January 23 2010
Jason D Searcy (speedtalkon1360.com)
The Monster jam at the Metrodome in Minneapolis featured 18 trucks taking to the new Mall of America field inside, as the cold rain poured outdoors.
Maximum Destruction won the racing portion of the show beating Avenger in the finals. Grave Digger was out in the semi-finals.
Albany MN racer Paul Strong in Martial Law broke in the introductions, so he was out for the racing but came back for the free-style. He did a crazy slap-wheelie and slammed into the wall, thrilling the crowd.
Jim Koehler driving Avenger was the big winner in free-style. The crowd exploded and jumped to their feet when he rolled over and got back on his wheels not once, but twice!
Grave Digger driven by Randy Brown tried to follow Avenger but couldnt quite capture the same energy as usual. He hit some big jumps but did not tear-up the truck.
Tom Meents with Maximum Destruction lived up to his name... he cross-threaded a massive jump and rolled... tearing the entire body of his monster truck off, then continued to hit jump after jump leaving the crowd in a frenzy of excitement.
As the scores were posted, some people seemed in shock that Avenger held the top spot, edging Maximum Destruction by one point and Grave Digger by two.
Click on the Link at the top of the page to a Youtube video of AVENGER FREESTYLE
Unofficial Final Scores:
Maximum Destruction 31
Grave Digger 30
Bounty Hunter 25
Wrecking Crew 22
El Toro Loco 20
Martial Law 20