It’s been four years since the last time Monster Jam came to the Sky Dome. Toronto’s loss is Hamilton’s gain. This past weekend, the monster trucks did four shows at the hockey arena formerly known as Copps Coliseum. That’s four times the number of front row seats.

While the guys of Demaras Racing love open-wheel racing, nothing tops the purity of monster trucks. There’s no Michael Massi meddling with the results in Monster Jam. Th scream-O-meter will tell you who won.

FirstOntario Centre is a 17,000 seat hockey arena that’s normally home to the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs. But this weekend it was the stomping ground for trucks creatively named Earth Shaker, El Toro Loco, Jurassic Attack and Grave Digger.

Monster truck crews are a lot like the kart racing teams. When a competitor breaks, everyone jumps in to help and get the vehicle back on track. During the two-wheel skills competition, Megalodon snapped a belt powering its supercharger belt. Within minutes, mechanics from the Grave Digger team were under the truck helping out with the fix. They weren’t going to let the crowd be disappointed!

For those who aren’t familiar with the series, the ‘black and green wrecking machine‘ is the highlight of the show. Grave Digger is the best known truck in the Monster Jam series. It’s so popular that there’s at least four of them (or is it eight?) running at shows across North America simultaneously.

As a series owned truck, Grave Digger will thrill the crowd even if the driver has to destroy the truck in the process. On Sunday, driver Chad Tingler didn’t win racing or freestyle, but definitely got the biggest roars from the crowd when he nearly dumped the truck on its roof during a stunt.

The scream-O-meter doesn’t lie.

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