AURORA, Ill. (December 29, 2014) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today the Monster Jam® FOX Sports 1 Championship Series, an enhanced points-paying stadium tour, that awards the top four finishers a berth at the prestigious Monster Jam World FinalsSM at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on March 26-28.
The Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series will visit nine of the nation’s most prestigious stadiums from January to March, including NRG Stadium (January 3), the Georgia Dome (January 10), Raymond James Stadium (January 17), Lucas Oil Stadium (January 24), the Edward Jones Dome (January 31), Angel Stadium on Anaheim (February 7), AT&T Stadium (February 21), Ford Field (February 28), and the Carrier Dome (March 7).
The series will feature the same 16 Monster Jam trucks each week, in addition to Monster Jam-branded ATVs, with a competitive points series that will tie together each of the nine included stadium events.
“I’m really looking forward to the 2015 Monster Jam season,” said ZombieSM driver, Bari Musawwir. “I’m going in to my fifth year competing and I couldn’t be more excited about it. We have been invited to participate in a brand new nine-city championship series that will air on FOX Sports 1 and the field of drivers is extremely talented. I think the new format will provide a great level of competition which will add more elements to the total fan experience. Zombie and I are ready to try and rack up as many points as we can!”
Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series Points Summary
- All 16 Monster Jam trucks will attempt to qualify for one of the eight spots in the Monster Jam bracket racing competition, with the fastest qualifier of the night receiving one point toward the overall championship.
- After all 16 Monster Jam trucks have raced through the qualifying round, only the eight Monster Jam trucks with the fastest qualifying times will move on to bracket racing.
- The winner of Monster Jam bracket racing will earn two points toward the overall championship.
- The eight Monster Jam trucks that do not qualify for bracket racing will compete in the brand new Monster Jam obstacle course competition where the truck with the fastest time will grab one point toward the overall championship.
- All 16 Monster Jam trucks will compete in the freestyle competition and the truck with the highest score at the end will take home two points toward the overall championship.
Monster Jam Freestyle will feature six judges at each event. The chance to become one of the six freestyle judges at each tour stop will be handled through local promotions in each city. For more information on the VIP Judging Experience, log onto www.MonsterJam.com.
As an added bonus, there will also be 16 Monster Jam ATVs racing for points at every Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship series event, with each ATV representing one of the Monster Jam trucks. All 16 ATVs will go bar-to-bar in two different heat races with each heat race winner earning one point. Whichever Monster Jam ATV races to the finish line first in the Main Event will earn two points.
Monster Jam trucks competing in the Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series:
Avenger – Jim Koehler
Bad News – Brandon Derrow
El Toro Loco® – Chuck Werner
Grave Digger® – Charlie Pauken
Hooked – Steven Sims Jr
Lucas Oil Crusader® – Linsey Weenk
Max-DSM – Neil Elliott
Monster Energy – Damon Bradshaw
Monster Mutt® – Dustin Brown
Stone Crusher – Steve Sims
Thunder 4×4 – Jim Bendzick
Titan – Donald Epidendio
War Wizard – Darren Goin
Wrecking Crew – Steve Koehler
ZombieSM – Bari Musawwir
For the first time ever, each Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series event will air the week after the event takes place within the FOX Sports 1 Sunday motorsport block. Below is the FOX Sports 1 broadcast schedule, check local listings for any programming changes:
|TV Broadcast Date||Location||Venue||Time (ET/PT)|
|Sunday, January 11, 2015||Houston, Texas||NRG Stadium||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, January 18, 2015||Atlanta, Georgia||Georgia Dome||11:00am ET/8:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 1, 2015||Tampa, Fla.||Raymond James Stadium||11:00am ET/8:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 1, 2015||Indianapolis, IN.||Lucas Oil Stadium||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 8, 2015||St. Louis, Mo.||Edward Jones Dome||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 22, 2015||Recap/Anaheim, Calif.||Angels Stadium||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 22, 2015||Anaheim, Calif.||Angels Stadium||1:00pm ET/10:00am PT|
|Sunday, March 1, 2015||Arlington, Texas||AT&T Stadium||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, March 8, 2015||Detroit, Mich.||Ford Field||11:30am ET/8:30am PT|
|Sunday, March 22, 2015||Syracuse, N.Y.||Carrier Dome||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
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About Feld Motor Sports®
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. Official Monster Truck Series only at Monster Jam. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.