Field of Trucks: Grave Digger (Gary Porter), War Wizard (Randy Moore), Lil’ Miss Dangerous (Jocelyn Perrin), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Brandon Harrington), Samson (Dan Patrick), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach). [Read more…]
Field of Trucks: Stone Crusher (Gary Wiggins), Grave Digger (Jason Childress), Virginia Giant (Diehl Wilson), Bad News (Bruce Haney), Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Annihilator (Greg Adams). [Read more…]
Photos By: Andrew Ellingwood
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: March 19, 2005
Field of Trucks: Field of Trucks: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Pastrana 199 (Paul Cohen), Bounty Hunter (Jim Creten), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Black Stallion (Mike Vaters), Black Smith (Pablo Huffaker), Blue Thunder (Tony Farrell), Destroyer (Dan Evans), Escalade (George Balhan), El Toro Loco (Lupe Soza), Hot Wheels (Phil Foster), Monster Mutt (Bobby Z), Power Forward (Frank Krmel), King Krunch (David Smith), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Madusa, Superman (Chad Fortune)
Clear Channel has sent us the following press release announcing the live webcast of the Monster Jam World Finals March 19 in Las Vegas; we thank them for their time:
2005 Monster Jam World Finals To Be Webcast Live on USHRA.COM
Monster Jam LIVE! Makes Grand Debut
AURORA, Ill. (March 8, 2005) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that the 2005 Monster Jam World Finals will be webcast live from Sam Boyd Stadium, March 19th on www.ushra.com.
The first ever installation of Monster Jam LIVE! will air the Monster Jam World Finals from opening ceremonies until the champion crowning. The audio broadcast will begin at 7:00 p.m. (PST).
The show will feature veteran Supercross LIVE! announcer, Chad Damiani, as host and will give fans at home an opportunity to listen live to all the action directly from the largest Monster Jam event of the year.
“We are extremely excited to bring the first ever Monster Jam webcast to life and there is no better event to do it at than the Monster Jam World Finals at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on March 19,” said Mark Abernethy, senior director of brand marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment Motor Sports. “We have had huge success over the past five years with Supercross LIVE! and we think that Monster Jam LIVE! has the potential to be even bigger in terms of live webcast listeners.”
For more information about Monster Jam and Monster Jam LIVE! log on to www.ushra.com.
Clear Channel Communications stated today that it may form a joint venture that would bring many forms of motorsports and concerts to China, including monster trucks. To read the full story, click here:
2Xtreme Racing (Team Bounty Hunter/Scarlet Bandit/Iron Outlaw) has sent us the following press release on the team’s qualification for the Monster Jam World Finals; we thank them for their time and effort:
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2005
Checker Schuck’s Kragen Bounty Hunter and Scarlet Bandit a Dangerous Duo.
Both Trucks Qualify for Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas
Phoenix, AZ – In an exceptional, but challenging year for the Checker Schuck’s Kragen backed team, both Jimmy and Dawn Creten have driven their big Ford Expeditions to numerous Monster Jam series wins. Their stellar performance has allotted both trucks a birth in the sport’s most prestigious event – The Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas .
For over two months the team has criss-crossed the country racing in Tacoma, Reno, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boise, Detroit and twice in Houston. In 17 events the team has captured an impressive nine racing wins, numerous final round appearances and laid down freestyle performances that brought 50,000 people to their feet. The sold out Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas is their final destination, where they will compete for the World Racing and Freestyle Championship in front of 36,000 people from all fifty states and nine countries, as well as millions more watching at home on SPEED Channel.
This marks the 4th consecutive trip to the Monster Jam World Finals for Jimmy and the Bounty Hunter. While Dawn inherits the role of rookie, both are top contenders for victory. “The 20 truck field will really make things interesting this year, I’m excited to have finally made it in and I can’t wait to get some practice runs on Friday. The boys better watch out this year!” said an excited Mrs. Creten on Monday. Jimmy is the only driver besides former champion Tom Meents to see the Final round more than one time.
“What makes the World Finals so cool is the fans from all over the country that we see at other events. Our fan base grows by leaps and bounds every year, it really is amazing” said Jimmy Creten on the event. “We’ve come so close on more than one occasion and if all goes well, this will be the year we get the job done.”
For more information on the United States Hot Rod Association and the Monster Jam World Finals please visit http://ww.ushra.com . For information on Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit and Iron Outlaw visit our website at http://www.bountyhunter4x4.com or http://www.scarletbandit.com.
USHRA.com has released the truck/driver lineup for the Monster Jam World Finals 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and their press release is as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2005 USHRA MONSTER JAM WORLD FINALS COMPETITORS ANNOUNCED
Aurora, IL (March 1, 2005) – The U.S. Hot Rod Association (USHRA) announced today the monster trucks that qualified to compete at the coveted 2005 Monster Jam World Finals at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 19.
Considered to be the ultimate monster truck event by both the competitors and spectators, 300+ trucks have spent the past three months battling for the opportunity to compete at the World Finals. The following 20 trucks & drivers were selected.
Avenger – Jim Koehler
Black Smith – Pablo Huffaker
Black Stallion – Michael Vaters
Blue Thunder – Tony Farrell
Bounty Hunter – Jim Creten
Brutus* – Chris Bergeron*
Destroyer – Dan Evans
El Toro – Lupe Soza
An Escalade* – George Balhan*
Grave Digger – Dennis Anderson
Gun Slinger – Scott Hartsock
Hot Wheels – Phil Foster*
King Krunch – David Smith
Madusa – Debra Miceli
Maximum Destruction – Tom Meents
Monster Mutt – Bobby Z
Pastrana 199* – Paul Cohen
Power Forward – Frank Krmel*
Scarlet Bandit* – Dawn Creten*
Superman* – Chad Fortune
*Indicates inaugural World Finals appearance
Tickets to the World Finals are on sale at the Thomas and Mack Center box office and UNLV Ticket Outlets, including: the Galleria at Sunset, Meadows Mall, Boulevard Mall, all Stations Casino and Fiesta properties. Tickets are available on line via UNLVTICKETS.com or phone at 702.739.FANS or 866.4JAM.TIX. For additional information about the USHRA Monster JAM log onto USHRA.com.
We thank USHRA.com for the information. More news will be coming shortly, including a press release from Team Bounty Hunter/Scarlet Bandit!