For one night only, Saturday, January 21, fans can witness jaw-dropping monster trucks battling it out in the ultimate event of intense speed, racing, and destruction. Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam returns to San Diego with more trucks than ever before. Sixteen massive trucks will be part of the dirt-flying, car-crushing action at Qualcomm Stadium, featuring two more 10,000-pound beasts than last year’s event. Some of this year’s truck lineup includes the legendary Grave Digger, celebrating its 30th anniversary of car-crushing mayhem, along with Tasmanian Devil (“Taz”) and the all-new 2012 truck, Son Uva Digger (driven by Ryan Anderson, son of Grave Digger icon Dennis Anderson), plus World Finals Champion El Toro Loco, and more. Die-hard fans can come to the stadium early to enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show experience, which gives fans unparalleled access to view their favorite trucks up-close, meet the drivers for autographs, and take photos. The pit party takes place from 3-5pm; the show begins at 7pm.
One of the most popular touring family entertainment sporting events in the world, the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is an explosive event of demolition, speed, power, and unbelievable stunts with the world’s best monster trucks and drivers whose skills provide an awesome spectacle of “rock-and-roar” that will bring fans to their feet cheering for more. Prices range from $12-$30. Or, avoid the lines, skip the crowds, and enjoy VIP access including private driver meet and greet with the $90 Total Access Pass. Pit Passes are available, free of charge, at any participating San Diego County Ford Dealers through January 20 while supplies last. They can also be purchased on the day of the event for $10 at the venue box office. (800/745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com) JANE SHIOMI