Monster Jam roars into Civic Center

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Monster Jam, the world’s most popular and spectacular monster truck series, has returned to the Mobile Civic Center, April 11, 2014.

The Monster Jam experience runs Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. On Friday, FOX10 News got a glimpse of the show before it opened and caught up with drivers.

“Light goes green and we’re pedal to the metal,” said Bari Musawwir. “Monster jam offers a family fun filled environment. It’s great family fun entertainment for the whole family no matter if you’re 6 or 60.”

Thirty-year-old Musawwir has been competing in Monster Jam since 2010, but he said his passion for monster trucks began much earlier.

The show will feature the world’s premier monster trucks, including crowd-favorite Grave Digger, Scooby-Doo, Monster Energy, Spider-Man, Predator and Prowler.

“This is something I’ve always wanted to do since it was 6 years old when my mom took me to my first show at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit. I just fell in love. As a kid you see these big trucks and you’re in awe,” said Musawwir.

Now he is sponsored by Marvel and drives the Spiderman Monster Jam truck, traveling all over the world, living out his childhood dream.

“I’m blessed and hopefully I can inspire other people to follow their dreams and it definitely takes hard work,” he said.

Nicole Johnson drives the Scooby-Doo truck…and she loves every minute of it.

“Scooby-doo is the coolest truck ever! I mean, have you ever seen a Great Dane that’s 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide with 1,500 horsepower? I love Scooby-Doo because there is an instant connection with everyone who sees him. I’m always asked about my kids. What do they think of this? And I have to remind them when they get out line, that I am the coolest mom on the planet,” said the mother of two boys.

Tires on the truck stand at a whopping 5’ 6”. The wheels alone weigh 800 pounds, rounding out the trucks to 10,000.

Along with Scooby and Spiderman…everyone’s favorite: The Grave-Digger.

“If you’ve never seen monster jam before and you come here for the first time, you’ll be a fan, I guarantee, you by the time the show’s over,” said Musawwir.

Tickets are on sale now. Adults start at $18 and children’s tickets are just $5, ages 2-12, when purchased in advance. All seats increase $2 more the day of the event. Tickets are subject to service, handling and facility fees.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with showtime starting at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to find out how you can purchase tickets.

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