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Monster Jam® is one of the most exciting forms of live family entertainment, featuring four-metre-tall and five-ton Monster Jam trucks. These amazing machines bring fans to their feet while racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – or smash through. Monster Jam entertains more than four million fans a year at 125 different locations and more than 350 performances.

Principality Stadium

Saturday 3rd September 2016

For one day only, Monster Jam is coming back to the UK. Don't let your family miss this exclusive chance to be part of the
biggest Monster Jam truck bash.

Venue details

Principality Stadium
Westgate Street
Cardiff
CF10 1NS

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.

At Monster Jam events, Monster Jam trucks will face off in four different events – Monster Jam Wheelie, Racing, Donut and the coveted Freestyle competitions. The Wheelie competition will challenge drivers to entertain fans by doing the highest sky wheelie possible. Racing is traditional bracket racing, where the first Monster Jam truck to cross the finish line with the least number of penalties is the winner. Who can spin the fastest and tightest in the Donut competition? Last but not least, the Monster Jam Freestyle competition allows the drivers time on an open floor to show off their skills as they manoeuvre the huge machines in a jaw-dropping display of punishing stunts and amazing tricks.

Pit Party

Pit Party

Monster Jam’s Pit Party is the place to get up close and personal to the stars of the show. This pre-show gives fans a unique opportunity to see Monster Jam trucks, meet the drivers, collect autographs, take pictures and much more!
Pit Party tickets are available for £10 with a valid ticket.

The stadium will open at 11.00am on Saturday 3rd September for general Pit Party admission.
Visitors must have a valid Pit Party ticket and a ticket to the Monster Jam show to enter.

Cadbury

TASTE THE BIG SENSATION

You can now taste the BIG sensation wherever you are…even at Monster Jam on 3rd September in Cardiff! Don’t miss out seeing the Cadbury’s Monster Cab during the Pit Party and re-fuel with a FREE bar of Dairy Milk Big Taste!

Trucks

The world's most famous Monster Jam trucks are visiting Cardiff on 3rd September 2016. Which breathtaking beast are you most excited to see?

  • Grace Digger
  • Max-D
  • El Toro Loco
  • Monster Mutt Dalmatian
  • Monster Energy
  • Son Uva Digger
  • Scooby Doo
  • Zombie
  • Captains Curse
  • Madusa
  • Blue Thunder ®
  • Team Hot Wheels
Grace Digger

Grave Digger®

Drivers: Dennis Anderson, Randy Brown, Charlie Pauken, Chad Tingler, Gary Porter, Carl Van Horn, Pablo Huffaker and Jon Zimmer
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

Dennis Anderson came up with the concept for Grave Digger back in 1981. Originally built out of an old 1957 Chevy Panel Wagon and parts that he scrounged from junkyards, Grave Digger has grown by leaps and bounds. No longer do the trademark red headlights come off of old school buses, and the paint job has changed from a dull orange to the famous green and black flame motif we see today. Grave Digger is one of the most decorated Monster Jam® trucks in the world and Anderson has won four Monster Jam World FinalsSM championships, capturing the Racing title in 2004 and 2006 and the Freestyle title in 2010 and 2000.

Max-D

Max-DSM

Drivers: Neil Elliott and Morgan Kane
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

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. The Max-D fan base has grown so much in recent years that three Max-D Monster Jam trucks are now also touring.

Max-D received a makeover for the 2013 season to help celebrate a decade of destruction and Meents' 10 years with the sport with two all-new designs.

El Toro Loco

El Toro Loco®

Drivers: Becky McDonough (Yellow), Lupe Soza (Orange), Dan Rodoni (Orange), Chuck Werner (Orange), Aaron Basl and Marc McDonald (Black)
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

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, shared the Freestyle championship title at the 2004 Monster Jam® World FinalsSM. The El Toro Loco team expanded in 2012 to a four-truck team, adding additional drivers to tame this five-ton beast, including Becky McDonough, Aaron Basl, Chuck Werner, and Marc McDonald. One of the most recognisable Monster Jam trucks in the sport, the crazy bull can be counted on to give its all in the ring. In 2013, El Toro Loco debuted two new looks: a yellow and black El Toro Loco truck joined the ever-popular existing orange Monster Jam truck. These two new El Toro Loco Monster Jam trucks will still be fan favourites and will continue to have the same 'raging style' that makes the crazy bull so popular.

Monster Mutt® Dalmatian

Drivers: Candice Jolly and Cynthia Gauthier
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

Imagine if your family dog suddenly sprouted six-foot tyres instead of legs and grew to almost twelve feet tall; now you have a pretty good picture of Monster Mutt. There are actually three versions of the canine of carnage: the original brown Monster Mutt, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian, and Monster Mutt® Rottweiler. All three Monster Jam® trucks share similar body styles, and both have massive floppy ears, tongues, and even tails! Monster Mutt® Dalmatian is driven by Candice Jolly, Cynthai Gauthier and Taryn Laskey, two of the outstanding female drivers competing in Monster Jam. Monster Mutt® Dalmatian is a huge fan favourite and can be seen at the Monster Jam World FinalsSM!

Monster Energy

Monster Energy

Drivers: Damon Bradshaw and Coty Saucier
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

Monster Energy entered the Monster Jam® world in 2012 as a major team sponsor debuting in Birmingham, Alabama. The machine made a big splash right from the start as 2009 Monster Jam World FinalsSM Freestyle champion Damon Bradshaw was chosen to drive the awesome new piece, with Bradshaw's long-time crew chief, Coty Saucier, joining the Monster Energy team at the same time.

Monster Energy is always a contender to win in both Racing and Freestyle, as evidenced by the team's impressive performance at Monster Jam World Finals XIII, in Las Vegas. In that 2012 battle for world titles, Monster Energy, in its first year of competition, advanced all the way through the Racing bracket and into the championship race, falling to Max-DSM in the title race by .02 of a second, one of the closest Monster Jam World Finals championship races in the sport's history.

Son-uva Digger

Son-uva Digger®

Driver: Ryan Anderson
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

Son-uva Digger was unveiled to much fanfare at the 2011 Monster Jam® World FinalsSM as the next generation of the Grave Digger® family! As Ryan Anderson roared into Monster Jam and won Rookie of the Year honors driving Monster Mutt®, the plan was already in the works for Ryan to get behind the wheel of a Monster Jam truck built to extend the Grave Digger legacy and Son-uva Digger became reality with its attention-grabbing purple murals adorning the 1950s Willys body style. Since its debut, Son-uva Digger has made its mark with a series of high-profile wins, especially in Freestyle competitions at the largest stadiums and arenas.

Scooby Doo

Scooby-DooTM

Driver: Nicole Johnson, Bailey Shea, Briana Mahon and 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 in Monster Jam brings the world-famous mystery-solving canine, Scooby-Doo into the sport, first debuting in 2013. Scooby-Doo, which has been specially designed to resemble the beloved Great Dane, joined the Warner Bros. fan-favourite Monster Jam trucks Man of Steel and BatmanTM with the stated goal of 'taking on the big dogs in the sport' and claiming the title of Top Dog! One of the fastest rising superstars, Nicole Johnson, was selected as the first driver to get behind the wheel of Scooby-Doo in Monster Jam events. In 2016 there will be four Scooby-Doo Monster Jam trucks with Bailey Shea, Brianna Mahon and Linsey Read looking to keep up with the boys.

Zombie

ZombieTM

Driver: Sean Duhon, Bari Musawwir and Tyler Groth
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

Once again Monster Jam® listens to the fans like no other sport and moves into the future with the creation of the Zombie Monster Jam truck. Zombie was picked to 'come back from the afterworld' and into reality in Monster Jam. Several names and designs for potential new Monster Jam trucks were unveiled online at MonsterJam.com with fans offered the opportunity to vote on the one they most wanted to see created. The winner of the fans' vote: Zombie! So the ultimate fans' input into the future of the sport became reality with a Monster Jam truck theme completely selected by the sport's incredible fans. Zombie debuted in 2013 with experienced driver Sean Duhon, who previously had success in several other Monster Jam trucks including the popular Man of Steel. Bari Musawwir and Tyler Groth will be representing the Zombie team on the East and West Coast More Monster Jam tours in 2016.

Captains Curse

Captain's Curse®

Driver: Alex Blackwell
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

In 2007, a Monster Jam® truck traveled across the seven seas, and docked in Las Vegas to make its debut at the Monster Jam World FinalsSM. The lucky mate behind the wheel of Captain's Curse was Alex Blackwell. Blackwell has always been involved in some aspect of motor sports. It wasn't until 2005 that he actually started competing in Monster Jam. Then in 2007, when he took over driving privileges for Captain's Curse, he made the Monster Jam truck a star. Not only was Captain's Curse brand new at Monster Jam World Finals, but it also was crowned the 2007 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle champion – in its debut appearance!

Madusa

Madusa®

Driver: Madusa
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: 66" Terra

One of the first and only Monster Jam® trucks to be named after its driver, Madusa is once again taking the Monster Jam circuit by storm. In 1999, Madusa (real name Debra Miceli), a multi-world champion in WCW and WWF, decided to add Monster Jam to her long list of achievements. Madusa quickly became one of the most anticipated Monster Jam trucks to watch, as she was one of the only female drivers at the time. She rose to the top by winning her first Monster Jam World FinalsSM event as Freestyle co-champion in 2004. The following year, she took it all, being named the Monster Jam World Finals Racing champion. Be sure to keep an eye on Madusa, as we expect nothing but great things to come from her and her truck in the future!

Blue Thunder ®

Blue Thunder®

Driver: Tyler Menninga
Engine: 540 CI Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: BKT

Blue Thunder® debuted on 6th January, 2001 at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The Monster Jam® truck, with its classic dark blue pickup style frame, has been a fan favourite at Monster Jam events around the world. Blue Thunder has competed regularly at the Monster Jam World Finals®, including an appearance in the Racing finals in 2001. In 2013 the Blue Thunder team showcased a new body and paint job. Blue Thunder also made the Racing finals in the 2016 Young Guns Shootout during Monster Jam World Finals.

Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm®

Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm®

Driver: Scott Buetow
Engine: 540 Cl Merlin
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
Horsepower: 1,500
Tyres: BKT

The Hot Wheels® name has a long history in Monster Jam® through Mattel’s popular Hot Wheels Monster Jam die casts, game sets like the Triple Blast Arena and by having sponsored the Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm® Monster Jam truck in competition during the early 2000s. But in 2012 the Hot Wheels name returned to on-the-track competition in a big way! The Firestorm® Monster Jam truck is the first of its kind, constructed with state-of-the-art laminate technology. Made of carbon fibre, Kevlar and E-glass (which is used to make some of the parts found on the International Space Station), the body weighs half that of a normal fibreglass truck. This Monster Jam truck is 17 feet long and 11 feet high, weighs 10,000 pounds and sports a 1,500-horsepower engine.

drivers

Dennis Anderson
Driver name:
Dennis Anderson
Owner of:
Grave Digger®
Residence:
Poplar Branch, North Carolina
Place of birth:
Norfolk, Virginia
Years competing:
35

Four-time Monster Jam® World FinalsSM champion, Dennis Anderson created the legend of Grave Digger® back in 1982, and to this day Grave Digger is the world's best-known Monster Jam truck. Anderson created Grave Digger in an old garage in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, where he originally pieced the machine together from old parts of discarded vehicles. The original mud-bogging truck was supported by the corroded chassis of a 1952 Ford pickup and ran on the innards of a high-performance Chevy engine. Although his competitors had the advantage of high-tech equipment, Anderson boasted, "I'll take this old junk and dig you a grave." With these words the legend of Grave Digger was born. Anderson's high-speed racing, insane freestyle and awe-inspiring crashes guarantee to keep his millions of fans on the edge of their seats at every event. Appropriately, he claimed the sport's first-ever Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle championship in 2000, and later claimed the Monster Jam World Finals Racing championships in 2004, 2006 and 2010. Going on three decades of thrilling the sport's largest fan base, Anderson is not slowing down.

Marc McDonald
Driver name:
Marc McDonald
Owner of:
El Toro Loco®
Place of birth:
Claremare, OK
Years competing:
10

Though he has only competed in Monster Jam® since 2006, Marc McDonald moved into the sport's elite almost instantly. McDonald has had some of his best performances on the sport's biggest stages, including several impressive race nights and freestyle runs at Monster Jam World FinalsSM. Growing up on his family ranch in Oklahoma with a passion for trucks and motorsports, he used to race motocross and quads. McDonald's knowledge gained from working with equipment earned him a job working on Monster Jam trucks for a year. He was then able to break into the driving side of the game when he got behind the wheel of the Safe Auto Minimizer. McDonald made an instant impact battling against some of the best in the business. In 2010, he took over one of the sport's highest profile rides, the ultra-popular El Toro Loco®.

Cynthia Gauthier
Driver name:
Cynthia Gauthier
Owner of:
Monster Mutt® Dalmatian
Residence:
Canfield, Ohio
Place of birth:
Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
Years competing:
2

Growing up, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driver Cynthia Gauthier's father was a mechanic, so naturally she spent many hours in the garage with him learning about all things mechanical. This gave Gauthier a passion for anything and everything with an engine. Competing in motocross when she was younger eventually brought her to compete in the Canadian pro women's circuit. Gauthier also raced off-road buggies for a few years before joining Monster Jam® in 2015.

Gauthier will have a change of pace in 2016 as she joins the East Coast More Monster Jam tour.

Brianna Mahon
Driver name:
Brianna Mahon
Owner of:
Scooby-DooTM
Residence:
Dalton City, Illinois
Place of birth:
Sullivan, Illinois
Years competing:
26

Brianna Mahon comes to Monster Jam® with a motor sports background many dream of. From an early age, she was involved in dirt bike racing and after a career-ending injury, she then turned to sprint car racing and now remains on four wheels competing in Monster Jam with the tail-waggin' Scooby-DooTM Monster Jam truck.

Mahon went through the rigorous training that the Monster Jam athletes took part in last summer and is looking to use her experience and what she's learned to be a step ahead of the other drivers on the East Coast More Monster Jam tour in 2016.

Coty Saucier
Driver name:
Coty Saucier
Owner of:
Monster Energy
Residence:
Dade City, Florida
Place of birth:
Lafayette, Louisiana
Years competing:
3

Working his way through the ranks, Saucier earned the opportunity to drive a Monster Jam truck of his own.

Saucier launched his rookie debut in Birmingham, Alabama. His skills landed him a spot in the Young Guns ShootoutSM competition at Monster Jam World FinalsSM in Las Vegas. Saucier fell shy of winning the shootout, but his abilities to wow the crowd and judges proved he was a force to be reckoned with. Through his efforts, he was awarded Rookie of the Year honors in 2014.

As the current year evolves, Saucier hopes to continue building on an already successful career and hold a spot in the top ranks while competing on the West Coast More Monster Jam tour.

Alex Blackwell
Driver name:
Alex Blackwell
Owner of:
Captain's Curse®
Residence:
Elizabeth City, NC
Place of birth:
Frackville, PA
Years competing:
11

After crewing for a year and a half, Blackwell took on driving duties for Randy Brown Motorsports in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Monster Jam® truck. January 2005 marked Alex's professional Monster Jam truck driving debut at the Birmingham, AL Monster Jam show. In the same year, he earned a Rookie of the Year nomination for his creation of the "Gazoo Motor". In 2007, Blackwell took on the driving duties for Bulldozer® before taking over Captain's Curse® in 2008 after Pablo Huffaker won the 2007 Monster Jam World FinalsSM Freestyle championship in the pirate-themed 1941 Willys. In addition to Captain's Curse, Alex has also driven the Wolverine Monster Jam truck.

Neil Elliott
Driver name:
Neil Elliott
Owner of:
Max-D
Residence:
Naples, FL
Place of birth:
Paxton, IL
Years competing:
16

Considered by most who follow Monster Jam® to be one of the most exciting and talented drivers in the game, Neil Elliott is the perfect fit to drive Max-D. Elliott relocated from his hometown of Paxton, Illinois to Naples, Florida, with wife Candice Jolly, who drives Monster Mutt® Dalmatian. Elliott always seems to be behind the wheel of something competitive. When not thrilling the Max-D fans with his amazing performances in Monster Jam competitions, Elliott, together with Jolly, has been racing go-karts and competing in demolition derby events, several of which they've won.

Elliott's start in Monster Jam came by helping in his friend Meents’ shop. Later, Meents offered Elliott the chance to drive for his vaunted team. An instant sensation, Elliott began his driving career behind the wheel of Bulldozer®, the second team Monster Jam truck for Meents. When Meents, a multi-time World Finals® Champion, decided it was time to build a second Max-D Monster Jam truck, he made the obvious choice of having Elliott take over driving the machine. Elliott is well known and widely respected for his driving talents. His outstanding performances earned him an invitation to compete at the sport's biggest event, Monster Jam World Finals. While there, he achieved continued great success by finishing among the final four in Monster Jam Racing in 2006 and for registering memorable Freestyle performances in Las Vegas.

In 2016 Elliott will be behind the wheel of the red Max-D.

Ryan Anderson
Driver name:
Ryan Anderson
Owner of:
Son-uva Digger®
Residence:
Chesapeake, VA
Place of birth:
Chesapeake, VA
Years competing:
6

Growing up watching his father, Dennis Anderson, build a legendary career in Monster Jam®, then seeing his older brother Adam enter the sport and achieve great success at a young age, it’s no surprise that Ryan Anderson was chomping at the bit to become a driver himself. Anderson was a natural at the sport of Monster Jam driving as soon as he began to drive Monster Mutt® in 2010, rocking houses full of applause across the country and winning the coveted Rookie of the Year Award for that season. A true talent behind the wheel, Anderson won major events in his first year in the sport, embarking on a career in which “the sky’s the limit” for his future endeavours.

Anderson has embraced the millions of fans that his famous father and brother have brought to the sport while also cultivating his own fan base. He continues to carry forward the Anderson legacy as he helps take the sport to even greater heights.

George Balhan
Driver name:
George Balhan
Owner of:
Zombie
Residence:
Minooka, IL
Place of birth:
Chicago, IL
Years competing:
13

His distinct Mohawk hairstyle has made George Balhan one of the most easily recognised personalities in Monster Jam® and his performances on the track have made him one of the biggest superstars in the sport. Dating back to his days riding Quad Wars® at Monster Jam events to his breakthrough to the top of the sport behind the wheel of the distinctive black Escalade, Balhan has built his own unique fan base.

Principality Stadium

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