Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium
Authored by Admin on October 17, 2015
October 17, 2015 - ANZ Stadium - Sydney, Australia
Saturday 7:00pm: Son uva Digger
Saturday 7:00pm: Team Hot Wheels
Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Adam Anderson, Max-D℠ driven by Neil Elliott, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, El Toro Loco® driven by Marc McDonald, Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir, Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson, Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm® driven by Scott Buetow, Dragon driven by Scott Liddycoat, MADUSA®, Metal Mulisha driven by Todd LeDuc, Zombie Hunter driven by Lee O'Donnell, and Monster Energydriven by Damon Bradshaw!
For the third consecutive year Monster Jam has invaded not only Australia, but the city of Sydney and its awesome Monster Jam fans! Tonight was a record crowd as 55,000 packed the Olympic-size stadium known as ANZ STADIUM, which is also celebrating its 15th. anniversary! This is the third stop of the 2015 Australian Tour and is always a highly anticipated one as there has only been three winners since the start. Adam Anderson, 2013 Racing winner, along with his brother Ryan as Freestyle winner the same year, while Damon Bradshaw was the Racing and Freestyle winner last year, taking the only Double Down Trophy here since the start. The coolest thing about that is they were all here tonight to try and win again!
The night started off with qualifying and the chance to make it into the top eight for racing. The four that don't make it into the racing bracket will advance to the Wheelie contest for their chance at a championship. The fastest qualifier was Grave Digger for his second top spot of the Australian tour. Adam's time was a 19.214 seconds, just ticks in front of little brother, Ryan, who had a 19.412. Even though Grave Digger was the fastest, it would be Son-uva Digger who would win racing against Max-D in the finals. Max-D took out Grave Digger in the semi-finals determined by a photo finish.
Freestyle was awesome and the scoring was high as Team Hot Wheels took home his second straight Freestyle trophy of the Australian tour with a high score of 37, edging out Son-uva Digger, who almost doubled down for the night. Rounding out the top five was Zombie Hunter and Grave Digger. There were some mechanical issues for Monster Energy and Max-D, who both would have loved a Freestyle championship, as well as an early roll over by Metal Mulisha. Zombie was in the hot seat the longest, as he went out first, and scored a high of 29 for the start of Freestyle.
Racing Round one:
Grave Digger def. Madusa
Max-D. def. Metal Mulisha
Dragon bye run (El Toro Loco would not start)
Son-uva Digger defeated Monster Energy.
Max-D def Grave Digger
Son-uva Digger defeated Dragon
Son-uva Digger def Max-D
Zombie 31 WINNER
Team Hot Wheels 20
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 20
Zombie Hunter 18
Metal Mulisha 30 WINNER
El Toro Loco 28
Monster Energy 28
Team Hot Wheels 35 + 2 = 37 WINNER
Son-uva Digger 32 + 4 = 36
Zombie Hunter 32 + 2 = 34
Grave Digger 33
Zombie 27 + 2 = 29
Monster Energy 29
El Toro Loco 24 + 2 = 26
Dragon 25 + 1 = 26
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 23
MADUSA 2O + 1 = 21
Metal Mulisha 9
By Greg Whitacre, Jody Donnelly and Alissa Smith