January 12th: Adam Anderson scores fourth straight freestyle win
When it came to the Monster Jam action on Sunday, it was all about Texas.
In San Antonio, Texas, Jim Creten (Bounty Hunter) posted quick time in quals (22.03 seconds) and then beat George Balhan in finals to take the win for his first stadium win of 2014. Adam Anderson (Grave Digger – The Legend), who won the Saturday night show and was going for his third straight racing win, saw his streak come to end when he lost to Chad Fortune (Captain America) in round two.
No fear though, as Anderson posted his fourth straight freestyle victory with a score of 28 points. As per the report on MonsterJam.com, "Grave Digger The Legend was leaping through the air, shedding body panels to the surface until there were no more to shed. The skeletal ride rolled to a stop at the end of the run with a waiting score of 28.“
About 250 miles away in Hildago, Texas, the fans got treated to a pair of shows.
In the afternoon show, Lupe Soza (El Toro Loco) scored his third straight wheelie win with score of 28 while Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) beat Soza for his third straight racing win. Pauken kept the win streak going, scoring his third straight freestyle win with 28 points.
The 7pm show started by Pauken ending Soza’s wheelie winning streak with a perfect 30 after standing the truck perfectly. Soza returned the favor, knocking Pauken out in the semi-final to put Pauken’s streak to bed. Though Soza didn’t take home the trophy as Dan Evans (Blue Thunder) beat him the finals. It marked a thrilling victory for Evans after breaking the truck in Saturday’s night competition and having to work hard to be ready for Sunday’s event. Pauken did squeeze out another win, as he scored 29 points for his fourth straight freestyle victory.
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For Canadian fans, the Maple Leaf Monster Jam tour kicks off next weekend - January 18th/19th - at the Rogers Centre with a stacked line-up that includes Neil Elliott in Maximum Destruction and Ryan Anderson behind the wheel of Son-Uva-Digger. With Pizza Pizza Kids Tickets just $15, it's must-see for the whole family. Full details about the Rogers Centre show, as well as the rest of the Canadian tour, can be found at http://www.monsterjamcanada.ca.