After last week's thrilling show at the Roger's Centre in Toronto, Ontario, the Maple Leaf Monster Jam tour heads west to BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia for the second stop of the tour. The driver line-up looks just impressive as the Toronto show with 11 drivers set to go.
After winning in Toronto, both Cam McQueen and Jon Zimmer will be the only drivers to do the first two stops of the tour.
2012 World Freestyle Champion Cam McQueen, driving Northern Nightmare, won the Saturday night freestyle competition in a tie-breaker against Zimmer. McQueen put on a solid performance, flipping just before his time was up.
Then on the Sunday show, Zimmer would take the victory in his first season of driving the famed Grave Digger truck. From one end of the track to the other, he ripped it up – destroying everything in sight, putting the truck sideways over some of the jumps. It was a run that had every fan in the building on their feet and he was awarded, with a score of 30 points.
McQueen had a solid showing at the Sunday show, also attacking the whole track. However, his run didn't match that of Zimmer's, resulting in a score of 24 points.
The pair will be joined by a whole fleet of truck, which includes: Max-D℠ driven by Kreg Christensen, Time Flys driven by Kelvin Ramer, Detour driven by Garret Ladelle, Destroyer driven by Roger Stidell, Captain USA driven by Travis Groth, Double Trouble driven by Tyler Groth, Western Renegade driven by Barry Parkin, Maniac driven by Trent Hickie and Captain's Curse® driven by Alex Blackwell!
With Maximum Destruction (Max-D) celebrating 10 years of destruction, it is no secret that Kreg Christensen will be wanting to put on a show. Christensen joined the Max-D team in 2011 after driving Jim Creten's Iron Outlaw and Donkey Kong.
Another well known drivers to fans is Alex Blackwell, who has been competiting since 2005. He got his start in Monster Jam by beginning to work for Andy Slifko and the Eradicator team, before moving over to Randy Brown Motorsports. He took the reins of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in 2005, then drove Bulldozer for a bit before taking over Captain's Curse in 2008.
The Maple Leaf Monster Jam event will open on Saturday, January 26th with a Party in the Pits at 3:00pm and the event starting at 7:00pm at BC Place Stadium. Tickets are available for both the event and Party in the Pits at http://www.ticketmaster.ca.
For more information on the entire Maple Leaf Monster Jam tour, check out http://www.monsterjamcanada.ca.