Captain's Curse

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Captain's Curse
Owner and driver information
Owner FELD Motorsports
Driver(s) Alex Blackwell
Home city Aurora, Illinois
Truck information
Year created (Blacksmith 2001-2006), (Captain's Curse 2007-Present)
Body style 1941 Willys Pickup
Chassis Patrick Enterprises Incorporated (PEI)
Engine 540 cubic inch Merlin big block
Transmission Coan 2-speed

Captain's Curse is a monster truck created by Monster Jam and FELD Motorsports, and has been competing in the Monster Jam series since March 2007.

Captain's Curse was first seen in 2007 driven by Pablo Huffaker. Captain's Curse was the freestyle champion of 2007 world finals. The truck was retired until it was revealed with a new look for 2013. Later, Alex Blackwell drove the truck for the next five years until he drove Wolverine. In 2009, the truck had an accident by flipping into the bottom risers. A new chassis was added. Since its debut in Monster Jam, Captain's Curse has had many successful runs.

Styled after a 1941 Willys pickup, the truck has a red-and-black pirate-themed paint scheme. Designed to replace the Blacksmith monster truck, the truck's debut at World Finals 8 was an immediate success, with driver Pablo Huffaker winning his first Monster Jam World Finals freestyle championship behind the wheel of Captain's Curse. Alex Blackwell later took over as driver of the truck with a different chassis, experiencing similar success. At World Finals X, the truck reached the final round in racing against Maximum Destruction. However, the truck lost its brakes during the run, causing the truck to flip violently when Blackwell attempted to steer it. The truck eventually landed several rows in the stands of Sam Boyd Stadium, although no one was injured. After that incident, the truck got a brand new PEI chassis, debuting at Old Bridge Township RACEWAY PARK on May 30, 2009. Ever since then, the truck and driver combo has bought consistent success. In 2012, the truck was temporarily retired, as driver Alex Blackwell was assigned to drive the new version of Wolverine. The truck made a return at the Advance Auto Parts MONSTER JAM World Finals 13 in March 2012, with its original driver Pablo Huffaker behind the wheel. In the 2013 season, Captain's Curse was repainted black. In 2016, a truck named Pirate's Curse debuted, and rumors said it would replace Captain's Curse. However, the two trucks competed alongside each other for only 2016, as Alex Blackwell moved to Megalodon, a new truck, in 2017, and Captain's Curse was retired, with Pirate's Curse replacing it.

Monster Jam World Finals Results[edit]

(Blacksmith 2001-2006)

  • 2001
  1. Driver:Pablo Huffaker
  2. Racing-Defeated Lyle Hancock in Blue Thunder in Round 2, but flipped into the dumpsters after the run.
  3. Freestyle-27, Pablo drove Ragin' Steel in Freestyle due to Blacksmith flipping into the dumpsters in Racing.
  • 2002
  1. Driver:Pablo Huffaker
  2. Racing-Defeated by Jimmy Creten In Bounty Hunter in the Semi-Finals.
  3. Freestyle-35
  • 2003
  1. Driver:Carl Van Horn
  2. Racing-Defeated by Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter in the Semi-Finals.
  3. Freestyle-24
  • 2004
  1. Driver:Pablo Huffaker
  2. Racing-Defeated by Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger in the Finals.
  3. Freestyle-26
  • 2005
  1. Driver:Pablo Huffaker
  2. Racing-Defeated by Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger in the Quarter-Finals.
  3. Freestyle-18
  • 2006
  1. Driver:Pablo Huffaker
  2. Racing-Defeated by Jimmy Creten In Bounty Hunter in the Semi-Finals.
  3. Freestyle-13

(Captain's Curse 2007–Present)

  • 2007
  1. Driver:Pablo Huffaker
  2. Racing-Defeated by Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger in the Semi-Finals.
  3. Freestyle-34
  • 2008
  1. Driver:Alex Blackwell
  2. Racing-Defeated by John Seasock in Batman in the Semi-Finals.
  3. Freestyle-29
  • 2009
  1. Driver:Alex Blackwell
  2. Racing-Defeated by Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction in the Finals (Flipped into Stands in the run).
  3. Freestyle-(DNR-Broke)
  • 2010
  1. Driver:Alex Blackwell
  2. Racing-Defeated by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher in Round 1.
  3. Freestyle-9
  • 2011
  1. Driver:Alex Blackwell
  2. Racing-Defeated by Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction in Round 2.
  3. Freestyle-10
  • 2012
  1. Driver:Pablo Huffaker
  2. Racing-Defeated by Alex Blackwell in Wolverine in Round 2.
  3. Freestyle-15
  • 2013
  1. Driver:Alex Blackwell
  2. Racing-Defeated by Steve Sims in Stone Crusher in Round 2.
  3. Freestyle-19
  • 2014
  1. Driver:Alex Blackwell
  2. Racing-Defeated by Adam Anderson in Grave Digger The Legend in Round 2.
  3. Freestyle-22.5
  • 2015
  1. Driver:Alex Blackwell
  2. Racing-Defeated by Tom Meents in Max-D in Round 1
  3. Freestyle-15.5

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