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Max-D Moving Into the Lead of the Championship series

Authored by Monster Jam on November 11, 2022

Anaheim, CA (February 8, 2015) – It was a beautiful night at Angels Stadium filled with close races, huge freestyle air, and a celebrity guest stunt from Fantasy Factory’s Rob Dyrdek. Max-D℠ could not be stopped as it doubled down winning racing and freestyle, and now sits on the top of the Monster Jam® Fox Sports 1 Championship Series points. Lucas Oil Crusader® moved to second place in the series standings.

Grave Digger® qualified first, gaining a point and is tied for third with Monster Energy. Zombie® pulled off its third Monster Jam Obstacle Course win and added another point to his overall score. But tonight, it was Max-D who dominated racing defeating Monster Mutt®, Titan and Grave Digger in the final round to win the Monster Jam Racing Championship and 2 points.

It didn’t end there for Max-D℠. Not only did Max-D have big air and a great freestyle run, but Max-D had two huge saves that catapulted it to the hot seat with a 37. Max-D held onto the lead for the rest of the night, winning the Monster Jam Freestyle competition, doubled down, grabbed a total of four points in the series, and now holds on to the top spot of the series.

“The year started off a little slow, but everything about the truck is on point now thanks to my crew,” said Max-D℠ driver Neil Elliott. “The series is still up for grabs, but I plan on doing what I can to hold on to the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Series lead.”

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.

Anaheim Points Summary
Monster Jam Fastest Qualifier – Grave Digger(Charlie Pauken): 1 point
Monster Jam Obstacle Course – Zombie (Bari Musawwir): 1 point
Monster Jam Racing – Max D (Neil Elliott): 2 points
Monster Jam Freestyle – Max D (Neil Elliott): 2 points
Monster Jam ATV Racing Heat 1 Winner – Wrecking Crew: 1 point
Monster Jam ATV Racing Heat 2 Winner – Zombie: 1 point
Monster Jam ATV Racing Main Event Winner – War Wizard: 2 points

Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series Point Standings
1. Max-D℠ (Neil Elliott): 7 points
2. Lucas Oil Crusader® (Linsey Weenk): 6 points
3. Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw): 5 points
4. Grave Digger® (Charlie Pauken): 5 points
5. Monster Mutt® (Dustin Brown): 4 points
6. El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner): 3 points
7. Zombie℠ (Bari Musawwir): 3 points
8. Hooked (Steven Sims): 2 points
9. Stone Crusher (Steve Sims): 1 point
10. Avenger (Jim Koehler): 0 points
11. Bad News (Brandon Derrow): 0 points
12. Madusa®: 0 points
13. Thunder 4×4 (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 AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on February 21st The entire 9-city tour can be watched only on FOX Sports 1, beginning next with St. Louis airing February 8.

TV Broadcast Date Location Venue Time (ET/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