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Friday

It was a perfect Fall evening at GALOT Motorsports Park where eight of the superstars of the Monster Truck Throwdown tour were set to battle it out under the lights in front of a packed house. The event got off to a great start with an exciting wheelie competition. Bryan Wright and Hooked put up two great sky wheelies as the first competitor. Kurt Phillips and the Lumberjack would put the Durkee Bar to work though with a beautiful slap wheelie to put himself over the competition. The crowd saluted him with a loud “Yap!” as he picked up the trophy in his interview.

The high speed straight-line course saw some high flying action and close racing early on in round one. Mr. Excitement Jim Koehler and the Avenger delivered some excitement early on when a bad bounce after the finish line put the truck over on its side. The bracket would work its way down to a battle of teammates in the final round as Hooked would take on the boss man, Steve Sims and Stone Crusher. The boss would come out on top this time with Stone Crusher picking up a truck length victory over Hooked.

The freestyle competition opened with Cory Rummell and Rage putting on a rocking, big air spectacle before losing the left rear wheel. The lovely Miss Over Bored and Deidra Ballard continued to improve following her recent freestyle win in Plymouth, Indiana with some big air and a pair of big sky wheelies too. Her other half Jamey Garner and Over Bored put together a big air showcase in his freestyle run and even through in a slap wheelie too.  Hooked got the crowd on its feet with a great freestyle of his own including some big leaps over the buses. Sims and the Stone Crusher would follow in Wright’s footsteps with a similar performance of big air and great momentum. Koehler and Avenger battled a broken front axle during his freestyle but still managed to turn in some of the biggest air of the night. In the end it would be a guest appearance by Kurt Phillips in the Crushstation who would steal the show in freestyle. After Phillips’ Lumberjack fell to engine issues, team owner Greg Wichenbach handed the seat over to Phillips for freestyle. The freestyle run saw some huge air and plenty of trademark Crushstation wheelies that won over the fans and judges alike for the freestyle victory. It was a spectacular opening night for the Monster Truck Throwdown stop at GALOT Motorsports Park and we can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings us!

 

Wheelies

  • Winner: Lumberjack

Racing

  • Winner: Stone Crusher over Hooked

Freestyle

  • Winner: Crushstation

Saturday

Day two at GALOT Motorsports Park would see all 8 of the monsters ready to battle it out for the final evening of Monster Truck Throwdown action. The wheelie competition started out with Hooked executing a perfect wheelie on it’s first hit.  However that hit would propel Bryan Wright on to his side and limiting him to just one hit. Greg Winchenbach in the Monstah Lobstah, Crushstation, would hit two perfect wheelies giving the win to the Jefferson, Maine native.

Racing would see sold runs from all the trucks, but the advancing monsters would Include Deidra Ballard in Miss Over Bored, giving the ladies in the large sellout crowd a chance to cheer for one of their own! The girl power would not last however as the Virginia Beach crew of Steve Sims in Stone Crusher would gain the crown on this rainy Saturday night with a narrow win over RAGE.

Freestyle was next on the docket, and it would not disappoint.  The early lead would go to Hooked, then it would be swiped away by LumberJack.  The ultimate trophy would eventually end up with Jamey Garner in Over Bored! Garner put on a freestyle clinic with some huge air, great momentum and a dizzying set of cyclone donuts to cap off a fantastic performance. It would be a fantastic end to a spectacular weekend at GALOT Motorsports Park. We had a great time in 2017 and are looking forward to returning in 2018 to Throwdown once again!

 

Wheelies

  • Winner: Crushstation

Racing

  • Winner: Stone Crusher over Rage

Freestyle

  • Winner: Over Bored
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

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

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

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