Knoxville, TN - Thompson Boling Arena

Authored by Admin on January 17, 2015

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January 16-17, 2015 - Thompson Boling Arena - Knoxville, TN

 

Racing Winners:

Friday 7:30 P.M.: Overkill Evolution

Saturday 7:30 P.M.: Overkill Evolution

 

Freestyle Winners:

Friday 7:30 P.M.: Overkill Evolution

Saturday 7:30 P.M.: Overkill Evolution

 

Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Monster Mutt® Rottweiler driven by Mike Vaters, Overkill Evolution driven by Mike Vaters Jr., Higher Education driven by Jim Tracey, Black Stallion® driven by Matt Cody, Full Boar™ driven by Ed Eckert, and Ballistic driven by Mac Plecker!

 

Friday 7:30 P.M.

The Monster Jam action was hot and heavy Friday night in Knoxville Tennessee. The Monster Jam fans were loud and proud throughout the entire event as Monster Jam has more to offer than ever to the fans. With five Monster Jam competition championships up for grabs it was exciting. Starting the evening out was Monster Jam Wheelies. With a score of 19 Full Boar jumped out front. Knocking him out of the hot seat was Overkill Evolution with a 22. But that was still not enough to hold back Black Stallion from winning with a 26.

Overkill Evolution 22
Full Boar 19
Black Stallion 26
Higher Education 24
Ballistic 22
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 19

Moving on to the Monster Jam Hole Shot competition. This was a race to the finish trying to be the first Monster Jam driver to cross the finish line. Starting out with 6 Monster Jam trucks and narrowing it down to 3 with Full Boar coming back as fastest loser. With the semi finals set, the races to the finals were fast action. Making it to the Championship round was Higher Education going head to head with Overkill Evolution. The light went from red to green and the Monster Jam trucks launched off the line. Coming across the finish line first and winning was Overkill Evolution.

Overkill Evolution def Full Boar
Higher Education def Black Stallion
Monster Mutt Rottweiler def Ballistic
Semi Final
Higher Education def (fastest loser) Full Boar
Overkill Evolution def Monster Mutt Rottweiler
Finals
Overkill Evolution def Higher Education

Next up was the timed obstacle course. Testing the drivers abilities across the board, it was going to be interesting to see who would end up with the fastest time. With a 16.89 Higher Education seemed to be the one to beat. It was short lived once Overkill Evolution staged on the line. Ending up with a 13.56 he was the champion for the night.

Overkill Evolution 13.56
Full Boar 19.71
Black Stallion 19.23
Higher Education 16.89
Ballistic 20.22
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 16.51

It was then time to get spinning as the Monster Jam donut computation started. All new this year in the Thompson Boling Arena was a dirt floor. The first time ever in this building made for one dizzying performance. Taking home the win was Full Boar with a perfect score of 40

Overkill Evolution 28
Full Boar 40
Black Stallion 14
Higher Education 38
Ballistic 35
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 28

Last up was Monster Jam Freestyle. 60 seconds was on the clock for each Monster Jam driver. As they unleashed the 10,000 pound machines on the course it was total destruction. Home town driver Full Boar was the crowd favorite as he went out and scored a 24. Overkill Evolution was unstoppable. Scoring a 37 he was the champion.

Overkill Evolution 37
Full Boar 24
Black Stallion 26
Higher Education 30
Ballistic 29
Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNS

By Travis Willis

 

Saturday 7:30 P.M.

The Saturday night showdown was on the menu for Knoxville Tennessee Monster Jam. Overkill Evolution doubled down on Friday and trying to do it again tonight. Monster Jam Wheelies got the crowd going with some straight up and down hits. Friday night winner Black Stallion had something to prove to the other Monster Jam trucks as the defending wheelie champion from Friday night. Monster Mutt Rottweiler was close to a win with a 29 but Black Stallion was unstoppable winning again with a score of 32.

Overkill Evolution 23
Full Boar 25
Black Stallion 32
Higher Education 27
Ballistic 23
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 29

Reaction time on the starting light was key to win the Monster Jam Hole Shot Competition. The 6 Monster Jam truck line up was stacked and a target was painted on the 2014 Young Guns Shootout Champion's back. No other driver was able to hit the bullseye and Overkill Evolution was victorious again.

Overkill Evolution def Rottweiler
Ballistic def Higher Education
Full Boar def Black Stallion
Semi Final
Ballistic def Full Boar
Overkill Evolution def (fastest loser) Higher Education
Finals
Overkill Evolution def Ballistic

Only the most skilled Monster Jam drivers were able to get to the top of the leader board in the Monster Jam Obstacle Course. Overkill Evolution had the best time on Friday night by 3 seconds and it seemed as if there was no one who could come close. With a time of 14.076 Higher Education had a great run. Separated by 2 1000th of a second Overkill Evolution was the winner with a time of 14.074

Overkill Evolution 14.074
Full Boar 20.60
Black Stallion 17.98
Higher Education 14.076
Ballistic 21.37
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 14.84

Hometown truck Full Boar had the Friday night win in the Monster Jam donut competition. He was on a mission to prove to his fans that he deserves the win again. However Higher Education was not going to lay down and let him win again. After gaging the gas and putting the Monster Jam truck into a cyclone it was obvious that Full Boar could not be beat. Winning again with a score of 39.

Overkill Evolution 25
Full Boar 39
Black Stallion 20
Higher Education 37
Ballistic 34
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 22

The last competition for the weekend was the Monster Jam Freestyle. All of the Monster Jam trucks had their sights set on Overkill Evolution. First up Full Boar set the bar for the rest of the drivers with a 26. That was not enough to hold down Overkill Evolution. After filling the clock with some great freestyle action and moving to the top with a 33 he was able to double down twice in the weekend.

Overkill Evolution 33
Full Boar 26
Black Stallion 30
Higher Education 22
Ballistic 26
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 30

By Travis Willis

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