Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium

Authored by Admin on January 17, 2015

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January 17, 2015 - Raymond James Stadium -  Tampa, FL

 

Racing winner:

Saturday Night: Lucas Oil Crusader

 

Freestyle winner:

Saturday Night: Hooked

 

Trucks:

Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Charlie Pauken, Monster Mutt® driven by Dustin Brown, Max-D℠ driven by Neil Elliott, El Toro Loco® driven by Chuck Werner, Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw, MADUSA® driven by Madusa, Zombie℠ driven Bari Musawwir, Lucas Oil Crusader® driven by Linsey Weenk, Avenger® driven by Jim Koehler, Wrecking Crew™ driven by Steve Koehler, Stone Crusher® driven by Steve Sims, Hooked driven by Steve Sims Jr., Thunder 4X4 driven by Jim Bendzick, Bad News Travels Fast driven by Brandon Derrow, Titan driven by Donald Epidendio, and War Wizard® driven by Darren Goin!

 

Saturday Night

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 FinalsSM 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:
1. Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk): 6 points
2. Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown): 4 points
3. Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken): 2 points
4. Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw): 2 points
5. Hooked (Steven Sims): 2 points
6. El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner): 1 point
7. Zombie (Bari Musawwir): 1 point
8. Max-D (Neil Elliott): 0 points
9. Avenger (Jim Koehler): 0 points
10. Bad News (Brandon Derrow): 0 points
11. Hooked (Steven Sims Jr): 0 points
12. Madusa: 0 points
13. Thunder 4x4 (Jim Bendzick): 0 points
14. Titan (Donald Epidendio): 0 points
15. War Wizard (Darren Goin): 0 points
16. 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

 

Tampa Monster Jam Recap

Qualifying:

1. Monster Energy - 25.173
2. El Toro Loco - 25.492
3. Max D - 25.709
4. Lucas Oil Crusader – 26.046
5. Grave Digger – 26.294
6. Titan – 26.366
7. Zombie – 26.901
8. Stone Crusher – 27.042
9. Madusa – 27.286
10. Avenger – 27.708
11. Bad News Travels Fast – 28.760
12. Thunder 4x4 – 28.776
13. Wrecking Crew – 29.919
14. War Wizard – 29.976
15. Hooked – 34.666
16. Monster Mutt – DNF

Monster Jam Racing:

Monster Energy def Stone Crusher
Lucas Oil Crusader def Grave Digger
Max-D def Titan
El Toro Loco def Zombie

Semi-Finals:

Lucas Oil Crusader def Monster Energy
Max-D def El Toro Loco

Championship Round Race:

Lucas Oil Crusader def Max-D

Monster Jam Obstacle Course:

Monster Mutt – 16.506
Hooked – 17.272
Avenger – 17.788
Thunder 4x4 – 18.136
Bad News Travels Fast – 19.909
Wrecking Crew – 21.601
Madusa – DNF
War Wizard – DNF

Monster Jam Freestyle:

Hooked – 8+8+8+8+3 = 35
Thunder 4x4 – 8+8+8+7 = 31
Zombie – 7+7+7+6+2 = 29
Max-D – 8+8+6+6+3 = 29
Monster Mutt – 7+7+7+6+2 = 29
Titan – 7+7+6+6+2 = 28
Monster Energy – 7+6+6+6+2 = 27
Lucas Oil Crusader – 6+6+6+6+2 = 26
El Toro Loco – 7+7+6+6 = 26
Bad News Travels Fast – 7+6+6+5+2 = 26
Stone Crusher – 5+5+5+5+2 = 22
Avenger – 5+5+4+4+3 = 21
Grave Digger – 6+5+5+4 = 20
Wrecking Crew – 5+5+5+5 = 20
Madusa - 4+4+4+3+2 = 17
War Wizard – 4+4+3+3 = 14

By Ryan LaCosse, Leslie Mears, Taylor Mock

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