Monster Jam Review


Pictured: Ava Padelford and Alexa McClain (freshmen)

The racers are ready in the Cardinals Stadium. Their engines running like a herd of buffalo coming by. The audience puts on their noise canceling headphones and ear plugs, and only the bravest don’t. You can feel the dirt in the air and the rush of excitement as the show starts.


What is the Monster Jam show?

Monster Jam is a show where truck drivers get to show off their skills in a competition and participate in races. The first thing they do is race, and they are ranked by the place they are in. Following the race comes the Skills Challenge. This gives the drivers a chance to show off what they can do. To win in this category, they must impress the audience because they determine what place they get. They do this by voting online and the score comes up on the big screen. Audience members are given the chance to walk on the dirt where the trucks are racing and take pictures with the trucks. They are also allowed to meet some of the famous drivers before the show, and buy some souvenirs to remember their experience. The drivers come from all around the United States to perform amazing stunts. They are professional monster truck drivers, and excite the audience through their tricks.


What types of tricks do the drivers perform?

The drivers perform many tricks, but my favorite is the amazing backflip that they surprise the viewers with occasionally. The drivers also fly across the stadium from doing their huge jumps. Sometimes, the drivers will do a trick that fails, and will land on the top of their cars. When this happens, the safety team comes out to flip them back over.



Thoughts on the show:

This monster truck show was such a cool experience and was well put together. I went with my good friend and her family, and we all had a blast. First, we walked around the trucks and took pictures with them. We got to the stadium at 3:30 p.m. and the show didn’t start until 7:00 p.m. so we had a lot of time to kill. I would recommend going closer to 7:00 p.m. so you don’t have to wait as long.


Pros and Cons:

There are many amazing things about the Monster Jam shows and hardly any cons. You get to see amazing stunts live and experience the thrill of the racing and roaring trucks. This, however, brings along the cons. If you aren’t a fan of loud music and screaming cars, you may not be as comfortable. Make sure to bring any form of earplugs or noise canceling headphones. The loudness of the event can be overwhelming to some. Something my friend and I experienced that many usually don’t was buying the over priced snow cones. This was the thing I didn’t like most. We spent $20 on the worst snow cone ever, but we were determined to eat the most expensive ice we had ever gotten. Other than those two things, this event is something everyone should experience.


The Monster Jam show is a great experience and it is worth checking out. There are cool stunts that are performed for the audience, amazing things to see like a movie. Make sure to check it out!