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25 truck loads of recycled dirt will be dumped at Stafford Speedway for the Monster Jam

The Thrasher driven by Pat Summa of New Milford comes to Monster Jam in Stafford Springs.
The Thrasher driven by Pat Summa of New Milford comes to Monster Jam in Stafford Springs.
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Put this in the category of things that would be fun to see being done - 25 truck loads of special dirt being dumped at Stafford Speedway for the Monster Jam on July 31 and Aug. 1. The dirt dumping isn't open to the public but the details are fascinating to me at least.

What: Over night, July 30 starting after midnight and continuing through Saturday morning July 31, at least 25 truckloads of recycled dirt (20 yards each dump) will be delivered and formed into appropriate driving and jumping terrain on the track at Stafford Motor Speedway. Watch this unique conversion from a race track to a playground for 10,000-pound Monster Jam® trucks. The Monster Jam competitions are being held on July 31 and August 1. A total of about 500 cubic yards of special dirt will be delivered and prepared for the arrival of these giant trucks. The eight or more trucks coming to the speedway are each approximately 12 ft. high and 20 ft. long, and capable of flying up to 130 feet in the air, a distance greater than 14 cars side by side!

When: Saturday, July 31 - Dirt Dumping and load in starts in the wee hours of the morning.

Where: Stafford Motor Speedway , Stafford Springs CT

Monster Jam happens rain or shine. However, if there is lighting, the race will stop and the event manager will decide what the best option is. Most of the time, storms are waited out and the show resumes once the lighting has passed.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series is playing Stafford Motor Speedway CT on Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 with the Built Ford Tough Party in the Pits from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the racing starting at 2 p.m. All three shows also feature freestyle and racing competitions.

Monster Jam® tickets are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office, or by phone 800-745-3000. Tickets are priced so the whole family can attend. General Admission adults $18, kids age 2 to 12 $12 and Reserved $26 (available only from the Speedway Box Office 860-684-2783). Tickets are subject to convenience and handling fees. On the day of show, all tickets increase by $2 and available only at the Speedway . For more information, log on to For information and directions to the speedway visit


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