Anaheim 1 Recap!
My debut weekend was one to remember! Seeing Whiplash for the first time was such a dream come true. The pure beauty of her was breathtaking! The body shop guys did amazing work...for me to go and destroy it all...
I can't say that this weekend went totally according to plan, but it was certainly one I will never forget. My crew chief built one heck of a truck and it is by far the fastest thing I have ever driven. She handles like a dream and will be a force to recon with once I get all the rust shaken off my driving skills. ha! Practice went off without a hitch and I ended up turning one of the fastest times and made it all the way to the finals against Mohawk Warrior! I was ready for Saturday....
The highlight of my show day was by far the party in the pits. Seeing the response to Whiplash was so humbling and filled my heart. People of all ages loved the new design and the merchandise we designed. I loved meeting everyone and hearing their responses to the new truck and the new look we went with. The amount of love I received from everyone was so awesome! Having moms whisper in my ear that their daughters seen my hair in a braid and instantly asked them to braid theirs while they were in line to look like me was so heart warming!
Heading into the opening of the show I was ready, nervous, and totally overwhelmed! It was such an awesome feeling driving into that stadium with the top drivers in Monster Jam. Heading into racing I knew I had to give it my all...and thats exactly what I did. Round 1 was against Big Kahuna and unfortunately he suffered a mechanical issue and wasn't able to race so I got a by run to round 2. Round 2 was against Alex Blackwell in Megladon and I was ready! I put it to the floor and came out in the lead but ended up landed off the side of the finish line which sent me into an epic save...which ended up not working out and onto my roof I went. I was so sad I tore up my brand new body but was determined to come back. We were able to make it back and ended up being put through to the Final Round due to other trucks breakage against Grave Digger. I tried my best and came up a hair short. But man what a rush to crash in round 2 and end up racing in the finals!
Two wheel skills- 1 Bri/Whiplash-0 all that needs to be said there
After a frustrating first start to the show, a destroyed body, and a bruised ego I put it all behind me and went out to kill it in freestyle. Body parts flying off, big air, and screaming fans was all that I remember. I left it all out on the track that night and the fans couldn't have been happier! I ended up finished 3rd over all which was amazing considering how I felt the night went. Avenger put on one heck of a run and he earned that freestyle win! Anaheim 1 was such a roller coaster and I can't wait to head out to San Diego for some redemption! Me and Whiplash are coming for ya!!!
San Diego Recap
FREESTYLE WINNER!!! WOW what a weekend!! I feel like biggest dream came true! Being on Stadium Championship series 1 is brutal. We have a lot of the top drivers in Monster Jam who have won many championships over the years. So bringing home a win is anyones guess. The party in the pits was amazing! Whiplash Merchandise was flying off the shelves, people were lining up to check out the new truck, and I even had a sweet little girl give me an amazing turquoise necklace that brought me good luck! I was on cloud 9 after meeting so many amazing people before the show and that high continued on through the rest of the night.
Racing started out a bit slow for me, I lost first round because I chickened out on the finish line jump (After my roll last weekend my brain said NOPE!). Hats off to Todd Leduc for getting the racing win! He is a fierce competitor. So i went out in 2 wheel skills hoping to practice and try some new moves and because the dirt was so loose nothing worked!! Neil (Max D) pulled off an awesome stunt and ended up bringing home the win in that competition! And it was on to freestyle. I was ready to go HAM and just give it everything I had as some redemption from last weekend. I had a brand new body and was ready to scratch er up a bit.
I ended up putting together a clean, smooth, and big air freestyle run and at 30 seconds to go I finally got a stoppie, but started having front steering issues and sliced a front tire, so I limped her over to the backflip ramp and put my foot to the floor. IT WAS HUGE! I have never backflipped that high before and some how it managed to fully rotate and I landed on all 4 wheels and it felt like I was at World Finals all over again. The crowd went insane, I went insane, and I went to end it on one more huge hit and as I tried to pull away my front steering line blew and there was a small spark on the header which lead to me ending my run. I couldn't be happier with how things went and with the reaction from the crowd. I went out 6th or 7th and ended up bringing home the win and being the only person to land a backflip that night! GIRL POWER!
I am looking forward to Anaheim 2 on Saturday and hope I can carry this momentum into freestyle yet again. Thank you to each and every fan who comes to the show, who spends their hard earned money on tickets, pit party passes, and merchandise. You could use that money any where else and yet you choose to come and support Monster Jam. We do this week in and week out because of YOU and your support. So THANK YOU!