Monster Jam

Saturday 19th May 2018

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions.

Bringing adrenaline-charged, high-octane family fun to stadiums and arenas across the globe, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition, featuring the most recognisable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats, delivering what fans want to see most... more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!

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Monster Jam: The larger-than-life sports entertainment experience that will always leave you entertained!

Monster Jam® competitors are trained world-class athletes who’ve mastered not just the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete but also the vital dexterity to navigate these 10,000 pound machines, which are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.  All Monster Jam® competitors, from legends to rookies, are pushed to their limits with new and complex track designs to deliver more jaw-dropping live motorsports action.

Ticketmaster details

Ticketmaster line – 0844 847 2255*
Group line – 0844 847 2346*

*Calls cost a maximum of 7 pence per minute plus your phone company's charges.

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Venue Details

Principality Stadium
Westgate Street
Cardiff
CF10 1NS

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Official Groups Representative

Group line – 0844 875 2400*
groups@ticketzone.co.uk

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Pit Party

The Monster Jam® Pit Party is your opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars before the show... See the Monster Jam trucks up close, meet the drivers, collect autographs, take pictures and much more!

Pit Party

Pit Party tickets are available for £10 with a valid ticket.

The stadium will open at 10.00am on Saturday 19th May for general Pit Party admission. Visitors must have a valid Pit Party ticket and a ticket to the Monster Jam show to enter.

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Trucks

The world's most famous Monster Jam trucks are visiting Cardiff on 19th May 2018.

Are you ready for Grave Digger®, Monster Mutt® and even Scooby-Doo? Keep checking back here for the full truck line up! Which breathtaking beast are you most excited to see?*

*All trucks subject to change

  • Monster Energy
  • Zombie
  • Dragon
  • Megalodon
  • El Toro Loco
  • Max-D
  • Monster Mutt Dalmation
  • Scooby Doo
  • Grave Digger
  • Earthshaker

*All trucks subject to change

Grave Digger

Grave Digger®

Driver: Morgan Kane

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: BKT

Back in 1982, Dennis Anderson came up with the concept for Grave Digger®. Originally built out of an old 1957 Chevy Panel Wagon and parts that he scrounged from junkyards, todays Grave Digger® has grown by leaps and bounds. No longer do the trademark red headlights come off of old school buses, and the formerly dull orange paint is now the famous green and black flame motif. Grave Digger® is one of the most decorated Monster Jam trucks in the world and Anderson has won four Monster Jam World Finals® championships, taking the racing title in 2004 and 2006, and the freestyle title in 2000 and 2010.

Max-D

Max-DTM

Driver: Neil Elliott

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: BKT

Perhaps the most striking Monster Jam truck on the Monster Jam circuit, the body of Max-D is officially classified as a "futuristic SUV." Featuring an orange and silver paint job coupled with a low-to-the-ground, aerodynamic body style, it's well-known that Max-D is possibly the fastest machine in the sport. In fact, driver Tom Meents has been crowned Monster Jam World Racing Champion no less than six times, the most recent coming at the 2012 Monster Jam World Finals. But Meents isn't just the master of speed; he's quite the daredevil as well, claiming five Monster Jam World Freestyle Championships over his career. In fact, Tom is the only driver ever to win both titles in the same year, and he even managed to do that twice in a row! The Max-D fan base has grown so much in recent years that three Max-D Monster Jam trucks are now also touring.

El Toro Loco

El Toro Loco®

Driver: Marc McDonald

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: BKT

El Toro Loco® is one raging bull who can smell the fear of its competitors. In 2001, the custom-built bull was introduced to a crowd in Lafayette, Louisiana and a few years later, it shared the Freestyle Championship title at the 2004 Monster Jam World Finals®. The El Toro Loco® team expanded in 2012, adding additional drivers to tame this five-ton beast, then in 2013 they debuted two new yellow and black El Toro Loco® trucks. These new trucks are very popular and have the same “raging style” that made the original crazy bull a fan favourite.

Monster Mutt® Dalmatian

Driver: Candice Jolly

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: BKT

Imagine if your family dog suddenly sprouted six foot tyres instead of legs and grew to almost 12 feet tall; now you have a pretty good picture of Monster Mutt®. There are actually four versions of the canine of carnage: the original brown Monster Mutt®, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian, Monster Mutt® Rottweiler and Monster Mutt® Junkyard Dog. But they all share similar body styles and have massive floppy ears, tongues, and even tails! Monster Mutt® Dalmatian is a fan favourite truck driven by Candice Jolly and Cynthia Gauthier, two outstanding drivers competing in Monster Jam and at the Monster Jam World Finals®!

Scooby Doo

Scooby-DooTM

Driver: Linsey Read

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: 66" Terra

The newest Warner Bros. Monster Jam truck to compete, debuted in 2013 bringing the world-famous mystery solving canine, Scooby-Doo into the sport. Scooby-Doo has been specially designed to resemble the beloved Great Dane, and aims to "take on the big dogs in the sport" and claim the title of Top Dog! One of the fastest rising superstars, Nicole Johnson, was the first driver to get behind the wheel of Scooby-Doo, but this year there will be four Scooby-Doo Monster Jam trucks looking to earn some Scooby snacks.

Zombie

Driver: Alx Danielsson

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: 66" Terra

You asked and Monster Jam® listened. After several names and designs for potential new Monster Jam trucks were unveiled online, fans were offered the opportunity to vote on the one they most wanted to see created. And you chose to summon Zombie up from the underworld. After its debut with experienced driver Sean Duhon – who previously had success in several other Monster Jam trucks including the popular Superman – Bari Musawwir and Ami Houde also took on the challenge of taming this monster, before handing the wheel to Alx Danielsson.

Megalodon

Driver: Alex Blackwell

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: BKT

From the oceans of the pre-historic dark comes the Monster Jam® version of one of the most powerful predators in history. The Megalodon® giant shark, which dominated ancient waters at 18 metres long, made its competitive Monster Jam debut in Nashville, Tennessee in January 2017. Featuring foam fins to create a life-like shark wiggle on the track, Megalodon has been an instant success in competitions, winning the 2017 Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Central championship. It has quickly become a favourite at Pit Parties, where fans of all ages enjoy getting an up-close look at the menacing machine.

Earthshaker

Driver: Colt Stephens

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: BKT

The design of the EarthShaker® truck pays tribute to the trucks, machines, and hard-working men and women that build Monster Jam® trucks all over the world. Even the driver’s fire suit was created with a construction crew theme. Since its debut in 2017, EarthShaker has been an instant hit with fans, quickly winning on the track. After claiming the championship at the 2017 Double DownSM Showdown in Las Vegas, EarthShaker has earned a well-deserved place in the 2018 Monster Jam World Finals®.

Dragon

Driver: Jon Zimmer

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: BKT

Clawing its way from the darkest ruins, a fearsome beast beckons forth and leaves scorched soil and embers in its wake. Dragon’s custom bolt-on pieces, distinct green body and logo lettered in flames leave fans in no doubt that this legendary creature is here to claim the ultimate Monster Jam® victory. With spikes jutting through its skin, long horns curling back on top of its skull, and angled fins slicing the air as it glides across quaking dirt, every performance is a sight to behold.

Monster Energy

Driver: Todd LeDuc

Engine: 540 CI Merlin

Transmission: Coan 2-Speed

Horsepower: 1,500

Tyres: 66" Terra

Monster Energy entered the Monster Jam® world in 2012, making a big splash right from the start at its debut in Birmingham, Alabama. Monster Energy is always a contender to win in both Racing and Freestyle categories. In its first year of competition, the machine advanced all the way through the Racing bracket and into the championship, falling to Max-D in the title race by .02 of a second. Not just an impressive performance, but one of the closest Monster Jam World Finals® championship races in the sport's history.

drivers

Morgan Kane
Driver name:
Morgan Kane
Driver of:
Grave Digger®
Hometown:
Currituck, North Carolina
Years competing:
7

Morgan Kane started his Monster Jam® career in 2011. After a test-run performance in Louisville, Kentucky on Halloween, the rest is history. Morgan enjoyed his first stadium in Minneapolis, then went on to win the Monster Jam World Finals® XVII racing championship with the Grave Digger® team. In his spare time, you’ll find Morgan working on old trucks and riding all-terrain vehicles. And if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, he still finds the time to coach the soccer team at his local high school.

Alex Blackwell
Driver name:
Alex Blackwell
Driver of:
Megalodon
Hometown:
Frackville, Pennsylvania
Years competing:
11

After crewing for a year and a half, Alex Blackwell took on driving duties in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Monster Jam® truck. Alex made his professional Monster Jam debut in 2005 in Birmingham, Alabama. In the same year, he earned a Rookie of the Year nomination for the ‘Gazoo Motor’, his own crazy creation. Alex took the wheel of Bulldozer® in 2007, before moving to Captain's Curse®, the pirate-themed 1941 Willys, a year later. Alex has also driven the Wolverine Monster Jam truck, but today you’ll find him handling the pre-historic predator, Megalodon®.

Neil Elliot
Driver name:
Neil Elliott
Driver of:
Max-D
Hometown:
Paxton, Illinois
Years competing:
18

Considered by many Monster Jam® followers to be one of the most exciting and talented drivers in the game, Neil Elliott is the perfect fit for Max-D. He started out aged 12 working in his grandfather’s garage, but in 2000 he kickstarted his driving career in Bulldozer® and relocated from his hometown to Naples, Florida, to be with his now wife Candice Jolly, fellow driver and the daredevil behind the wheel of the Monster Mutt® Dalmatian. A legendary competitor at the Monster Jam World Finals®, the sport's biggest event, Neil has achieved continued success there and in 2017 he performed the first ever forward-carrying momentum backflip. Impressively, he finished among the final four in Monster Jam Racing in 2006 and has also registered some memorable freestyle performances.

Candice Jolly
Driver name:
Candice Jolly
Driver of:
Monster Mutt® Dalmatian
Hometown:
Naples, Florida
Years competing:
11

The master behind the wheel of Monster Mutt® Dalmatian, Candice Jolly joined Monster Jam® in 2007. With an unrivalled methodical and calculated driving style, she won her first stadium racing event in 2015 and first stadium freestyle event in 2016 – both in San Antonio. Candice owns a number of wild and exotic pets which makes Monster Mutt Dalmatian her perfect fit. So much so that every year in the Monster Jam World Finals, she hosts the Monster Mutt Dalmation Fashion Show where her loyal Dalmation Nation fans dress up to celebrate her style. Married to Max-D driver, Neil Elliott, Candice has also started a non-profit organisation called Showtime Riding Academy and Rescue, specialising in exotic animal rescue and therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs, at-risk children, wounded warriors and the elderly.

Todd LeDuc
Driver name:
Todd LeDuc
Driver of:
Monster Energy
Hometown:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Years competing:
7

When he’s not behind the controls of 1,500-horsepower Monster Energy, you’ll find Todd LeDuc travelling, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, off-road racing and adding to his array of tattoos. Since joining Monster Jam® in 2011, his self-described ‘controlled chaos and jaw-dropping’ driving style has seen him rack up some impressive achievements. So far Todd has won two Monster Jam World Finals®championships, and most recently, Stadium Freestyle of the Year 2017.

Marc McDonald
Driver name:
Marc McDonald
Driver of:
El Toro Loco®
Hometown:
Claremare, Oklahoma
Years competing:
10

Since he started competing in Monster Jam® in 2006, Marc McDonald has quickly moved into the sport's elite. He’s made some of his best performances on the biggest stages, including several impressive race nights and freestyle runs at the Monster Jam World Finals. Growing up on his family ranch in Oklahoma with a passion for trucks and motorsports, he used to race motocross and quads. The knowledge he gained as a young man on the ranch earned Marc a job working on Monster Jam trucks, and it was from there he broke into the driving side of the game, getting behind the wheel of the Safe Auto Minimiser. Marc made an instant impact battling against some of the best in the business, before taking over one of the sport's highest profile rides in 2010 – the popular El Toro Loco®.

Colt Stephens
Driver name:
Colt Stephens
Driver of:
EarthShaker
Hometown:
Houston, Texas
Years competing:
4

Colt Stephens’ passion for massive machines started young. His dad was the owner and creator of the Monster Jam® King Krunch truck, which meant Colt went to his first show aged just two weeks old and he travelled the country with his dad as a child. Even though they eventually sold the truck, in 2013 Colt was reunited with King Krunch once again as part of the crew, then finally realised his dream of taking the wheel. In his spare time Colt likes to work on anything with a motor, building and adding accessories to trucks and jeeps.

Jon Zimmer
Driver name:
Jon Zimmer
Driver of:
Dragon
Hometown:
Middlebury, Vermont
Years competing:
13

Jon Zimmer’s fast rise up the ranks in Monster Jam® really came into focus when he earned his first Monster Jam World Finals® invitation in 2010. Right off the bat, he was among the fastest qualifiers on the sport’s most demanding race course. Jon grew up with a love for motorsports, riding dirt bikes and 4-wheelers when he was just 11. He then moved on to four-wheel drive truck pulling and snow cross racing. Jon built a reputation as someone who always works very hard on his own equipment, and he’s brought that attitude with him to Monster Jam. Jon’s career in Monster Jam trucks started by crewing in 2000, but he was able to really find his calling and fulfill his dreams when he began driving in 2005.

Jon Zimmer
Driver name:
Alx Danielsson
Driver of:
Zombie
Hometown:
Storvreta, Sweden
Years competing:
3

With his background in elite motor sports, Alx was invited to join the crew on the Monster Jam® European tour in 2014. As soon as he got behind the wheel of a Monster Jam truck, he was hooked. Mentored by Monster Jam legend Tom Meents, who calls Alx his ‘favourite little Swede’, it’s no surprise Alx’s driving style is all-out and full-on. Winning his first racing and freestyle title in 2017, the ‘Super Swede’ is a rising Monster Jam star. When he’s not resurrecting fan favourite Zombie in the arena, Alx has an active road racing career in GT cars and NASCAR – so he’s never far from the track.

Linsey Read
Driver name:
Linsey Read
Driver of:
Scooby-Doo
Hometown:
El Paso, Texas
Years competing:
2

New kid on the block Linsey is already shaking up the Monster Jam® competition. Talent spotted by veteran driver Lee O’Donnell when she took part in a street legal truck race, Linsey took home her first career win during her Monster Jam debut in Des Moines, Iowa. Behind the wheel of Scooby-Doo, she’s taking on the big dogs and living the dream. Eager to amaze and excite the fans, you’ll see this adrenaline junkie taking on all kinds of tricks. Not afraid of a little adventure, Linsey loves off-roading, wake boarding, fishing and snowboarding, and says that she and her family will always try anything new.

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