Video of the Week – 08/20/11

Week Ending: August 20th, 2011
Truck(s) Featured: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer)
Video Type: Fan Video

Description: Great freestyle run from Jon Zimmer in Amsoil Shock Therapy as he takes the win at the Montgomery County Fair in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Action Sports Superstar Travis Pastrana to Compete in Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam in Baltimore

(Aurora, Illinois – Feld Motor Sports PR) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that action sports icon Travis Pastrana, of Annapolis, Md., will compete in the inaugural Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on July 9, bringing “Havoc to the Harbor.” Pastrana, a fifth-place finisher in freestyle at the 2009 Monster Jam World Finals®, looks forward to wrestling with his 2000-horsepower monster truck.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Monster Jam and have enjoyed driving the trucks whenever I can,” said Pastrana. “Monster trucks are the most explosive and hard-to-control vehicles that I’ve ever had the privilege to drive. Throw precision and calculation out the window. With close to 2000 horsepower, Monster Jam is sheer excitement.”

Pastrana will pilot the Feld Motor Sports owned Nitro Circus truck at the Baltimore event.

With a guy-next-door personality, Pastrana is a fan favorite regardless what he is riding or racing. When he straps himself into his Nitro Circus® monster truck for the first time ever at M&T Bank Stadium, Pastrana will further diversify his motorsports portfolio as he competes in his inaugural Monster Jam racing competition.

The Nitro Circus truck is normally driven by Pastrana’s good friend a seasoned Monster Jam competitor Cam McQueen.

“My long time friend Cam McQueen has been doing really well in the Nitro Circus truck, but whenever I have a chance to throw him out and drive it myself, I make him watch!”

“It scares me,” said McQueen. “People think I’m hard on equipment – just wait ‘till he gets behind the wheel! It’s going be a blast! Travis is extremely gifted at what he does. However, I’ve managed to beat him at one thing in my life, and I plan to keep it that way. Travis brings something to the table that nobody else can. Without question, this will be the most amazing, entertaining Monster Jam event they will ever witness. And no matter what venue he attends, Travis never leaves a single fan unhappy.”

Pastrana is a big fan of monster trucks, seen here posing with Bobby Holman's monster truck at the 2010 Eldora Speedway Prelude to the Dream.

While McQueen made history when he successfully landed a backflip last year at the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas, Pastrana has no problem in “one-upping” his buddy.

“I am not as good as Cam, but there is always a chance I could get lucky on any given day and do something that will one-up him,” said Pastrana. “Honestly, though, I just want to get as much experience as I can and try to do my best every time I am in the truck.”

Pastrana, 27, is the most successful competitor in the history of the X-Games. Before turning pro, Pastrana enjoyed an illustrious amateur motocross career, where he captured five national titles. Highlighting his professional career are the 2000 125cc AMA Motocross championship and the 2001 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class championship. He transferred his two-wheel experience to four wheels and captured multiple Rally Car championship and is now running a limited schedule on NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. He even finished eighth in the Big Buck Hunter Pro World Championships.

The Party in the Pits at M&T Bank Stadium takes place from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, where fans can meet and greet some of the world’s top Monster Jam drivers, including Pastrana. The gates open at 5:30 and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, the M&T Bank stadium box office or online at Total Access passes are $75; Gold Circle tickets are $35; SuperValue tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids. Total Access Passes can only be purchased by calling 410-261-7283

Truck Line-Up

Grave Digger ®
Maximum Destruction®
AAP Grinder™
Monster Mutt® Dalmatian
Air Force Afterburner®
Lucas Oil Crusader™
El Toro Loco®
Grave Digger the Legend™
Nitro Circus
Son UVA Digger®
Captain’s Curse®

About Feld Motor Sports®

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit

(Photos by Chris Parrish, Paul Harry)