Monster Jam World Finals

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The Monster Jam World Finals is an annual monster truck event held in late March at Sam Boyd Stadium in the Las Vegas community of Whitney, Nevada. It is the championship event of the Monster Jam series. It consists of racing and freestyle segments, and the winner of each is considered the series champion in that division for the coming year. It is the highest profile monster truck event in the country and draws tremendous media attention as well as criticism from those who dislike its destructive reputation.

Originally only 16 trucks were invited to compete in the event, however 20 were selected in 2005, 24 selected from 2006-2012, 28 in 2013 and 32 trucks were qualified to compete in 2014. 32 trucks will once again be invited to compete in 2015. Trucks and drivers are selected based on their performances over the winter season, which runs from January into early March. When multiple drivers for the same team or truck are selected, they are typically placed into other trucks which travel with their primary vehicle (Grave Digger drivers Gary Porter,Chad Tingler, and Randy Brown have competed in the World Finals in Monster Mutt, Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle respectively, and teammates Pablo Huffaker won the 2007 Freestyle Championship driving Captain's Curse) and Charlie Pauken's 2010 Freestyle Championship in Monster Mutt. Many more trucks are invited to be displayed during the "Pit Party" festivities in the days prior to the event.

The stature of the event leads to extremes in both competitions. The racing track starts in the parking lot behind the locker rooms of the stadium, and features a long straightaway with speeds reaching over 70 MPH. The freestyle track layout is typically the most extreme all season, with several large and unique obstacles, often producing a multitude of crashes. The scoring system is also modified for the event, with seven judges (1 for bonus points) and the lowest and highest scores dropped and up to 5 bonus points for a maximum possible score of 45 (not including tiebreakers), as opposed to four judges (1 for bonus points) for maximum score of 45 for the regular season.

It is sometimes debated between the die-hard fans that the Monster Jam World Finals is illegitimate, or unfair, as the event is an "INVITE ONLY", and there is no points series to determine who is entitled to compete. Another controversy is that the parent company, FELD Motorsports, owns a majority of the trucks that are initially invited to participate in the event. One last factor is that the competitors are not from around the world, with most of the drivers being based out of the United States. However, this is often countered by the fact that Monster Jam participates in a world tour(which consists of the United States, Canada, and Europe). Usually, for racing qualifying, all qualifiers run with no body, to keep the bodies nice for competition the next night if that truck rolls over. However, that is not the case for 2012, as it was announced that All qualifiers will qualify with full bodies on. Then starting in 2012 FELD added a new competition to the World Finals Double Down where 8 competitors with no prior world finals experience compete in racing for the title as Young Guns Shootout Champion. In 2013 the field for the Young Guns Shootout was expanded to 12 trucks, and then 14 trucks were invited in 2014. The field for the Young Guns Shootout will expand again to 16 trucks in 2015.

Champions[edit]

Year Racing Freestyle
Truck Driver Truck Driver
2000 Goldberg Tom Meents Grave Digger Dennis Anderson
2001 Goldberg Tom Meents Goldberg Tom Meents
2002 Team Meents Tom Meents Team Meents Tom Meents
2003 Wolverine Brian Barthel Avenger Jim Koehler
2004 Grave Digger Dennis Anderson Maximum Destruction Tom Meents
El Toro Loco Lupe Soza
Madusa Madusa
2005 Madusa Madusa Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten
2006 Grave Digger Dennis Anderson Maximum Destruction Tom Meents
2007 Batman John Seasock Captain's Curse Pablo Huffaker
2008 Batman John Seasock(2) Taz Adam Anderson(2)
2009 Maximum Destruction Tom Meents U.S. Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw
2010 Grave Digger Dennis Anderson Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken
2011 Maximum Destruction Tom Meents Avenger Jim Koehler
2012 Maximum Destruction Tom Meents (6) Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen
2013 Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson Maximum Destruction Tom Meents (5)
2014 Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson(5) Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc

World Finals 1 — March 25, 2000[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Goldberg Tom Meents
Freestyle Grave Digger #7 Dennis Anderson

Racing[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                       
1 Goldberg
16 WCW Nitro Machine
Goldberg
Predator
8 Predator
9 Bulldozer
Goldberg
Wrenchead.com
5 Wrenchead.com
12 Sudden Impact
Wrenchead.com
Sting
4 Sting
13 nWo
Goldberg
Gun Slinger
6 Madusa
11 Airborne Ranger
Madusa
Gun Slinger
3 Gun Slinger
14 Reptoid
King Krunch
Gun Slinger
7 King Krunch
10 Avenger
King Krunch
Grave Digger #7
2 Grave Digger #7
15 Prowler

Freestyle[edit]

Truck and Driver Freestyle Score
Grave Digger #7 driven by Dennis Anderson 40
Wrenchead.com driven by Lyle Hancock 39
nWo driven by Rob Knell 37
Goldberg driven by Tom Meents 37
Madusa driven by Debra "Madusa" Miceli 34
Gun Slinger driven by Scott Hartsock 34
Predator driven by Allen Pezo 29
Sting driven by Sky Hartley 28
Sudden Impact driven by John Seasock 26
Avenger driven by Jim Koehler 26
Bulldozer driven by Guy Wood 26
WCW Nitro Machine driven by Charlie Pauken 19
Prowler driven by Dave Pezo 16
Reptoid driven by Jim Jack 4
Airborne Ranger driven by Joe Cypher Broke
King Krunch driven by Scott Stephens Broke
Black Stallion driven by Michael Vaters Unattended

World Finals 2 — March 24, 2001[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Goldberg Tom Meents
Freestyle Goldberg Tom Meents

Racing[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                       
1 Wolverine
16 Black Stallion 2000
Wolverine
Predator
8 Predator
9 Madusa
Wolverine
Blue Thunder
5 Black Smith
12 Grave Digger #14
Black Smith (won but flipped into dumpsters)
Blue Thunder( Comes Back In Semifinals)
4 Blue Thunder
13 Wrenchead.com
Blue Thunder
Goldberg
6 Gun Slinger (Broke)
11 Destroyer ( Comes Back In Round 2)
Destroyer
Spider-Man
3 Avenger (Broke)
14 Spider-Man (Comes Back in Round 2)
Destroyer
Goldberg
7 Bulldozer
10 Sudden Impact
Bulldozer
Goldberg
2 Goldberg
15 Sting

Freestyle[edit]

Truck & Driver Freestyle Score
Goldberg driven by Tom Meents 38
Wrenchead.com driven by Jill Canuso 36
Grave Digger driven by Dennis Anderson 36
Avenger driven by Jim Koehler 34
Sting driven by Tony Farrell 34
Madusa driven by Madusa 33
Spider-Man driven by Gary Porter 31
Black Stallion driven by Michael Vaters 30
Bulldozer driven by Eldon DePew 28
Black Smith/Ragin' Steel driven by Pablo Huffaker 27
Destroyer driven by Dan Evans 23
Predator driven by Allen Pezo 22
Sudden Impact driven by John Seasock 19
Gun Slinger driven by Scott Hartsock broke
Blue Thunder driven by Lyle Hancock broke
Wolverine driven by Brian Barthel broke

World Finals 3 — March 23, 2002[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Team Meents Tom Meents
Freestyle Team Meents Tom Meents

Racing[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                       
1 Team Meents (Bye)
16 Blue Thunder (Broke)
Team Meents
Gun Slinger
8 Gun Slinger
9 Madusa
Team Meents
Grave Digger #14
5 Bulldozer
12 Power Forward
Bulldozer
Grave Digger #14
4 Grave Digger #14
13 Black Stallion
Team Meents
Bounty Hunter
6 Blacksmith
11 Firemouth
Blacksmith
Hot Wheels
3 Hot Wheels
14 Predator
Blacksmith
Bounty Hunter
7 Sudden Impact
10 Avenger
Sudden Impact
Bounty Hunter
2 Wolverine
15 Bounty Hunter

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Freestyle Score
Team Meents driven by Tom Meents 37
Grave Digger #14 driven by Dennis Anderson 36
Black Smith driven by Pablo Huffaker 35
Blue Thunder driven by Lyle Hancock 35
Black Stallion driven by Michael Vaters 32
Wolverine driven by Brian Barthel 30
Sudden Impact driven by John Seasock 24
Firemouth driven by Carl Van Horn 24
Bounty Hunter driven by Jim Creten 22
Predator driven by Allen Pezo 21
Gun Slinger driven by Scott Hartsock 20
Madusa driven by Debra "Madusa" Miceli 19
Hot Wheels driven by Eldon DePew 17
Power Forward driven by Chad Fortune 12
Bulldozer driven by Guy Wood 8
Avenger driven by Jim Koehler 8

World Finals 4 — March 22, 2003[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Wolverine Brian Barthel
Freestyle Avenger Jim Koehler

Racing[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                       
1 Bounty Hunter
16 Power Forward
Bounty Hunter
Madusa
8 Madusa
9 Blue Thunder
Bounty Hunter
Blacksmith
5 Spider-Man
12 SOBE
Spider-Man
Blacksmith
4 Blacksmith
13 El Toro Loco
Bounty Hunter
Wolverine
6 Grave Digger #16
11 Maximum Destruction
Maximum Destruction
Gunslinger
3 Gunslinger
14 Black Stallion
Gunslinger
Wolverine
7 Sudden Impact
10 Monster Mutt
Sudden Impact
Wolverine
2 Wolverine
15 Avenger

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Freestyle Score
Avenger driven by Jim Koehler 37
El Toro Loco driven by Lupe Soza 36
Blue Thunder driven by Lyle Hancock 34
Madusa driven by Debra "Madusa" Miceli 32
Black Stallion driven by Michael Vaters 30
Power Forward driven by Chad Fortune 29
Sudden Impact driven by John Seasock 27
Blacksmith driven by Carl Van Horn 24
SOBE driven by Kathy Winston 22
Spider-Man driven by Bobby Z. 22
Grave Digger #16 driven by Pablo Huffaker 20
Wolverine driven by Brian Barthel 16
Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten 14
Maximum Destruction driven by Tom Meents 13
Monster Mutt driven by Todd Frolik 9
Gun Slinger driven by Scott Hartsock Broke

World Finals 5 - March 20, 2004[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                       
1 Maximum Destruction
16 Hot Wheels
Maximum Destruction
Monster Mutt
8 Monster Mutt
9 Bulldozer
Maximum Destruction
Black Smith
5 Power Forward
12 Black Smith
Black Smith
Blue Thunder
4 TMNT
13 Blue Thunder
Black Smith
Grave Digger
6 Bounty Hunter
11 Avenger
Bounty Hunter
Little Tiger
3 Madusa (DNR-Broke)
14 Little Tiger
Bounty Hunter
Grave Digger
7 El Toro Loco
10 King Krunch
Grave Digger
King Krunch
2 Grave Digger
15 Suzuki

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Freestyle Score
El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 31
Madusa Debra "Madusa" Miceli 31
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 31
Bounty Hunter Jim Creten 30
Grave Digger #19 Dennis Anderson 30
King Krunch David Smith 27
Black Smith Pablo Huffaker 26
Hot Wheels Neil Elliot 25
Little Tiger Brian Barthel 23
Bulldozer Guy Wood 20
Monster Mutt Bobby Z 19
Power Forward Carl Van Horn 14
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Paul Cohen 11
Team Suzuki Kathy Winston 9
Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 9
Avenger Jim Koehler 9

World Finals 6 — March 19, 2005[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Madusa Debra "Madusa" Miceli
Freestyle Bounty Hunter Jim Creten

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Freestyle Score
Bounty Hunter Jim Creten 31
Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 31
King Krunch David Smith 27
Black Stallion Micheal Vaters 27
Destroyer Dan Evans 26
Scarlet Bandit Dawn Creten 25
An Escalade George Balhan 25
Avenger Jim Koehler 25
Superman Chad Fortune 24
Monster Mutt Bobby Z 24
Power Forward Frank Krmel 23
Grave Digger #19 Dennis Anderson 23
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 22
Brutus Chris Bergeron 20
Pastrana 199 Paul Cohen 20
Hot Wheels Phil Foster 20
Black Smith Pablo Huffaker 18
Madusa Debra "Madusa" Miceli 13
El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 8
Gun Slinger Scott Hartsock Broke

Racing[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                               
        1       
  16                    
  17                      
                
      8         
  9       
            
              
        4       
  13                    
  20                      
              
      5         
  12       
          
          
        3       
  14             King Krunch      
  19                      
                
      6  Hot Wheels      
  11  Superman    
            
            
        2  Monster Mutt    
  15             El Toro Loco      
  18                      
              
      7  Madusa      
  10  Destroyer    


World Finals 7 — March 25, 2006[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson
Freestyle Maximum Destruction Tom Meents

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Freestyle score
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 37
Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 33
Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 32
Del Scorcho Frank Krmel 29
King Krunch David Smith 26
Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 24
Superman Chad Fortune 23
Taz Adam Anderson 22
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Randy Brown 22
Destroyer Dan Evans 22
Batman Jason Childress 21
Air Force Afterburner Paul Cohen 20
An Escalade George Balhan 20
Safe Auto Minimizer Marc McDonald 18
Predator Allen Pezo 17
Pastrana 199 Chad Tingler 16
Avenger Jim Koehler 16
Team Suzuki Kathy Winston 15
Iron Outlaw Linsey Weenk 14
Bounty Hunter Jim Creten 12
Black Smith Pablo Huffaker 13
El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 11
Brutus Chris Bergeron 10
Hot Wheels Neil Elliot Broke

Racing[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     QuarterFinals     SemiFinals     Finals
                                               
        1  Grave Digger    
  16  Brutus          Maximum Destruction      
  17  Maximum Destruction              Grave Digger    
         Safe Auto Minimizer      
        8  Safe Auto Minimizer      
  9  An Escalade          An Escalade    
  24  King Krunch            Grave Digger    
       Hot Wheels      
        4  Hot Wheels    
  13  Air Force Afterburner          Air Force Afterburner      
  20  Superman              Hot Wheels    
         Pastrana 199    
        5  Pastrana 199      
  12  El Toro Loco          El Toro Loco    
  21  Avenger            Grave Digger  
       Bounty Hunter  
        3  Iron Outlaw    
  14  Monster Mutt          Monster Mutt      
  19  Batman              Iron Outlaw    
         Black Smith      
        6  Black Smith      
  11  Del Scorcho          Del Scorcho    
  22  Team Suzuki            Black Smith    
       Bounty Hunter    
        2  Taz    
  15  Taz          Blue Thunder      
  18  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle              Taz    
         Bounty Hunter    
        7  Bounty Hunter      
  10  Predator          Predator    
  23  Destroyer    


World Finals 8 — March 24, 2007[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Batman John Seasock
Freestyle Captain's Curse Pablo Huffaker

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Freestyle Score
Captain’s Curse Pablo Huffaker 34
Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 33
Iron Outlaw Linsey Weenk 29
Safe Auto Minimizer Marc McDonald 29
Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 29
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 28
Team Suzuki Frank Kremel 26
Taz Adam Anderson 26
Scarlet Bandit Dawn Creten 24
Destroyer Dan Evans 23
Superman Chad Fortune 21
Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 21
Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 21
Pastrana 199 Courtney Jolly 20
Avenger Jim Koehler 20
King Krunch David Smith 19
El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 17
An Escalade George Balhan 16
Brutus Chris Bergeron 12
Monster Mutt Dalmatian Chad Tingler 9[1]
Batman John Seasock 8
Bounty Hunter Jim Creten 8
Hot Wheels Neil Elliot Broke
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Randy Brown Broke

Encore[edit]

5 Grave Diggers for Grave Digger's 25th anniversary

Racing[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     QuarterFinals     SemiFinals     Finals
                                               
        1  Bounty Hunter    
  16  Hot Wheels          Hot Wheels      
  17  Pastrana 199              Hot Wheels    
         Batman      
        8  Batman      
  9  Air Force Afterburner          Air Force Afterburner    
  24  Taz             Batman    
       Monster Mutt      
        4  Monster Mutt    
  13  Blue Thunder          Blue Thunder      
  20  Team Suzuki              Monster Mutt    
         Maximum Destruction    
        5  Maximum Destruction      
  12  Brutus          Brutus    
  21  Avenger            Batman  
       Grave Digger  
        3  Iron Outlaw    
  14  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (DNR-broke)          Destroyer      
  19  Destroyer ( Comes Back In ROUND 2 To Face Linesy Week In Iron Outlaw)              Iron Outlaw    
         Captain's Curse      
        6  Captain's Curse      
  11  Captain's Curse          Scarlet Bandit    
  22  Superman            Captain's Curse    
        Grave Digger    
        2  Grave Digger    
  15  An Escalade          An Escalade      
  18  King Krunch              Grave Digger    
         Safe Auto Minimizer    
        7  Safe Auto Minimizer      
  10  Monster Mutt Dalmatian          Monster Mutt Dalmatian    
  23  El Toro Loco    



World Finals 9 — March 29, 2008[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Batman John Seasock
Freestyle Taz Adam Anderson

Freestyle[edit]

Dalmatian 32 Pastrana 199 20 Destroyer out (crash) Iron Outlaw 4 Stone Crusher out (backflip crash) Suzuki 23 Superman out (crash,fire) Blackstallion 25 Safe Auto 23 Scarlet Bandit 36 King Krunch 17 Batman 16 Donkey Kong 26 An Escalde out (crash) Captain's Curse out (3 whilles) EL Toro Loco 28 Blue Thunder 30 Afterburner 18 Bounty Hunter 12 Avenger out (3 whilles) Taz 37(2008 World Finals Freestyle Champion) Monster Mutt 27 Grave Digger out (fire) Maximum Destrution out (3 whilles)

Encore[edit]

During Show :

TMNT - Randy Brown

After Show:

Backwards Bob, and Spitfire (Dragon's Breath) Dual-Freestyle

Racing[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     QuarterFinals     SemiFinals     Finals
                                               
        1  Maximum Destruction    
  16  Team Suzuki          Team Suzuki      
  17  Stone Crusher              Maximum Destruction    
         Monster Mutt      
        8  Superman      
  9  Scarlet Bandit          Monster Mutt    
  24  Superman            Maximum Destruction    
       Bounty Hunter      
        4  An Escalade    
  13  Destroyer          Safe Auto Minimizer      
  20  An Escalade              Safe Auto Minimizer    
         Bounty Hunter    
        5  Bounty Hunter      
  12  Bounty Hunter          Blue Thunder    
  21  Iron Outlaw            Maximum Destruction  
       Batman  
        3  Taz    
  14  Taz          Batman      
  19  Monster Mutt Dalmatian               Batman    
         Air Force Afterburner      
        6  Black Stallion      
  11  Black Stallion          Air Force Afterburner    
  22  El Toro Loco             Batman    
       Captain's Curse    
        2  Grave Digger    
  15  Donkey Kong          King Krunch      
  18  Grave Digger              King Krunch    
          Captain's Curse    
        7  Avenger      
  10  Pastrana 199          Captain's Curse    
  23  Avenger    



World Finals 10 — March 28, 2009[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Maximum Destruction Tom Meents
Freestyle U.S. Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Qualifying Time Freestyle Score World Finals Appearances (Truck)
U.S. Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 17.13 36 4th
Bounty Hunter Jim Creten 16.53 32 8th
Brutus Chris Bergeron 17.25 29 4th
Blue Thunder Linsey Weenk 16.90 28 9th
Pastrana 199/Nitro Circus[2] Cam McQueen/Travis Pastrana 16.97 26 5th
Stone Crusher Steve Simms DNQ 26 2nd
Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 16.66 26 7th
Taz Adam Anderson/Chad Tingler[3] 16.56 25 4th
Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 17.35 24 3rd
King Krunch David Smith 17.65 23 7th
Grave Digger Dennis Anderson 17.66 23 10th
Batman John Seasock 17.65 21 7th
Donkey Kong Frank Krmel 16.50 21 2nd
El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 17.00 21 7th
War Wizard Randy Moore 18.15 19 1st
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 16.63 19 7th
Destroyer Dan Evans 17.72 17 6th
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pablo Huffaker 16.56 17 4th
Madusa Debra Miceli 17.34 16 7th
Safe Auto Minimizer Marc McDonald 16.94 13 4th
Superman Chad Fortune 17.40 8 5th
An Escalade George Balhan 17.07 8 5th
Avenger Jim Koehler 17.66 4 10th
Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 17.28 Broke 3rd

Encore[edit]

Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction 1 1/2 backflip!

Racing[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     QuarterFinals     SemiFinals     Finals
                                               
        1  Donkey Kong    
  16  Madusa          Madusa      
  17  Stone Crusher              Madusa    
         Safe Auto Minimizer      
        8  Safe Auto Minimizer      
  9  Pastrana 199          Pastrana 199    
  24  Superman            Safe Auto Minimizer    
       Maximum Destruction      
        4  Maximum Destrution    
  13  Grave Digger          Air Force Afterburner      
  20  Air Force Afterburner              Maximum Destruction    
         Brutus    
        5  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle      
  12  Avenger          Brutus    
  21  Brutus            Maximum Destruction  
       Captain's Curse  
        3  Taz    
  14  Destroyer          Captain's Curse      
  19  Captain's Curse              Captain's Curse    
         Bounty Hunter      
        6  Monster Mutt      
  11  An Escalade          An Escalade    
  22  King Krunch            Captain's Curse    
       Blue Thunder    
        2  Blue Thunder    
  15  El Toro Loco          El Toro Loco      
  18  Batman              Blue Thunder    
              
        7  Bounty Hunter      
  10  Monster Mutt Dalmatian          War Wizard    
  23  War Wizard    



World Finals 11 — March 27, 2010[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Grave Digger Dennis Anderson
Freestyle Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Qualifying Time Freestyle Score
Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 16.88 39
An Escalade George Balhan 16.88 31
Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 16.32 31
Stone Crusher Steve Sims 18.25 28
Grinder Lupe Soza 17.84 28
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 16.00 28
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pablo Huffaker 16.66 26
Bounty Hunter Jim Creten DNQ 26
Iron Man Lee O'Donnell 16.50 25
Avenger Jim Koehler 17.87 25
Blue Thunder Linsey Weenk 16.19 25
Superman Chad Fortune 17.16 15
Madusa Madusa ( Debra Miceli ) 16.72 12
Spider-Man Chad Tingler DNQ 12
Grave Digger Dennis Anderson 16.03 11
Nitro Circus Cam McQueen 16.87 10
Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 16.78 9
Gun Slinger Scott Hartsock 21.43 8
Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 16.44 8
Shock Therapy Jon Zimmer 16.03 4
Batman John Seasock 16.63 4
Taz Adam Anderson 16.00 4
King Krunch David Smith 16.93 Broke
El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 16.00 Broke

Encores[edit]

Dawn Creten - Scarlet Bandit

Dan Rodoni - The Patriot

Chris Bergeron - Wrecking Crew

Frank Krmel - Blue Thunder

Madusa - Susan G. Koman Madusa

Sean Duhon - Cult Energy Activator

George Balhan - Mohawk Warrior

Finale! Dennis, Adam, and Ryan Anderson freestyle!

  First Round     Second Round     QuarterFinals     SemiFinals     Finals
                                               
        1  El Toro Loco    
  16  An Escalade          Spider-Man      
  17  Spider-Man              El Toro Loco    
         King Krunch      
        8  Monster Mutt Dalmatian      
  9  King Krunch          King Krunch    
  24  Iron Man            El Toro Loco    
       Grave Digger      
        4  Grave Digger    
  13  Madusa          Avenger      
  20  Avenger              Grave Digger    
         Shock Therapy    
        5  Shock Therapy      
  12  Captain's Curse          Stone Crusher    
  21  Stone Crusher            Grave Digger  
       Maximum Destruction  
        3  Taz (Crashed)    
  14  Nitro Circus          Gunslinger(Comes Back In Round 3)      
  19  Gunslinger              Gunslinger    
         Blue Thunder      
        6  Blue Thunder      
  11  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle          Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle    
  22  Grinder            Blue Thunder    
       Maximum Destruction    
        2  Air Force Afterburner    
  15  Batman          Batman      
  18  Superman              Air Force Afterburner    
         Mazimum Destruction    
        7  Maximum Destruction      
  10  Monster Mutt          Bounty Hunter    
  23  Bounty Hunter    



World Finals 12 — March 26, 2011[edit]

Results[edit]

Event Truck Driver
Racing Maximum Destruction Tom Meents
Freestyle Avenger Jim Koehler

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Qualifying Time Qualifying Place Freestyle Score
Avenger Jim Koehler DNF (Rollover) 24th 32
Nitro Circus Cam McQueen 16.72 14th 32
U.S. Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 16.63 13th 30
Iron Man Lee O'Donnell DNF 22nd 28
Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 16.44 9th 28
Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 17.03 17th 28
El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 16.34 6th 27
Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 16.13 3rd 27
Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 16.28 5th 25
Stone Crusher Steve Sims 16.62 12th 24
Madusa Madusa ( Debra Miceli ) 17.50 18th 22
Grave Digger Dennis Anderson 15.69 1st 21
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pablo Huffaker 16.23 4th 20
Superman Chad Fortune 16.41 8th 19
Shock Therapy Jon Zimmer 18.69 20th 19
Batman Norm Miller¤ 16.94 16th 18
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 15.70 2nd 16
Brutus Chris Bergeron 21.50 21st 13
Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson DNF (Rollover) 23rd 13
Backdraft Jeremy Slifko¤ 17.78 19th 11
Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 16.73 15th 10
Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 16.37 7th 9
Grinder Frank Krmel/Lupe Soza[4] 16.60 11th 8
Spider-Man Chad Tingler 16.45 10th 4
  • ¤Denotes Monster Jam World Finals rookie drivers.

Racing[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     QuarterFinals     SemiFinals     Finals
                                               
        1  Grave Digger    
  16  Batman          Batman      
  17  Avenger              Grave Digger    
         Bounty Hunter      
        8  Superman      
  9  Bounty Hunter          Bounty Hunter    
  24  Mohawk Warrior            Bounty Hunter    
       Mohawk Warrior      
        4  Monster Mutt Dalmatian    
  13  Shock Therapy          Mohawk Warrior      
  20  Stone Crusher              Mohawk Warrior    
         TMNT    
        5  TMN Turtle      
  12  Brutus (Rolled)          Air Force Afterburner    
  21  Air Force Afterburner            Bounty Hunter  
       Maximum Destruction  
        3  Lucas Oil Crusader    
  14  Iron Man          Nitro Circus      
  19  Nitro Circus               Lucas Oil Crusader    
         El Toro Loco      
        6  El Toro Loco      
  11  Grinder          Grinder (Rolled)    
  22  Backdraft            'Lucas Oil Crusader (Rolled)    
       ' Maximum Destruction    
        2  Monster Mutt    
  15  Madusa          Spider-Man      
  18  Spider-Man              Spider-Man    
         Maximum Destruction    
        7  Maximum Destruction      
  10  Captain's Curse          Captain's Curse    
  23  Grave Digger The Legend    


Encore[edit]

All 3 Advanced Auto Parts GRINDER drivers in the their trucks. (Lupe Soza, John Seasock, Frank Krmel)
All 3 Maximum Destruction drivers in their trucks. (Tom Meents, Neil Elliott, Kreg Christensen)
And last but not least, Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger.


World Finals 13 — March 24, 2012[edit]

Monster Jam World Finals XIII took place on March 23–24, 2012.

Freestyle[edit]

Truck Driver Qualifying Time Qualifying Place Freestyle Score
Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 16.757 13th 38
Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 16.714 10th 32
Stone Crusher Steve Sims 17.753 22nd 30
Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 16.432 7th 30
Hot Wheels Neil Elliott 16.350 5th 30
Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson 16.329 4th 30
El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 16.648 9th 27
Monster Energy Damon Bradshaw 16.272 3rd 27
Brutus Chris Bergeron 17.059 17th 26
Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 17.193 18th 25
Captain America Chad Fortune 18.159 23rd 25
Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 16.780 14th 25
Spider-Man Chad Tingler DNF 24th 24
Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc[5] 16.201 1st 23
Iron Man Lee O'Donnell 17.505 20th 23
Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 16.425 6th 21
Wolverine Alex Blackwell 16.893 15th 18
Advance Auto Parts GRINDER John Seasock/Lupe Soza[6] 16.724 11th 18
Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 16.980 16th 16
Captain's Curse Pablo Huffaker 16.201 2nd 15
Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 16.481 8th 16
Avenger Jim Koehler 17.717 21st 13
Madusa Debra "Madusa" Miceli 17.456 19th 11
Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 16.725 12th 4

Racing[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     QuarterFinals     SemiFinals     Finals
                                               
        1  Metal Mulisha    
  16  Monster Mutt          Spider-Man      
  24  Spider-Man              Spider-Man    
         Maximum Destruction      
        8  Maximum Destruction      
  9  El Toro Loco          El Toro Loco    
  17  Brutus            Maximum Destruction    
       Grave Digger the Legend      
        4  Team Hot Wheels    
  20  Iron Man          Iron Man      
  12  Monster Mutt Dalmatian              Team Hot Wheels    
         Grave Digger the Legend    
        5  Grave Digger the Legend      
  21  Avenger          Northern Nightmare    
  13  Northern Nightmare            Maximum Destruction  
       Monster Energy  
        3  Monster Energy    
  22  Stone Crusher          Grave Digger      
  14  Grave Digger              Monster Energy    
         Lucas Oil Crusader (Crashed)      
        6  Lucas Oil Crusader      
  11  Advance Auto Parts Grinder          Advance Auto Parts Grinder    
  19  Madusa            Monster Energy    
       Wolverine    
        2  Son-Uva Digger    
  10  Bounty Hunter          Bounty Hunter      
  18  Mohawk Warrior              Son-uva Digger    
         Wolverine    
        7  Captain's Curse      
  15  Wolverine          Wolverine    
  23  Captain America    


Young Guns Shootout[edit]

The Young Guns Shootout is when drivers with less than 2 years of experience will compete in Las Vegas. It is Friday Night at the Double Down. The qualifiers are...

Driver Truck
Scott Buetow Iron Man
Morgan Kane Stone Crusher
Donald Epidendio Titan
Joey Parnell TMNT
Nicole Johnson AAP GRINDER
J.R. McNeal Razin' Kane
Bari Musawwir Spider-Man
Becky McDonough El Toro Loco

Encore[edit]

All the Grave Digger drivers and their trucks came out and preformed for Grave Diggers 30th anniversary.

  • Note: this is when Ryan Anderson breaks his neck that sidelines him until Minneapolis in December 2012.

World Finals 14 – March 23, 2013[edit]

World Finals XIV (14) took place on March 22 and 23, 2013.

Freestyle[edit]

Order Truck Driver Score
1 Zombie Sean Duhon 23
2 Bad Habit Joe Sylvester 21
3 Superman Jon Zimmer 28
4 Scooby Doo Nicole Johnson 7
5 Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 19
6 Madusa Madusa 16
7 Blue Thunder Pablo Huffaker 30
8 Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Scott Buetow 25
9 Batman Norm Miller 6
10 Captain America Chad Fortune 18
11 Spider-man Bari Musawwir 7
12 Metal Mulisha Todd Leduc 25
13 Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 22
14 Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 8
15 Stone Crusher Steve Sims 27
16 Iron Man Lee O'Donnell 27
17 Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 34
18 Avenger Jim Koehler 23
19 Advance Auto Parts Grinder Lupe Soza 8
20 Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 12
21 Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 27
22 Grave Digger the Legend Adam Anderson 25
23 El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 20
24 Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 23
25 Monster Energy Damon Bradshaw 24
26 Grave Digger Dennis Anderson 24
27 Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 22

Bounty Hunter broke in racing.

Racing[edit]

Encore[edit]

Four Max-Ds:

  • Neil Elliot in Max-D 1
  • Kreg Christenson in Max-D 2
  • Chuck Warner in Max-D 3
  • Tom Meents in Max-D 4

Kreg, Neil, and Chuck performed backflips all at the same time. Tom Meents came out after and performed a double backflip.

World Finals 16 — March 26 - 28, 2015[edit]

Monster Jam World Finals XVI(16) will take place March 26-28, 2015 . Once again 32 Monster Jam trucks and drivers will be invited to compete in the world finals, and 16 trucks and drivers will be invited to compete in the Young Guns Shootout. Double Down will be on Thursday March 26 with qualifying and the Young Guns Shootout, racing will be on Friday March 27, and freestyle will be on Saturday March 28 with a unique track built just for freestyle.

List of competing Monster Jam trucks and drivers will start to be announced in January 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The original Monster Mutt and its Dalmatian variant competed as separate trucks for this event, the first time two trucks with the same name have competed in the World Finals.
  2. ^ Pastrana 199 ran in racing while Nitro Circus ran in freestyle, and Travis Pastrana freestyled the new Nitro Circus truck.
  3. ^ Adam Anderson had what could be one of the most violent crashes anyone could ever see in racing and could not return, so Chad Tingler substituted for him in freestyle.
  4. ^ Advance Auto Parts wanted to give two of their teammates a chance to win a title, so Frank Krmel drove during racing while Lupe Soza performed in freestyle.
  5. ^ Originally, Brian Deegan was invited but a last minute change gave Todd LeDuc his spot as Brian hurt his back.
  6. ^ For the second time in a row Advance Auto Parts wants two of its drives to go for a World Finals Championship, so John Seasock will be driving Grinder and going after his third Monster Jam World Finals Racing Championship while Lupe Soza will be driving Grinder and competing for his 2nd Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Championship.