anniversary for the Grave Digger Team

 

  • More than 4 million Monster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide

 

  • 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.

 

  • A monster truck race team will travel 45,000 Miles / 72,400 kilometers a year by land to attend events.

 

  • Typical monster trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour.

 

  • Steel bodyfull-size carsare the vehicles typically crushed during a monster truck event.

 

  • Cars, as well as vans, buses, motor homes, airplanes and ambulances, are attained from local junkyards and returned after each event.

 

  • Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000.

 

*Thank you FELD for the great facts!

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