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The Eight Monster Jam Trucks Heading to SA

With less than a month to go until Monster Jam races back to South Africa, we are pleased to bring you the full Monster Jam Truck and Driver line-up.

The line-up of eight Monster Jam trucks features multiple fan favourites:

  • The legendary Grave Digger and Max-D.
  • The futuristic SUV celebrating 20 years of Monster Jam action – mighty Megalodon.
  • The raging bull, El Toro Loco.
  • Monster Mutt Dalmatian remembered for its massive floppy ears.
  • The ever-popular Zombie.
  • Regular Monster Jam World Finals competitor, Blue Thunder.
  • Making its South Africa debut, Earth Shaker.

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The all-star international drivers competing in SA are:

  • 2019 Monster Jam World Finals Speedster Champion Matt Cody (Grave Digger).
  • Blake Granger (Max-D).
  • The 2019 Monster Jam World Finals ATV Racing Champion; off-road short course champion and rising star Monster Jam star, Brandon Arthur (El Toro Loco).
  • Myranda Cozad (Monster Mutt Dalmatian).
  • Chelsea VanCleave (Zombie).
  • Successfully transitioning from racing dragsters to racing Monster Jam trucks; Tony Ochs (Earth Shaker) winner of the 2019 Arena Freestyle of the Year trophy.
  • Camden Murphy (Blue Thunder) winner of the 2022 Monster Jam Fan Favorite Driver of the Year.
  • Charlie Pauken, who previously drove Grave Digger at the 2019 Monster Jam SA tour, returns to South Africa behind the wheel of (Megalodon).

The all-star international Monster Jam drivers competing in South Africa.

Monster Jam South Africa Venues and Dates:

Cape Town – DHL Stadium on Saturday, 22 April
Johannesburg – FNB Stadium on Saturday, 29 April
Durban – Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 06 May

In addition, Monster Jam also features breath-taking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. This is unbeatable full-throttle fun for the entire family. The popularity of Monster Jam in South Africa has resulted in Pit Party tickets being sold out across all three cities in record time! Event tickets are still on sale exclusively from or

Monster Jam Facts:

  • Standing 4 metres tall and 4 metres wide, the custom designed Monster Jam trucks weigh up to 4,500kg.
  • Each engine delivers about 1,500 horsepower.
  • A Monster Jam truck is capable of reaching speeds of up to 110kms per hour.
  • Monster Jam trucks can jump as far as 130 feet in length,
  • Chassis – Custom Steel minimum of 8 points that attached to main chassis.
  • Body – Fiberglass Composite with Lexan Windshield.
  • Fuel Capacity – 83 Litre Fuel Cell.
  • Fuel Type – 99.9% Methanol (Alcohol).
  • Fuel Economy – 17 Liters per Kilometer.
  • Some custom designed trucks require more than 40 hours of paint time.
  • Carving one Monster Jam truck tyre requires over 50 hours of exacting labour.
  • The average Monster Jam truck team will go through eight tyres in one year.
  • Tyres are 1.7m high by 1.1 wide.
  • It takes 1,500-man hours to build and remove a track.
  • 300 truckloads of dirt are used to build the track.
  • 113 litres of paint are used to paint the track and obstacles.
  • It takes up to 12 hours to build an arena Monster Jam track and up to 20 hours to build a stadium track.

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