Mon­ster Jam com­ing to PPL Cen­ter on Feb. 21-23

The Morning Call - - ENTERTAINM­ENT NEWS - By John J. Moser Morn­ing Call Le­high Val­ley Mu­sic re­porter and colum­nist John J. Moser can be reached at 610-820-6722 or [email protected]

The Mon­ster Jam truck show, which has been pop­u­lar with yearly shows at Al­len­town’s PPL Cen­ter, will re­turn for five shows in Fe­bru­ary, it has been an­nounced.

The event, which fea­tures trucks 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, sit­ting atop 66-inch tires and weigh­ing at least 10,000 pounds, will have ses­sions at 7 p.m. Feb. 21; 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

Tick­ets, at $15-$87, go on sale to the pub­lic at 10 a.m. Tues­day, Sept. 24, at www.PPLCen­ter.com, the cen­ter box of­fice or 610-347-TIXX. A venue pre­sale will be from 10 a.m. Thurs­day un­til 11:59 p.m. Mon­day us­ing the code PPLPRE.

Group sales with dis­counts also are avail­able at 484-2734551.

Built for short, high-pow­ered bursts of speed, the trucks can get up to 100 mph and fly up to 125 to 130 feet — a dis­tance greater than 14 cars side by side — and 35 feet in the air.

The trucks, which are ex­tremely loud, race in tra­di­tional style, in which the first truck to cross the fin­ish line with the least num­ber of penal­ties wins. In freestyle, the trucks drive over cars, and do stunts and tricks.

The Mon­ster Jam tour ends each year in March with the world fi­nals, mean­ing the Al­len­town stop will be late in the 2019-20 sea­son.

Mon­ster Jam truck show most re­cently was at PPL Cen­ter last Fe­bru­ary, in Fe­bru­ary 2018, in March 2017 and in April 2016.

SHARON K. MERKEL/MORN­ING CALL FILE PHOTO

The Mon­ster Jam truck show will re­turn to Al­len­town for 5 shows.

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