--- January 15th, 2011 ---
2nd Show of 2011
Monster Jam at the Angel Stadium Anaheim, CA
Click here for the Monster Jam recap
Our second show of the year was in Anaheim, California! That's right: the whole team, in California, for the 1st time ever!!! We were so excited to be there.
First, we left Houston on Sunday, after the show, and got to Menifee, CA, on Tuesday morning. Rick Swanson (Obsession and Obsessed Monster trucks) told us that we could use his shop to work on our trucks, and park our semis and trailers in their backyard, which was awesome!!!
HUGE THANKS TO RICK, ERIC AND JILL SWANSON FOR THEIR HOSPITALY!!!
The track here in Anaheim was pretty different from what we're used to! But it was really interesting to get to try something new!
Jim and Chris both got interviewed during the pit party.
Check out more pics of the pit party on our Pit Party Photos
Avenger got its flag to the World Finals here in Anaheim!!!
It was Avenger's night for Racing!!! First, he deafeated Obsession in first round, then Batman.
In the semi finals, Time Flys wasn't fast enough to beat Jim, which put Avenger in the finals against El Toro Loco. It was a close race, but unfortunately, El Toro Loco won.
From Monsterjamonline.com: "The improvement in Avengerís racing was obvious at last yearís World Finals, and after having received his Qualifier Flag tonight for the upcoming Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals presented by NGK Spark Plugs, Jim looked to be unstoppable."
Spike was the first Team Scream truck on the track for freestyle. Rich started strong by jumping the bus stacks, and the table top, but due to a broken driveshaft, he could not finish his run.
Wrecking Crew's freestyle was great... until the wheel came off!
From Monsterjamonline.com: "Brutus and Avenger both brought the very best of Team Scream with high flying, nonstop action. Brutus edged his teammate due to Koehlerís deductions from losing power three different times."
Chris' freestyle was AWESOME!!! He was on the hot seat until Captain's Curse freestyle.
Avenger's cyclone was pretty intense!
After Jim's freestyle, the announcer interviewed Chris, still on the hot seat... then noticed that Jim was standing by the Angel Stadium's fountain, above the rock tunnel... so the camera turned to Jim, and you all can guess what happened next... !!!
SAN DIEGO: HERE WE COME!
Check out our "Behind the Scenes- SPECIAL WEST COAST JANUARY 2011"
page for more coverage on our West Coast Tour!
For more photos of the Monster Jam shows:
Monster Jam Gallery
You can also check out these Monster Truck sites for all the latest news
The Monster Blog
And donít forget about the good old Television.
hosts Monster Jam twice weekly, featuring all the USHRAĎs top stars including Avenger and Brutus.--
--National Geographic Channelís
THRILL ZONE did a special called Monster Truck Tech a detailed look at monster trucks including interviews with Jim and some of his Crazy Freestyle from the Vermont 4x4 Jamborees.--
Xtreme 4x4 caught a Wicked Crash by the Avenger at the Indy 4x4 Jamboree.--
-- ESPN 2
also had there cameras at the Jamborees.--
SO STAY TUNED AND STAY WILLLLLLDDDDDD!!!!