--- January 8, 2011 ---
1st Show of 2011
Monster Jam at the Reliant Stadium Houston, TX

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Special Thanks to Dillon Fenley for all the help this weekend!

Teams Scream started the 2011 season in Houston, Texas!
Both trailers, all 4 trucks & tons of spare parts, ready to invade Texas, then California and Arizona!

The weekend in Arizona started on Friday. Avenger and Brutus both had displays at different Fiesta stores.

The track in Houston was similar to the one at the last Minneapolis show. The obstacles were designed to be hit from many angles, which is good for big air.

All 4 drivers got interviewed by the Speed channel crew during the pit party.

Lots of fans came during the pit party!

Check out more pics of the pit party on our Pit Party Photos page

The show started with Qualifying. Brutus qualified in 23.40. Spike got some problems with its batteries, and DNQ.

Avenger's qualifying pass was good (22.15) and Wrecking Crew recorded a DNF since he did not hit the cars on its last hit, after spinning out in the last turn.

Since Spike's problem wasn't fixed on time for freestyle, Brutus was the first Team Scream truck to hit the track. Chris did an amazing freestyle. Big air, great save, and good momentum. Unfortunately, he had problems with its rear steering. He got a score of 25 and stayed on the hot seat for a while!

Wrecking Crew was next to hit the track. Steve was all over the track cross cutting the obstacles! He had a great run, and scored 21.

Jim's freestyle was great! He got one of the biggest air of the night!

Unfortunately, he rolled over early when the tires hooked on the ground during a donut.
Overall the show in Houston went well for Team Scream. Spike's problems will be fixed on time for the Anaheim show, and we did not need to change any bodies on the trucks since there was only minimal damange on Avenger.

After the show, Brad, Stephanie & Dillon tired down the trucks, took Avenger's body off to do some fiberglass, and when the drivers came back from autographes, the whole team went to bed in order to get up early in the morning to fix what's broken, wash tires and trucks, change oil, fill trucks, load everything, and go back on the road!


Check out our "Behind the Scenes- SPECIAL WEST COAST JANUARY 2011"
page for more coverage on our West Coast Tour!

For more photos of the Monster Jam shows:
Monster Jam Gallery

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.--