Jacksonville, FL - EverBank Field
February 22, 2014
Monster Jam Racing Winner
EL TORO LOCO
Monster Jam Freestyle Winner
GRAVE DIGGER THE LEGEND
Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, Madusa®, Max-D℠ driven by Tom Meents, El Toro Loco® (Black) driven by Marc McDonald, Monster Mutt℠ Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Grave Digger The Legend® driven by Adam Anderson, Captain America driven by Chad Fortune, Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw, Stone Crusher driven by Bryan Wright, Hooked driven by Steven Sims, Xtermigator driven by JR McNeal, Ice Cream Man driven by Buddy Tompkins, Gunslinger driven by Scott Hartsock, Heavy Hitter driven by Derick Anson, River Rat driven by Stevie Snellen, El Toro Loco® (Yellow) driven by Becky McDonough
An incredible night of Monster Jam action and thrills in front of a sold out crowd in excess of 73,000 roaring fans at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field saw 2013 Monster Jam World Finals racing runner-up Marc McDonald in El Toro Loco build momentum by winning the surprise filled 16 truck racing bracket, then reigning Monster Jam World Racing Champion Adam Anderson in Grave Digger The Legend continued his 2014 freestyle dominance by winning that competition Saturday night.
In that electric atmosphere The Legend started the night off by setting the fastest qualifying time on the Chicago style oval race track but the retro style Team Grave Digger machine flipped over on the course racing Candice Jolly and Monster Mutt in round two, ending Adam’s chances in racing. The race course was tough; Becky McDonough’s yellow El Toro Loco also flipped over during the racing competition. It was McDonald’s black El Toro Loco that marched through the top of the racing bracket into the Championship Round for a match-up with 11 time Monster Jam World Champion Tom Meents in Max-D. The huge crowd was screaming for their favorites as the race went green, but the transmission in Max-D broke leaving the starting line and McDonald added to his impressive 2014 win list as El Toro Loco won the Jacksonville racing trophy.
Before the freestyle competition began Meents rolled out another Max-D and had the crowd on its feet again by successfully completing a back flip, landing the truck on all four wheels to the delight of those in attendance.
The freestyle competition would provide scintillating action throughout and late in the competition it was young Steven Sims and Hooked in the hot seat with the top score. An incredible performance from Damon Bradshaw in Monster Energy included amazing saves, a 360 rollover that saw him drive through it and continue thrilling the fans and some of the nights biggest air. Monster Energy was going to be tough to beat but the Legend was up to the challenge, Anderson wowing the crowd with massive air of his own and incredible combinations to squeeze out the narrow freestyle victory, the fifth major stadium freestyle competition that The Legend has won this year.
Finally it was a tandem Grave Digger freestyle that had the fans roaring their loudest, Carl Van Horn and Jon Zimmer teaming up to make more memories for Grave Digger fans with an unforgettable dual performance as the pair of Grave Digger’s both rocked the unique freestyle performance.
Fast Qualifier – The Legend 19.460
1st round – The Legend def. Madusa; Monster Mutt Dalmatian def. Stone Crusher; Captain America def. El Toro Loco (yellow); El Toro Loco (black) def. Ice Cream Man; Max-D def. River Rat; Gunslinger def. Heavy Hitter; Grave Digger def. Hooked; Monster Energy def. Xtermigator
2nd round – Monster Mutt Dalmatian def. The Legend; El Toro Loco (black) def. Captain America; Max-D def. Gunslinger; Monster Energy def. Grave Digger
Semifinals – El Toro Loco (black) def. Monster Mutt Dalmatian; Max-D def. Monster Energy
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND RACE – EL TORO LOCO DEFEATED MAX-D
FOX SPORTS 1 FREESTYLE RESULTS
THE LEGEND 29 (26 + 3 bonus points)
Monster Energy 27 (23 + 4)
Hooked 25 (22 + 3)
Heavy Hitter 23 (20 + 3)
El Toro Loco (black) 23 (20 + 3)
Captain America 23 (20 + 3)
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 20 (18 + 2)
Xtermigator 19 (17 + 2)
Gunslinger 16 (15 + 1)
Ice Cream Man 14 (13 + 1)
River Rat 13 (12 + 1)
El Toro Loco (yellow) 11
Stone Crusher 9
By Scott Douglass