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Monster Jam Takes Over Petco Park

The motorsports event comes to the East Village on Saturday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 31



    Get ready for loud engines, stunts and dirt-flying destruction as Monster Jam rolls into Petco Park for the first time. NBC 7's Elena Gomez has a preview on what motorsports fans can expect. (Published Friday, Jan. 16, 2015)

    Monster trucks are taking over Petco Park.

    For the first time ever, Monster Jam has rolled into the home of the Padres, serving up loud engines and stunts. The dirt-flying action will take place over the course of two days this year, Saturday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 31.

    Monster truck fans will get to see the massive trucks race against each other and then compete in freestyle events where they will perform everything from wheelies to donuts.

    This year's line-up includes World Finals champion powerhouses Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Captain's Curse and Metal Mulisha.

    Making their San Diego debuts this Saturday are FOX Sports 1 Cleatus, Scooby-Doo, Dragon, Doomsday, and others.

    If you're wondering how enourmous these trucks really are, the tires alone stand at 66 inches tall, 43 inches wide. The trucks themselves are about 10,000 pounds with 15,000 horsepower, which is about ten times more than an average car, monster truck driver Carl Van Horn said.

    Previously, Qualcomm Stadium served as host of the popular motorsports event until Feld Motor Sports announced last year it was partnering up with the Padres to bring the event to Petco Park.

    The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, but fans can get the celebration started early with the Pit Party at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $45. For more information, visit