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"Monster Trucks and Not So Monster Pups” pet supply and adoption event in support of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Clarks Summit

Thursday, May 4th from 5pm-7pm

Mohegan Sun Arena's West Gate Entrance

The event is open to the public and will feature an appearance by Monster Jam® truck Scooby Doo, the opportunity to win tickets to see Monster Jam playing Mohegan Sun Arena from May 5th-7th, plus a meet-and-greet with some of the rescue pets available for adoption from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

Guests making a pet supply or monetary donation to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will have the opportunity to take a photo with the Scooby Doo truck. Click to view a list of pet supply needs. Guests may also make a monetary donation on site at the event via Venmo, Paypal or online.

Click for more information on Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

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This. Is. Monster Jam™!  The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today returns to Wilkes-Barre for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on May 5 - 7.  At Monster Jam®, world champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill. Tickets are available in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena or online at

The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party held on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, and take pictures.  New-for-2023 activities including the Sand Box play area, UNOH tire demonstration, coloring and temporary tattoo station, and new photo ops, including the chance to take a photo with the Series trophy.  This fun-filled experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.

Wilkes-Barre will be on the edge of their seats as world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donuts and Racing competitions.  The Arena Series East Champion will receive a highly coveted automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion.  The 2023 Monster Jam World Finals will be held in Nashville on July 1.

Fans are encouraged to get to their seats early to experience Monster Jam Trackside approximately one hour before the event start time.  Featured festivities include competition previews, driver interviews, opening ceremonies and power rush truck introductions.

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.


Friday, May 5th 7 PM

Saturday, May 6th 1 PM | Pit Party 10:30 AM – Noon (requires separate ticket)

Saturday, May 6th 7 PM |

Sunday, May 7th 1 PM | Pit Party 10:30 AM – Noon (requires separate ticket)


Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza | 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes Barre, PA 18702


Grave Digger® driven by Weston Anderson; El Toro Loco™ driven by Armando Castro; Scooby Doo driven by Linsey Read; Megalodon® driven by Bernard Lyght; Jurassic Attack driven by Dalton Widner; Earth Shaker driven by Hunter Souza; Zombie driven by Chad Tingler; Stone Crusher driven by Frank Krmel