KUSA - She has the looks for a fashion runway, but 17-year racing veteran Nicole Johnson would rather play in the dirt.
This weekend at Pepsi Center, the striking brunette hopes to defend her clean sweep in racing the last time she came to town for the Denver Monster Jam event. It won't be easy: this year's event features more USHRA Monster Trucks than ever before, including Four-time World Champion Grave Digger, as well as Advance Auto Parts Grinder, El Toro Loco, Raminator, Incinerator, and Rammunition.
At approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
This weekend's Monster Jam features more performances than ever before at Pepsi Center:
Friday, Feb. 8: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9: 2 p.m. and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 10: 2 p.m.
The Party in the Pits on Saturday and Sunday prior to the afternoon shows, gives fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Pit Party passes are $10 and require an accompanying 2:00 pm event ticket.
Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $15. Tickets are available through TicketHorse, online at www.TicketHorse.com/MJ, or by visiting the Pepsi Center box office.
For more information on Monster Jam, log on to www.MonsterJam.com.
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