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Monster trucks will be racing, jumping and smashing at the Citrus Bowl this Saturday

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The Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium is being filled with dirt. No, they’re not destroying it, they’re making a track for the monster trucks to tear up. Monster Jam will be held this Saturday in Orlando and you can see some of the trucks up close at various locations around Orlando this Thursday and Friday.

The annual Monster Jam is one of Orlando’s most popular and largest single day stadium events, attracting capacity crowds of more than 60,000. Fourteen of the sports’ marquis 1,500 horsepower, 10,000-pound monster trucks – the most ever scheduled for an Orlando event – will compete in side-by-racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition.

In the freestyle competition, each truck gets 90 seconds to “wow” the crowd with huge jumps, wheelies, truck-spinning donuts and the destruction of cars, vans, buses, motor homes and more. The event also includes the half racing/half demolition derby action with a trailer race finale that you have to see to believe, and ATV Quad Wars Racing.

In addition to the Monster Jam show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, here’s find a list of locations and times when you can see a monster truck up close free of charge.

Grinder
2 – 6 p.m. Thursday
Advance Auto Parts
2406 Church St.
Orlando

Grave Digger
3 – 7 p.m. Thursday
Dairy Queen
2270 S. Ridgewood Ave.
South Daytona

Eradicator
2 – 6 p.m. Friday
Advance Auto Parts
394 E. Altamonte Dr.
Altamonte Springs

Grinder
2 – 6 p.m. Friday
Advance Auto Parts
5408 Silver Star Rd
Orlando

Mohawk Warrior
3-7 p.m. Friday
Dairy Queen
803 Semoran Blvd.
Apopka

El Toro Loco
3 – 7 p.m. Friday
Dairy Queen
2601 13th Street
St. Cloud

Nitro Circus
3 – 7 p.m. Friday
Metro PCS
1453 Sand Lake Road
Orlando

Stone Crusher
8 p.m. – midnight Friday
Cowboys
1108 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando

Gun Slinger
3 – 7 p.m. Thursday
Courtesy Ford
4911 Wayside Drive
Sanford

Fans can also go for a ride in a monster truck before the show by picking up a free Monster Truck Ride Pass at any Advance Auto Parts location. Monster Truck rides begin at 1 p.m. in the lot across from Gate D and run until 7 p.m.

After visiting Orlando, the show continues its tour around the U.S. Other Florida stops include Tallahassee on Feb. 4 – 5, Tampa on Feb. 5, Miami on Feb. 12, Jacksonville on Feb. 26, Naples on April 8 – 10 and Ocala on April 15 – 17. Visit MonsterJam.com for dates in other states.

Advance purchase tickets to Monster Jam are $15. They are $18 the day of the show. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Amway Center Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000. You can save $3 on advance tickets by picking up a coupon at area Dairy Queen locations or get a Buy 3, Get 1 free deal with a 4-Pak voucher at area Metro PCS locations.

Be sure to watch the Feb. 3 edition of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show for our report from Monster Jam.

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