Monster truck season is back in Southern California! Yesterday, we had the opportunity to chat with the driver behind the wheel of “Menace,” one of the monster trucks that will race in this weekend’s Monster Jam show.
Menace, a monster truck visually designed by a 16 year old, is driven by Darren Migues who told us that the first time he drove Menace was in a monster truck race in front of hundreds of people. Not a bad way to start a career!
We met up at a local elementary school where Darren talked to other kids and gave them a real-life lesson in engineering and technology. All a part of the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum program. The kids received their own K’Nex Monster Jam truck builder sets to create mini replicas of the two-ton super trucks and then they learned how their version compares to the mechanics of a 10,000 pound real truck.
The driver and “pit crew team” then changed the tires, gave a brief lesson on how the truck is constructed, and even shared a few facts about Menace:
- Motor: 540
- Horsepower: 1,400-1,500
- Tires: 700 lbs. each
- Size: 15 feet tall
- Transmission: 2-speed
See Menace in action this Saturday, and catch a monster jam show at Angel Stadium between January 10th and February 7th.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806
Saturday, January, 10th at 7:00PM
Saturday, January 24th at 7:00PM
Saturday, February 7th at 7:00PM
Open from 2:00PM – 5:00PM prior to each Saturday event
Exclusive VIP Early Access to Pit Party at 1:00PM for Total Access Pass holders
Event ticket and Pit Passes are required for entry; Pit Passes available to purchase for $10 each via Ticketmaster.com or the Angel Stadium box office
Prices start from $25 for Adults; Kids (age 2-12) tickets are only $10 (for select seating)
Total Access Pass fan packages available for $75 each
All seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Angel Stadium box office.
**Above ticket prices are advance purchase only; all tickets are $2 more day of show.
Market pricing applies to all tickets; rates may fluctuate based on supply and demand.
Tickets may be subject to service, convenience and handling fees.
Created for the true die-hard Monster Jam fans, we have taken the Total Access Pass to the next level by offering fans the ultimate live event experience packed with new exclusive offers! Each Total Access Pass includes:
- Best Seats in the House in the Club Level section
- Early Access to the Pit Party prior to the general public at 1:00PM; Pit Pass admission fee included free for TAP holders
- Exclusive “Track Walk” on the dirt (weather permitting)
In order to keep the Total Access Pass an intimate experience for the fans and drivers, a very limited number of these exclusive packages will be available – so be sure to order early as these will sell-out!
$3 Off Adult Discount Coupons available at participating Jiffy Lube locations (while supplies last)
For more information on all Southern California dates and updates log onto www.MonsterJam.com.
Take a quick walk around “Menace” and hear from a pit crew guy on what goes into a monster truck like this:
Originally published on January 9, 2015. Last Updated on January 2, 2019 by Pattie Cordova