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Now that the dirt has cleared and we’ve had a chance to settle back in after a long, eventful, and wonderful week in Los Angeles, I am able to look back at some of the highlights from our time in the City of Angels.


  1. Fortnite and Monster Jam are perfect partners.

We had the internet buzzing after Brite Bomber crashed the press conference teasing what was to come on later in the week. On Saturday, fans at the Pit Party got a sneak peek at the Battle Bus and the Fortnite Monster Jam truck setting the stage for Charlie Pauken to literally crush the bus on the track at SoFi Stadium during an epic stunt. Future collabs maybe?



  1. Sparkle Smash was awesome.

Speaking of stunts, Sparkle Smash made its highly anticipated Monster Jam debut with Kayla Blood launching the six-ton bold and fearless unicorn into a stack of cars effectively referred to as “Smash Mountain.” Fans worldwide were delighted to see their favorite Spin Master diecast truck come to life, and I personally can’t wait to watch Sparkle Smash’s competition debut this weekend at MetLife Stadium.



  1. This was the biggest World Finals ever.

With Los Angeles acting as the host city, World Finals XXIII was already set to be huge Hollywood event. Factor in the 24-truck field, the return of the Last Chance Qualifier, the largest Pit Party of the Year, celebrities rocking their Monster Jam gear, two epic stunts, one of the biggest stadiums in the country, and of course 45,000 of the best fans in the world and you cannot tell me that anything at Sam Boyd Stadium was bigger than this.


  1. Independent teams are on the rise.

Zack Garner is good. That could be the only statement in this section, and it would hold merit but allow me to elaborate. The Fortville, Indiana native’s performance in the JCB Racing competition was incredible and now with a World Finals Championship in their garage, Over Bored Motorsports is ready to take over. They weren’t the only team represented well in LA though. Who could forget the incredible Team Throttle Monster final round in the LCQ with David Olfert besting Mike Christensen on his way to a podium finish on Saturday? Team Scream was well represented with two trucks in the Main Field and two in the LCQ. The Tom Foolery boys unveiled new bodies and always bring the showmanship to Monster Jam. We finally got to see Mark Hall race on a World Finals track as he carried the flag for Hall Bros. Racing and Brandan Tulachka is a rising star in the sport. Overall, it was a great week in LA for the independent teams.


  1. Salt Lake City is going to be awesome

With the announcement that Monster Jam World Finals is heading to Rice-Eccles Stadium, fans have already begun planning their trips to biggest event of 2025. With beautiful scenery all-around the campus of the University of Utah, Rice-Eccles is the perfect stadium to host Monster Jam’s premier event. Salt Lake City is also a budding sports mecca with the Utah Jazz and the relocating Arizona Coyotes, so it makes perfect sense to bring a proven and profitable event to their town, and with Utah native the Diesel Brothers returning to Monster Jam as celebrity judges, anything is possible in Salt Lake City next year.