--- December 6, 2008 ---
43rd Show of 2008
Monster Jam at the Minneapolis Metrodome Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Special thanks to Matt Sorensen, Kyle Carlson, Andrew Pellegrine, and Eric Stern for the pictures
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"Jim Koehler made his brand new Avenger piece a winner by taking the freestyle competition to launch the new Speed TV Monster Jam season Saturday night at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.{...} Pushing his brand new Avenger to the limit, Koehlerís score of 36 held on for the win as both Grave Digger and Max-D were phenomenal, but neither was able to fill the clock, and with the appreciative crowd loving every minute of the wild freestyle action Mr. Excitement took the huge win the start the new season in style." - Monster Jam Online

Brutus ended up Freestyle with a score of 23

Other trucks at the show were: Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Blue Thunder (Linsey Weenk), Batman (John Seasock), Air Force Afterburner (Damon Bradshaw), Escalade (George Balhan), Captainís Curse (Alex Blackwell), and Suzuki (Bobby Parr)

Check out a video of Jim's WINNING run!
Minneapolis, Minnesota; December 6th, 2008

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For more photos of the show in Minneapolis
Monster Jam Gallery - Photos by Eric Stern
Gallery on My Space (Kyle Carlson)
Gallery on FlickR

You can also check out these Monster Truck sites for all the latest news
USHRA, Monster-Style, MichiganMonsterTrucks, All Monster, and The Monster Blog

And donít forget about the good old Television.
--SPEED CHANNEL 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.--
--Spike TVís Xtreme 4x4 caught a Wicked Crash by the Avenger at the Indy 4x4 Jamboree.--
-- ESPN 2 also had there cameras at the Jamborees.--