Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Forecast calls for flying monster trucks at Raymond James Stadium

If you like big trucks that crush cars and even school buses, the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa might be just the ticket.

The latest Grave Digger, the world's best known monster truck, is there along with Son-uva-Digger and a 13-passenger truck that fans can get a ride in by stopping into Advance Auto Parts and picking up a ticket.

Dennis Anderson's latest Grave Digger design is based on a 1950 Chevy panel van. "It has a 540 cubic inch motor that puts out 1500 horse power. It will fly 40 feet in the air and keep going," said Anderson.

Some of the drivers warmed up their machines for the media and a few on lookers Friday morning. Jonhehon Tresley of Tampa was there with his 2-year-old son, Gerard. "He saw Grave Digger and Son of a Digger and he went nuts," Tresley said while holding his son.

The event starts at 7 p.m., but you can go early for tailgating from 2 to 5 p.m. to get a close-up view of the trucks and meet the drivers during the "Party in the Pits." Tickets cost $15-$35.

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