The first event of the 2008 Monster Jam series begins tonight in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the H.H.H Metrodome for a wild night of action. Our own Robert Haught is at the event and will be providing us with live updates throughout the night. One of the big stories tonight is the return of Dennis Anderson to the Metrodome since last December after an injury kept him sidelined till the World Finals in March. Tonight will also be first time Linsey Weenk in Blue Thunder will face his former boss’s and teammate’s Jimmy and Dawn Creten. The event will also see the debut of a new truck and a new racing course so stay with us as it’s sure to be an action packed night in Minneapolis!
UPDATE 1: Qualifying has now ended in Minneapolis. Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction layed down the fastest time to take the top spot in qualifying. Heavy hitters Dennis Anderson and Linsey Weenk both hit turning poles in their qualifying runs which could prove to make the racing brackets quite interesting in the first round. More results to come soon!
UPDATE 2: The first round is in the books and it’s shaping up to be a wild one tonight. Jimmy Creten and Bounty Hunter took out number one qualifier Tom Meents. Meents took out two turning posts but it didn’t matter as Creten beat him straight up. Frank Krmel and the all new Donkey Kong truck is off to a solid start picking up a first round win along with Blue Thunder and Linsey Weenk. Dennis Anderson also collected a first round win but suffered a light roll over after the finish but the truck should be back in the second round. Stick around for results from the semi finals at the Metrodome!
UPDATE 3: The action continues to heat up in Minneapolis. In the semi finals it was Jimmy Creten and Linsey Weenk coming away with wins to pair them up for the finals. The two former teammates faced off and Weenk got the better of Creten taking the racing win in Minneapolis. Updates from freestyle are coming soon so stay with us!
Donkey Kong: 21 (Good run. Big air and slap wheelies)
Air Force: 18 (Broken 4-Link bar minute into freestyle)
Scarlet Bandit: 16
Superman: 16 (Slap wheelie and wheelie over the bus. Shut down early)
Bounty Hunter: 20
Blue Thunder: 26
Grave Digger: 30 (Two flip saves and a big pogo off of the center bus stacks)
Maximum Destruction: 24 (cleared the center bus stacks three times but barrel rolled with 20 seconds left on the clock)