Friday

Monster Truck Throwdown brought big air to “Big Sky Country” as the series made its first appearance at BMP Speedway in beautiful Billings, Montana. All of the tour’s stars wanted to be the first to take home a trophy at this new venue, but that honor would go to Brutus as Michael Thompson walked the dog all the way to the win.

Mikael Christensen laid down the quick time in qualifying in Iron Outlaw and never looked back, marching his way through the brackets to the racing victory.

Freestyle would see strong efforts from all the competitors, but it came down to a toss up between Quad Chaos and Avenger. “Big Air” Aaron Cain just edged out Jim Koehler on the strength of a great slap wheelie to clinch the final win of night one.

Wheelies

  • Winner: Brutus – Mike Thompson

Racing

  • Winner: Iron Outlaw – Mike Christensen

Freestyle

  • Quad Chaos – 27
    Avenger – 26
    Brutus – 24
    Iron Outlaw – 22
    Dirt Crew – 20
    Bounty Hunter – 13

Freestyle Winner: Aaron Cain and Quad Chaos

Saturday

Saturday’s action kicked off with a fantastic wheelie contest that went to an incredibly close crowd cheer-off between Brutus and Iron Outlaw. The Billings fans gave the win to Michael Thompson and Brutus as he pulled off the weekend sweep of wheelies.

Jim Koehler in Avenger took home the top spot in qualifying but would fall to Iron Outlaw in the semi-finals. Mikael Christensen was trying to complete a weekend sweep of his own in racing, but was narrowly defeated by a hard charging Aaron Cain and Quad Chaos in the finals.

The former 2-time World Freestyle Champion doesn’t get edged out for a freestyle win very often and after just missing victory on Friday, there would be no denying Mr. Excitement in the Saturday night grand finale. Big air, a wild side slap, and a blown tire would thrill the Montana fans as Jim Koehler continued his 20th Anniversary celebration with another Avenger freestyle win

Wheelies

  • Winner: Brutus – Mike Thompson

Racing

  • Racing Winner: Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain

Freestyle

  • Avenger – 23
    Brutus – 22
    Bounty Hunter – 21
    Dirt Crew – 18
    Quad Chaos – 16
    Iron Outlaw – 12

Freestyle Winner: Jim Koehler in Avenger