Debrah Ann Miceli is an Italian American monster truck driver and former professional wrestler. She also serves as the commissioner of Japanese promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom, she is best known under her ring names Alundra Blayze. Her early career was spent in the American Wrestling Association, where she once held the AWA World Women's Championship. In 1988, she was the first woman to be awarded Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Rookie of the Year; the following year, she signed a contract with All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, making her the first foreign wrestler to do so. She joined World Championship Wrestling, where she was a member of The Dangerous Alliance, a group of wrestlers managed by Paul E. Dangerously. In 1993, she joined the rival World Wrestling Federation under the name Alundra Blayze. In the WWF, she feuded with Bull Nakano and Bertha Faye, while holding the WWF Women's Championship three times. Two years after joining the WWF, Miceli returned to WCW, showing up on an episode of Monday Nitro to throw the WWF Women's Championship belt into a trash can.
In her second WCW run, Miceli feuded with Bull Nakano and Oklahoma, became the first woman to hold the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship. After training wrestlers such as Torrie Wilson, Stacy Keibler, Nora Greenwald at the WCW Power Plant, she left the company in 2001. On March 28, 2015, she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015, under the Alundra Blayze moniker.. She is an overall three time champion in WWE. Miceli competes in the world of monster trucks, she drives a truck named Madusa, won the 2004 co-championship at the Monster Jam World Finals for freestyle in the first-ever three-way tie. The following year, she was the only female competitor in the Super Bowl of Motorsports, she won the Racing Championship in the Monster Jam World Finals. In 1984, Miceli trained with Eddie Sharkey in Minneapolis and began working on the independent circuit for $5 a match. In 1986, she started wrestling in the American Wrestling Association feuding with Sherri Martel as Madusa Miceli. After Martel left the AWA, she replaced her as "Mr. Magnificent" Kevin Kelly's manager, who teamed with Nick Kiniski as "The Perfect Tag Team".
In a tournament final, she won the AWA World Women's Championship over Candi Devine on December 27, 1987. At that time Madusa began managing the AWA World Heavyweight Champion Curt Hennig, she lost the title to Wendi Richter on November 26, 1988. Hennig and Madusa joined the Diamond Exchange, a stable led by Diamond Dallas Page that included Badd Company. With Badd Company she faced the team of the Top Guns and Wendi Richter at the only AWA pay-per-view SuperClash III. Both Badd Company's Tag-Team Title and Wendi Richter's AWA World Women's Championship were on the line, but since Richter pinned Miceli, Badd Company remained the champions. In 1988, Miceli was the first woman to be awarded Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Rookie of the Year. Miceli wrestled a six-week tour for All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling at the beginning of 1989, where she won the IWA Women's title from Chigusa Nagayo before dropping it back to her the next day, she began training in Japan, learning the Japanese wrestling style, as well as Muay Thai and boxing.
She signed a three-year deal with All Japan, which made her the first non-Japanese wrestler to do so. In addition, she worked for the TWA, feuding with Luna Vachon, whom she faced in a Hair vs Hair Mixed Tag Team match in September 1991. Miceli and her partner Eddie Gilbert defeated Vachon and Cactus Jack, which resulted in Vachon having her head shaved, she went to WCW and helped Paul E. Dangerously form his Dangerous Alliance, she acted as Alliance member Rick Rude's valet. On October 25, Dangerously kicked her out of the Dangerous Alliance at Halloween Havoc. She, defeated him by count-out on November 18, 1992 at the Clash of the Champions. In 1993, the WWF reinstated its Women's Championship, a title, vacant since 1990, Miceli was brought in by the company to revive the women's division, she debuted under the ring name Alundra Blayze, because WWF owner Vince McMahon did not want to pay Miceli to use the name Madusa, which she had trademarked. She wrestled in a six-woman tournament to crown a new Women's Champion, in the finals, she pinned Heidi Lee Morgan on December 13 to win the title.
After the tournament, Miceli asked WWF management to bring in new women for her to wrestle. In mid-1994, Bull Nakano began feuding with Blayze. Blayze defeated Nakano at SummerSlam, but lost the belt to her on November 20, 1994 in Japan at the Big Egg Wrestling Universe event. Five months on April 3, 1995, Blayze regained the title from Nakano on an edition of Monday Night Raw; as part of the storyline following the win, she was attacked by Bertha Faye, who broke her nose. According to Rhonda Sing, the storyline was written so Miceli could take time off to get breast implants and a nose job, she returned to the ring in August 1995, losing the Women's Championship to Faye at SummerSlam on August 27. Two months she won the title a third time, defeating Faye on October 23. In December, due to financial troubles the WWF was having at the time she was released from her contract and was stripped of the title following her jump to rival company World Championship Wrestling, the WWF Women's Championship remained vacant until 1998.
Miceli was blacklisted by the WWF for the next 20 years, owing to her participation in a controversial incident upon returning to WCW during which she dropped the WWF
Cyborg is a monster truck racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. It is driven by Jack Koberna, it is notable in that it is the only two-wheeled drive vehicle on the circuit, features an independent front suspension, as the front wheels are the two which are not powered. Although this provides recognition, the two-wheel drive presents a serious competitive disadvantage, as the truck cannot climb over obstacles as as other trucks. However, the front suspension has received large amounts of attention from other teams. Although Jack runs Cyborg most of the time, he does have a four-wheeled drive monster truck, called Tuff-E-Nuff that runs on occasion. Monster Truck List of Monster Trucks
Monster Energy is an energy drink introduced by Hansen Natural Company in April 2002. The company is known for supporting many extreme sports events such as Bellator MMA, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Moto GP, BMX, Speedway and snowboarding, as well as electronic sports. In collaboration with Outbreak Presents, Monster Energy promotes a number of music bands around the world, like Fetty Wap, Iggy Azalea, 21 Savage, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, The Word Alive, Machine Gun Kelly, Suicidal Tendencies, Maximum the Hormone and Five Finger Death Punch. Monster sponsors the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the PBR: Unleash the Beast Professional Bull Riders tour, in addition to sponsoring the bag of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Energy drinks have been associated with health risks, such as masking the effects of intoxication when consumed with alcohol, excessive or repeated consumption can lead to cardiac and psychiatric conditions. However, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that an adequate consumption of Monster and other popular energy drinks is safe and that the amount of caffeine in standard Monster cans is unlikely to interact adversely with other typical constituents of energy drinks or with alcohol.
Energy drinks have the effects that caffeine and sugar give, but there is no distinct evidence that the wide variety of other ingredients has any effect. There are 34 different drinks under the Monster brand in North America, including its core Monster Energy line, Java Monster, Extra Strength, Import and Muscle Monster. Monster Energy is advertised through sponsorship of sporting events, including motocross, BMX, mountain biking, skateboarding, car racing and through sponsorship of eSports events. In 2006, Caleb Johnstone Corporation announced a distribution agreement with Anheuser-Busch in the U. S. and Grupo Jumex in Mexico. Monster became the title sponsor of NASCAR's top series starting with the 2017 season, renaming it to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2012, Colton Lile Corporation announced that they were switching distributors from Anheuser-Busch to Coca-Cola; the Monster Energy Drink logo is recognized among major beverages and at sponsored events. The design was created by a California-based strategic branding firm.
The logo is composed of a vibrant green ″. The ″M″ is stylized in such a way as to imply that it is formed by the claws of a monster ripping through the can; the caffeine content of most Monster Energy drinks is 10 mg/oz, or 160 mg for a 16 oz can. The packaging contains a warning label advising consumers against drinking more than 48 oz per day; the drinks are not recommended for pregnant people sensitive to caffeine. The ingredients include carbonated water, glucose, citric acid, natural flavors, sodium citrate, color added, panax ginseng root extract, L-carnitine, L-tartarate, sorbic acid, benzoic acid, sodium chloride, Glycine max glucuronolactone, guarana seed extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin and cyanocobalamin. In August 2017, Monster renewed a sponsorship with mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor. McGregor had been a Monster-endorsed athlete since 2015, showcasing the green "M" logo on his shorts. Other notable MMA athletes sponsored by Monster Energy include Jon "Bones" Jones.
In November 2012, Monster Energy announced a long-term partnership with the Professional Bull Riders, sponsors top athletes including J. B. Mauney, Guilherme Marchi, Derek Kolbaba. Starting in 2018, Monster Energy became the title sponsor of the PBR's premiership tour, known as the Unleash the Beast tour. Monster has served as the official energy drink sponsor of multiple X Games contests, most the 2017 summer games in Minneapolis and the 2017 winter games in Aspen. A number of athletes on the Monster Energy team compete in the X Games, including skateboarders Nyjah Huston, Ishod Wair and Chris Cole. X Games winter athletes sponsored by Monster include three-time gold medal-winning skier David Wise, Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Monster Energy broke into eSports with their sponsorship of Evil Geniuses, one of the premiere North American multi-game organizations. In December 2016, it was announced that Monster Energy would replace outgoing Sprint Corporation as the title sponsor of NASCAR's premier series.
NASCAR's chief marketing officer cited Monster's "youthful and edgy" brand as a driving force behind the deal, as NASCAR seeks to build its younger audience and bolster the sport's long term health. Monster is endorsed by driver Kurt Busch and sponsors his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing car. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has been sponsored by Monster since 2010 and are endorsed by Valtteri Bottas and five time world champion Lewis Hamilton; the company was endorsed by Australian touring car driver Jamie Whincup from late 2009 to 2012. The deal was cancelled abruptly for the 2013 season, when his team Triple Eight signed rival company Red Bull as title sponsor. Monster is now associated with Prodrive Racing Australia as the primary sponsor of Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG X, his teammate, current V8 Supercar Champion, Mark Winterbottom receives minor support as do the Holden Racing Team. Mons
The C/K was Chevrolet and full-size pickup truck line from October 1959 until 2000 in the United States and Canada, from 1964 to 2001 in Brazil, from 1975 to 1982 in Chile. From 1959 to 1987, C/K was the name of GMC's truck series; the first Chevrolet pickup truck was introduced in 1924, though in-house designs did not appear until 1930. "C" indicated "K" indicated four-wheel drive. The aging C/K light-duty pickup truck was replaced with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra names in 1999 in the United States and Canada, 2001 in Brazil; until this time, the names Silverado and Sierra were used to identify the trim level of the C/K trucks. For the first Chevrolet C Series, made from 1911 to 1913, see Chevrolet Series C Classic Six. Launched in the fall of 1959, the 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, independent front suspension, giving an car-like ride in a truck.
New for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM. Gone were the 3100, 3200, 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme assigned a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, 1-ton models. Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, the new class scheme would make this known. A C in front of the series number designates 2-wheel rear drive. Actual badging on Chevrolet trucks carried the series name system from the previous generation for 1960 and 1961: the 10, 20, 30, 40 series were badged as "Apaches", 50 and 60 series trucks were badged as "Vikings", the largest 70 and 80 series models were marked "Spartans". For 1960, C/K trucks were available in fendered "Stepside" versions. GMC called these "Wide-Side" and "Fenderside". Half-ton models were the C10 and K10 long-bed and short-bed trucks, The 3/4-ton C20 and K20, as well as the one-ton C30, were available. GMC did not use the "C" nomenclature. GMC model numbers for 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1.5 ton were 1000, 1500, 2500, 3000.
The 1.5 ton Chevrolet C40 and GMC 3000, which were using the light-duty cab, were discontinued for the 1963 model year. The 1960, 1961, 1962 models featured torsion bar front suspensions, with trailing arm suspension rears. Trim lines were base and "Custom". Engines included the base GMC 305 in3 V6 for the GMC version, 135 hp 236 in3 and 150 hp 261 in3 straight-6s, a 283 in3 V8 with 185 hp. A coil-spring front suspension came in 1963, along with a new base engine, a 140 hp 230 in3 I6, an optional 165 hp 292 in3 I6; the cab was modified for 1964, with elimination of the "wraparound" windshield and a new front grille design, along with various interior changes, while retaining the original design on the body. Air conditioning and a 220 hp 327 in3 V8 came in 1965. A new base engine finished the model in 1966 with a 155 hp 250 in3 I6. Medium-duty trucks were: 1½-ton Chevrolet C40 / GMC 3000, with the light-duty cab. Heavy-duty trucks were: Chevrolet C60-H, C70 and C80. A new, more modern look came for 1967, along with a new nickname: "Action Line".
It was with this revision of the C/K truck that General Motors began to add comfort and convenience items to a vehicle line, for work purposes alone. The majority of 10 series and some 20 series Chevrolet trucks from 1966 to 1972 were equipped with a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension, which improved the ride over traditional leaf springs. However, the leaf spring rear suspension was still available on those trucks, standard on 30 series trucks. GMC-branded trucks came standard with leaf springs in the rear, with the coil spring/trailing arm design optional. All 2-wheel drive trucks came with independent front suspension, while 4x4's used a conventional solid axle with leaf springs. 1967 was the only model year for the "small rear window". The standard drivetrain was one of two engines. Optional transmissions included a three speed overdrive unit and several different four-speed manuals, the Powerglide 2-speed automatic, or the Turbo-Hydramatic 350 and 400 3-speed automatic; the 292 six and the 327 in3 V8 were optional engines.
10-series trucks came with a 6 x 5.5–inch bolt pattern, the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks came with an 8 x 6.5–inch bolt pattern. The most visible change in differentiating a 1968 from 1967 models was the addition of side-marker reflectors on all fenders; the small rear window cab was no longer available. The GMC grille was revised, with the letters "GMC" no longer embossed in the horizontal crossbar. Another addition was the Custom Comfort and Convenience interior package that fell between the Standard cab and CST cab options. In 1968, Chevrolet celebrated 50 years of manufacturing trucks, to commemorate, they released a 50th Anniversary package featuring an exclusive white-gold-white
Blue Thunder (truck)
Blue Thunder is a monster truck that races in the USHRA Monster Jam series. It was sponsored by the truck division of Ford Motor Company and Live Nation; the truck has several similarities with the monster truck Bigfoot. Some fans saw Blue Thunder as a replacement for Bigfoot in the Monster Jam series; the truck won several major events during its existence. However, it has not yet won a championship. Blue Thunder was used by Ford Motor Company for promotional purposes along with competition; the truck is driven by Matt Cody. The truck did not compete in 2012 when Todd LeDuc moved to Metal Mulisha after driving Blue Thunder in 2011. With Ford dropping its sponsorship in 2012, the truck was redesigned and brought back in 2013 with veteran driver Dan Evans. Ford Motor Company teamed up with Live Nation to create a monster truck that would highlight its "Ford Tough" campaign; the body style would be based on the F series Ford pickup with the body style being changed with each model year. Patrick Chassis was chosen to construct the chassis for Blue Thunder.
The drive line consists of a Merlin 540ci blown & injected engine with a Dedenbear two speed automatic transmission. This setup has caused some controversy; the tires on Blue Thunder are 66". Construction of two trucks with the "Blue Thunder" name were completed; the debut of Blue Thunder was January 2001, at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Since its debut, it has placed in the finals every year, it is displayed at various promotional events. It has been licensed for various toys and for two upcoming video games Matt Cody George Balhan Tony Farrell Lee O'Donnell Dan Rodoni Dalton Millican Lyle Hancock Norm Miller Bobby Zoellner Linsey Weenk Frank Krmel Todd Leduc Dan Evans Pablo Huffaker Tyler Menninga Alx Danielsson Rhianna Buchanan When the Blue Thunder debuted in 2001, Lyle Hancock was the primary driver. Through the years, Norm Miller, Bobby Zoellner, George Balhan and Tony Farrell have been drivers. In July 2007, it was announced that Linsey Weenk of CSK Motorsports joined Live Nation Motorsports to drive Blue Thunder.
He debuted at Monsters on Mainstreet in IL Speedway. In 2011 after ford left FELD motorsports, Todd LeDuc was announced the new driver where he would drive it for one season and win a SPEED TV event. After taking a year off it was brought back with veteran driver Dan Evans behind the wheel; the current driver was Dalton Millican competing in the #MoreMonsterJam tour with 7 other drivers in arenas across the country. Dalton Millican died on August 12, 2015 of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash at age 22. 2001Driver: Lyle Hancock Racing: Lost to Goldberg in the Finals Freestyle: N/A2002Driver: Lyle Hancock Racing: N/A *Broke after intros.* Freestyle: Scored 35 - Tied for Third2003Driver: Lyle Hancock Racing: Lost to Madusa in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 34 - Third2004Driver: Tony Farrell Racing: Lost to Blacksmith in Round 2 Freestyle: Scored 9 - Three Way Tie Last2005Driver: Tony Farrell Racing: Lost to Bounty Hunter in Quarter-Finals Freestyle: Scored 31 Tied First Place With Bounty Hunter. Scored 36, Second Place, In Tie breaker2006Driver: Tony Farrell Racing: Lost to Taz in Round 2 Freestyle: Scored 24 - Sixth2007Driver: Tony Farrell Racing: Lost to Monster Mutt Round 2 Freestyle: Scored 21 - Three way tie Tenth2008Driver: Linsey Weenk Racing: Lost to Bounty Hunter in Round 2 Freestyle: Scored 30 - Tied Grave Digger for fourth2009Driver: Linsey Weenk Racing: Lost to Captain's Curse in Semi-Finals Freestyle: Scored 28 - Fourth2010Driver: Linsey Weenk Racing: Lost to Maximum Destruction in Semi-Finals Freestyle: Scored 25 - Tied Iron Man and Avenger for fifth2013Driver: Pablo Huffaker Racing: Lost To Grave Digger The Legend In Round 3 Freestyle: Scored 30 - Second There was an earlier monster truck under the same name campaigned by Kevin Dabney and Kirk Dabney which had a Camaro body and raced in the 1980s.
The two vehicles are unrelated although the name of the current truck may have been derived from the earlier vehicle. Monster Truck List of Monster Trucks Monster Truck Online
Chevrolet big-block engine
The Chevrolet "Big Block" is a term for a series of large displacement V8 engines that have been developed and produced in the United States from the 1950s to the current day. As American automobiles grew in size and weight following the Second World War, the engines powering them had to keep pace. Chevrolet had introduced its popular small block V8 in 1955, but needed something larger to power its medium duty trucks and the heavier cars that were on the drawing board; the first version of the "Big Block" V8 Chevrolet engine, known as the W-series, was introduced in 1958. Chevrolet designed this engine for use in light trucks; this engine had an overhead valve design with offset valves and uniquely scalloped rocker covers, giving it a distinctive appearance. The W-series was produced from 1958 to 1965, had three displacement options: 348 cu in, available from 1958 to 1961 in cars, in light trucks through 1964; the W-series engine was made of cast iron. The engine block had 4.84-inch bore centers, two-bolt main bearing caps, a "side oiling" lubrication system, with full-flow oil filter, interchangeable cylinder heads.
Heads used on the high performance 409 and 427 engines had larger ports and valves than those used on the 348 and the base 409 passenger car and truck engines, but externally were identical to the standard units. One minor difference between the 348 and 409/427 was the location of the engine oil dipstick: it was on the driver's side on the former and the passenger's side on the latter. No satisfactory explanation was offered for why this change was made. However, it did provide a reliable way to differentiate between the smaller and larger versions of the engine; as with the 265 and 283 cu in "Small Block" engines, the W-series valve gear consisted of tubular steel pushrods operating stud-mounted, stamped-steel rocker arms. The push rods acted as conduits for oil flow to the valve gear. Due to the low mass of the valve train, mechanical lifter versions of the W-series engine were capable of operating at speeds well beyond 6000 RPM; the combustion chamber of the W-series engine was in the upper part of the cylinder, not the head, the head having only tiny recesses for the valves.
This arrangement was achieved by combining a cylinder head deck, not perpendicular to the bore with a crowned piston, a novel concept in American production engines of the day. As the piston approached top dead center, the angle of the crown combined with that of the head deck to form a wedge-shaped combustion chamber with a pronounced quench area; the spark plugs were inserted vertically into the quench area, which helped to produce a moving flame front for more complete combustion. The theory behind this sort of arrangement is that maximum brake mean effective pressure is developed at low engine speeds, resulting in an engine with a broad torque curve. With its flat torque characteristics, the "W" engine was well-suited to propelling both the trucks and heavier cars that were in vogue in the USA at the time; the W-series was a physically massive engine. It had a dry weight of 665 pounds, depending on the type of intake manifold and carburetion systems present; the first iteration of the W-series engine was the 1958 "Turbo-Thrust" 348-cubic-inch intended for use in Chevrolet trucks but introduced in the larger, heavier 1958 passenger car line.
Bore and stroke was 4 1⁄8 in × 3 1⁄4 in, resulting in a oversquare design. This engine was superseded by the 409 cu in as Chevrolet's top performing engine in 1961 and went out of production for cars at the end of that year, it was produced through 1964 for use in large Chevrolet trucks. With a four-barrel carburetor, the base Turbo-Thrust produced 250 hp. A special "Tri power" triple-two-barrel version, called the "Super Turbo-Thrust", produced 280 hp. A "Special Turbo-Thrust" further upped the power output to 305 hp with a single large four-barrel carburetor. Mechanical lifters and triple two-barrel carburetors brought the "Special Super Turbo-Thrust" up to 315 hp. For 1959 and 1960, high-output versions of the top two engines were produced with 320 hp and 335 hp respectively. In 1961, power was again increased to 340 hp for the single four-barrel model, 350 hp when equipped with triple two-barrels. A 409 cu in version was Chevrolet's top regular production engine from 1961 to 1965, with a choice of single or 2X4-barrel Rochester carburetors.
Bore x stroke were both up from the 348 cu in to 4.31 in × 3 1⁄2 in. On December 17, 1960, the 409 engine was announced along with the Impala SS model; the initial version of the engine produced 360 hp with a single 4-barrel Carter AFB carburetor. The same engine was upped to 380 hp in 1962. A 409 hp version of this engine was available, developing 1 hp per cubic inch with a dual four-barrel aluminum intake manifold and two Carter AFB carburetors, it had a forged steel crankshaft. This dual-quad version was immortalized in the Beach Boys song titled "409". In the 1963 model year, output reached 425 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 425 lb⋅ft @ 4200 rpm of torque with the Rochester 2X4-barrel carburetor setup, a compression ratio of 11:1 and a solid lifter camshaft; the engine was available through mid-1965, when it was replaced by the 396 cu in 375 hp Mark IV big-block engine. In add
The Avenger monster truck, piloted by Columbus, Michigan native Jim Koehler, was created in 1997 The original truck sported a forest green Chevrolet S10 body style and a teal chassis and rims. With the exception of World Finals 14, the Avenger truck has always sorted at least three flaming skulls and flowing flames running from the wheel wells; as time passed, the S10 body was replaced by a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air body with bright green headlights, the same body style, run today by "Mr. Excitement." Avenger is out of the Team Scream stable, which features the Brutus, Mega-Bite and Wrecking Crew monster trucks. The original Avenger chassis is run as Wrecking Crew by Steve Koehler, Jim's brother. Avenger and Jim Koehler is now the only truck and driver to compete in every Monster Jam World Finals, Tom Meents was the other to compete in all, until missing World Finals 18 due to a back injury; the World Finals is the home to various versions of the Avenger truck, which are as followed: Forest Green Chevrolet S10 Forest Green 1957 Chevy Bel-Air Orange Bel-Air Half Forest Green and Half Orange Bel-Air Chrome Bel-Air Toxic Green Bel-Air Neon Green Bel-Air "Scuba" Light Blue Bel-Air Black "Rat Rod" Bel-Air Candy Apple Red "Las Vegas" Bel-Air Yellow "Two Time Champion" Bel-Air "Garners" Apple Red Bel-Air Fox Sports 1 Purple Bel-Air Overbored Style White Bel-Air Junkyard Blue Style Bel-Air Dark Green "Celebrating 20 years" Chevy S10 with Chrome Logo Lime Green Custom Bel-Air Avenger Avenger has taken several titles over the years, but none shine brighter than his two Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Championships.
He won his first world championship title in 2003 with the original Forest Green Bel-Air and teal chassis, Jim shocked the Monster Jam World by being the first Freestyle Champion not named Dennis Anderson or Tom Meents. The Following Year In 2004 Koehler was stopped on him, he Bent a 4-Link Bar that caused the Transmission to Break after he went over the cars, causing him to be frustrated. In March 2011, with his Red "Las Vegas" Avenger, Jim tied with Cam McQueen in the Nitro Circus Monster Truck in the Freestyle competition, edging out McQueen to claim his second Freestyle title, making Jim Koehler one of only two drivers to have more than one Freestyle title at the World Finals, the other being Tom Meents. In 2009, Avenger went places that it had never ventured before with the debut of Aussie Avenger, built for the Extreme Monster Trucks Australia tour; this truck featured a bright orange chassis as well as canary yellow rims, with a classic 1957 Chevy Bel-Air body. Jim traveled "Down Under" for the South Pacific Finals 2where he continued the tradition of American drivers bringing home the Australian championships with his Freestyle victory.
In 2010, Jim returned to Brisbane for the South Pacific Finals 3 to defend his Freestyle Championship. "Mr. Excitement" held true to his name by taking a second straight championship in freestyle. In 2016, he is driving in the Fox Sports 1 Championship Series. 1999 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Bear Foot in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 222000 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to King Krunch in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 26 - Tied for Seventh with Sudden Impact and Bulldozer2001 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Beats Spider-Man in Round 1 due to a broken tire-rod Freestyle: Scored 34 - Tied for Fourth with Sting2002 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Sudden Impact in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 8 - Tied for Last with Bulldozer2003 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Wolverine in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 37 - First 2004 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Bounty Hunter in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 9 - Tied for Last with Blue Thunder and Team Suzuki 2005 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Escalade in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 25 - Tied for Sixth with Scarlet Bandit and Escalade2006 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to El Toro Loco in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 16 - Tied for Sixteen with Pastrana 199 2007 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Brutus in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 20 - Tied for Fifthteen with Pastrana 1992008 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Captain's Curse in Round 2 Freestyle: Scored 17 - Fourteenth 2009 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Brutus in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 4 - Last2010 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Grave Digger in Round 2 Freestyle: Scored 25 - Tied for Sixth with Blue Thunder and Iron Man2011 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Batman in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 32 - Tied for First with Nitro Circus 2012 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Northern Nightmare in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 132013 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Spider-Man in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 23 - Tied for Seventh with Zombie and Son-uva Digger2014 Driver: Jim Koehler Racing: Lost to Max-D in Round 1 Freestyle: Scored 26.5 - Tied for Eighth with Wolverine and Overkill Evolution2015 Driver: Jim K