In Racing competition the finals came down to Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction against Jimmy in Bounty Hunter.
was even with Meents
going into the first turn but a transmission failure cost him the win.
impressive record for the year with another huge victory.
In the red machine, the sport's young gun Linsey Weenk defeated Brutus, T-Maxx and Escalade on his
way to a final round appearance against Tom Meents
in Maximum Destruction
beat me again!
Winner: TOM MEENTS
– The “King of Air” added a record extending seventh World Championship to his
unequalled resume in 2006, capping off another season where Meents
did things during his
freestyles driving Maximum Destruction that seemingly defy the laws of science.
won a majority of the stadium freestyle events he
entered and topped it off with the World Freestyle Championship to get the award here.
Adam Anderson shocked many observers by winning a pair of major domed stadium freestyle events, with both his Dad and Meents
in the field each time.
Winner: TEAM MEENTS - The return of Neil Elliot to Meents’ team solidified their grip on this award.
When Maximum Destruction
is on the track the only way to tell who is driving is to watch to see who puts on the helmet, Tom
Meents and Elliot totally commit themselves and their equipment to giving Monster Jam fans the most incredible performance they’ve ever seen every time out.
and Jimmy in Bounty Hunter
battled for the donut and freestyle crowns with Meents coming out on top in both.
Maximum Destruction – Tom Meents
In the semi-finals Jimmy, who has only been beaten by his teammate so far this season, won over Tom Meents
in Maximum Destruction and Weenk
put Predator on the trailer to setup an all CSK-Final for the last ever monster truck race in the Silverdome.
Dennis Anderson claimed the win with Tom Meents
a point behind in second.
In round one Weenk and Iron Outlaw defeated Ford’s Blue Thunder entry while Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter
took out Tom Meents
who rolled in the final turn.
World Finals veterans Jimmy Creten and Tom Meents
both ended their runs before of their 90 seconds expired and fell short of the score to beat.
The usual characters will be on hand including Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger
, Tom Meents’ Maximum Destruction
and the red-hot Checker, Schuck’s, Kragen Auto Parts backed Bounty Hunter
and Iron Outlaw.
" Minneapolis is always a good show, the fans up there really get into it" explained Creten
"I have a feeling Dennis, Tom
and all the other heavy-hitters are coming after us big time so this will be no walk in the park".
The judges scored Meents
with a 25 to tie Pauken for the lead with one competitor left.
Maximum Destruction's Tom Meents and Freestyle Champion Jimmy Creten, who ended his final run with a spectacular crash, tied for the overal win in Freestyle.
In Saturday night's performance Tom Meents
blistered the chicago style track in qualifying, with Jimmy and Bounty Hunter
Both trucks had incredible runs, and the judges awarded the Saturday night win to Tom Meents
The teams woke up to a sloppy, muddy mess of a track.
After 5 hours of rain there was not much the track crew could do.
It's a good thing monster truck fans love mud!
swept both events on Sunday afternoon.
The rest of the Digger team held up its end too, most notably Gary Porter beating Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction during the racing finals at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
The entire team of Digger pilots has been outstanding this season.
In the racing portion, Jimmy and Bounty Hunter
met up with Tom Meents
in the final round, with the former world Champion taking the win.
The blue truck prevailed and went on to defeat Grave Digger
in the second round before losing in spectacular fashion to Tom Meents
in the semi-finals.
In the racing portion Tom Meents
in Maximum Destruction
Both CSK trucks made impressive qualifying runs, which were the first passes on fresh motors, transmissions and tires.
Jimmy in Bounty Hunter
qualified third, defeated Destroyer in the first round and lost to the eventual winner Tom Meents
in the second.