Monster trucks use to be "jacked up" version of your every day Ford, Dodge, or Chevy. Todays monster trucks are full on race vehicles designed with the aid of CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Below are some facts for your average race vehilce.


  • Height – Approximately 12’
  • Width – Approximately 12’
  • Length – Approximately 20’
  • Weight – 10,000 lbs
  • Tire Size – 66” X 43” X 25”
  • Motor Type – Supercharged Fuel Injected Big Block V8
  • Motor Size – Less than 575 Cubic Inches
  • Horsepower – 1350 – 2000+
  • Top Speed – 70 MPH, Monster trucks are equipped with tachometers which measure the working speed of an engine versus speedometers which measure vehicle speed
  • Suspension Travel – 20-32” Fully adjustable Nitrogen or Coilovers. A few trucks on the circuit still use leaf springs in addition to nitrogen or coilover shocks
  • Chassis – Custom Steel minimum of 8 points that attached to main chassis
  • Body – Fiberglass Composite with Lexan Windshield
  • Fuel Capacity – 22 Gallon
  • Fuel Type – 99.9% Methanol (Alcohol)
  • Fuel Economy– 7 Gallons per Mile


  • Truck Safety
    • 50+ point safety inspection before each show
    • Remote Ignition Interrupter (RII), Track Officials can shut a truck off at any time
    • On Board Fire Extinguisher System
  • Driver Safety
    • 5 Point Racing Harness
    • Fire Resistant Suit, Shoes, Gloves and Racing Helmet
    • HANS Device - Keeps the drivers head and neck in alignment to prevent injury

  • Transport Trailer (loaded) – 62,000 lbs