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Lumberjack - Monster Truck Throwdown - Bridgeport Speedway 2017

Saturday

For the first time ever Monster Truck Throwdown would take over Bridgeport Speedway. It would be an impressive debut as the speedway saw a sold out crowd and some thrilling monster truck action as well as a spectacular Freestyle Motocross performance. Following the pit party which saw thousands come out to meet the stars of Monster Truck Throwdown, the event got underway with the wheelie competition. There would be multiple good wheelies turned in by the competitors, but it was Greg Wichenbach and the Monstah Lobstah Crushstation that would tail plant their way to the victory. Wichenbach tried to pick up his second win of the night in racing, but Jamey Garner and Over Bored had other plans in mind. Garner and Over Bored would pick up another racing win on the season and defeat Crushstation in the final round. Freestyle would get wild right away with some big air from Brad Allen and Brutus. Kurt Phillips’ giant logging truck Lumberjack put in a strong effort of his own to challenge Allen for the early lead. The next competitor would be Wichenbach and Crushstation who put on a wheelie clinic with two and a half minutes of slap wheelies and big air. Unfortunately the Monstah Lobstah would suffer a blown engine in the freestyle performance and would be out of competition for Sunday. The Over Bored team looked to pick up a freestyle win along with their racing win earlier as Garner flew the truck around the course with the biggest air of the night at that time. Last but certainly not least would be Jim Koehler and Avenger who were living up to their legacy of excitement on the 20 year anniversary of the team. Koehler went ballistic in his freestyle performance with even bigger air than Garner, as well as some slap wheelies and donuts to cap off a spectacular performance. The judges had a tough decision but they gave the nod to Koehler and Avenger for the freestyle win. The sell out crowd for the first ever Bridgeport Speedway Monster Truck Throwdown couldn’t get enough as they stayed after the event for the post show autograph session well after the dust had settled. The action doesn’t stop there though, as the action kicks off again tomorrow at 2:00pm with gates opening at 11:00am.

Wheelies

  • Winner: Crushstation

Racing

  • Winner: Over Bored over Crushstation

Freestyle

  • Freestyle Winner: Avenger

Sunday

Following a sold out Saturday night performance the Monster Truck Throwdown team was back in action again Sunday afternoon for another packed house at Bridgeport Speedway. Mike Thompson and Wrecking Crew would make the trip down to the speedway to take the place of Crushstation who blew a motor the night before. The fans once again turned up in droves to meet the performers and see the trucks up close and personal during the pit party. Brad Allen and Brutus kicked off the event with a pair of vertical wheelies as the first competitor out. Allen would face a challenge from his teammates in Avenger and Wrecking Crew, but his efforts held up and Brutus would take the wheelie contest to start the day. Jamey Garner and Over Bored looked to repeat on last night’s racing victory and they would do just that as they knocked out Allen and Brutus in the final round for the win. The freestyle competition got underway with an exciting performance by Allen and Brutus who put together an exciting run desppite being hampered by a broken front axle. The front axle would eventually get the best of Brutus as the truck ended up on its roof in a wild rollover. Deidra Ballard and Miss Over Bored had battled steering troubles all weekend long but came out in freestyle to put their troubles behind them and have a good time. Ballard got some of the biggest air of her career with a few big hits over the bus stacks. Kurt Phillips and Lumberjack would have a break out performance in their freestyle run, as Phillips was relentless on the course. For over two minutes Phillips went for big leap after big leap with hits over the buses, vans and even the ambulance. The fans were on their feet and cheering but the question was would it be enough to hold off Over Bored and Avenger. Garner and Over Bored would turn in a high flying spectacle of his own during freestyle before breaking the right front spindle to end the run. Jim Koehler and Avenger continued the 20 years of excitement in typical Avenger fashion with the biggest air all weekend, but on this day it wasn’t quite enough. Phillips and Lumberjack would just edge out both Avenger and Over Bored for the freestyle win. It was an amazing weekend at Bridgeport Speedway for our first ever visit to the track. We can’t wait to return in 2018!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Brutus

Racing

  • Racing Winner: Over Bored over Brutus

Freestyle

  • Freestyle Winner: Lumberjack

A large and energetic crowd would see Monster Truck Throwdown roll into town and deliver a huge show.  Wheelies would see Reckless Drivin roll on the very first hit.  That would not be enough to hold off Brutus and Mike Thompson who would get the win with huge air. The donut win would go to team Avenger and Jim Koehler! In Racing Avenger would edge out Hooked by the smallest of Margins. The night would end seeing Avenger in the winner circle again as Jim would hit a spectacular back-flip.

Wheelies

  • Winner: Brutus

Donuts

  • Winner: Avenger

Racing

  • Winner: Avenger over Hooked

Freestyle

  • Winner: Avenger

 

The Windsor Fair plays host to Monster Truck Throwdown each year on Labor Day Weekend. 2017’s event was full of thrills as expected. Bottom Feeder Motorsports would bring out the BLUE Crushstation body for the hometown show. Winchenbach was on a roll taking Saturday’s wheelie win and racing win before the motor would let loose sidelining Winchenbach for Sunday’s show. Sir Thomas Durkee would pilot the Lumberjack to a big freestyle win Saturday and a Wheelie win and Racing win on Sunday. Dave Rappach would close out the weekend with a crazy run in the Rap Attack!

Weekend Highlights

Saturday

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.

Wheelies

  • Winner: Bounty Hunter

Racing

  • Winner: Bounty Hunter over Scarlet Bandit

Freestyle

  • 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

Sunday

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.

Wheelies

  • Winner: Bounty Hunter

Racing

  • Racing Winner: Avenger over Double Trouble

Freestyle

  • Bounty Hunter: 27 (Cheer Off Winner)
  • Avenger: 27
  • Brutus: 25
  • Scarlet Bandit: 20
  • Train Wreck: 17
  • Freestyle Winner: Bounty Hunter

Weekend Highlights

Friday

Night number one at the Wisconsin Northern States Fair would prove to be one for the ages.  A standing room only crowd would see Devin Jones in Barbarian take the wheelie win that saw each monster truck truly go above and beyond the call of duty. In racing Deidra Ballard would bring Miss Over Bored back from a fast loser spot to take the crown from a hard charging Devin Jones in Barbarian.  Freestyle would see Barbarian back in the winner circle after a great crash off the bus stack.  This would lay the foundation for another show to come.

Wheelies

  • Winner: Barbarian

Racing

  • Winner: Miss Over Bored over Barbarian

Freestyle

  • Freestyle Winner: Barbarian

Saturday

Night 2 would see another standing room only crowd pack the newly built grand stand.  Wheelies would go to Jeremy Hosman in Wreckless Drivin with a straight nailing of 2 perfect wheelies.  In racing Rick Steffens in Samson would edge out Jamey Garner in Over Bored for the big win bringing the overflow crowd to its feet.  Freestyle would end the night seeing Over Bored dominate the field and get the win.  After 2 stellar nights it was time to say goodbye to Wisconsin, but a return seems very likely, as the fans went home happy!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Reckless Drivin

Racing

  • Racing Winner: Samson over Over Bored

Freestyle

  • Freestyle Winner: Over Bored

Each year we get the pleasure of teaming up with the Route 66 Dirt Oval staff to produce one of the most fun events of the Summer – Monster Mayhem! Rookie, Kurt Phillips would kick things off by claiming the Wheelie Win behind the wheel of Lumberjack with an amazing double slap wheelie! Racing would see Cory Rummell and Rage defend their 2016 racing title by defeating Jamey Garner and Over Bored who would cartwheel across the finish line in efforts to try and catch Rummell. Big air was the name of the game in Freestyle as Devin Jones and Barbarian would open up with the largest leap of the night! Stellar performances would come from Tim Missentis in Dirt Crew, Aaron Cain in Quad Chaos and Jamey Garner and Over Bored but in the end, it would be Mike Thompson rising to the occasion with a huge performances of big air and wild moves to win the Freestyle Win behind the wheel of Avenger!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Kurt Phillips – Lumberjack

Racing

  • Winner: Cory Rummell – Rage defeated Jamey Garner – Over Bored

Freestyle

  • Avenger

Freestyle Winner: Mike Thompson – Avenger

 

Thursday

Farmington, MO – August 3rd-4th Recap
The Monster Truck Throwdown 2017 season continued with another brand-new stop on tour at the St. Francois County Fair in Farmington, Missouri. We pulled out all the stops for this one, bringing three former series champion trucks to town, including Barbarian, Over Bored and Crushstation, along with the fan favorite Lumberjack. Maine’s “Monstah Lobstah” took the first win of the night, as Kurt Phillips pulled off one of the team’s patented “Lobster Tail” wheelies. Devin Jones was on a rail in racing, taking the #1 spot in qualifying and blowing by the competition to put Barbarian in victory lane. The other competitors are usually battling for second place in the Donut Competition these days, and that would be the case again tonight as Jamey Garner in Over Bored pulled off a crazy cyclone on his way to the win. Finally in freestyle, Kurt Phillips laid down a strong run in Crushstation, but Jamey Garner’s hard charging driving style would be enough to put Over Bored over the top to take the victory.
Wheelies

Wheelies

  • Winner: Crushstation – Kurt Phillips

Racing

  • Winner: Barbarian – Devin Jones

Donuts

  • Winner: Over Bored – Jamey Garner

Freestyle

  • Over Bored – 25
    Crushstation – 24
    Barbarian – 23
    Lumberjack – 13

Freestyle Winner: Over Bored – Jamey Garner

Friday

Beautiful weather and a packed grandstand are two ingredients for a great show, and that’s exactly what the Monster Truck Throwdown crew served up Friday night in Farmington. Kurt Phillips once again did his best Greg Winchenbach impression in the first competition of the night, burying the tail of the “Monstah Lobstah” in the cars to sweep wheelies at the St. Francois County Fair. Similarly, teammate Chris Sawicki channeled his inner Tom Durkee to defeat Devin Jones in Barbarian in the racing finals and claim his first ever series win behind the wheel of Lumberjack. With unfortunate breakage putting Jamey Garner and Over Bored out for the night, Kurt Phillips seized the opportunity to take home his second win of the night after putting Crushstation through the spin cycle. Freestyle started off with solid efforts from Lumberjack and Crushstation, but Devin Jones absolutely burnt it down in Barbarian to take the final victory in Farmington. A big thanks to everyone with the St. Francois County Fair board for having us, and to all the wonderful Farmington fans for coming out to see the show!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Brutus – Mike Thompson

Racing

  • Racing Winner: Lumberjack – Chris Sawicki

Donuts

  • Donut Winner: Crushstation – Kurt Phillips

Freestyle

  • Barbarian – 25
    Crushstation – 22
    Lumberjack – 12
    Over Bored – Did Not Run

Freestyle Winner: Barbarian – Devin Jones

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

Saturday – July 22

Monster Truck Throwdown invaded the beautiful Delaware Speedway just outside of London, Ontario for the first time ever July 22 and opened up in a BIG way! Thousands of spectators poured into the facility to witness monster truck action for the first time and the heavy hitters of the Monster Truck Throwdown tour didn’t disappoint. The action would start with Larry Swim standing Bigfoot #21 up for a huge slap wheelie to claim the wheelie competition win! Straight-line drag racing would see Mike Vaters II and Overkill Evolution take the win over Brad Allen and Avenger. Freestyle would see a battle between Vaters and Swim with Larry Swim and Bigfoot taking home the win after a crowd cheer-off!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Bigfoot

Racing

  • Winner: Overkill Evolution

Freestyle

  • Winner: Larry Swim and Bigfoot

Sunday – July 23

Sunday’s Monster Truck Throwdown action would be HOT as Mike Vaters II and Overkill would kick things off in the wheelie competition by taking the 10,000 Ford vertical into the air to the roar of the crowd! Larry Swim and Bigfoot would march through the racing brackets and defeat Brad Allen and Avenger in the finals. Freestyle would see a hard rollover from Team Scream newcomer, AJ Ganci and Brutus along Big air from Mike Vaters and Black Stallion and Brad Allen and Avenger but, it would be Larry Swim sending Bigfoot into orbit with an amazing run that was surely a winner until Mike Vaters II took to the track in Overkill Evolution. Showing off how he claimed the 2015 World Freestyle Champion TItle, Vaters would conduct an all-out big air assault to take home the final victory of the weekend!

Thanks for an amazing show London! We’ll surely be back to the Delaware Speedway in 2018. See you there!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Overkill Evolution

Racing

  • Winner: Bigfoot

Freestyle

  • Winner: Mike Vaters II and Overkill Evolution

Monster Truck Throwdown’s “hometown throwdown” invaded the Ionia Free Fair in Ionia, Michigan for the 5th consecutive year! Record breaking crowds saw some incredible monster truck action! First it was West-Michigan native, Jeremy Hosman and Reckless Drivin taking his square body Chevy VERTICAL to kick off the wheelie contest. His call would be answered by Devin Jones as he stood the Barbarian up in a fantastic slap wheelie to edge out Hosman for the victory.

Racing saw Jamey Garner and Over Bored meet Devin Jones and Barbarian in the finals! In a photo-finish, Garner would come out on top, barely taking the win over the Barbarian machine. Donuts would be Garner’s time to shine again as he lit up some incredible donuts sending the 11,000lb truck into a ballistic set of cyclones.

Freestyle action would see Ionia, Michigan native, Elliott Miller take an early lead in Wild Side with a fantastic run but in the end it would be Jamey Garner and Over Bored taking the win with a run that had it all!

Thanks to all of our great fans that came out to support the Ionia Free Fair and Monster Truck Throwdown! See you in 2017!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Barbarian

Racing

  • Winner: Over Bored over Barbarian

Donuts

  • Winner: Over Bored

Freestyle

  • Winner: Jamey Garner and Over Bored