Celebrating its 20th year as a motorsports facility, Castrol Raceway welcomed the stars of Monster Truck Throwdown to the famed dirt track on Saturday night. With eight competitors in the field, the action proved to be nothing short of spectacular.
The evening began with the Wheelie Competition, and Toganoxie, Kansas native Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter made it clear that he came to Edmonton to win. His massive Sky Wheelies earned him his first championship trophy of the night.
Monster Truck Throwdown Racing began with a qualifying round. Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter laid down a blazing fast time of 14.78 seconds to lead the field into Round One. Bounty Hunter continued to impress right through to the Racing Final, with Jimmy disposing of his wife Dawn Creten in Scarlet Bandit to take the Monster Truck Throwdown trophy.
Monster Truck Throwdown Freestyle ended the Bounty Hunter dominance and produced different winner. Using a combination of skill, speed, and finesse, ten year veteran Brad Allen in Brutus took top spot with a score of 27.
- Winner: Bounty Hunter
- Winner: Bounty Hunter over Scarlet Bandit
- Brutus – 27
- Avenger – 26
- Bounty Hunter – 24
- Scarlet Bandit – 23
- Double Trouble – 22
- Train Wreck – 19
- Crude Behavior – 18
- Trouble Maker – 17
- Freestyle Winner: Brutus
The stars of Monster Truck Throwdown returned to Castrol Raceway on Sunday afternoon for their second and final show. Kicking off with the Wheelie Competition, Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter took victory for the second time in a row.
Speeding into Monster Truck Throwdown Racing, Bounty Hunter continued to look strong as driver Jimmy Creten powered his 1500 horsepower monster truck to a fast time of 14.15 seconds. However, Bounty Hunter was eliminated by Double Trouble in the semi-final. It would prove to be Avenger and Double Trouble in the Championship Round, with Avenger crossing the finish line first.
Monster Truck Throwdown Freestyle Competition produced the best action of the weekend, with the event ending in a 27 point tie between Jim Koehler in Avenger and Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter. A crowd cheer off settled the score, crowing Bounty Hunter the Freestyle Champion of the day.
- Winner: Bounty Hunter
- Racing Winner: Avenger over Double Trouble
- Bounty Hunter: 27 (Cheer Off Winner)
- Avenger: 27
- Brutus: 25
- Scarlet Bandit: 20
- Train Wreck: 17
- Freestyle Winner: Bounty Hunter