History Of The Monster Jam World Finals VIII
Monster Jam Media
Mar 14, 2013
World Finals VIII, March 24, 2007 – A Pair Of Popular Veterans Finally Grab Titles
Racing Champion – John Seasock, Batman
Freestyle Champion – Pablo Huffaker, Captain’s Curse
Racing Semifinalists: Batman (Seasock), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Monster Mutt (Charlie Pauken), Captain’s Curse (Huffaker)
Top 5 Freestyle Scores: Captain’s Curse (Huffaker) 34, Grave Digger (Anderson) 30, Iron Outlaw (Linsey Weenk) 29, Safe Auto Minimizer (Marc McDonald) 29, Air Force Afterburner (Damon Bradshaw) 29
For long time Monster Jam fans that appreciate hard work and cheer hardest for the nice guys who have paid their dues, WFVIII may have provided the most satisfying results ever. John Seasock won the World Racing Championship driving Batman and Pablo Huffaker pulled out a new body, Captain’s Curse, and drove that piece to his first World Freestyle Championship.
On a track that totally changed from Friday night’s qualifying to Saturday’s racing program, the savvy veteran Seasock proved to be the most consistent, the best at adapting to the track changes, and John won his emotion packed first World Championship in grand style, Batman beating Grave Digger for the crown. The emotion really got to Seasock the following night at the annual Awards Banquet when, as a total surprise to the new champ, his two sons were on hand, having been secretly flown in from Pennsylvania that morning by Monster Jam officials so that they could be a part of the greatest celebration in their father’s career.
Despite not winning another title Dennis Anderson did set a World Finals record, Grave Digger making it to the Championship Race in four consecutive World Finals. Like racing that night, freestyle rewarded patience and consistency. Huffaker, who had been so close to a world title in both racing and freestyle several times in past years, filled the clock with a crowd pleasing performance, daring Anderson and Meents to top his run. Neither could, and new grandfather Pablo Huffaker celebrated his night, along with Seasock, at the top of the Monster Jam mountain for the first time.
This night concluded with maybe the most memorable and exciting encore ever at the World Finals, a celebration of Dennis and Grave Digger’s 25th Anniversary. With Anderson watching in sheer delight from the sidelines five Team Grave Digger drivers in their “black and green wrecking machines” roared onto the track at the same time and all five Digger trucks freestyled together in a wild finale to this incredible night, a fitting tribute to the truck, the team, and the man that many say invented freestyle in the first place.