Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium
Authored by Admin on June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015 - Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, MA
Saturday Night: The Legend
Saturday Night: Grave Digger
Trucks:Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Max-D℠ driven by Lupe Soza, Grave Digger the Legend® driven by Adam Anderson, Lucas Oil Crusader® driven by Linsey Weenk, Metal Mulisha driven by Lee O'Donnell, Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw, Soldier Fortune driven by Chad Fortune, Scooby-Doo™ driven by Nicole Johnson, Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm® driven by Scott Buetow, El Toro Loco® driven by Chuck Werner, MADUSA®, Mohawk Warrior℠ driven by BJ Johnson, Zombie driven Sean Duhon, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Doom's Day and Stone Crusher® driven by Kevin Lewis!
When you think about all of this year’s Monster Jam events, you really can’t beat what these New England Monster Jam fans saw tonight! We invaded the home of the NFL champions New England Patriots, and we did it in Monster Jam style. We crowned a racing, donut, and freestyle champion, and witnessed Tom Meents FINALLY nail the double back flip (depending on who you ask)! And it was a father son weekend with The Legend and Grave Digger taking home the racing and freestyle championships.
First off, the Party in the Pits was the biggest yet in New England. And that is where the energy built! This had to have been one of the best Monster Jam crowds yet, and we can’t thank you enough for joining us tonight. The entire night, the crowd was on their feet and not one bit shy about cheering on their favorite Monster Jam athletes.
The night started with qualifying, with the fastest 8 qualifiers competing in the racing bracket, and qualifiers 9-16 competing in the donut competition. Last week’s fast qualifier Adam Anderson and The Legend almost made it two in a row but bobbled in one of the turns, so it left Doomsday with the fastest time of the night. The rest of the racing bracket included Scooby Doo, Mohawk Warrior, Metal Mulisha, Monster Energy, Soldier Fortune, and Grave Digger.
Before we got into racing, we had to crown our donut champion. Only 5 Monster Jam trucks were in good enough shape to compete, so it was Madusa, Lucas Oil Crusader, Max D, El Toro Loco, and Monster Mutt Dalmatian competing for the championship. When it was all said and done, it was Lucas Oil Crusader with a 32 to take the win! Linsey then dedicated his trophy to a great friend, Tony Farrell. RIP Tony!
Madusa – 20.5
Lucas Oil Crusader – 32
Max D – 22.5
El Toro Loco – 30.5
Monster Mutt Dalmatian – 21.5
Then it was time to crown the racing champion. Adam Anderson is 14-2 in stadium racing, and added to that by beating Soldier Fortune, Monster Energy, and Mohawk Warrior in the final round. It is safe to say The Legend is ready to take back his Monster Jam World Finals Racing championship!
Round 1 Racing
Scooby Doo def Doomsday
Mohawk Warrior def Grave Digger
Monster Energy def Metal Mulisha
The Legend def Soldier Fortune
Mohawk Warrior def Scooby Doo
The Legend def Monster Energy
Championship Round Race
The Legend def Mohawk Warrior
Minutes after that Adam was crowned champion in The Legend, Tom Meents went for the double back flip. And holy cow, it was EPIC! After coming so close to landing the front flip in East Rutherford, Tom was on a mission to finally land the double back flip. It is safe to say, Tom Meents is a true pioneer of this sport who will forever go down in Monster Jam history as one of the greatest ever in the sport. Tom Meents finally landed the double back flip (with a twist to add the Max D touch)!
After a short intermission, it was time to crown our freestyle champion. Zombie started the competition off with a 25, but was short lived after Mohawk Warrior put down a 33 with an awesome save. BJ Johnson sat in the hot seat for quite some time, until Monster Energy made 3 saves and scored a 33.5 with an awesome freestyle. Lucas Oil Crusader was up next and also scored a 33.5, but after our tie breaking system, Monster Energy had the higher dropped score so Damon Bradshaw held onto the lead. Tom Meents, who was amped after landing the double, took over for Lupe Soza for freestyle and took the lead with a 35. But, it was Dennis Anderson and Grave Digger who ended the night with a 35.5, walking away from Gillette Stadium with the freestyle championship!
Zombie – 25
Stone Crusher – 17
Scooby Doo – 20
Team Hot Wheels Firestorm – 23
Mohawk Warrior – 33
Monster Mutt Dalmatian – 27
Doomsday – 29.5
Madusa – 25.5
El Toro Loco – 31
Soldier Fortune – 12.5
Metal Mulisha – 21
Monster Energy – 33.5
Lucas Oil Crusader – 33.5
The Legend – 21
Max D – 35
Grave Digger – 35.5
Seriously, this was a great show! And it’s all thanks to the Monster Jam fans and Gillette Stadium for allowing us to be here tonight. Sad to say the Path of Destruction has come to an end. For now, we are bringing Monster Jam all over the world. And the Monster World Finals XVII is right around the corner. It might not seem like it, but it is, and we can’t wait to be there with you!
By Ryan LaCosse, Ken Navitsky, Jared Sampson