Hooked Puts His Name into the Chase
Authored by Admin on January 17, 2015
Tampa, Florida (January 17, 2015) - Fans packed the stands tonight for week 3 of the Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Steven Sims and Hooked won Monster Jam Freestyle putting his name in the running for Monster Jam World Finals℠ XVI in Las Vegas.
Damon Bradshaw and Monster Energy was the fastest qualifier of the night earning 1 point for his 2nd straight week. Dustin Brown and Monster Mutt® had the fastest time in the obstacle course earning 1 point. In the racing final, Lucas Oil Crusader® beat Max-D℠ for the 2nd week in a row, giving Lucas Oil Crusader another 2 points, and a total of 6 points for the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship series.
The Monster Jam Freestyle competition was wild, with all sorts of carnage and back flips from Madusa® and Monster Mutt. When every truck was pushed to the limits, it was Steven Sims and Hooked who won Monster Jam Freestyle, earning 2 points, and moving into the running for the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship.
"I watched my dad come here for so many years, and it was an honor to show you Tampa fans what I'm made of," said an emotional Sims. "This is my first big win, and I am going to fight to get that invite to the Monster Jam World Finals XVI!"
On the line for the 16 Monster Jam trucks at the end of the 9-city Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series are four automatic bids to Monster Jam World Finals XVI at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium on March 26-28, and the first ever series championship.
Tampa Points Summary
Monster Jam Fastest Qualifier - Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw) 1 point
Monster Jam Obstacle Course - Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown): 1 point
Monster Jam Racing - Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk): 2 points
Monster Jam Freestyle - Hooked (Steven Sims): 2 points
Monster Jam ATV Racing Heat 1 Winner - Madusa: 1 point
Monster Jam ATV Racing Heat 2 Winner - Wrecking Crew: 1 point
Monster Jam ATV Racing Main Event Winner - Zombie: 2 points
Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series Point Standings
Lucas Oil Crusader® (Linsey Weenk): 6 points
Monster Mutt® (Dustin Brown): 4 points
Grave Digger® (Charlie Pauken): 2 points
Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw): 2 points
Hooked (Steven Sims): 2 points
El Toro Loco® (Chuck Werner): 1 point
Zombie℠ (Bari Musawwir): 1 point
Max-D℠ (Neil Elliott): 0 points
Avenger (Jim Koehler): 0 points
Bad News (Brandon Derrow): 0 points
Hooked (Steven Sims Jr): 0 points
MADUSA®: 0 points
Thunder 4x4 (Jim Bendzick): 0 points
Titan (Donald Epidendio): 0 points
War Wizard (Darren Goin): 0 points
Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler): 0 points
The Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series makes its next tour stop at Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium next Saturday, January 24th. The entire 9-city tour can be watched only on FOX Sports 1, beginning next with Atlanta airing January 18th.
|TV Broadcast Date||Location||Venue||Time (ET/PT)|
|Sunday, January 18, 2015||Atlanta, Georgia||Georgia Dome||11:00am ET/8:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 1, 2015||Tampa, Fla.||Raymond James Stadium||11:00am ET/8:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 1, 2015||Indianapolis, IN.||Lucas Oil Stadium||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 8, 2015||St. Louis, Mo.||Edward Jones Dome||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 22, 2015||Recap/Anaheim,CA||Angels Stadium||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, February 22, 2015||Anaheim, CA||Angels Stadium||1:00pm ET/10:00am PT|
|Sunday, March 1, 2015||Arlington, Texas||AT&T Stadium||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|
|Sunday, March 8, 2015||Detroit, Mich.||Ford Field||11:30am ET/8:30am PT|
|Sunday, March 22, 2015||Syracuse, N.Y.||Carrier Dome||12:00pm ET/9:00am PT|