Tom Meents on His Amazing Freestyle In Dallas
Feb 28, 2011
Tom Meents recalls his amazing freestyle run this past Saturday in Dallas.
“I was so excited to finally be back in Dallas, the last time I was here was way back in 1998 when I was driving Monster Patrol. It was kind of cool because Tony Ferrell was also at that show back in 1998 and was with me again this year in Dallas. It was great to see how happy the Texas fans were to see me, and with the event being held in the all new Cowboys stadium, I knew that the night was going to be something special. I’ll be honest; my run in racing was not very good. If anything it made me even more determined to have a good freestyle run. On to freestyle! After all the other trucks ran and Damon Bradshaw put in his amazing freestyle run, it was my turn to show the fans how big Tom Meents can go! I went out there and rolled over right away. That roll was 100% my fault, I was just thinking…man I hope I can get the truck to roll all the way over so I can keep going. It landed back on the tires and I was very happy but the front right wheel was locked up and it was hard to keep it going. I figured at this point i've got nothing to loose, so as they say go big or go home”
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Announcer Michael Williams describes what happened next, “While Tom was on his lid upside down, he never let off the gas. The momentum of the spinning wheels kept his chassis rocking till those 66” tires hooked up with the Texas Clay, and violently flipped the truck back onto all four tires, while ripping every single body panel from the frame of the truck. Tom continued, fully visible to the crowd in the body-less SUV, to attack every obstacle. Then came one of the most dramatic endings in years. Tom took huge air off the side of the twelve foot tall jump, pointing the front of the truck toward the ceiling of the stadium. From that point, he dropped straight back to earth, and literally planted the chassis into the track less than six feet from where his entire front axle assembly and tires had landed after being ripped away. There it was -- all that remained of the truck – mounted to the floor as if it were a statue. Surely, it’ll be a highlight in the next edition of Crash Madness. Tom topped all scores, and took yet another Freestyle win in mind-blowing fashion.”
Make sure you all get out to the 2011 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals presented by NGK Spark Plugs to witness the 8 time World Finals champion Tom Meents try to one up his Dallas freestyle run and claim another freestyle world championship! Tickets are still available by clicking here.