Monster Jam returns to Ford Center this weekend

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - This weekend, Monster trucks will take over the Ford Center yet again.

Monster Jam is set to begin Saturday at 1 p.m. and continue Sunday at 2p.m.

World class drivers will show off 12,000 pound monster trucks with skills and all-out racing.

Rookie driver Jamie Sullivan says it’s a pretty wild competition, but she’s mainly looking forward to seeing the people in the stands.

”It’s really cool to be in front of so many fans, getting to meet new faces,” says Sullivan. “We’ve got pit parties. We do pit parties usually twice a weekend and we get to see new faces... people who have been with monster jam forever and really just get to experience all the people and how they connect with monster jam as well.”

You can also get up close and personal with the drivers and trucks during Pit Party. That is Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Officials say the arena series central champion will get an automatic bid to the finals in Nashville.

Here is our cover from Friday morning: