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Saturday

The monsters would roll into Plymouth Speedway for the Saturday show and deliver on the Monster Truck Throwdown promise to entertain. Wheelies would start with Reckless Drivin and the bar would be set high ,with big air and tailgate dragging action as the first competitor.   As other monsters would come out, it would be Miss Over Bored that impressed the most until Brutus and Brad Allen would get the crowd vote with huge air and slap wheelies as a bonus.

Qualifying would see a lightning fast Barbarian set the pace that was a full 2 seconds faster than the next closes time.  This time would only prove to be just that, a fast time.  When racing rolled around it would see Devin Jones fall in the first round due to a lane violation.  The semis would see Miss Over Bored lose in a very tight race to the eventual Champion Avenger.  Ballard in Miss Over Bored was on her A-game, but she would watch her husband, Jamey Garner in Over Bored in the final.  Jim Koehler in Avenger would square off with Over Bored in the battle of Monster Truck Throwdown Titans in the Chicago style championship round.  Avenger would take the checkered flag by a truck length and get the crown in front of the large Plymouth Speedway crowd.

After a solid performance from the FMX  superstars the stage was set for Monster Truck Throwdown Freestyle. Brutus was back from earlier transmission issues, and Brad Allen would not disappoint.  One hit after another would see huge air, and the eventual breaking off of the rear tire which brought the crowd to its feet!  Miss Over Bored came out and laid down the law with a performance that was the standard until Over Bored would finish the night.  Over Bored would earn a cheer-off against Miss Over Bored, and the out come was dead even with the win going to Jamey Garner in the end!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Crushstation

Racing

  • Winner: Avenger over Over Bored

Freestyle

  • Freestyle Winner: Over Bored

Sunday

Brilliant sunshine and a full slate of 6 monster trucks would be on the docket for Plymouth on this glorious Sunday.  A nice crowd would see Reckless Drivin kick things off with some textbook wheelies.  Ballard in Miss Over Bored would also make her presence know as she would challenge for the lead with 2 impressive hits.  The final competitor would be Jim Koehler in Avenger, and he would get the win with two stellar big air wheelies earning the Plymouth Speedway crowds appreciation.

For the second day Devin Jones in Barbarian would be you fast qualifier and for the second day Barbarian would lose on a technicality in his round one race.  Miss Over Bored would get into the semi-finals as fast loser from round one.  She would be put against Brutus and be edged out after a solid run from Brad Allen and Brutus.  On the other side, The other semi-final race would see Avenger vs Over Bored battle it out to the North Star Ranch finish line. This was the closest race of the afternoon, and it set the table for a Team Scream championship round as Koehler and Avenger would pick up the win. The hype would be more than the actual race, as the big dog Brutus would get the win by a solid margin!

Freestyle was full speed ahead, Reckless Drivin came out with vengeance, hitting all the obstacles with the exception of the large fountain jump.  Barbarian, Brutus, and Over Bored would continue the dominance, Jamey Garner even hit the fountain and cleared it with ease in Over Bored.  Avenger would be the final act of the afternoon, and as usual, there was no disappointment. Koehler has the power, rhythm, and big air to make the crowd fall into a frenzy.  His run was awesome, but you may be wondering about Miss Over Bored, where did she finish?  After Deidra Ballard hit the track in her monster, we realized we may have seen the birth of a superstar.  Miss Over Bored had amazing throttle control, the momentum was on point, and her big air rivaled the biggest of the weekend.  Once all the dust settled it was a cheer off between her and Avenger, and on this day, it was ladies first!

Wheelies

  • Winner: Avenger

Racing

  • Racing Winner: Brutus over Avenger

Freestyle

  • Freestyle Winner: Miss Over Bored
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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
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Monster Truck Throwdown - Berlin Raceway 2017

One of the premier stops of the Monster Truck Throwdown tour annually is when we visit the Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex in Marne, Michigan. This year is certainly no exception as the tour returns with eight of the industry’s top monster trucks alongside thrilling freestyle motocross action and an epic fireworks display that is one of the largest in the state of Michigan. Continue reading

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Joyride Monster Truck Film - Vimeo On Demand

Our wildly popular new monster truck film Joyride is now available for streaming through Vimeo On Demand! The new film features over two hours of intense Monster Truck Throwdown action from the 2016 season as well as special appearances from trucks in unique environments. You can now see stars like Avenger, Crushstation, Bounty Hunter, Brutus, Rage, Bounty Hunter, Lumberjack, Stone Crusher, Quad Chaos, Dirt Crew, Hooked and many more streaming on your favorite devices including iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, and Google Chromecast! Also available through Vimeo On Demand is our 2014 film Throw Down For What? for double the Monster Truck Throwdown action. Be sure to head over to Vimeo On Demand to check them out today, or if streaming isn’t for you then check out our online store to pick up both films on DVD! Check out the trailers for both films below:

Joyride on Vimeo On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/joyride

Throw Down For What? on Vimeo On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/throwdownforwhat

Get Both Films on DVD: http://store.monstertruckthrowdown.com/?product_cat=videos

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