Monsters on Mainstreet Sweepstakes Returns

AURORA, III. (January 19, 2007) — The Monster Jam® world tour announced today that Ford Trucks is furthering its relationship with Monster Jam by bringing back the highly successful Monsters on Mainstreet sweepstakes. 2007 marks the second consecutive year of this truly unique promotion that offers truck enthusiasts across the country the chance to win an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Monsters on Mainstreet, brought to you by Ford Trucks and Monster Jam, provides an unparalleled prize package that is a must enter for all Monster Jam fans. Five winning finalists randomly selected from entrants registered at will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip for themselves and three guests to attend the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas March 23-24, 2007. Included are VIP tickets, all-access tours, Blue Thunder Monster Truck ride passes, lunch with the Ford monster truck drivers, and more.

In addition, one of the five finalists will host a private Monster Jam event in their hometown during the Summer of 2007. While at the Monster Jam World Finals, each finalist will be given a key that could start a 2008 Ford Super Duty. The finalist with the key that starts the Super Duty will become the Monsters on Mainstreet Grand Prize Winner, receiving access to the exclusive 2007 Monster Jam Driver and Sponsor Awards Banquet in Las Vegas on March 25th. Next comes a Summer bash with a few thousand friends in their hometown — Monster Jam style. The dirt, the jumps, the trucks, the drivers all coming to one lucky fan’s town to provide the ultimate fan experience.

The 2006 Monsters on Mainstreet promotion proved to be one of the most exciting events of the Monster Jam season. Anticipation was building as the five finalists attended the 2006 Monster Jam World Finals from all over the country. The Finalists were Benjamin Sevilla from Concord, CA; Larry Burdick from Pittsburg, KS; Larry Goemaat from Knoxville, IA; Shannon Selleck from Peru, IN; and Susan Shannon from Sylva, NC. In front of over 36,000 fans, Susan Shannon and the lucky key started the Ford Super Duty bringing the entire Monster Jam team home to Sylva for what was an experience of a lifetime. Log onto for a collection of event photos and video that provides a glimpse of what it could be like to have Monster Jam and Ford Trucks pay a visit to your hometown in 2007!

“Ford Trucks is proud to continue our partnership with Monster Jam and the Monsters on Mainstreet promotion represents another outstanding way to strengthen our connection to Monster Jam fans through a truly unique experience states Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Marketing Manager. “Ford Trucks are the best selling trucks in the country and Monster Jam delivers the ultimate in off-road action making our partnership a natural fit and the Monsters on Mainstreet promotion an opportunity that only Built Ford Tough Trucks and Monster Jam could provide.”

Fans can enter from now until March 11th, 2007 at for a chance to win a Monster Jam event in their hometown brought to you exclusively by Ford Trucks and Monster Jam.

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About USHRA® Monster Jam® and Thunder Nationals ®
The United States Hot Rod Association® (USHRA), owned by Live Nation, is the official sanctioning body of Monster Jam, the world’s leading monster truck tour. With more than 250 live performances a year at the world’s premier stadiums and arenas domestically and internationally, Monster Jam features world-renowned marquee monster trucks, including Blue Thunder®, Grave Digger®, Maximuum Destruction®, El Toro Loco® and Monster Mutt®. The Thunder National series is the non-dirt monster truck tour that runs in conjunction with Monster Jam and is sanctioned by the USHRA. For more information on Monster Jam and Thunder Nationals, log on to Live Nation is one of the world’s largest diversified promoters and producers of, venue operators and sponsorship/advertising for, live entertainment events including music concerts, theatrical performances, and specialized motor sports events. Live Nation owns, operates or has booking rights for 150 venues worldwide including 107 domestic and 43 international venue sites. In 2006, promoted and/or produced over 28,500 events with attendance at venues exceeding 61 million persons.

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