Thu 29 September 2016
On Saturday, November 12 at Friends Arena, fans will be able to experience a Scandinavian showdown between some of motor sports’ giants.
Feld Entertainment Inc., producers of Monster Jam, and Race Of Champions are happy to announce the new partnership that will feature ROC Factor Scandinavia as part of the 2016 Monster Jam® performance in Stockholm.
The Swedish premiere of Race Of Champions will feature three world-class Scandinavian drivers: Petter Soldberg of Norway; Marcus Grönholm of Finland; and Sweden’s own Kenny Bräck, in a unique head-to-head competition in identical SuperCar Lit rally cars to see who really is the fastest of them all.
With more than 50 podiums, Petter Soldberg is the 2003 World Rally Champion and two-time (2014 & 2015) FIA World Rallycross Champion. Marcus Grönholm has 30 Rally championships and is a two-time (2000 & 2002) FIA World Rally Champion. Kenny Bräck is the 1998 Indy Racing League Champion and winner of the 1999 Indianapolis 500.
In addition, Sweden’s motorsports fans and amateur racers can enter in the ROC Factor competition for a chance to compete against these world-class drivers in an elimination-style tournament. Some lucky fans might also win the chance to be a co-driver during the competition!
“It’s always a pleasure to drive in Race Of Champions” said Kenny Bräck. “Last time for me was 2004 in Paris, when I was still recovering from my IndyCar accident. Nowadays I am "retired" from professional racing but still can’t keep away completely, and drive the odd race now and then if it’s interesting enough. Monster Jam featuring ROC is really exciting. It's a little different to the usual ROC format in that amateur drivers are given the chance to compete. Plus I get to hang out with my friends Petter Solberg and Marcus Grönholm. I also look forward to it for the fact I have not competed in Sweden for a very long time.”
Fredrik Johnsson, President of Race Of Champions, looking forward to the premiere at the Friends Arena, said: "The Race Of Champions (ROC) is growing and getting bigger and bigger. We are in some of the world's most prestigious venues and now we look forward to come to Friends Arena in Stockholm as part of Monster Jam.
The ROC Factor competition, which gives amateurs the chance to compete and to compare their talent with some of the world's best drivers in identical cars, is an idea that we started at the Race Of Champions in the Olympic Stadium in London last year. It was a great success and now we look forward to give racing enthusiasts in Scandinavia the chance to measure their skills against some of Scandinavia's biggest stars. Monster Jam is a perfect partner to launch ROC Factor in Scandinavia and we look forward to do more combined Monster Jam and ROC Factor events around the world.”
Magnus Danielsson, Vice President of Feld International Motorsports behind Monster Jam agrees, saying: “This is an exciting addition to the Monster Jam. ROC is a major international phenomenon and we are proud to host some of the world's best drivers while providing an engine fan the chance to run against the best. We are very excited to see how we can develop this concept together.”
MONSTER JAM FEATURING RACE OF CHAMPIONS (ROC)
Saturday, 12 November
Tickets on sales: Ticketmaster.se
More information about how to enter ROC Factor: www.raceofchampions.com/roc-factor/
The Race Of Champions (ROC)
The Race Of Champions (ROC) is a world-class event bringing together some of the world’s best drivers from the major motor sport series – including Formula 1, World Rally, Le Mans, Nascar, IndyCar, Touring Cars and MotoGP – for a unique head-to-head race in identical cars to see who really is the fastest of them all. For over 25 years, ROC has successfully been hosted in some of the world’s most prestigious venues including London's former Olympic Stadium and Wembley stadium, Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” Olympic Stadium and Stade de France in Paris. This unique stadium setting allows specatators to see the entire race from every seat and enjoy this feast of motor sport involving some of the world’s best drivers and cars. http://www.raceofchampions.com
About Feld Entertainment:
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®, Monster Jam ®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.