While posts so far have centered around the Toronto show on January 19/20 for Monster Jam, it just begins the 2013 Monster Jam Maple Leaf tour.
Monster Jam has a huge following of fans across Canada as they are always tuning into SPEED to watch the action. Plus, who doesn't love seeing a big truck wreck a bunch of things, flip and do wheelies live? That unique thrill draws in new fans each year and has inspired the Maple Leaf tour being as strong as it is.
As stated, the 2013 Maple Leaf Monster Jam tour begins at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario on January 19 and 20. The cast of drivers look impressive as announced by FELD Motorsports.
USHRA Monster Trucks Grave Digger® driven by Jon Zimmer, Northern Nightmare℠ driven by Cam McQueen, Max-D℠ driven by Neil Elliot, El Toro Loco® driven by Chuck Werner, Metal Mulisha driven Todd Leduc, Batman™ driven by Norm Miller, Bounty Hunter driven by Jim Creten, Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten, Avenger driven by Jim Koehler, Wrecking Crew driven by Steve Koehler, Aftershock driven by Bob Robbins, Krazy Train driven by Peter Robbins, Instigator driven by Paul Breaud, Rap Attack driven by Dave Rappach, Storm Damage driven by Tim Mente and Hurricane Force Steven Thompson!!
Following Toronto, Monster Jam will be at BC Place in Vancouver, BC on January 26th. While out of the headline drivers Zimmer and McQueen will return, Kreg Christensen will be behind the wheel of Max-D. The rest of the line-up looks as follows:
Time Flys driven by Kelvin Ramer, Detour driven by Garret Ladelle, Destroyer driven by Roger Stidell, Captain USA driven by Travis Groth, Double Trouble driven by Tyler Groth, Western Renegade driven by Barry Parkin, Maniac driven by Trent Hickie and Captain's Curse® driven by Alex Blackwell!!
Then on February 9th and 10th, Monster Jam will take over Edmonton, Alberta at the Rexall Place. The line-up mirrors that of B.C including Zimmer, McQueen, Christensen, Perkin, Blackwell and Ramer. Detour will be in Alberta, however will be driven by Nathan Weenk instead of Ladelle.
February 16th and 17th will see the Maple Leaf tour return to Ontario as they will compete at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. Zimmer and McQueen will compete in this show as they have the rest of the tour, however they will be joined by a cast of new characters.
Brutus driven by Chris Bergeron, Mega Bite driven by Brad Allen, Aftershock driven by Bob Robbins and Krazy Train driven by Peter Robbins!!
After the London show, Monster Jam will travel east to Winnipeg, Manitoba and the MTS Centre for a pair of shows on February 23rd and 24th. Zimmer and McQueen will once again be part of the line-up. However, they will be joined by some drivers who are only running a couple of dates on the tour.
Metal Mulisha driven by Todd Leduc, Batman™ driven by Norm Miller, Get Er Done driven by Mitch Tulachka and Robo Machine!!
World Finals in Las Vegas occurs in March before the final two dates of the 2013 Maple Leaf Tour - April 6th & 7th in Hamilton, Ontario and June 1st & 2nd in Halifax, Ontario. The driver line-up for both of those shows is yet to be announced.
The 2012 Maple Leaf Tour produced excitement across Canada and there is no secret that 2013 could very well do the same.
For tickets and to keep up with all the action at http://www.monsterjamcanada.ca.