Monster Jam World Finals

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Monster Jam World Finals
Mjwflogo1.jpg
The logo for the upcoming Monster Jam World Finals 20
VenueSam Boyd Stadium (2000-2018)
Camping World Stadium (2019)
DatesLate March (2000-2018)
May (2019)
Competitors16 (1999–2004)
20 (2005)
24 (2006–2012, 2019-present)
28 (2013)
32 (2014–2018)

The Monster Jam World Finals is an annual monster truck event that is the championship event of the Monster Jam series, consisting of racing and freestyle competitions, with the winner of each considered the World Champion in that competition for the past year. It is the highest profile monster truck event and draws tremendous media attention. It is held in late March at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monster Jam World Finals XIX on March 23–24, 2018 was the last World Finals held at the stadium. Starting in 2019, the Monster Jam World Finals will be changing the format with a rotating schedule of venues.


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Background[edit]

Originally, 16 trucks were invited to compete in the event, but 20 trucks were selected in 2005, 24 selected from 2006–2012, 28 in 2013, and 32 trucks from 2014–present. For the first 14 years of the Monster Jam World Finals, the Racing Championship and Freestyle Championship were held on the same night. From 2014–2017, however, the event expanded to a 3-day format with Double Down on Thursday, the Racing Championship on Friday, and the Freestyle Championship on Saturday. In 2018 the World Finals will move back to a 2-day format with the Double Down festivities and Racing Championship all taking place on Friday, and the Freestyle Championship on Saturday, with qualifying going back to a private event only for drivers and staff on Thursday. Trucks and drivers are selected based on their performances over the winter season on the FS1 Championship Series, Triple Threat Series, and other events from January into early March. When multiple drivers of the same team or truck are selected, they were typically placed in other trucks, e.g. Pablo Huffaker won the 2007 Freestyle Championship driving Captain's Curse and Charlie Pauken won the 2010 Freestyle Championship driving Monster Mutt. Since 2015, however, most drivers have driven their own trucks but with different paint schemes and flags sporting the drivers' names. This approach has allowed there to be multiple trucks of the same team in the main field, which has led to some controversy among fans. While only 32 trucks compete for the World Racing and Freestyle Championships, and only 16 trucks compete for the Double Down Showdown Championship, there are over 100 trucks that are invited to be on display at the Pit Party festivities during the event.

The stature of the event leads to extreme performances in both competitions. The racing track, being about 884 feet in length, starts in the parking lot behind the locker rooms of the stadium and features a long straight-away offering speeds over 70 mph before a hair-pin turn. The freestyle track layout is typically the most extreme all season with several large and unique obstacles often producing spectacular air, saves, crashes and other jaw-dropping tricks. Beginning in 2014 with the new 3-day format, the track has been specifically designed for each individual competition. The track is first built to attribute Racing, but upon its completion on Friday night, the track construction crew completely rebuilds the track overnight for Freestyle on Saturday. The event typically featured 7 judges (6 regulation, who scored from 1–10 for 90 seconds, and 1 bonus judge, who scored from 1–5 for the next 30 seconds) with the lowest and highest scores discarded in regulation for a maximum possible score of 45 (excluding tiebreakers). Beginning in 2014, the judges could give half points as opposed to only giving whole points to further distinguish and separate each freestyle run. The scoring was updated in 2017 where all the fans inside Sam Boyd Stadium got to be the judges. After each driver's run, everyone had 20 seconds to lock in a score from 1–10 using 0.25 increments through Monster Jam's official judging website. The fan scores would then be averaged out to give a final score for the freestyle run; for example: 6.328.

No truck has ever got the maximum score of 45 (40 in regulation and 5 in bonus). The high score is 40 and was set by Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger in 2000. In the history of the Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Championship, only once has a driver successfully defended his title the following year: Tom Meents driving Goldberg in 2001 and Team Meents in 2002.

In 2004, if a driver flipped over within the first 30 seconds of their run, they would be allowed to roll back over and continue depending on if the truck was still able to go. This rule was only active that year.

Some fans consider the Monster Jam World Finals unfair, because its invitation-only participants are not officially selected based on performance scores earned during the prior season. Another controversy is that the event's parent company, FELD Motorsports, owns a majority of the trucks that are invited to participate. Additionally, most of the participant drivers are based in the United States. However, this selection bias is often countered by the fact that Monster Jam organizes a world tour.

Until 2011, the teams qualified for racing with no body on the chassis so they would not be damaged if an accident was to occur, although some drivers kept the front hood on in order to give them a point of view as if they were racing with the body on. However, from 2012–present, all teams had to qualify with full bodies on. Each driver gets 2 practice runs, one in the left lane and one in the right lane, in order to give them a feel of the track in both lanes. Also starting in 2012, FELD Motorsports added a new competition to the World Finals as part of the Double Down experience called the Young Guns Shootout, where 8 competitors with no prior World Finals experience compete in racing for the title of Young Guns Shootout Champion. The Young Guns Shootout field expanded to 12 trucks in 2013, 14 trucks in 2014, and 16 trucks from 2015–present. Whoever is crowned The Young Guns Shootout Champion receives the final spot in the field of 32 trucks to compete for the World Racing Championship and World Freestyle Championship. In 2017 the Young Guns Shootout was renamed the Double Down Showdown and the winner would be named the Double Down Showdown Champion, still receiving the 32nd and final spot in the World Finals main field. The Double Down Showdown is no longer an event just for rookies, as it now allows indies and other trucks of that matter.

Champions[edit]

Year Racing Freestyle
Truck Driver Truck Driver
1999 Bear Foot Brian Womack Grave Digger Dennis Anderson (Points Champion)
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 El Toro Loco
Madusa
Maximum Destruction
Lupe Soza
Debra "Madusa" Miceli
Tom Meents
2005 Madusa Debra "Madusa" Miceli Bounty Hunter Jim Creten
2006 Grave Digger Dennis Anderson Maximum Destruction Tom Meents
2007 Batman John Seasock Captain's Curse Pablo Huffaker
2008 Batman John Seasock Taz Adam Anderson
2009 Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 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 Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen
2013 Grave Digger the Legend Adam Anderson Maximum Destruction Tom Meents
2014 Grave Digger the Legend Adam Anderson Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc
2015 Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc Overkill Evolution Mike Vaters II
2016 Grave Digger (Orange) Morgan Kane Grave Digger Adam Anderson
2017 Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist Lee O'Donnell
2018 Grave Digger Adam Anderson Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson

Motor Madness "World Finals 0" (Unofficial) - April 3, 1999[edit]

Line Up:

Avenger - Jim Koehler

Bear Foot - Brian Womack

Bustin Loose - Ron Nelson

Bulldozer - Tom Meents

Cyborg - Jack Koberna

Carolina Crusher - Gary Porter

Equalizer - David Morris

Executioner - Mark Hall

Grave Digger #12 - Dennis Anderson

Gunslinger - Scott Hartsock

King Krunch - Scott Stephens

Little Tiger - Brian Barthel

Monster Patrol - Paul Shafer

Mountaineer - Robbie Grey

Reptoid - Jim Jack

Samson - Dan Patrick


Racing Round 1

Samson def. Executioner

Bear Foot def. Avenger

Moutaineer def. Little Tiger

Reptoid def. King Krunch

Gunslinger def. Cyborg

Carolina Crusher def. Bustin Loose

Bulldozer def. Equalizer

Grave Digger def. Monster Patrol

Racing Round 2

Samson def. Bear Foot

Reptoid def. Mountaineer

Gunslinger def. Carolina Crusher

Grave Digger def. Bulldozer

Racing Semi-Finals

Bear Foot (Samson Broke) def. Reptoid

Carolina Crusher (Gunslinger Broke) def. Grave Digger

Racing Finals

Bear Foot DEFEATED Carolina Crusher

World Finals I — March 25, 2000[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
1 Goldberg
16 WCW Nitro Machine
Goldberg
Predator
8 Bulldozer
9 Predator
Goldberg
Wrenchead.com
5 Sudden Impact
12 Wrenchead.com
Wrenchead.com
Sting
4 nWo
13 Sting
Goldberg
Gunslinger
6 Madusa
11 Airborne Ranger (Crashed)
Madusa
Gunslinger
3 Gunslinger
14 Reptoid
Gunslinger
King Krunch
7 King Krunch
10 Avenger
King Krunch
Grave Digger #7
2 Grave Digger #7
15 Prowler

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Grave Digger #7 Dennis Anderson 40
2. Wrenchead.com Lyle Hancock 39
3. nWo Rob Knell 37
4. Goldberg Tom Meents 37
5. Madusa Madusa 34
6. Gunslinger Scott Hartsock 34
7. Predator Allen Pezo 29
8. Sting Sky Hartley 28
# Truck Driver Score
9. Sudden Impact John Seasock 26
10. Avenger Jim Koehler 26
11. Bulldozer Guy Wood 26
12. WCW Nitro Machine Charlie Pauken 19
13. Prowler Dave Pezo 16
14. Reptoid Jim Jack 4
15. King Krunch Scott Stephens DNS
16. Airborne Ranger Joe Cypher DNS

World Finals II — March 24, 2001[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
1 Wolverine
16 Black Stallion
Wolverine
Predator
8 Predator
9 Madusa
Wolverine
Blue Thunder (Returned)
5 Grave Digger #14
12 Blacksmith
Blacksmith (Crashed)
Blue Thunder
4 Blue Thunder
13 Wrenchead.com
Blue Thunder (Crashed)
Goldberg
6 Gunslinger (Broke)
11 Destroyer
Destroyer (Returned)
Spider-Man (Returned)
3 Avenger (Broke)
14 Spider-Man
Destroyer
Goldberg
7 Sudden Impact
10 Bulldozer
Bulldozer
Goldberg
2 Goldberg
15 Sting

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Goldberg Tom Meents 38
2. Wrenchead.com Jill Canuso 36
3. Grave Digger #14 Dennis Anderson 36
4. Sting Tony Farrell 34
5. Avenger Jim Koehler 34
6. Madusa Madusa 33
7. Spider-Man Gary Porter 31
8. Black Stallion Mike Vaters 30
# Truck Driver Score
9. Bulldozer Eldon DePew 28
10. Ragin' Steel Pablo Huffaker 27
11. Destroyer Dan Evans 23
12. Predator Allen Pezo 22
13. Sudden Impact John Seasock 19
14. Gunslinger Scott Hartsock DNS
15. Blue Thunder Lyle Hancock DNS
16. Wolverine Brian Barthel DNS

World Finals III — March 23, 2002[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
1 Team Meents
16 Blue Thunder (Broke)
Team Meents
Gunslinger
8 Madusa
9 Gunslinger
Team Meents
Grave Digger #14
6 Bulldozer
11 Power Forward (Crashed)
Bulldozer (Crashed)
Grave Digger #14
4 Grave Digger #14
13 Black Stallion (RED LIGHT)
Team Meents (Crashed)
Bounty Hunter
3 Blacksmith
14 Firemouth
Blacksmith
Hot Wheels (Crashed)
5 Hot Wheels
12 Predator
Blacksmith
Bounty Hunter
7 Sudden Impact
10 Avenger (Crashed)
Sudden Impact
Bounty Hunter
2 Wolverine
15 Bounty Hunter

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Team Meents Tom Meents 37
2. Grave Digger #14 Dennis Anderson 36
3. Blacksmith Pablo Huffaker 35
4. Blue Thunder Lyle Hancock 35
5. Black Stallion Mike Vaters 32
6. Wolverine Brian Barthel 30
7. Sudden Impact John Seasock 24
8. Firemouth Carl Van Horn 24
# Truck Driver Score
9. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 22
10. Predator Allen Pezo 21
11. Gunslinger Scott Hartsock 20
12. Madusa Madusa 19
13. Hot Wheels Eldon DePew 17
14. Power Forward Chad Fortune 12
15. Bulldozer Guy Wood 8
16. Avenger Jim Koehler 8

World Finals IV — March 22, 2003[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
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 (Crashed)
Gunslinger
Wolverine
7 Sudden Impact
10 Monster Mutt
Sudden Impact
Wolverine
2 Wolverine
15 Avenger

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Avenger Jim Koehler 37
2. El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 36
3. Blue Thunder Lyle Hancock 34
4. Madusa Madusa 32
5. Black Stallion Mike Vaters 30
6. Power Forward Chad Fortune 29
7. Sudden Impact John Seasock 27
8. Blacksmith Carl Van Horn 24
# Truck Driver Score
9. SOBE Kathy Winston 22
10. Spider-Man Bobby Zee 22
11. Grave Digger #16 Pablo Huffaker 20
12. Wolverine Brian Barthel 16
13. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 14
14. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 13
15. Monster Mutt Todd Frolik 9
16. Gunslinger Scott Hartsock DNS

World Finals V — March 20, 2004[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
1 Maximum Destruction
16 Hot Wheels
Maximum Destruction
Monster Mutt
8 Monster Mutt
9 Bulldozer
Maximum Destruction
Blacksmith
5 Power Forward
12 Blacksmith
Blacksmith
Blue Thunder
4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
13 Blue Thunder
Blacksmith
Grave Digger #19
6 Bounty Hunter
11 Avenger
Bounty Hunter
Little Tiger (Returned)
3 Madusa (Crashed)
14 Little Tiger
Bounty Hunter
Grave Digger #19
7 El Toro Loco (Crashed)
10 King Krunch
King Krunch
Grave Digger #19
2 Grave Digger #19
15 Team Suzuki

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 31
1. Madusa Madusa 31
1. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 31
4. Grave Digger #19 Dennis Anderson 30
5. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 30
6. King Krunch David Smith 27
7. Blacksmith Pablo Huffaker 26
8. Hot Wheels Neil Elliott 25
# Truck Driver Score
9. Little Tiger Brian Barthel 23
10. Bulldozer Guy Wood 20
11. Monster Mutt Bobby Z 19
12. Power Forward Carl Van Horn 14
13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Paul Cohen 11
14. Team Suzuki Kathy Winston 9
15. Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 9
16. Avenger Jim Koehler 9

World Finals VI — March 19, 2005[edit]

Racing[edit]

  Round 1     Round 2     Round 3     Semi-Finals     Championship Race
                                               
        1 Bounty Hunter    
  19 Pastrana 199 (Broke)         Brutus (Returned)      
  20 Brutus             Bounty Hunter    
        Blue Thunder      
      10 Power Forward      
  11 Blue Thunder    
      Bounty Hunter    
      Grave Digger #19      
        5 Blacksmith    
  4 An Escalade         Maximum Destruction      
  8 Avenger             Blacksmith    
        Grave Digger #19    
      7 Grave Digger #19      
  17 An Escalade    
      Grave Digger #19  
      Madusa  
        3 Gunslinger    
  13 Scarlet Bandit         King Krunch      
  12 King Krunch             King Krunch    
        Hot Wheels (Broke)      
      6 Superman      
  18 Hot Wheels    
      King Krunch    
      Madusa    
        9 Monster Mutt    
  14 Destroyer       15 El Toro Loco      
  16 Black Stallion             El Toro Loco    
        Madusa    
      2 Madusa      
  10 Destroyer    

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 31 (Won the tie-breaker)
2. Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 31
3. Black Stallion Michael Vaters 27
4. King Krunch David Smith 27
5. Destroyer Dan Evans 26
6. Scarlet Bandit Dawn Creten 25
7. Escalade George Balhan 25
8. Avenger Jim Koehler 25
9. Superman Chad Fortune 24
10. Monster Mutt Bobby Z 24
# Truck Driver Score
11. Power Forward Frank Krmel 23
12. Grave Digger #19 Dennis Anderson 23
13. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 22
14. Brutus Chris Bergeron 20
15. Pastrana 199 Paul Cohen 20
16. Hot Wheels Phil Foster 20
17. Blacksmith Pablo Huffaker 18
18. Madusa Madusa 13
19. El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 8
20. Gunslinger Scott Hartsock DNS

World Finals VII — March 25, 2006[edit]

Racing[edit]

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

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 37
2. Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 33
3. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 32
4. Del Scorcho Frank Krmel 29
5. King Krunch David Smith 26
6. Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 24
7. Superman Chad Fortune 23
8. Taz Adam Anderson 22
# Truck Driver Score
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Randy Brown 22
10. Destroyer Dan Evans 22
11. Batman Jason Childress 21
12. US Air Force Afterburner Paul Cohen 20
13. An Escalade George Balhan 20
14. Safe Auto Minimizer Marc McDonald 19
15. Predator Allen Pezo 17
16. Pastrana 199 Chad Tingler 16
# Truck Driver Score
17. Avenger Jim Koehler 16
18. Team Suzuki Kathy Winston 15
19. Iron Outlaw Linsey Weenk 14
20. Blacksmith Pablo Huffaker 13
21. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 12
22. El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 11
23. Brutus Chris Bergeron 10
24. Hot Wheels Neil Elliott DNS

World Finals VIII — March 24, 2007[edit]

Racing[edit]

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

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Captain's Curse Pablo Huffaker 34
2. Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 30
3. Iron Outlaw Linsey Weenk 29
4. Safe Auto Minimizer Marc McDonald 29
5. US Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 29
6. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 28
7. Team Suzuki Frank Krmel 26
8. Taz Adam Anderson 26
# Truck Driver Score
9. Scarlet Bandit Dawn Creten 24
10. Destroyer Dan Evans 23
11. Superman Chad Fortune 21
12. Blue Thunder Tony Farrell 21
13. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 21
14. Pastrana 199 Courtney Jolly 20
15. Avenger Jim Koehler 20
16. King Krunch David Smith 19
# Truck Driver Score
17. El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 17
18. An Escalade George Balhan 16
19. Brutus Chris Bergeron 12
20. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Chad Tingler 9
21. Batman John Seasock 8
22. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 8
23. Hot Wheels Neil Elliott DNS
24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Randy Brown DNS

Encore[edit]

5 25th Anniversary Grave Diggers commemorate Grave Digger's 25th anniversary.

World Finals IX — March 28–29, 2008[edit]

Racing[edit]

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

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Taz Adam Anderson 37
2. Scarlet Bandit Dawn Creten 36
3. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Chad Tingler 32
4. Blue Thunder Linsey Weenk 30
5. Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 30
6. Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 29
7. El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 28
8. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 27
# Truck Driver Score
9. Donkey Kong Frank Krmel 26
10. Black Stallion Michael Vaters 25
11. Stone Crusher Steve Sims 24
12. Safe Auto Minimizer Marc McDonald 24
13. Team Suzuki Bobby Parr 23
14. Pastrana 199 Cam McQueen 20
15. An Escalade George Balhan 18
16. US Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 18
# Truck Driver Score
17. Avenger Jim Koehler 17
18. Batman John Seasock 16
19. King Krunch David Smith 13
20. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 12
21. Superman Chad Fortune 8
22. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 6
23. Destroyer Dan Evans 5
24. Iron Outlaw Kreg Christensen 4

Encore[edit]

Between Rounds: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Randy Brown) freestyle

After Event: Backwards Bob (Mike Wine) and Spitfire (Gary Porter) debut in a dual-freestyle

Second Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents) in an almost identical crash to the one earlier in the night

World Finals X — March 27–28, 2009[edit]

Racing[edit]

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

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. US Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 36
2. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 32
3. Brutus Chris Bergeron 29
4. Blue Thunder Linsey Weenk 28
5. Nitro Circus Travis Pastrana 26
6. Stone Crusher Steve Sims 26
7. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 26
8. Taz Chad Tingler 25
# Truck Driver Score
9. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 24
10. King Krunch David Smith 23
11. Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 23
12. Batman John Seasock 21
13. Donkey Kong Frank Krmel 21
14. El Toro Loco Lupe Soza 21
15. War Wizard Randy Moore 19
16. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 19
# Truck Driver Score
17. Destroyer Dan Evans 17
18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pablo Huffaker 17
19. Madusa Madusa 16
20. Safe Auto Minimizer Marc McDonald 13
21. Superman Chad Fortune 8
22. An Escalade George Balhan 8
23. Avenger Jim Koehler 4
24. Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell DNS

Encore[edit]

Maximum Destruction attempts a successful backflip, which results in a 1½ backflip by Tom Meents.

World Finals XI — March 26–27, 2010[edit]

Racing[edit]

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

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 39
2. An Escalade George Balhan 31
3. US Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 31
4. Stone Crusher Steve Sims 28
5. Advance Auto Parts Grinder Lupe Soza 28
6. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 28
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pablo Huffaker 26
8. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 26
# Truck Driver Score
9. Iron Man Lee O'Donnell 25
10. Avenger Jim Koehler 25
11. Blue Thunder Linsey Weenk 25
12. Superman Chad Fortune 15
13. Madusa Madusa 12
14. Spider-Man Chad Tingler 12
15. Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 11
16. Nitro Circus Cam McQueen 10
# Truck Driver Score
17. Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 9
18. Gunslinger Scott Hartsock 8
19. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 8
20. Amsoil Shock Therapy Jon Zimmer 4
21. Batman John Seasock 4
22. Taz Adam Anderson 4
23. King Krunch David Smith DNS
24. El Toro Loco Marc McDonald DNS

Encores[edit]

10 trucks freestyle to celebrate 10 years of Monster Jam World Finals: Scarlet Bandit - Dawn Creten, The Patriot - Dan Rodoni, CULT Energy Activator - Sean Duhon, Wrecking Crew - Chris Bergeron, Blue Thunder - Frank Krmel, Madusa (Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Awareness tribute style truck) - Madusa, Mohawk Warrior (debut) - George Balhan, Dennis Anderson (modern Grave Digger), Ryan Anderson (red pickup style Grave Digger) and Adam Anderson (Grave Digger The Legend) triple freestyle. At the end of the encore, Dennis' Grave Digger and Ryan Anderson in the red pickup Grave Digger collide in the air after jumping off a steep ramp.

World Finals XII — March 25–26, 2011[edit]

Racing[edit]

  Round 1     Round 2     Round 3     Semi-Finals     Championship Race
                                               
        1 Grave Digger #20    
  16 Batman         Batman      
  24 Avenger             Grave Digger #20    
        Bounty Hunter      
        8 Superman      
  9 Bounty Hunter         Bounty Hunter    
  17 Mohawk Warrior           Bounty Hunter    
      Mohawk Warrior      
        5 Monster Mutt Dalmatian    
  12 Stone Crusher (Broke)         Mohawk Warrior (Returned - Fast Loser)      
  20 Amsoil Shock Therapy (Broke)             Mohawk Warrior    
        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle    
        4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle      
  13 US Air Force Afterburner         US Air Force Afterburner    
  21 Brutus (Crashed)           Bounty Hunter  
      Maximum Destruction  
        3 Lucas Oil Crusader    
  14 Nitro Circus         Nitro Circus      
  22 Iron Man             Lucas Oil Crusader    
        El Toro Loco      
        6 El Toro Loco      
  11 Advance Auto Parts Grinder         Advance Auto Parts Grinder (Crashed)    
  19 Backdraft           Lucas Oil Crusader (Crashed)    
      Maximum Destruction    
        7 Monster Mutt    
  10 Madusa         Spider-Man      
  18 Spider-Man             Spider-Man    
        Maximum Destruction    
        2 Maximum Destruction      
  15 Captain's Curse         Captain's Curse    
  23 Grave Digger The Legend    

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Avenger Jim Koehler 32 (Won the tie-breaker)
2. Nitro Circus Cam McQueen 32
3. US Air Force Afterburner Damon Bradshaw 30
4. Iron Man Lee O'Donnell 28
5. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 28
6. Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 28
7. El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 27
8. Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 27
# Truck Driver Score
9. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 25
10. Stone Crusher Steve Sims 24
11. Madusa Madusa 22
12. Grave Digger #24 Dennis Anderson 21
13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pablo Huffaker 20
14. Superman Chad Fortune 19
15. Amsoil Shock Therapy Jon Zimmer 19
16. Batman Norm Miller 18
# Truck Driver Score
17. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 16
18. Brutus Chris Bergeron 13
19. Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson 13
20. Backdraft Jeremy Slifko 11
21. Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 10
22. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 9
23. Advance Auto Parts Grinder Lupe Soza 8
24. Spider-Man Chad Tingler 4

Encore[edit]

All 3 Advance Auto Parts Grinder drivers in their trucks (Lupe Soza, John Seasock, and Frank Krmel). All 3 Maximum Destruction drivers in their trucks (Tom Meents, Neil Elliott, Kreg Christensen). Ryan Anderson debuts Son-Uva Digger and completes a successful backflip in the truck.

World Finals XIII — March 23–24, 2012[edit]

Racing[edit]

  Round 1     Round 2     Round 3     Semi-Finals     Championship Race
                                               
        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      
        5 Team Hot Wheels Firestorm    
  12 Iron Man         Iron Man      
  20 Monster Mutt Dalmatian             Team Hot Wheels Firestorm    
        Grave Digger The Legend    
        4 Grave Digger The Legend      
  13 Northern Nightmare         Northern Nightmare    
  21 Avenger           Maximum Destruction  
      Monster Energy  
        3 Monster Energy    
  14 Grave Digger #20         Grave Digger #20      
  22 Stone Crusher             Monster Energy    
        Lucas Oil Crusader (Crashed)      
        6 Lucas Oil Crusader      
  11 Advance Auto Parts Grinder         Advance Auto Parts Grinder    
  19 Madusa           Monster Energy    
      Wolverine    
        7 Son-uva Digger    
  10 Bounty Hunter         Bounty Hunter      
  18 Mohawk Warrior             Son-uva Digger    
        Wolverine    
        2 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...

Truck Driver
Iron Man Scott Buetow
Stone Crusher Morgan Kane
Titan Donald Epidendio
TMNT Joey Parnell
AAP Grinder Nicole Johnson
Razin Kane J.R. McNeal
Spider-Man Bari Musawwir
El Toro Loco Becky McDonough
Round 1 Semi-Finals Finals
         
1 Stone Crusher
8 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Advance Auto Parts Grinder
El Toro Loco
5 Titan
4 Spider-Man
Advance Auto Parts Grinder
Spider-Man
3 Iron Man
6 Advance Auto Parts Grinder
Stone Crusher
Spider-Man
7 El Toro Loco
2 Razin Kane

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 38
2. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 32
3. Stone Crusher Steve Sims 30
4. Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 30
5. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Neil Elliott 30
6. Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson 30
7. El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 27
8. Monster Energy Damon Bradshaw 27
# Truck Driver Score
9. Brutus Chris Bergeron 26
10. Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 25
11. Captain America Chad Fortune 25
12. Grave Digger #20 Dennis Anderson 25
13. Spider-Man Chad Tingler 24
14. Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc 23
15. Iron Man Lee O'Donnell 23
16. Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 21
# Truck Driver Score
17. Wolverine Alex Blackwell 18
18. Advance Auto Parts Grinder Lupe Soza 18
19. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 16
20. Maximum Destruction Tom Meents 16
21. Captain's Curse Pablo Huffaker 15
22. Avenger Jim Koehler 13
23. Madusa Madusa 11
24. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 4

Encore[edit]

Seven Grave Digger trucks competed to celebrate 30 Years of Grave Digger. Four black 30th Anniversary Grave Diggers were driven by Pablo Huffaker, Chad Tingler, Gary Porter and Ryan Anderson; Grave Digger The Legend - Adam Anderson; "Grandma" Digger - Charlie Pauken; and the Purple 30th Anniversary Grave Digger - Dennis Anderson. Note: Ryan Anderson broke his neck when four of the seven Diggers performed backflips and was sidelined until in Minneapolis MN December 2012.

World Finals XIV – March 22–23, 2013[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Semi-Finals Championship Race Semi-Finals Round 3 Round 2 Round 1
Max-D Max-D Max-D Grave Digger
The Legend
El Toro Loco Stone Crusher Captain's Curse
Northern Nightmare Northern Nightmare Stone Crusher Stone Crusher
Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Scooby Doo
Grave Digger #20 Grave Digger #20 Son-uva Digger El Toro Loco El Toro Loco El Toro Loco
Bad Habit Superman
Son-uva Digger Son-uva Digger Monster Mutt Monster Mutt
Advance Auto Parts Grinder Madusa
Grave Digger

The Legend

Grave Digger
The Legend
Grave Digger
The Legend
Grave Digger
The Legend
El Toro Loco Spider-Man Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter
Monster Energy Zombie
Mohawk Warrior Mohawk Warrior Metal Mulisha Metal Mulisha
Monster Mutt Dalmatian Batman
Lucas Oil Crusader Captain America Blue Thunder Spider-Man Spider-Man Spider-Man
Captain America Avenger (Crashed)
Blue Thunder Iron Man

Freestyle[edit]

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

Encore[edit]

Neil Elliott, Kreg Christensen, Chuck Werner and Tom Meents in 4 Max-D trucks. Neil, Kreg and Chuck perform back-flips together; Tom Meents comes out in his Max-D truck being lifted off a Max-D dump truck, and performs the first successful double backflip. This celebrated 10 Years of Maximum Destruction.

World Finals XV — March 20–22, 2014[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Semi-Finals Championship Race Semi-Finals Round 3 Round 2 Round 1
Grave Digger #30 Grave Digger #30 Grave Digger #30 Grave Digger #30 Grave Digger
The Legend
Max-D Max-D Max-D Max-D
Titan Avenger (Crashed)
Northern Nightmare Northern Nightmare Mohawk Warrior Mohawk Warrior
Man of Steel Captain America
Lucas Oil Crusader Lucas Oil Crusader Lucas Oil Crusader Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter
FS1 Cleatus Team Hot Wheels
Firestorm
Spider-Man Spider-Man Son-uva Digger Son-uva Digger
The Patriot Stone Crusher
Zombie Monster Mutt Wolverine Grave Digger
The Legend
Max-D Iron Man Monster Energy Monster Energy Barbarian
Monster Mutt Monster Energy
Wolverine Wolverine (Crashed) El Toro Loco Monster Mutt Dalmatian
Overkill Evolution El Toro Loco
Monster Mutt Rottweiler Captain's Curse Grave Digger
The Legend
Iron Man Metal Mulisha Bad Habit
Captain's Curse Metal Mulisha
Madusa Grave Digger
The Legend
Iron Man Scooby-Doo
Grave Digger The Legend Iron Man

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc 37.5
2. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Scott Buetow 34.5
3. Max-D Tom Meents 34
4. El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 32.5
5. Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 30.5
6. Captain America Chad Fortune 30.5
7. The Patriot Dan Rodoni 29.5
8. Barbarian Devin Jones 28.5
9. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 28.5
10. Avenger Jim Koehler 26.5
11. Overkill Evolution Mike Vaters II 26.5
12. Wolverine Pablo Huffaker 26.5
# Truck Driver Score
13. Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson 25
14. Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 25
15. FS1 Cleatus Frank Krmel 24
16. Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 22.5
17. Iron Man Lee O'Donnell 22.5
18. Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 22.5
19. Scooby-Doo Nicole Johnson 22.5
20. Monster Energy Damon Bradshaw 21.5
21. Stone Crusher Steve Sims 20
22. Man of Steel Randy Brown 15.5
23. Bad Habit Joe Sylvester 14.5
24. Monster Mutt Rottweiler Rod Schmidt 12.5
# Truck Driver Score
25. Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 12
26. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 10.5
27. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 10.5
28. Titan Donald Epidendio 9
29. Grave Digger #30 Dennis Anderson 8.5
30. Madusa Madusa 8.5
31. Zombie Sean Duhon 7
32. Spider-Man Bari Musawwir 6

Encore[edit]

Racing Encore: Young Guns do donuts and Marvel Trucks do backflips.

Freestyle Encore:Six Doom's Day Trucks come out and all perform backflips.

World Finals XVI — March 18-19, 2015[edit]

Racing[edit]

Metal Mulisha Metal Mulisha Metal Mulisha Metal Mulisha Metal Mulisha Monster Energy (Coty) (RED LIGHT) Monster Energy (Coty)
Monster Energy (Coty) Monster Energy (Coty)
Overkill Evolution Scooby Doo
Grave Digger #25 (Colton) Grave Digger #25 (Colton) Bounty Hunter Northern Nightmare
Max-D (Morgan) Bounty Hunter
Doom's Day Doom's Day Max-D (Tom) El Toro Loco Grave Digger #27 (Charlie) Grave Digger #27 (Charlie)
Monster Mutt Dalmatian Zombie Hunter
Captain's Curse Max-D (Tom) El Toro Loco El Toro Loco
Max-D (Tom) Barbarian
Grave Digger The Legend Grave Digger The Legend Lucas Oil Crusader Monster Mutt (crashed) Son-uva Digger (crashed) Son-uva Digger Son-uva Digger Son-uva Digger Team Hot Wheels Firestorm
FS1 Cleatus Son-uva Digger
Lucas Oil Crusader Lucas Oil Crusader Monster Mutt Rottweiler Mohawk Warrior
Zombie Monster Mutt Rottweiler
Grave Digger #30 (Dennis) Monster Mutt Monster Mutt Monster Energy
(Damon)
Soldier Fortune Titan
Monster Mutt Soldier Fortune
Avenger Max-D (Neil) Monster Energy
(Damon)
Stone Crusher
Max-D (Neil) Monster Energy (Damon)

Young Guns Shootout[edit]

Monster Energy
(Coty Saucier)
Monster Energy Monster Energy Monster Energy Heavy Hitter Heavy Hitter Heavy Hitter
(Derick Anson)
Hurricane Force
(Steven Thompson)
Madusa
(Brianna Mahon)
El Diablo
(JP Ruggiero)
El Diablo Mohawk Warrior (crashed) Mohawk Warrior
(B.J. Johnson)
Blue Thunder
(Dalton Millican) (Broke)
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
(Cynthia Gauthier)
Dragon
(Scott Liddycoat)
The Patriot The Patriot NEA NEA NEA NEA
(Colt Stephens)
The Patriot
(Andrew Peckham)
Trouble Maker
(Travis Groth)
Hooked
(Steven Sims Jr.)
Scooby-Doo Xtermigator El Toro Loco
(Becky McDonough)
Scooby-Doo
(Bailey Shea)
Xtermigator
(JR McNeal)

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Overkill Evolution Mike Vaters II 33.5
2. Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 31.5
3. Max-D Tom Meents 30.5
4. Grave Digger #27 (Green) Charlie Pauken 30.5
5. Grave Digger The Legend Adam Anderson 30
6. Monster Energy (Ford) Coty Saucier 29.5
7. El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 29
8. Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc 28.5
9. Monster Energy (Escalade) Damon Bradshaw 27.5
10. Max-D (Gold) Morgan Kane 26.5
11. Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 26
12. Max-D (Red) Neil Elliott 24.5
# Truck Driver Score
13. Titan Donald Epidendio 24.5
14. Monster Mutt Rottweiler Rod Schmidt 23
15. Avenger Jim Koehler 22
16. Monster Mutt Dustin Brown 22
17. Grave Digger #25 (Purple) Colton Eichelberger 21.5
18. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 20
19. Soldier Fortune Chad Fortune 20
20. FS1 Cleatus Frank Krmel 17
21. Captain's Curse Alex Blackwell 15.5
22. Zombie Hunter Lee O'Donnell 14.5
23. Stone Crusher Steve Sims 14
24. Grave Digger #30 Dennis Anderson 13.5
# Truck Driver Score
25. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Scott Buetow 13
26. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 13
27 Zombie Bari Musawwir 12
28. Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 11.5
29. Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 8.5
30 Scooby-Doo Nicole Johnson 7
31 Barbarian Devin Jones 6.5
32. Doom's Day Pablo Huffaker 6

Encore[edit]

Young Guns Shootout: All of the Young Guns came out for a donut performance, while New Earth Authority and El Diablo perform backflips.
Racing: many of the Young Guns do a donut performance, Dragon, El Toro Loco and NEA (BLUE) do a train jump over the center stack.
Freestyle - Different Zombie monster trucks go out and crash into each other while hauling dead bodies. Each Zombie truck has a different look: two original Zombies, one Red Zombie, one Yellow Zombie (based on a girl), one Green Zombie (based off a biker), and one White Zombie (based off a skull) (not to be confused with the band White Zombie).

World Finals XVII — March 24-25, 2016[edit]

Racing Bracket[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Semi-Finals Championship Race
               
1 Monster Energy (Damon)
32 Overkill Evolution (Broke)
Monster Energy (Damon)
VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist
17 Alien Invasion
16 VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist
Monster Energy (Damon) (Broke)
Monster Energy (Coty)
9 Monster Energy (Coty)
24 Team Hot Wheels Firestorm
Monster Energy (Coty)
Lucas Oil Crusader
25 Lucas Oil Crusader
8 Dragon
Monster Energy (Coty)
Metal Mulisha
5 Metal Mulisha
28 Grave Digger #31 (Cole)
Metal Mulisha
Soldier Fortune
21 Soldier Fortune
12 Bounty Hunter (Broke)
Metal Mulisha
Grave Digger #32 (Adam)
13 Monster Mutt Junkyard Dog
20 Mohawk Warrior
Mohawk Warrior
Grave Digger #32 (Adam)
29 Avenger
4 Grave Digger #32 (Adam)
Metal Mulisha
Grave Digger #25 (Morgan)
3 Son-uva Digger
30 Max-D (Colton) (Crashed)
Son-uva Digger
El Toro Loco
19 El Toro Loco
14 Northern Nightmare
Son-uva Digger
Max D (Tom)
11 Monster Mutt
22 Grave Digger #30 (Dennis)
Grave Digger #30 (Dennis)
Max-D (Tom)
27 Scooby-Doo
6 Max-D (Tom)
Son-uva Digger
Grave Digger #25 (Morgan)
7 FS1 Cleatus
26 Monster Mutt Dalmatian
FS1 Cleatus
Gas Monkey Garage
23 Titan
10 Gas Monkey Garage
Gas Monkey Garage (Crashed)
Grave Digger #25 (Morgan)
15 Doom's Day
18 Zombie
Zombie
Grave Digger #25 (Morgan)
31 Madusa
2 Grave Digger #25 (Morgan)

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Grave Digger #32 Adam Anderson 33
2. Monster Energy (Escalade) Damon Bradshaw 32.5
3. Grave Digger #30 (Chrome) Dennis Anderson 31.5
4. Grave Digger #31 (Purple) Cole Venard 30.5
5. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Scott Buetow 30.5
6. Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 30.5
7. Metal Mulisha Todd LeDuc 29.5
8. Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 29
9. El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 28.5
10. Alien Invasion Chad Tingler 25.5
11. Soldier Fortune Chad Fortune 25.5
12. Madusa Brianna Mahon 24.5
# Truck Driver Score
13. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 24.5
14. Overkill Evolution Mike Vaters II 24.5
15. Titan Donald Epidendio 23.5
16. Grave Digger #25 (Orange) Morgan Kane 23
17. Zombie Bari Musawwir 23
18. FS1 Cleatus Neil Elliott 22.5
19. Max-D Tom Meents 21.5
20. Max-D (Gold) Colton Eichelberger 20
21. Scooby-Doo Nicole Johnson 19
22. VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist Lee O'Donnell 19
23. Mohawk Warrior George Balhan 19
24. Dragon Scott Liddycoat 18.5
# Truck Driver Score
25. Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 17.5
26. Monster Mutt Junkyard Dog Dustin Brown 15.5
27. Monster Energy (Ford) Coty Saucier 15.5
28. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 14.5
29. Doom's Day Alex Blackwell (Rumored) 14.5
30. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 14
31. Gas Monkey Garage B.J. Johnson 13
32. Avenger Jim Koehler 12

Young Guns Shootout[edit]

Qualified Truck Driver
1st Dragon Scott Liddycoat
2nd Soldier Fortune Black Ops Tony Ochs
3rd Wild Flower Rosalee Ramer
4th Obsessed Eric Swanson
5th Hurricane Force Steven Thompson
6th Razin Kane Buddy Tompkins
7th Saigon Shaker Ryan Disharoon
8th El Toro Loco (Yellow) Becky McDonough
9th Max-D (Orange) Jared Eichelberger
10th New Earth Authority (Blue) Travis Groth
11th Pirate's Curse Steven Sims Jr.
12th Scooby-Doo Bailey Shea
13th Zombie (Yellow) Tyler Groth
14th El Toro Loco (Orange) Kayla Blood
15th Monster Mutt Dalmatian Cynthia Gauthier
16th Blue Thunder Tyler Menninga

Racing Bracket[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
1 Pirate's Curse
16 Saigon Shaker
Pirate's Curse (RED LIGHT) (Crashed)
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
8 NEA
9 Monster Mutt Dalmatian
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
Dragon
5 Dragon
12 El Toro Loco (Orange)
Dragon
Max-D (Crashed)
4 Max-D
13 Scooby-Doo
Dragon
Blue Thunder
6 Zombie
11 Hurricane Force
Zombie
El Toro Loco (Yellow)
3 El Toro Loco (Yellow)
14 Obsessed
El Toro Loco (Yellow) (Crashed)
Blue Thunder
7 Razin Kane
10 Soldier Fortune Black Ops
Razin Kane
Blue Thunder
2 Blue Thunder
15 Wild Flower

World Finals XVIII — March 23–25, 2017[edit]

Racing[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Semi-Finals Championship Race
               
1 Monster Energy (Coty)
32 Great Clips Mohawk Warrior
Monster Energy (Coty)
El Toro Loco (Marc)
17 El Toro Loco (Marc)
16 VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist (RED LIGHT)
Monster Energy (Coty) (RED LIGHT)
Grave Digger #23 (Tyler)
9 Grave Digger #23 (Tyler)
24 Monster Mutt (RED LIGHT)
Grave Digger #23 (Tyler)
Grave Digger #33 (Morgan)
25 Northern Nightmare
8 Grave Digger #33 (Morgan)
Grave Digger #23 (Tyler)
Gas Monkey Garage
5 Gas Monkey Garage
28 Razin Kane
Gas Monkey Garage
Team Hot Wheels Firestorm
21 Metal Mulisha
12 Team Hot Wheels Firestorm
Gas Monkey Garage
Megalodon
13 Megalodon
20 Monster Mutt Dalmatian
Megalodon
Lucas Oil Crusader
29 Lucas Oil Crusader
4 Grave Digger #32 (Adam)
Grave Digger #23 (Tyler)
Son-uva Digger
3 Max-D (Neil)
30 Soldier Fortune
Max-D (Neil)
Avenger
19 Zombie
14 Avenger
Avenger
Overkill Evolution
11 Dragon (RED LIGHT)
22 Overkill Evolution
Overkill Evolution
Monster Energy (Todd)
27 Scooby-Doo
6 Monster Energy (Todd)
Avenger
Son-uva Digger
7 FS1 Cleatus
26 Wild Flower
FS1 Cleatus
Max-D (Colton) (Returned)
23 El Toro Loco (Becky) (Crashed)
10 Max-D (Colton)
Max-D (Colton)
Son-uva Digger
15 EarthShaker
18 Grave Digger #29 (Randy)
Grave Digger #29 (Randy)
Son-uva Digger
31 Bounty Hunter
2 Son-uva Digger

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist Lee O'Donnell 9.355
2. Max-D Neil Elliott 9.316
3. Avenger Jim Koehler 9.240
4. Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 9.097
5. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Scott Buetow 8.786
6. Grave Digger #33 Morgan Kane 8.193
7. Wild Flower Rosalee Ramer 8.155
8. Great Clips Mohawk Warrior Bryce Kenny 8.100
9. Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 8.043
10. FS1 Cleatus Colt Stephens 7.864
11. Grave Digger #29 Randy Brown[1] 7.800
# Truck Driver Score
12. Monster Energy (Escalade) Todd LeDuc 7.660
13. Grave Digger #32 Adam Anderson 7.390
14. Scooby-Doo Brianna Mahon 7.268
15. Zombie Bari Musawwir 7.166
16. El Toro Loco Marc McDonald 7.163
17. Grave Digger #23 Tyler Menninga 7.105
18. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 7.098
19. Metal Mulisha Matt Buyten 7.094
20. El Toro Loco Becky McDonough 7.073
21. EarthShaker Tristan England 6.888
22. Monster Energy (Ford) Coty Saucier 6.814
# Truck Driver Score
23. Megalodon Alex Blackwell[2] 6.799
24. Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 6.675
25. Overkill Evolution Mike Vaters II 6.591
26. Dragon Jon Zimmer 6.289
27. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 6.143
28. Max-D Colton Eichelberger 6.104
29. Razin Kane Buddy Tompkins 5.800
30. Monster Mutt Charlie Pauken 5.217
31. Soldier Fortune Chad Fortune 4.448
32. Gas Monkey Garage B.J. Johnson 4.341

^ Randy Brown replaced Cole Venard for Cole leaving Team Grave Digger, and moving with his family.
^ Alex Blackwell replaced Justin Sipes for undisclosed reasons.

Double Down Showdown[edit]

Qualified Truck Driver Time
1st Max-D Jared Eichelberger 16.697
2nd Monster Mutt Dalmatian Cynthia Gauthier 16.888
3rd El Toro Loco Mark List 16.994
4th El Toro Loco Kayla Blood 17.362
5th Saigon Shaker Ryan Disharoon 17.558
6th Blue Thunder Matt Cody 17.559
7th EarthShaker Tristan England 17.637
8th Scooby-Doo Bailey Shea 17.726
9th Obsessed Eric Swanson 17.742
10th Alien Invasion Bernard Lyght 18.181
11th Jester Matt Pagliarulo 18.324
12th Grave Digger Krysten Anderson 18.367
13th Rage Cory Rummell 18.510
14th Zombie Ami Houde 18.549
15th Stinger Zane Rettew 18.812
16th Pirate's Curse Camden Murphy DNQ
Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
1 Max-D
16 Pirate's Curse (RED LIGHT)
Max-D
Obsessed
8 Scooby-Doo
9 Obsessed
Obsessed
Saigon Shaker
5 Saigon Shaker (Crashed)
12 Grave Digger (Broke)
Saigon Shaker
El Toro Loco (Kayla)
4 El Toro Loco (Kayla)
13 Rage (Broke)
Obsessed (Crashed)
EarthShaker
6 Blue Thunder (Broke)
11 Jester
Jester
El Toro Loco (Mark)
3 El Toro Loco (Mark)
14 Zombie
El Toro Loco (Mark)
EarthShaker
7 EarthShaker
10 Alien Invasion
EarthShaker
Monster Mutt Dalmatian (Crashed)
2 Monster Mutt Dalmatian
15 Stinger

Encore[edit]

Double Down Showdown: All of the Showdown competitors came out for a donut performance.
Racing: Neil Elliott came out in the Monster Jam 25th Anniversary truck and did a forward momentum backflip over Son-uva Digger. All competing and non-competing trucks came out on the track to salute the fans for being a part of Monster Jam for 25 years.
Freestyle: Adam Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Krysten Anderson and the rest of the Grave Digger team came out and freestyled for Grave Digger's 35th Anniversary. Dennis Anderson announced he will no longer compete in the World Finals.

World Finals XIX — March 23–24, 2018[edit]

The 2018 Monster Jam World Finals took place at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 23–24, 2018. World Finals XIX moved back to a 2-day format. However, the Racing Championship and Freestyle Championship were still separated between Friday and Saturday respectively, with the Double Down Showdown taking place on Friday night before Racing. This was the last World Finals to take place in Las Vegas, as Monster Jam will be starting a rotating schedule of venues for the event in 2019.

Racing[edit]

Bracket[1]

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Semi-Finals Championship Race
               
1 Mutant Super Soda (Todd)
32 Team Hot Wheels Firestorm
Mutant Super Soda (Todd)
Pirate's Curse (Broke)
17 VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist
16 Pirate's Curse
Mutant Super Soda (Todd)
Dragon
9 Max-D (Colton)
24 Dragon
Dragon
Gas Monkey Garage
25 Monster Mutt
8 Gas Monkey Garage
Mutant Super Soda (Todd)
Grave Digger #35 (Adam)
5 Great Clips Mohawk Warrior
28 Overkill Evolution (Broke)
Great Clips Mohawk Warrior (Crashed)
Grave Digger #35 (Adam)
21 Grave Digger #35 (Adam)
12 Northern Nightmare (RED LIGHT) (Crashed)
Grave Digger #35 (Adam)
Son-uva Digger
13 Megalodon
20 EarthShaker
Megalodon
Son-uva Digger
29 Wild Flower
4 Son-uva Digger
Grave Digger #35 (Adam)
Grave Digger #32 (Tyler)
3 Grave Digger #33 (Morgan)
30 El Toro Loco
Grave Digger #33 (Morgan)
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
19 Monster Mutt Dalmatian
14 Bounty Hunter
Grave Digger #33 (Morgan)
FS1 Cleatus
11 FS1 Cleatus
22 Lucas Oil Crusader
FS1 Cleatus
Mutant Super Soda (Coty)
27 Grave Digger #27 (Charlie)
6 Mutant Super Soda (Coty)
FS1 Cleatus
Grave Digger #32 (Tyler)
7 The Black Pearl
26 Whiplash
The Black Pearl (Crashed)
Grave Digger #32 (Tyler)
23 Avenger
10 Grave Digger #32 (Tyler)
Grave Digger #32 (Tyler)
Zombie
15 Zombie
18 Max-D (Tom)
Zombie
Max-D (Neil)
31 Scooby-Doo
2 Max-D (Neil)

Freestyle[edit]

# Truck Driver Score
1. Son-uva Digger Ryan Anderson 9.182
2. Mutant Super Soda (Escalade) Todd LeDuc 8.995
3. Grave Digger #27 Charlie Pauken 8.778
4. Lucas Oil Crusader Linsey Weenk 8.691
5. Megalodon Justin Sipes 8.530
6. Dragon Jon Zimmer 8.452
7. Zombie Bari Musawwir 8.184
8. Max-D Neil Elliott 8.145
9. Monster Mutt Dalmatian Candice Jolly 7.998
10. Gas Monkey Garage B.J. Johnson 7.571
11. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm Scott Buetow 7.347
# Truck Driver Score
12. Grave Digger #33 Morgan Kane 7.209
13. Max-D Colton Eichelberger 7.188
14. Wild Flower Rosalee Ramer 7.153
15. El Toro Loco Becky McDonough 6.856
16. Mutant Super Soda (Ford) Coty Saucier 6.801
17. Monster Mutt Cynthia Gauthier 6.772
18. FS1 Cleatus Marc McDonald 6.683
19. Whiplash Brianna Mahon 6.364
20. Pirate's Curse Cory Rummell 5.858
21. Grave Digger #32 Tyler Menninga 5.801
22. Max-D Tom Meents 5.634
# Truck Driver Score
23. Great Clips Mohawk Warrior Bryce Kenny 5.492
24. The Black Pearl Cole Venard 5.440
25. VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist Lee O'Donnell 5.184
26. Grave Digger #35 Adam Anderson 4.728
27. Overkill Evolution Mike Vaters II 4.409
28. Bounty Hunter Jimmy Creten 3.833
29. Scooby-Doo Steven Sims 3.586
30. EarthShaker Tristan England 3.531
31. Northern Nightmare Cam McQueen 2.827
32. Avenger Jim Koehler 2.663

Double Down Showdown[edit]

Qualified Truck Driver Time
1st Pirate's Curse (FELD) Camden Murphy 16.444
2nd Pirate's Curse (Team Scream) Cory Rummell 16.753
3rd El Toro Loco Mark List 16.884
4th Grave Digger #30 Brandon Vinson 16.897
5th Soldier Fortune Black Ops Tony Ochs 16.986
6th Max-D Jared Eichelberger 17.029
7th Blue Thunder Matt Cody 17.370
8th Monster Mutt Rottweiler Brad Allen 17.416
9th Alien Invasion Bernard Lyght 17.479
10th El Toro Loco Kayla Blood 17.877
11th Scooby-Doo Linsey Read 17.910
12th Grave Digger #34 Krysten Anderson 18.135
13th Jester Matt Pagliarulo 18.251
14th Zombie Ami Houde 19.129
15th Wonder Woman Collete Davis 20.565
16th Bounty Hunter Austin Minton 23.584

Double Down Racing Bracket[edit]

Bracket[2]

Round 1 Round 2 Semi-Finals Championship Race
            
1 Pirate's Curse (Camden)
16 Bounty Hunter (Crashed)
Pirate's Curse (Camden)
Monster Mutt Rottweiler
8 Monster Mutt Rottweiler
9 Alien Invasion (Crashed)
Pirate's Curse (Camden) (Broke)
Grave Digger #30 (Brandon)
5 Soldier Fortune Black Ops
12 Grave Digger #34 (Krysten)
Soldier Fortune Black Ops (Switched Lanes)
Grave Digger #30 (Brandon)
4 Grave Digger #30 (Brandon)
13 Jester
Grave Digger #30 (Brandon) (RED LIGHTED)
Pirate's Curse (Cory)
6 Max-D
11 Scooby-Doo
Max-D (Crashed)
Zombie
3 El Toro Loco (Mark)
14 Zombie
Max-D
Pirate's Curse (Cory)
7 Blue Thunder
10 El Toro Loco (Kayla)
El Toro Loco (Kayla)
Pirate's Curse (Cory)
2 Pirate's Curse (Cory)
15 Wonder Woman

Encore[edit]

Racing: Tom Meents, Neil Elliott, Colton Eichelberger, Chuck Werner, and Jared Eichelberger each came out in their own separate Max-D trucks to help celebrate Max-D's 15th anniversary. A new black Max-D paint scheme was unveiled during the encore as well. Chuck drove the original Maximum Destruction, Neil drove the Candy Apple Red Max-D, Colton drove the Gold Max-D, Jared drove the normal Max-D, and Tom debuted the new Black Max-D. Each truck did different tricks throughout the encore as well.[3]
Freestyle: The three new Rampage trucks (George - Tom Meents[4], Ralph, and Lizzie) came out and hit a series of buildings set up for the trucks. Two Soldier Fortune trucks came out to reprimand Ralph and Lizzie. The three Rampage trucks then did their own backflips, with George (driven by Meents) almost completing a double backflip. Afterwards, all the Racing competitors, Freestyle competitors, Double Down competitors, and display trucks came out and flooded the track.[5][6]

World Finals XX — May 10–11, 2019[edit]

The 2019 Monster Jam World Finals will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, May 10-11, 2019.

Originally, MetLife Stadium was announced to host World Finals XX, but a scheduling change prevented them from hosting. World Finals XX will be the first World Finals outside of Las Vegas, as Monster Jam will be starting a rotating schedule of venues for the event starting in 2019.[7] The new location was announced on September 5, 2018. The number of trucks will once again be 24 as it was from 2006-2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Finals Championship Racing". Monster Jam. March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Double Down Racing Bracket". Monster Jam. March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Monster Jam World Finals XIX - Max-D 15th Anniversary (Friday Racing) Encore". Magitroopa-YouTube. March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tom Meents Facebook - Home". Tom Meents-Facebook. March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Monster Jam World Finals XIX Freestyle Encore: Rampage The Movie". Monster Jam-YouTube. March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Monster Jam World Finals XIX: Flooding the World Finals Floor with Monster Jam Trucks". Monster Jam-YouTube. March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "World Finals to Begin Rotational Schedule in 2019". Monster Jam. February 15, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.

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