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Elias    162

I doubt it will be anything special the track will suck the judging will suck and the officials will shut off a truck if the body even has a dent in it

racing- Linsey weenk 

freestyle- Ryan Anderson 

encore it will have the whole digger team singing broccoli with Dennis doing the background dancing in his underwear 

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Main Field

  1. Neil Elliot - Max-D (FS1 West)

  2. Colton Eichelberger/Tom Meents - Max-D (FS1 East)

  3. Cole Venard - Grave Digger (Triple Threat West)

  4. Justin Sipes - Megalodon (Triple Threat Central)

  5. Tyler Menninga - Grave Digger (Triple Threat East)

  6. Colton Eichelberger/Tom Meents - Max-D

  7. Adam Anderson - Grave Digger

  8. Todd LeDuc - Monster Energy

  9. Scott Buetow - Team Hot Wheels Firestorm

  10. Marc McDonald - El Toro Loco

  11. Linsey Weenk - Lucas Oil Crusader

  12. Morgan Kane - Grave Digger

  13. Ryan Anderson - Son-Uva Digger

  14. Coty Saucier - Monster Energy

  15. BJ Johnson - Gas Monkey Garage

  16. Jon Zimmer - Dragon

  17. Lee O’Donnell - VP Racing Fuels Mad Scientist

  18. Chad Fortune - Soldier Fortune

  19. Candice Jolly - Monster Mutt Dalmatian

  20. Bari Musawwir - Zombie

  21. Brianna Mahon - Scooby-Doo

  22. Colt Stephens - FOX Sports 1 Cleatus

  23. Becky McDonough - El Toro Loco

  24. Charlie Pauken - Monster Mutt

  25. Cam McQueen - Northern Nightmare

  26. Dustin Brown - Earthshaker

  27. Chuck Werner - El Toro Loco

  28. Devin Jones - Barbarian

  29. Jim Koehler - Avenger

  30. Jim Creten - Bounty Hunter

  31. Mike Vaters II - Overkill Evolution

  32. Cory Rummell - Rage (Double Down Showdown)

Double Down Showdown

  1. Cory Rummell - Rage*

  2. Jared Eichelberger - Max-D

  3. Buddy Thompkins - Razin’ Kane

  4. Matt Buyten - Metal Mulisha

  5. Eric Swanson - Obsessed

  6. Rosalee Ramer - Wild Flower

  7. Ryan Disharoon - Saigon Shaker

  8. Steven Thompson - Hurricane Force

  9. Krysten Anderson - Grave Digger

  10. Camden Murphy - Pirates Curse

  11. Bryce Kenny - Great Clips Mohawk Warrior

  12. Cynthia Gautier - Monster Mutt Dalmatian

  13. Kayla Blood - El Toro Loco

  14. Bailey Shea - Scooby-Doo

  15. Ami Houde - Zombie

  16. Mark List - El Toro Loco

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Swegliner849    812
22 minutes ago, barry the bee said:

encore it will have the whole digger team singing broccoli with Dennis doing the background dancing in his underwear 

HAHAHA OMG

 

7 minutes ago, Mr. Self Destruct said:

Wouldn't be the first time.

That would suck because its his last year competing i think

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Just now, GuyLiner849 said:

HAHAHA OMG

 

That would suck because its his last year competing i think

His contract was good until 2017. They'll most likely keep him around for as long as he's got, as he can get it resigned. The closest I can see him leaving is 2022, or the 40th anniversary.

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Double Down Showdown

  1. Obsessed - Eric Swanson
  2. Pirate's Curse - Camden Murphy
  3. Monster Mutt Dalmatian - Cynthia Gauthier
  4. El Toro Loco (Yellow) - Kayla Blood
  5. Scooby-Doo - Bailey Shea
  6. Wild Flower - Rosalee Ramer
  7. Max-D - Jared Eichelberger
  8. Grave Digger - Krysten Anderson
  9. Earth Shaker - Tristan England
  10. Monster Mutt Rottweiler - Daron Basl
  11. Great Clips Mohawk Warrior - Bryce Kenny
  12. Zombie - Ami Houde
  13. El Toro Loco (Orange) - Armando Castro
  14. Jester - Matt Pagliarulo
  15. Rage - Cory Rummell
  16. Saigon Shaker - Ryan Disharoon

Double Down Showdown Champion: Max-D

Main Show

  1. Grave Digger (Chrome) - Dennis Anderson
  2. Grave Digger (Purple) - Tyler Menninga (TTS East Champion)
  3. Grave Digger (Orange) - Morgan Kane (Reigning World Racing Champion)
  4. Grave Digger (Normal) - Adam Anderson (Reigning World Freestyle Champion)
  5. Grave Digger (Blue) - Cole Vernard (TTS West Champion)
  6. Max-D (Normal) - Tom Meents
  7. Max-D (Red) - Neil Elliott (FS1 West Champion)
  8. Max-D (Gold) - Colton Eichelberger (FS1 East Champion)
  9. Megalodon - Justin Sipes (TTS Central Champion)
  10. El Toro Loco (Orange) - Marc McDonald
  11. El Toro Loco (Yellow) - Becky McDonough
  12. Gas Monkey Garage - BJ Johnson
  13. Lucas Oil Crusader - Linsey Weenk
  14. Titan - Donald Epidendio
  15. Scooby-Doo - Brianna Mahon
  16. Monster Mutt - Charlie Pauken
  17. Monster Mutt Dalmatian - Candice Jolly
  18. Dragon - Dustin Brown
  19. Avenger - Jim Koehler
  20. Overkill Evolution - Mike Vaters II
  21. Son-Uva Digger - Ryan Anderson
  22. Northern Nightmare - Cam McQueen
  23. Monster Energy (SUV) - Todd LeDuc
  24. Monster Energy (CRD) - Coty Saucier
  25. Zombie - Bari Musawwir
  26. VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist - Lee O'Donnell
  27. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm - Scott Buetow
  28. FS1 Cleatus - Colt Stephens
  29. Stone Crusher - Steve Sims
  30. Metal Mulisha - Matt Buyten
  31. Madusa
  32. Max-D (Yellow) - Jared Eichelberger (Double Down Showdown Champion)

Racing Champion: Monster Energy (SUV)
Freestyle Champion: Son-Uva Digger

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bkelly    178
1 hour ago, Mr. Self Destruct said:

His contract was good until 2017. They'll most likely keep him around for as long as he's got, as he can get it resigned. The closest I can see him leaving is 2022, or the 40th anniversary.

No, I think he does Vegas and a few summer shows, maybe a December stadium show and then calls it quits. I don't think his body can stand up to the punishment of driving a monster truck anymore.

I think Weenk is gonna win something. He's been unstoppable this year and it's about time he won a championship. 

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8 minutes ago, bkelly said:

No, I think he does Vegas and a few summer shows, maybe a December stadium show and then calls it quits. I don't think his body can stand up to the punishment of driving a monster truck anymore.

I think Weenk is gonna win something. He's been unstoppable this year and it's about time he won a championship. 

2022 was just my guess. Keeping him around for as long as he's got doesn't mean my guess, but you're definitely right. This could quite possibly be Dennis's final year(s).

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cp2013    117

Double down winner: Razin' Kane

Racing: Monster Mutt (Pauken)

Freestyle: Grave Digger (Venard ; Blackout Edition)

Notable Trucks: Over Bored, Avenger, Rage, Megalodon, SUD

Digger colors: Blackout (Venard) Green (A. Anderson) Grandma Throwback (Kane) Black and Green chrome (D. Anderson) Black/White (Menninga) Red (K. Anderson)

Max-D colors: Normal ( Meents) Orange/Yellow (C. Eichelberger) Black/Red (Elliott)

Double Down Lineup:

Razin' Kane

Wild Flower

EarthShaker

Zombie (Houde)

Saigon Shaker

Obsessed

Hurricane Force

Mohawk Warrior (Kenney)

Metal Mulisha

Raminator

Grave Digger (K. Anderson)

Jester

El-Toro (List)

Monster Mutt Dalmatian (Gauthier)

Scooby-Doo (Shea)

Wrecking Crew

(all subject to change!!!!) 

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steiale    364

Anyone else a little baffled that the qualifiers haven't been announced? They haven't waited this long in the past but I get it if they were waiting for the championship series to be over with the points and automatic bid...

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Chris B    1,036
45 minutes ago, steiale said:

Anyone else a little baffled that the qualifiers haven't been announced? They haven't waited this long in the past but I get it if they were waiting for the championship series to be over with the points and automatic bid...

Bet you it's gonna be some time next week (possibly even Monday). We'll know the first one tonight though from Detroit ;)

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John Dough    2,761

It's been about a month since the NFL season ended, and after reading a bazillion different articles ranking teams or players, I figured I'd try to make my own rankings based on my opinion of who has a shot to win this year. The drivers listed below are either expected or potential competitors in this year's World Finals, and not all of them will be in the field of 32. The list only includes drivers who have competed on the track in at least one form and it is based on a combination of both racing and freestyle skills (sort of a composite score of both).

The Elite:

1. Todd LeDuc | Monster Energy

2. Adam Anderson | Grave Digger

3. Ryan Anderson | Son Uva Digger

 

These guys aren't just top contenders, they're favorites to walk out of Sam Boyd with both trophies in their hands. To put things into perspective, the last year that one of these guys didn't win a world championship, Tom was still running the classic spikeless Max D body.

 

The Very Good:

4. Linsey Weenk | Lucas Oil Crusader

5. Coty Saucier | Monster Energy

6. Tom Meents | Max-D

7. Morgan Kane | Grave Digger

8. Neil Elliott | Max-D

9. Marc McDonald | El Toro Loco

 

Whether or not they've actually won it, these guys have a presence every year and are a considerable threat to take the win. Some of them are more recently developed, while some have been at this level for a long time.

 

Just Missed the Top:

10. Lee O'Donnell | VP Racing Fuels Mad Scientist

 

While Lee has been performing very well on recent tours, his Vegas presence hasn't been as high in the past couple of years. So while he's still above the rest of the field, it's not entirely certain if he'll be a top contender or not.

 

The Contenders:

11. Charlie Pauken | Grave Digger / Monster Mutt

12. BJ Johnson | Gas Monkey Garage

13. Colton Eichelberger | Max-D

14. Cole Venard | Grave Digger

15. Jimmy Creten | Bounty Hunter

16. Pablo Huffaker | Grave Digger / Ride not known at this time

17. Chad Fortune | Soldier Fortune

18. Colt Stephens | FS1 Cleatus

19. Mike Vaters II | Overkill Evolution

 

On average, these guys have finished middle to upper middle of the pack with a few exceptions. Most of them (Vaters II is an exception, he's at #19 because this is a combination of racing AND freestyle) aren't the first picks to win, but they're not too far from it.

 

The Hopefuls:

20. Bari Musawwir | Zombie

21. Brianna Mahon | Scooby-Doo / Madusa

22. Candice Jolly | Monster Mutt Dalmatian

23. Jon Zimmer | Dragon

24. Becky McDonough | El Toro Loco

25. Tyler Menninga | Grave Digger

 

While “surprise” isn't the best term to use when describing the potential these drivers have of winning, lack of recent Vegas production or lack of Vegas experience puts them below others. Despite this, they still have a chance at grabbing the win in March, and sometimes a chance is all you need...

 

The One-Sided Contenders:

26. Scott Buetow | Team Hot Wheels Firestorm

27. Cam McQueen | Northern Nightmare

28. Jim Koehler | Avenger

29. Steve Sims | Stone Crusher

30. Devin Jones | Barbarian

 

I'll iterate one more time, this list is based on a combination of presence in both racing and freestyle, and these guys are freestylers. While a freestyle run is only two minutes, that's still probably way longer time than any of these guys will spend on the track on Friday, not counting intros or if one of them flips over.

 

Too Many Question Marks:

31. Dennis Anderson | Grave Digger

32. Jared Eichelberger | Max-D

33. Bailey Shea | Scooby-Doo

34. Cynthia Gauthier | Monster Mutt Dalmatian

35. Buddy Thompkins | Razin Kane

36. Travis Groth | NEA

37. Kayla Blood | El Toro Loco

38. Tyler Groth | Zombie

39. Eric Swanson | Obsessed

40. Rosalee Ramer | Wild Flower

41. Ryan Disharoon | Saigon Shaker

42. Steven Thompson | Hurricane Force

 

Obviously the big story here is none other than the Icon himself. It's not certain if Dennis will even drive again at all nonetheless if he'll be back in time for Vegas. Either way, I'm sure we'll see him there in one way or another with it being Digger’s 35th anniversary. The rest of the drivers listed here haven't seen much action on the field other than the Double Down competition. While it's possible that one of them will win. Their presence as a freestyler next to their racing ability on the Vegas track is not known at this time. However, in my opinion this is where Morgan Kane was just four years ago, and considering where he is on this list now, we could see some of these guys and girls move upwards in the coming years.

 

So there you have it, that's (in my opinion) a list of the drivers based on their capability to win the World Finals this year. Let me know what you think of it!

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