Helsinki 2015

Kirjoittanut Admin on July 5, 2017

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Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Colton Eichelberger, Max-D℠ driven by Morgan Kane, El Toro Loco® driven by Becky McDonough, Monster Mutt® Rottweiler driven by Daron Basl, NEA℠ driven by Aaron Basl, Scooby-Doo™ driven by Bailey Shea, El Diablo℠ driven by Nic Granlund, and Monster Energy driven by Coty Saucier!

 

 



NOV 14, 2015  1 pm

Monster Jam returned to one of the original birthplaces of the Monster Jam World Tour with the eight More Monster Jam athletes greeted by an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Max-D’s Morgan Kane built up a big lead and needed every point of it to hold on for the overall event championship following an amazing victorious freestyle performance from Grave Digger’s Colton Eichelberger.

Following the popular More Monster Jam format where the athletes compete in a variety of challenging competitions in three different vehicles, the loyal Monster Jam fans in Helsinki were thrilled as they witnessed more action in Hartwall Arena than ever before.

The reigning More Monster Jam Series Champion, Kane and Max-D, scored the first point of the day for winning the racing bracket, edging arch-rival Grave Digger in the Championship Race. Kane built on his score sheet with Max-D wins in the wheelie and donut competitions for the Monster Jam Trucks as well as the win in the Monster Jam Speedster side-by-side racing Main.

Eichelberger made a late charge when he grabbed a half point for winning one of the Monster Jam ATV heat races, then a full point for his victory in the Monster Jam Speedster Obstacle Course bracket. Competing in his final weekend for Team Grave Digger before he moves to his father’s Max-D team in 2016, Eichelberger was on the ragged edge in freestyle. Grave Digger’s huge air and amazing non-stop action earned Colton the two points for the freestyle victory Saturday afternoon, just short of Kane and Max-D’s event championship total.

Monster Jam first came to Helsinki in 2004 and its return in 2015 began with Saturday afternoon’s sold out crowd for the first of three More Monster Jam style events this weekend in Hartwall Arena.

Overall Event Points
Max-D - 4 
Grave Digger - 3 1/2
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 1 1/2
N.E.A. - 1

Monster Jam Racing Results

1st Round - El Diablo def. Scooby Doo; Max-D def. Monster Mutt Rottweiler; Grave Digger def. El Toro Loco; Monster Energy def. N.E.A 
Semifinals - Max-D def. El Diablo; Grave Digger def. Monster Energy 
Championship Race - Max-D defeated Grave Digger

Monster Jam Freestyle Results
Grave Digger - 36
Max-D - 35
Monster Energy - 33
Scooby Doo - 32
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 31
El Diablo - 28
N.E.A. - 27
El Toro Loco - 26

Monster Jam Wheelie Results
Max-D - 33 (won tiebreaker)
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 33
N.E.A. - 31
El Toro Loco - 30
Grave Digger - 30
El Diablo - 29
Monster Energy - 26
Scooby Doo - 25

Monster Jam Donut Results
Max-D - 32 (won tiebreaker)
Scooby Doo - 32
N.E.A. - 28
Monster Energy - 28
El Diablo - 26
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 24
Grave Digger - 23

Monster Jam ATV Winners
Heat 1 - N.E.A.
Heat 2 - Grave Digger
Main - Max-D

Monster Jam Speedster Side-By-Side Winners
Heat 1 - Monster Mutt Rottweiler 
Heat 2 - N.E.A.
Main - MONSTER MUTT ROTTWEILER

Monster Jam Speedster Obstacle Course
1st Round - N.E.A. def. El Diablo; Scooby Doo def. Monster Mutt Rottweiler; Monster Energy def. El Toro Loco; Grave Digger def. Max-D 
Semifinals – Scooby Doo def. N.E.A.; Grave Digger def. Monster Energy 
Main – Grave Digger defeated Scooby Doo

By Scott Douglass and Lauri Salovaara

NOV. 14, 2015 6:30 PM

Colton Eichelberger and Grave Digger dominated the competition Saturday night at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, taking victories in Monster Jam truck racing, donuts, freestyle and the Speedster obstacle course en route to claiming Saturday night's Overall Event Championship.

Grave Digger’s Eichelberger won half of the available points claimed by winners in each competition, outdistancing runner-up Nic Granlund and El Diablo five to two. Granlund, an ATV racing veteran before moving into Monster Jam competition, earned points in the Speedster and ATV heats. Scooby Doo’s Bailey Shea broke new ground during the Saturday night event, having competed throughout the year on the More Monster Jam Series: Bailey drove the Scooby Doo Monster Jam Speedster to victory in the Speedster Side-by-side Main, her first triumph of the year in a Speedster Main. The other wins went to Morgan Kane and Max-D who won the Monster Jam wheelies as well as an ATV heat.

A night full of thrills for the Finnish fans was capped off by Grave Digger’s freestyle, which rocked the house with non-stop action and Eichelberger was rewarded by the fan judges with a score of 38, six points clear of his nearest competitor. Eichelberger finished a stellar night with both the freestyle win and the Overall Event Championship.

Overall Event Points
Grave Digger - 5
El Diablo - 2
Scooby Doo - 1 1/2
Max-D - 1 1/2

Monster Jam Racing Results
1st Round - El Diablo def. Scooby Doo; Max-D def. Monster Mutt Rottweiler; Monster Energy def. N.E.A.; Grave Digger def. El Toro Loco
Semifinals - Max-D def. El Diablo; Grave Digger def. Monster Energy 
Championship Round Race - Grave Digger def. Max-D

Monster Jam Freestyle Results
Grave Digger - 38
Max-D - 32
Monster Energy - 31
N.E.A. - 30
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 28
Scooby Doo - 28
El Toro Loco - 27
El Diablo - 25

Monster Jam Wheelie Results
Max-D - 28 (won tiebreaker)
El Toro Loco - 28
Monster Energy - 27
N.E.A. - 26
Grave Digger - 25
El Diablo - 25
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 24
Scooby Doo - 24

Monster Jam Donut Results
Grave Digger - 36
Max-D - 30
Scooby Doo - 30
El Diablo - 29
El Toro Loco - 28
N.E.A. - 27
Monster Energy - 27
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 27

Monster Jam ATV Winners
Heat 1 - Max-D
Heat 2 - El Diablo
Main - El Diablo

Monster Jam Speedster Side-By-Side Winners
Heat 1 - Scooby Doo  
Heat 2 - El Diablo
Main - Scooby Doo

Monster Jam Speedster Obstacle Course
1st Round - Max-D. def. N.E.A.; Grave Digger def. Monster Energy; El Diablo def. Monster Mutt Rottweiler; El Toro Loco def. Scooby Doo (N.E.A. advanced to semifinals due to Max-D mechanical problems)
Semifinals - Grave Digger def. N.E.A..; El Diablo def. El Toro Loco 
MAIN - Grave Digger def. El Diablo

By Scott Douglass and Lauri Salovaara

NOV. 15, 2015 1 P.M.

In the final event before their highly publicized trade takes effect, both Colton Eichelberger and Morgan Kane gave their new teams plenty to be excited about during the Sunday afternoon Monster Jam finale at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Kane made his final freestyle for Team Max-D one to remember, thrilling the fans with a blistering and technically brilliant freestyle performance, but Eichelberger was up to the challenge, winning the freestyle competition according to the judge’s scorecards in his final run as a Team Grave Digger member. The next time this pair of rising Monster Jam stars put on their fire suits, Eichelberger’s will have Max-D across the front and Kane’s will be a Grave Digger outfit.

Eichelberger again opened the competition by winning the first point of the day when Grave Digger beat Max-D in the Championship Round Race to win the Monster Jam truck race bracket. Along with the triumphs in racing and freestyle Grave Digger took event victories in Monster Jam wheelies and donuts to sweep all of the points available in the Monster Jam truck portion of the More Monster Jam style event.

Also getting on the scoreboard with Sunday afternoon element wins were: Nic Granlund in El Diablo (won the Monster Jam ATV Main, an ATV heat and a Speedster Side-by-side heat); Monster Energy’s Coty Saucier (won the Speedster Side-by-side Main and a heat); El Toro Loco’s Becky McDonough (winner of the Speedster Obstacle Course bracket); and N. E. A.’s Aaron Basl (won a Monster Jam ATV heat).

The great success of the weekend in Finland caps off a phenomenal year for the athletes who competed in the challenging 2015 More Monster Jam series where Kane and Max-D won the series season points title and earned a berth at Monster Jam World Finals XVI, while Eichelberger made the most of his one season with Team Grave Digger by finishing second in the More Monster Jam points, which also earned a Monster Jam World Finals XVI spot and Eichelberger was honored as Monster Jam’s 2015 Rookie of the Year.

Overall Event Points
Grave Digger - 5
El Diablo - 2
Monster Energy - 1 1/2 
El Toro Loco - 1
N. E. A. - 1/2

Monster Jam Racing Results
1st Round - Scooby Doo def. El Diablo; Max-D def. Monster Mutt Rottweiler; Monster Energy def. N.E.A; Grave Digger def. El Toro Loco
Semifinals - Max-D def. Scooby Doo; Grave Digger def. Monster Energy 
Championship Round Race - Grave Digger def. Max-D

Monster Jam Freestyle Results
Grave Digger - 39
Max-D - 37
Scooby Doo - 36
El Toro Loco - 36
Monster Energy - 33
El Diablo - 30
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 29
N.E.A. - 26

Monster Jam Wheelie Results
Grave Digger - 31 (won tiebreaker)
Max-D - 31
Monster Energy - 29
El Diablo - 25
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 24
El Toro Loco - 24
N.E.A. - 20
Scooby Doo - 19

Monster Jam Donut Results
Grave Digger - 36
Max-D - 33
Monster Energy - 31
N.E.A. - 29
El Diablo - 27
El Toro Loco - 27
Scooby Doo 27
Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 11

Monster Jam ATV Winners
Heat 1 - N. E. A.
Heat 2 - El Diablo
Main - El Diablo

Monster Jam Speedster Side-By-Side Winners
Heat 1 - El Diablo
Heat 2 - Monster Energy
Main - Monster Energy

Monster Jam Speedster Obstacle Course
1st Round - Max-D. def. N.E.A; Grave Digger def. Monster Energy; El Diablo def. Monster Mutt Rottweiler; El Toro Loco def. Scooby Doo 
Semifinals - Grave Digger def. N.E.A.; El Toro Loco def. El Diablo
Main -El Toro Loco def. Grave Digger

By Scott Douglass and Lauri Salovaara

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