Next stop on our West Coast Tour was San Diego! After spending another week at the Swanson's place, changing Avenger's motor, fixing fiberglass, washing trucks and tires, changing a driveshaft... we were ready for San Diego.
We got there at 1:30am, and tired up 3 of the 4 trucks. We were done at 3am, and it was time to go to bed since we had to wake up at 5am for media!
Trucks ready: 3am
There were 4 different TV crews, and we were doing interviews from 6 to 9. It was a long, but fun morning.
Spike, Wrecking Crew and Avenger all lost their first round, but Brutus had amazing racing passes and made it to the Semi Finals.
Wrecking Crew was first up for freestyle. He had a great freestyle run, and got some big air. (Score: 15 + 1 Bonus = 16)
Steve's freestyle ended up with a rollover. Besides body damage, the truck was fine.
Spike was the second Team Scream truck up for freestyle. Rich was all over the track. He even did a donut on the table top! It was awesome. Unfortunately, Spike had some transmission problems, and the truck caught on fire. (Score 17 + 1 Bonus = 18)
Brutus' freestyle started great! But unfortunately, he could not fill the clock due to steering problems. (Score 11)
Avenger was on a mission as soon as it lefts the pits! Big Air, saves, and an intense crash at the end! (Score 27 +4 Bonus = 31)
Avenger ended second in freestyle.
CHECK OUT THIS RACING VIDEO RECAP
CHECK OUT THIS FREESTYLE VIDEO RECAP
Wrecking Crew @ 0.00
Spike @ 2.13
Brutus @ 10.00
Avenger @ 12.22
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.--