MJ World Finals 2009 TruckPoster

Truck Photo for World Finals X

Monster Jam World Finals 10 was held on March 27-28, 2009 at Sam Boyd Stadium. This is perhaps the most controversial World Finals, with Adam Anderson getting injured during racing and cannot freestyle, and a crash by Captain's Curse into the stands (no one was injured, it landed into protective covering) and the censorship of the crash from TV broadcasts along with the additions of dumpsters along the near side for all future World Finals. Another thing was the fact that Natural High and Samson were involved in separate incidents which resulted in the deaths of two separate people earlier that year, which made these violent crashes even more controversial in the Monster Truck industry.

Track Layout

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Far Side - A van stack, car pad in an X shape, and a camper

Left side - Decorated box van and triple jump

Center - Step up jump used for the backflip encore

Right side - Double valley jump and fountain jump


Air Force Afterburner - Damon Bradshaw

An Escalade - George Balhan

Avenger - Jim Koehler

Batman - John Seasock

Blue Thunder - Linsey Weenk

Bounty Hunter - Jimmy Creten

Brutus - Chris Bergeron

Captain's Curse - Alex Blackwell

Destroyer - Dan Evans

Donkey Kong - Frank Krmel

El Toro Loco - Lupe Soza

Grave Digger - Dennis Anderson

King Krunch - David Smith

Madusa - Madusa

Maximum Destruction - Tom Meents

Monster Mutt - Charlie Pauken

Monster Mutt Dalmatian - Candice Jolly (World Finals Debut)

Nitro Circus - Travis Pastrana (only freestyle)

Pastrana 199 - Cam McQueen (only racing)

Safe Auto Minimizer - Marc McDonald

Stone Crusher - Steve Sims

Superman - Chad Fortune

Taz - Adam Anderson (racing)/Chad Tingler (freestyle)

TMNT - Pablo Huffaker

War Wizard - Randy Moore (World Finals Debut)

Racing Round 1

Madusa vs. Stone Crusher

Pastrana 199 vs. Superman

Grave Digger vs. Air Force Afterburner

Avenger vs. Brutus

Destroyer vs. Captain's Curse

An Escalade vs. King Krunch

El Toro Loco vs. Batman

Monster Mutt Dalmatian vs. War Wizard

Racing Round 2


Donkey Kong vs. Madusa

Safe Auto Minimizer vs. Pastrana 199

Maximum Destruction vs. Air Force Afterburner

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Brutus


Captain's Curse vs. Taz (crashes into Thunder Alley, Adam was injured and cannot freestyle.)

Monster Mutt vs. An Escalade

Blue Thunder vs. El Toro Loco

Bounty Hunter vs. War Wizard

Racing Round 3

Madusa vs. Safe Auto Minimizer

Maximum Destruction vs. Brutus

Captain's Curse vs. Monster Mutt

Blue Thunder vs. Bounty Hunter

Racing Semi Finals


Safe Auto Minimizer vs. Maximum Destruction

Captain's Curse vs. Blue Thunder
2009 Monster Jam World Finals 10 Final Race-0

2009 Monster Jam World Finals 10 Final Race-0

Championship Race

Maximum Destruction vs. Captain's Curse (crashes into stands)


Air Force Afterburner - 36

Bounty Hunter - 32

Brutus - 29

Blue Thunder - 28 (crash)

Nitro Circus - 26 (crash)

Stone Crusher - 26 (crash)

Monster Mutt - 26 (crash)

Taz - 25

Monster Mutt Dalmatian - 24 (crash)

King Krunch - 23

Grave Digger - 23 (crash)

Batman - 21 (crash)

Donkey Kong - 21 (crash)

El Toro Loco - 21 (crash)

War Wizard - 19 (crash)

Maximum Destruction - 19

Destroyer - 17

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 17 (crash)

Madusa - 16 (crash)

Safe Auto Minimizer - 13 (crash)

Superman - 8 (crash)

An Escalade - 8 (crash)

Avenger - 4 (crash)

Captain's Curse - DNS


Monster jam world finals 2009 Encore Max D BACKFLIP

Monster jam world finals 2009 Encore Max D BACKFLIP

Maximum Destruction's backflip.

Maximum Destruction backflip attempt (1 1/2 rotations). A parade of non-competing monster trucks from the pit party circles around the track.

Other Awards

Donut – Tom Meents

Rising Star – Jon Zimmer

Arena Wheelie – Dave Rappach

Extreme Air – Frank Krmel

Stadium Wheelie – Dennis Anderson

Save – Steve Koehler

Humanitarian – Charlie Benns

Fan Appreciation – Alex Blackwell / Rod Schmidt

Arena Freestyle – Charlie Pauken

Sportsman – Jim Koehler

Crash Madness – Charlie Pauken

Stadium Freestyle – Dennis Anderson

WOW Factor – Tom Meents

Team of the Year – Monster Trucks Ltd (Sims)


  • Captain's Curse' famous crash into the stands is responsible for the addition of safety dumpsters alongside the track for all subsequent World Finals.
  • This is the second time a truck has made it into the finals and couldn't freestyle as Captain's Curse's crash occurred during the finals against Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction due to too many problems with its brakes. The first time this happened was during Monster Jam World Finals 2 as Blue Thunder (driven by Lyle Hancock) tried to beat Goldberg in the final race, but couldn't win it, thus it recklessly hit the white crush cars crooked and flipped over, causing damage to some fiberglass parts and the tailgate and flags to fall off, and didn't freestyle, despite the fact that Lyle's other truck, lost a couple of its fiberglass parts in racing at the same stadium the year earlier.
  • This would be the only World Finals appearance of War Wizard as a competitor.

    Pit Party Trucks Circling Around The Track.

Pit Party (Non-Competing trucks)

2009 Monster Jam World Finals - Final Parade

2009 Monster Jam World Finals - Final Parade

Pit Party trucks encore.

Airborne Ranger

Airborne Ranger Too

Amsoil Shock Therapy


Bad Boy Mowers

Blue Thunder (Ride Truck)


Cult Energy Activator

El Matador



Iron Outlaw

Martial Law

Maverik Monster Trakker



Play'n For Keeps

Public Disturbance



Sheer Insanity

Spike Unleashed

Stone Crusher Ride

Sudden Impact


Time Flys


War Wizard (Ride Truck)

Wrecking Crew