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Special Motorsports Event - Grave Digger Showcases Best Monster Trucks At PBIR

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Jupiter, Oct. 3, 2012: Monster trucks will battle against one another racing down the drag strip at Palm Beach International Raceway’s Thunder Jam on Saturday October 6th. Race fans and families alike will witness a full line up in the motorsport show featuring the fastest monster truck in the world, Grave Digger.

Standing nearly 12 feet tall with 66 inch tall, 44 inch wide tires and weighing in at nearly 12,000 pounds, Gave Digger is one of the most popular race machines on earth. On October 6, Grave Digger will use its 2,000 horsepower Chevy Big Block engine to make a full quarter-mile pass against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle during Thunder Jam at Palm Beach International Raceway.

“With the world’s best known Monster Trucks competing for supremacy on our track, Thunder Jam will host the biggest and baddest of motorsport vehicles here at Palm Beach International Raceway,” says Jason Rittenberry, President & CEO of Palm Beach International Raceway.

In addition to the colossal bragging rights that are at stake for these top monster trucks, south Florida race fans will also see the battle of jet trains, “Cannonball Express” and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” in a showdown of two of the fastest race machines on earth. These two jet-propelled dragsters produce 10-foot flames and nearly 15,000 horsepower as they approach the 300 mile-per-hour barrier and will make multiple passes throughout the night.

With a full line up for the night, the Chevy Rebellion Wheelstander will race on two-wheels and pro-mods will take to the track at high speed.

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Palm Beach International Raceway will be hosting a Kids Night Party at Hurricane Grill & Wings Wellington location on Thursday October 4 at 6 p.m. before the weekend’s show. Kids eat free and will have a chance to meet “Kid K.J.”, the youngest monster truck driver in the world at 7 years-old driving his mini monster truck, Monster Bear. Families who attend the event will have an opportunity to buy one ticket to Thunder Jam and get a second ticket free.

The Thunder Jam Show takes place at Palm Beach International Raceway Saturday, October 6, Gates open at 4pm, Amsoil Pit Party 5pm and the show starts at 7pm. Adult Tickets are $20 and children tickets are $5. For more information go to and for event updates follow on Facebook at

WHERE: Palm Beach International Raceway – 17047 Beeline Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33478

WHEN: Saturday, October 6 Gates open: 4pm Amsoil Pit Party: 5pm Show: 7pm

COST: Adult Spectator Ticket $20, Children Spectator Ticket $5

Thunder Jam Kids Night at Hurricane Grill & Wings

WHERE: 4075 State Road 7 (441), Wellington, FL 33467

WHEN: Thursday October 4, Starts at 6 pm

COST: Kids eat free with the purchase of any adult entrée.