Special Thanks to MonsterJam.com (Eric Stern), Leanne & Dave McArthur, AllMonster.com (Dustin Hart), Eason Nuttall, Tiffany Miller & Austin Jenkins for some of the pictures on this page
"The 12th edition of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals presented by NGK Spark Plugs started with two drivers, Tom Meents and Jim Koehler, extending their streaks as the only ones to compete in every World Finals and at the end of the night it was that pair that claimed the 2011 World Championships, Meents driving Maximum Destruction to the World Racing Championship, his record extending 5th racing title and 9th overall championship, then Koehler took his 2nd World Freestyle Championship in his eye catching candy apple red Avenger 1957 Chevy Belair." - Scott Douglas
In racing, both truck had some problems and ended up losing in first round. Brutus even rolled over, causing only body damage.
"Next up was the competition for the World Freestyle Championship and it started with Cam McQueen in Nitro Circus making lots of history, with a clock filling big move performance that got into bonus time, included the aforementioned backflip, and McQueen then became the first driver in World Finals history to be the first to run in freestyle and stay in the Advance Auto Parts Hot Seat as the leader for the entire event. For McQueen the only problem was that while no one topped his score of 32, Koehler equaled it, and when the night ended the tiebreaker rules were applied, which added dropped scores back in. At the World Finals six judges score the freestyle runs, the high and low scores are dropped and then the remaining four scores are used. The first tie-breaker, adding back in the highest dropped score, kept McQueen and Koehler tied. So the second tie-breaker, adding in the lowest dropped score was used, and that criteria meant that it was Avenger winning the World Freestyle Championship. Koehler, who also won the crown in 2003, now is the only driver other than Meents to have won the freestyle title more than once" - Scott Douglas
Where is the pond? AWW a tub in the back of a limo, that will do it!
After Jim's freestyle, Steve got on the hot seat with Cam to talk about the run!
Jim's shoes were still a little soaked...
Ready to battle it out before the tie breaker!
AND THE WINNER IS... JIM KOEHLER AND AVENGER!!!!!!
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.--