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Monster Jam makes its way to El Paso before world finals

The popular Monster Jam show that is known to sellout UTEP's Sun Bowl returns this weekend.

El Paso motor fans can see monster trucks rev their engines Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon before they head to the world finals in Las Vegas.

Grave Digger, Max D, El Toro Loco, Captain's Curse, Metal Mulisha, El Diablo, FS1 Cleatus, Barbarian, Devastator, Wild Flower, Obsessed, Obsession, Titan, Time Flys, McGruff and Doomsday are part of this weekend's shows.

Event organizers say Gas Monkey Garage, a new truck, will be featured at both shows and four-time World Finals Champion and Grave Digger icon Dennis Anderson.

Lupe Soza who drives El Diablo says fans can see trucks jump 30 to 40 feet in the air during the freestyle portion of the show.

Saturdays show starts at 7 p.m. and Sundays will begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000, and www.ticketmaster.com.

Event-goers for Sundays show are encouraged plan ahead and leave early.

From 3 a.m. to 3p.m. Sunday Interstate 10 will be completely shut down in both between Sunland Park Drive and Executive Center Boulevard.

El Paso Electric crews will be removing transmission structures.

West Paisano Drive will also be closed Sunday from Executive Center and Sunland Park Drive so that crews can move electrical lines in that area, officials said.

The road closure is part of the Go 10 Project that will reconstruct Interstate 10 between Executive Center and North Mesa Street.

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