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Thunder Jam returns to the NEW Tulsa Raceway Park July 28 with ALL NEW show featuring Grave Digger, jets and more

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Monster matchups, monster show and monster trucks.   

Thunder Jam’s return to the all-new Tulsa Raceway Park July 28 certainly has all the makings for one of the biggest shows in Thunder Jam history.   

Traditionally home to Thunder Jam’s biggest event, the series will make its triumphant return to the all-new track with a show that promises to rock Oklahoma featuring the Grave Digger and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle monster trucks going head-to-head, jumping cars and even racing a jet dragster in addition to performances by Tulsa’s own “Heat Wave” jet Funny Car owned by Sam and Dixie Ives, the 300 mph “Spirit of Alabama” jet dragster and a huge sportsman showdown featuring over $1 million dollars worth of the most powerful drag cars on earth.   

And it can all be seen for the incredible price of $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.   


 “This is the event everyone has been waiting for,” said Thunder Jam Operations Manager Jim Marchyshyn. “Tulsa has long been one of the biggest stops for Thunder Jam and now we are returning with a show unlike any other. And this year we expect to put on a show Oklahoma fans will be talking about for a long, long time.”  

Easily the “biggest” main event in Thunder Jam history, the main attraction at the Tulsa Thunder Jam will be the Oklahoma debut of the monster truck showdown between the Grave Digger monster truck driven by Monster Jam superstar Randy Brown and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle piloted by Joey Parnell. Not only will these two incredible machines go head-to-head, but Tulsa fans will also see them jump cars and even race a 300 mph jet dragster all on tires bigger than most full-size racecars.    

The 1950 style Chevrolet truck known as Grave Digger has become an icon of the sport with its ghoulish green and black paint job and menacing red headlights and has made a name for itself with its go-or-go-home style of racing. Weighing in at nearly 12,000 pounds and powered by a 575 cubic inch Chevy Big Block engine, Grave Digger has garnered four Monster Jam Points Championships, one Freestyle Championship and two Monster Jam World Racing Championships while under the direction of a handful of drivers.  

And the jet dragster in the middle of that madness is the famous “Spirit of Alabama”. Capable of speeds of over 300 mph with a huge fire and smoke show to boot, the “Spirit of Alabama” will test its might in a handicap race against a truck 10 times its size. The “Spirit of Alabama” will also do battle in a rare dragster versus funny car matchup  as it takes on Tulsa’s own first family of racing Sam and Dixie Ives and the “Heat Wave” jet-powered Funny Car.  

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Also in action at the Tulsa Thunder Jam will be the Beat the Heat police force and over $1 million dollars worth of the most powerful drag cars on the planet competing for a win in front of the capacity crowd.   

In addition to all the on-track action, fans will also be able to take part in the AMSOIL Pit Party right before the start of the show. The AMSOIL Pit Party features driver autographs including an opportunity to meet Monster Jam stars Randy Brown and Joey Parnell, get up close and personal with Grave Digger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and all of the stars of Thunder Jam and an opportunity to win cool prizes and tour the pits.   

Tickets for the July 28 event are just $20 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under).Tickets are available day of show at the gate. Gates open at 4 p.m. and, as always, parking and access to the Thunder Fest Pit Party is free with admission.       

Don’t miss out on the biggest Thunder Jam of the year July 28 at Tulsa Raceway Park. For more information logon to or call (204) 793-5684. 

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