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.
- Winner: Crushstation
- Winner: Over Bored over Crushstation
- Freestyle Winner: Avenger
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!
- Winner: Brutus
- Racing Winner: Over Bored over Brutus
- Freestyle Winner: Lumberjack