Monster Jam World Finals Gets a Makeover for 2014, Including Bigger Field and New Format
In Monster Jam, the fans are wanting more...more...and more, especially when it comes to the World Finals in Las Vegas. Now, Monster Jam is taking another step in that direction with next year's installment of the greatest show they put on each year.
The Monster Jam World Finals XV in Las Vegas is expanding in both field, and format. Currently the entire competition is on a Saturday night, crowning two champions. Qualifying for the event is the day before, which is nicknamed "Double Down Friday."
For 2014, that format is gone.
Now, the qualifying night, or Double Down, takes place on Thursday, giving fans an earlier start to the experience. In addition, the two championships will be held on two separate days. The racing championship happens on Friday night, with freestyle occurring on Saturday night.
“The loyal Monster Jam® fans have been asking to expand the Monster Jam World Finals weekend with more access, more competition, more trucks, and we have answered,” said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports. “The two-day event creates a higher level in both racing and freestyle. The Monster Jam drivers will be able to focus on each specific competition which will result in a better racing and better freestyle.
"In addition, holding racing and freestyle on separate days will allow us to build and create each track solely for that portion of the competition. Fans can expect an all-new and enhanced freestyle course on Saturday."
The now three-day event also will see an expansion in the field. For next year, the field of competing drivers will increase from 28 drivers, which is this year's line-up that increased from 24 in previous years, to a 32-truck bracket, which equals out to a more even line-up, where there's no confusion on seeding in qualifying, and a true "win and move-on" style for racing.
“I am thrilled about the Monster Jam World Finals expanding to a two day format in 2014,” said 10-time Monster Jam World Finals Champion Tom Meents, driver of Max-DSM. “Being able to focus exclusively on the Racing World Championship on Friday will enable all 32 competitors to take their game to the next level.
"Plus, we will now have a course built exclusively for the Freestyle World Championship on Saturday. If you think freestyle has been amazing before…get ready for some of the greatest freestyle action ever seen. I hope the fans are as excited as I am.”
All fans that purchased the Double Down Package for this year's World Finals will have the chance to renew for the same seats from April 3-8.
For all information on the World Finals, both for this year and next year, visit MonsterJam.com