Mon 17 July 2017
Race Of Champions® is delighted to announce the expansion of its partnership with Feld Entertainment Inc., which will see further ROC Factor® events feature in 2017’s Monster Jam® tour schedule.
Following the success of its inaugural joint event in 2016, Race Of Champions ROC Factor will now make its first appearance Down Under as part of Monster Jam’s Australian tour this October. Then, a month later, the show returns to Stockholm’s Friends Arena, which staged the first ever joint Monster Jam/ROC Factor event last year.
“Monster Jam is the biggest touring family stadium show on the planet,” said Magnus Danielsson, Vice President of Feld International Motorsports. “Each year our fans expect bigger and more exciting family motorsports action which is why adding Race Of Champions and ROC Factor makes so much sense for Monster Jam. Just like our fans, we’ll be excited to see how the ROC Factor competition ends; may the best driver win!”
Race Of Champions ROC Factor is a competition offering amateur drivers the chance to compete against and compare their talent with some of the biggest names in world motorsport as part of an elimination-style tournament.
“The ROC Factor competition is an idea that we started at the Race Of Champions at London’s Olympic Stadium in 2015,” said Race Of Champions President Fredrik Johnsson.
“It has proven a great success and is growing every year. Now we look forward to giving racing enthusiasts in Australia the chance to measure their skills against some of the country’s biggest stars. Monster Jam is the perfect partner to launch with in Australia.”
Motorsport enthusiasts and racing drivers can enter the ROC Factor competition online, with an expert panel evaluating contestants before naming semi-finalists. Monster Jam fans will then be asked to vote via social media for their two finalists over the coming months. Details of how to enter will be announced shortly.
MONSTER JAM® TO FEATURE ROC FACTOR IN 2017 AUSTRALIA TOUR
Monster Jam - now featuring Race Of Champions ROC Factor - returns to Australia for four shows across three venues this October: Brisbane’s QSAC Stadium, Sydney’s (former Olympic) ANZ Stadium, and Melbourne’s AAMI Park.
Australian fans will experience an Australian showdown between some of motorsport’s biggest names, with motorbike stunt rider and daredevil extraordinaire Robbie Maddison headlining Race Of Champions ROC Factor during each of the Monster Jam tour’s four Australian shows.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Monster Jam Aussie Tour; I can’t wait for fans to see what Race Of Champions is all about,” said Maddison. “Racing is in my blood and I’ll be bringing my ‘if you’re not first, you’re last’ attitude to entertain the fans and hopefully stand on top of the podium.”
Five-time Motorcycle World Champion and Queensland royalty Mick Doohan joins Maddison in Brisbane, while six-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup and fellow Supercar star Will Davison are taking on Robbie in Melbourne. More drivers will be announced in due course.
Kicking off on October 7, full dates and show locations are as follows:
07 October – 6pm – QSAC, Brisbane.
14 October – 2pm and 7pm – AAMI Park, Melbourne
21 October – 5pm – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
For Brisbane tickets visit Ticketmaster: www.Ticketmaster.com.au/MonsterJam
For Melbourne and Sydney tickets visit Ticketek: www.Ticketek.com.au/MonsterJam.com
MONSTER JAM® TO FEATURE ROC FACTOR IN STOCKHOLM
When Monster Jam® returns to Stockholm’s Friends Arena on November 18th, fans will not only witness the four-wheeled superstar monster trucks in action but also a battle between some of the giants of motorsport thanks to Race Of Champions ROC Factor.
Danish racing legend Tom Kristensen, who claimed a record nine Le Mans 24 Hours victories between 1997 and 2013, is the latest superstar to join the line-up.
“I’m excited to take part in this new Race Of Champions ROC Factor event and to compete on dirt,” said Kristensen. “The last time I raced on dirt – deliberately! – was at ROC when it was held in Gran Canaria many years ago. I am especially happy this is happening so close to my home country, and hope to see many Scandinavian motorsport fans at Monster Jam.”
Multiple World Speedway Champion, Tony Rickardsson, is also competing.
“I’m really looking forward to testing the cars we will compete in and to participate in this lovely show with all the crowds that will be in place at the Friends Arena. It’s going to be really fun and exciting to measure myself against other racing drivers in the Race Of Champions ROC Factor at Monster Jam,” said the Swede, who won six individual World Cup titles during his career.
Monster Jam Friends Arena November 18, 2017