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7 More Coming to Orlando

Authored by Larry Jewett on April 9, 2019

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The first group of at-large selections for the Monster Jam World Finals XX, to be held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando May 10-11, has been announced. The group of seven drivers have all made previous appearances in search of a World Championship.

Two-time World Freestyle Champion Jim Koehler will make his 20th appearance, the only driver to have competed in all previous Monster Jam World Finals. Koehler won his titles in 2003 and 2011. (If he wins every eight years, 2019 is his year!)

Brianna Mahon (WhiplashTM) was an early season Freestyle winner in San Antonio and finished as runner-up in New Orleans. Mahon will be making her fourth straight appearance after one year in Showdown competition.

Becky McDonough (El Toro Loco®) will make her third straight appearance. Since Monster Jam World Finals XIX, McDonough has recorded five Freestyle titles, including two in Australia.

Bari Musawwir (ZombieTM) will be making his seventh appearance in the World Finals after winning the initial Showdown in 2012. Now a resident of the Orlando area, Musawwir had an impressive run in Racing during last year’s World Finals, defeating Tom Meents and Neil Elliott before bowing out in the third round.

Rosalee Ramer (Wildflower) will be back for a third shot at a World Championship. Competing on the Stadium Championship Series 2, she has had six top-five Freestyle finishes, including two second-place finishes behind Adam Anderson.

Linsey Weenk (Lucas Oil Crusader®) will be in the field for his 14th consecutive appearance. Weenk ranks in the top 10 in all-time Racing wins with 15 victories.

Stadium Championship Series 3 runner-up Jon Zimmer (DragonTM Ice) nearly captured an automatic bid, finishing 15 points behind Todd LeDuc. Zimmer’s season has been impressive with a racing record of 29-7, including a 15-race win streak to start the year. This will mark Zimmer’s sixth World Finals appearance as he becomes the first representative of Team Ice to join the competition.

More competitors will be announced in the days ahead. These announcements bring the Racing and Freestyle field to 12 with 11 more drivers to named. Competitors for the Showdown, 2 Wheel Skills ChallengeTM, High Jump, ATV and Speedster competitions will also be announced in the next few weeks.

Tickets are available to witness the historic event here.

 

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