Monster Jam returns to Jacksonville this weekend

15 teams scheduled to showcase

JACKOSNVILLE, Fla. – Some of the most famous monster trucks are back in Jacksonville.

Monster Jam returns to EverBank Field on Saturday with such renowned machines as Raminator, driven by Mark Hall--the fastest Monster Truck on record, that hit a speed of 99.1 miles per hour.

Also expected to compete are fan favorite Grave Digger, driven by Morgan Kane; El Toro Loco, driven by Becky McDonough; Bad News Travels Fast, driven by Brandon Derrow; Bounty Hunter, driven by Jimmy Creten; EarthShaker, driven by Steven Thompson; FS1 Cleatus, driven by Marc McDonald; Lucas Oil Crusader, driven by Linsey Weenk; Mutant, driven by Coty Saucier; Saigon Shaker, driven by Ryan Disharoon; Scarlet Bandit, driven by Dawn Creten; Slinger, driven by Scott Hartsock; Soldier Fortune, driven by Chad Fortune; and Zombie, driven by Travis Mowery.

The event requires the floor of EverBank Field to be changed from a football field to a Monster Jam surface, requiring 1,100 sheets of plastic to protect the grass surface, 12 million pounds of dirt and 10 "crush cars."

Fans can see and take photos with some of the trucks and race teams on Thursday and Friday at various locations around town. The free appearances includes:

Thursday 2 - 6 p.m.

  • Mutant - Walmart, 7075 Collins Road
  • Bad News Travels Fast - MetroPCS, 9770 Atlantic Blvd.
  • Slinger - Circle K, 11869 Pulaski Road

Thursday 3 - 6 p.m.

  • FS1 Cleatus - America's Best, 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd. 
  • Bounty Hunter - ToysRUs, 4875 Town Center Parkway

Friday 3 - 7 p.m.

  • BKT Tires Monster Jam Experience Trailer - Tijuana Flats, 13280 Old St. Augustine Road

Saturday- Monster Jam Event

2:30-5:30 p.m. - Pit Party (requires Pit Party passes  - $10 in advance or $15 day of the show).

7 p.m. – Opening ceremonies, with color guard performed by VP-30 from NAS Jacksonville; national anthem performed by Olivia Schilling. University of Miami; U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon flyover (VP-30)

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