Aaron Cain flies to points lead with 2 opening weekend wins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Cain literally flew in to a sizeable points lead during the opening weekend of the 2018 Toughest Monster Truck Tour in Rio Rancho, NM.  

On Friday night the World’s largest ATV didn’t take any individual wins, but consistency paid off in the end for a narrow event title by one point over Utah’s Paul Jensen in Kamikaze.   Jensen, in his first TMT appearance, reached the racing finals against Larry Swim in BIGFOOT and took the freestyle win with a 31 point score.

The flying dump truck and Jerry Beck returned to the track Saturday afternoon after being sidelined by engine problems on Friday.   The Dirt Crew was on fire, taking both Wheelies and Freestyle for the overall Toughest title at 71 points.   Swim in Bigfoot claimed the racing win over Quad Chaos.

In the finale,  the new-look bright green Quad Chaos came out strong early with a wheelie contest win,  and then tied for freestyle with Jensen in Kamikaze  AND Kreg Christensen in Dragon Slayer for the overall win at another 71 points.    “Big A” came out on top in both contests, winning a crowd cheer-off for freestyle and the overall event title by tie breaker.  

Perhaps the most shocking news of the weekend was Team Bigfoot missing half of the weekend’s competition due to parts failure.   The team worked tirelessly to replace broken kingpins that were manufactured incorrectly.   Someone from the St. Louis shop even flew in with spares on Saturday morning to get the blue Ford back in action.  Ultimately the front axle housing was too damaged to continue, putting Larry Swim on the trailer early during Saturday afternoon’s event.   BIGFOOT ended the weekend in a deep hole, currently 6th place with 83 points.

The tour heads to the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, OH on February 2nd and 3rd.

Current points after 3 of  24 events:
1.   201        Quad Chaos        Aaron Cain               Lafayette, IN
2.   182        Dragon Slayer    Kreg Christensen      Harrisville, UT
3.   158        Kamikaze           Paul Jensen               Willard, UT
4.   137        Snake Bite          Kris Kopperhead      Cobra Creek, CO
5.   125        Dirt Crew            Jerry Beck                Lafayette, IN
6.    83         BIGFOOT          Larry Swim               Pacific, MO

 

Kreg Christensen and DRAGON SLAYER to compete in select TMT events in 2018

Monster truck legend Kreg Christensen has driven trucks like Maximum Destruction, Iron Outlaw, Scooby Doo, and Wicked to name a few, but fans will always associate him with the iconic yellow Hummer named Dragon Slayer.  Kreg and his Team KCM operation in Willard Utah built a brand new ‘Slayer in 2017 for his 25th anniversary in monster trucks.   While this one isn’t a Hummer,  there will be no mistaking when Kreg hits the track at several TMT events in 2018:

January 19-20           Santa Ana Star Center          Rio Rancho, NM
March 30-31             Stockton Arena                    Stockton, CA
April 13-14               Budweiser Events Center     Loveland, CO
April 21                    Alerus Center                       Grand Forks, ND

To see Kreg take on Bigfoot, Snake Bite and more,  visit the event listings above for ticket information!

Vinny Venom & Snake Bite – 2017 Toughest Monster Truck

In the closest and most intense points battle in TMT history,  Vinny Venom  has claimed the 2017 Toughest Monster Truck
title!   Marking the first time in 5 seasons that a  BIGFOOT truck has not ended up on top of the standings,  Snake Bite
grabbed in early lead in the season opener in Southaven, MS and never looked back.   “This was one hard fought battle.   I’m
proud to represent the Snake Bite name and it’s history and add this championship to the list of accomplishments.   None of the
drivers on this tour made my job easy.  It’s especially satisfying to take down that blue Ford once and for all”.    The race for
2nd place was extremely close for the majority of the season with Aaron Cain in Quad Chaos and Larry Swim from Team
BIGFOOT swapping back and forth.  In the end a handful of uncharacteristic losses and breakage for Bigfoot and
jaw dropping freestyles packed with huge air from Cain in Loveland, CO separated the two by one single point.

The Toughest Monster Truck Tour will be back in action outdoors this summer in West Plains, MO;  Pueblo, CO and
Tulare, CA.   Visit www.toughestmonstertrucks.com  for more details.

2017 Final Points Standings:

DRIVER TRUCK TOTAL POINTS
Vinny Venom Snake Bite 1293
Aaron Cain Quad Chaos 1274
Larry Swim Bigfoot 1273
Jerry Beck Dirt Crew 1216
Derick Anson Heavy Hitter 1188
Various Basher 1034

LMC Truck Ford Warehouse Grand Opening

Kansas City fans: Attend the grand opening of LMC Truck‘s new Ford parts warehouse this Thursday from 4pm-6pm! Bigfoot 12 will be on hand sporting it’s replica 1979 Ford body, plus LMC will be offering free food and beverages for those who RSVP. For more details, and to RSVP click here —  www.LMCTruck.com/grandopening/index.htm

 

Event Results – Beaumont, TX 2/25/17 #2

USMT Affiliate Event
Beaumont, Texas
February 25th, 2017 (Evening)

Truck Lineup:
BIGFOOT – Larry Swim
Dirt Crew – Jerry Beck
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Snake Bite – Vinny Venom
Twisted Addiction – Tim Jones

Wheelie Contest Results:
DIRT CREW – 18
Heavy Hitter – 15
Snake Bite – 15
Quad Chaos – 15
BIGFOOT – 14
Heavy Hitter – 13

Racing Round One Results:
Dirt Crew defeats BIGFOOT
Heavy Hitter defeats Twisted Addiction
Snake Bite defeats Quad Chaos

Racing Semi-Finals Results:
Dirt Crew defeats Heavy Hitter
Quad Chaos (fast loser) defeats Snake Bite

Racing Finals Results:
DIRT CREW defeats Snake Bite (Quad Chaos broke)

Freestyle Results:
DIRT CREW – 32
BIGFOOT – 31
Heavy Hitter – 30
Snake Bite – 29
Twisted Addiction – 24
Quad Chaos – Did Not Run (broke)

Overall Toughest Monster Truck:
DIRT CREW – 80 points
Snake Bite – 70
Heavy Hitter – 66
BIGFOOT – 65
Twisted Addiction – 59
Quad Chaos – 38

Event Results – Beaumont, TX 2/25/17 #1

USMT Affiliate Event
Beaumont, Texas
February 25th, 2017 (Afternoon)

Truck Lineup:
Basher – Kevin Lewis
BIGFOOT – Larry Swim
Dirt Crew – Jerry Beck
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Snake Bite – Vinny Venom

Wheelie Contest Results:
SNAKE BITE – 16 (won crowd cheeroff tiebreaker)
BIGFOOT – 16
Dirt Crew – 15
Heavy Hitter – 14
Quad Chaos – 14
Basher – 13

Racing Round One Results:
Quad Chaos defeats Basher
Dirt Crew bye run (Snake Bite broke)
BIGFOOT defeats Heavy Hitter

Racing Semi-Finals Results:
Quad Chaos defeats Dirt Crew
Heavy Hitter (fast loser) defeats BIGFOOT

Racing Finals Results:
QUAD CHAOS defeats Heavy Hitter

Freestyle Results:
QUAD CHAOS – 34
Heavy Hitter – 32
Dirt Crew – 29
Basher – 17
BIGFOOT – 4 (broke)
Snake Bite – 4 (broke)

Overall Toughest Monster Truck:
QUAD CHAOS – 78 points
Heavy Hitter – 72
Dirt Crew – 67
Basher – 50
BIGFOOT – 43
Snake Bite – 20

Event Results – Beaumont, TX 2/24/17

USMT Affiliate Event
Beaumont, Texas
February 24th, 2017

Truck Lineup:
Basher – Kevin Lewis
BIGFOOT – Larry Swim
Dirt Crew – Jerry Beck
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Snake Bite – Vinny Venom

Wheelie Contest Results:
BIGFOOT – 19
Quad Chaos – 16
Snake Bite – 16
Heavy Hitter – 16
Basher – 12
Dirt Crew – 6

Racing Round One Results:
Heavy Hitter bye run (Dirt Crew broke)
Snake Bite defeats Basher
Quad Chaos defeats BIGFOOT

Racing Semi-Finals Results:
Snake Bite defeats Heavy Hitter
Quad Chaos defeats Basher

Racing Finals Results:
QUAD CHAOS defeats Snake Bite

Freestyle Results:
BIGFOOT – 33
Quad Chaos – 32
Heavy Hitter – 31
Dirt Crew – 26
Basher – 26
Snake Bite – 24

Overall Toughest Monster Truck:
QUAD CHAOS – 78 points
BIGFOOT – 72
Heavy Hitter – 70
Snake Bite – 66
Basher – 61
Dirt Crew – 32

Event Results – Salina, KS 2/18/17

Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Bicentennial Center
Salina, Kansas
February 18th, 2017

Truck Lineup:
Basher – Kevin Lewis
BIGFOOT – Larry Swim
Dirt Crew – Jerry Beck
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain

Wheelie Contest Results:
QUAD CHAOS – 14
Heavy Hitter – 12
Dirt Crew – 11
Basher – 10
BIGFOOT – 9

Obstacle Course Qualifying Results:
BIGFOOT – 18.67
Dirt Crew – 19.60
Heavy Hitter – 19.75
Basher – 20.57
Quad Chaos – 21.29

Racing Semi-Finals Results:
BIGFOOT defeats Basher
Heavy Hitter defeats Dirt Crew

Racing Finals Results:
BIGFOOT defeats Heavy Hitter

Freestyle Results:
Quad Chaos – 34
Dirt Crew – 33
BIGFOOT – 31
Heavy Hitter – 30
Basher – 24

Overall Toughest Monster Truck:
BIGFOOT – 70 points
Heavy Hitter – 68
Quad Chaos – 68
Dirt Crew – 67
Basher – 57

Event Results – Salina, KS 2/17/17

Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Bicentennial Center
Salina, Kansas
February 17th, 2017

Truck Lineup:
Basher – Kevin Lewis
BIGFOOT – Larry Swim
Dirt Crew – Jerry Beck
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain

Wheelie Contest Results:
BIGFOOT – 15
Heavy Hitter – 14
Quad Chaos – 14
Dirt Crew – 9
Basher – 8

Obstacle Course Qualifying Results:
Basher – 20.96
Quad Chaos – 22.29
Dirt Crew – 23.01
Heavy Hitter – 24.66
BIGFOOT – Did Not Run (Broke)

Racing Semi-Finals Results:
Basher defeats Heavy Hitter
Quad Chaos defeats Dirt Crew

Racing Finals Results:
QUAD CHAOS defeats Basher

Freestyle Results:
QUAD CHAOS – 33
BIGFOOT – 32
Heavy Hitter – 31
Dirt Crew – 27
Basher – 25

Overall Toughest Monster Truck:
QUAD CHAOS – 77 points
Heavy Hitter – 68
Dirt Crew – 59
Basher – 59
BIGFOOT – 47

Event Results – Casper, WY 2/11/17

Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Casper Events Center
Casper, Wyoming
February 11th, 2017

Truck Lineup:
Basher – Kevin Lewis
BIGFOOT – Larry Swim
Dirt Crew – Jerry Beck
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Snake Bite – Vinny Venom

Wheelie Contest Results:
SNAKE BITE – 15
Heavy Hitter – 13
Dirt Crew – 13
BIGFOOT – 9
Quad Chaos – 8
Basher – 7

Racing Round 1 Results:
Heavy Hitter defeats Dirt Crew
Quad Chaos defeats Basher
BIGFOOT defeats Snake Bite

Racing Semi-Finals Results:
Heavy Hitter defeats Quad Chaos
BIGFOOT defeats Snake Bite (fast loser)

Racing Finals Results:
HEAVY HITTER defeats BIGFOOT

Freestyle Results:
QUAD CHAOS – 34
Heavy Hitter – 33
Snake Bite – 33
BIGFOOT – 28
Basher – 21
Dirt Crew – 11 (broke)

Overall Toughest Monster Truck:
HEAVY HITTER – 76 points
Snake Bite – 71
Quad Chaos – 65
BIGFOOT – 63
Basher – 48
Dirt Crew – 44