Upgraded SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck for Dennis Anderson

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With the 2017 No Limit RC World Finals just around the corner, we decided to provide Dennis Anderson, driver of the 1:1 Grave Digger, with a fully hopped up version of our AX90055 SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck.

Here’s a list of the parts used in this build:

Front End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30762 Axial XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31428 Axial AR60 Steering Upgrade Kit
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31432 Axial AR60 Machined Servo Plate and Mount Set
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts
AX31434 Axial AR60 Machined Steering Knuckles

Mid-Section
AX24260 Axial AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC
AX30839 13T 32P Pinion Gear
AX30860 Axial Machined Motor Plate
AX31047 Axial Brushless 3150kV Motor
AX31068 Axial Slipper Pads
AX31163 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 56T

Rear End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30789 Axial AR60 OCP Aluminum Straight Axle Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts

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2017 RC Monster Truck World Finals

2017 RC Monster Truck World Finals

Axial is back from the 2017 RC Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit. After last year’s success, the promoters loved us so much that they moved the track to the middle of the pit party. Grandstands were erected so people could watch and a Monster Jam Snack Bar was set up for those that wanted some refreshments during our races. In the three days we were there, we staged three segments; each had a qualifying run, main event race and a freestyle event.

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To further promote our time at the event, we grabbed our trucks and walked out into the crowd after each segment to chat with the crowd. FELD, the management used to regulate the show, said we were a huge hit and probably the best part of the pit party. We constantly had 3-4 rows deep of people surrounding the track, easily 400+ in number, all cheering us on.

All the trucks used were prepped and painted to mimic the real Monster Trucks competing each night in the Big Show. Each day during the pit party there was approximately 10-15,000 people walking threw. All day the event promoters were pushing the RC Monster Truck World Finals, letting everyone know how to get started by simply buying an Axial Grave Digger or MAX D. Once a day the camera crew would stop by and talk to Bari on how he got started, and of course he would talk about Axial.

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The track was a dirt base with painted wooden ramps and a fully detailed Sam Boyd Stadium scoreboard. We copied the full size track as best we could and when the FELD people walked by they said our Track looked better than theirs!! LOL

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Thanks to Bari, FELD and all the Monster Jam crew for all their help! It was a fantastic event and I can’t wait until next year! Axial is looking to make it even better!
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Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build

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Words and photos by Tony Phalen

I’ve been looking forward to getting one of Axial Racing’s SMT10 Monster Trucks, so when the MAX-D landed on my doorstep (thanks UPS guy), it was literally a matter of seconds before the box was open and the truck was out. I was even more stoked, however, when I found a big ol’ box of Axial’s aftermarket goodies included so I could do an upgrade article.

Below is a step-by-step guide, walking you through the disassembly and re-assembly of the SMT10 with all of these parts.

STEP 1

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build Here’s a overview shot of all the parts I’ll be installing on the MAX-D. A list is included at the end of the article complete with part numbers and links.

STEP 2

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I’ll be splitting the build up into three sections; front, rear and mid. Here’s a pic of the parts I’ll be using for the front end rebuild; steering parts, upper and lower link plates, link mounts, shock parts, gears and the diff cover.

STEP 3

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Since the SMT10 is modular in design, I need to remove anything that will keep the front from coming off easily – that being the front tires and servo. Once the servo has been disconnected, you can let it dangle down and under the center transmission.

STEP 4

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
To remove the front ‘clip’, simply unscrew at the three attachment points designated by the red arrows. Do this on both sides and the front end will drop right off. Pay close attention to the WB8 center driveshaft coupler; it fits between the front and center driveshaft sections and, once the front clip is removed, this piece can fall out.

STEP 5

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Attach the AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set and AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set. Because of the design, I didn’t need to remove anything other than the shocks; that’s fine because I need to work on those at a later time anyway.

STEP 6

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The AX31432 Axial AR60 Machined Servo Plate and Mount Set is up next for install, but before you do that, assemble it and attach the servo to it. This ensures the two side upright pieces line up with the servo. I would also suggest using a dab of blue threadlocker on the two screws going up and into the aluminum side uprights. Once everything is aligned, remove the servo.

STEP 7

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Remove the stock plastic servo mount and replace with the aluminum assembly from STEP 6.

STEP 8

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Remove the lower links and replace the plastic link mounts with the AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts. Re-attach the lower links.

STEP 9

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Before moving on, I suggest paying close attention to the orientation of the steering blocks in relation to the lower link mounts. The upgrade C-hubs I’ll be using have more adjustability than the stock plastic ones, so if you just throw them on and clock the C-hub like the original (red arrow), your caster will be WAY off. So, my suggestion is not to assemble to match the C-hub (red arrow), but to assemble to match the top kingpin screw (orange line).

STEP 10

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But first, remove the steering system. Four screws will do it.

STEP 11

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I’m also going to replace the diff gears while I’m at this point. Remove the four screws holding on the diff cover and the four screws holding the diff in place. You’ll need to pull the axles out a bit to disengage them from the diff.

STEP 12

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Remove the four screws to release the stock diff gear and replace with the AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Diff Gear. Make sure the gasket is in place and not still attached to the original diff gear. A keen eye will notice the planetary diff design instead of a locked unit. This type of differential is actually a better fit for Monster Trucks.

STEP 13

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
You’ll need to replace the stock input gear as well; that can be done on the opposite side of the axle. Replace with the AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Input Gear, re-install the differential and slide the axles back into the housing. You may need to rotate the axles to key them into the differenial.

STEP 14

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Replace the stock plastic cover with this beautiful AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover.

STEP 15

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Ok, now it’s time for the steering. On one side at a time, pull the plastic parts off, keeping the bearings and hat bushings handy. Re-assemble the the AX30762 Axial XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier and AX31434 Axial AR60 Machined Steering Knuckles. Note the orientation of the parts; if you get confused, look at the opposite side of the steering to make sure you’ve assembled it correctly (the reason why I suggest removing only one side at a time).

STEP 16

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
The AX31428 Axial AR60 Steering Upgrade Kit comes with a small build sheet in it. Use that to assemble the steering links, then attach them to your steering knuckles. The final assembly should look like this.

STEP 17

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Using STEP 9 as a guide, slide one C-hub onto the axle and secure. Now slide the other C-hub onto the axle and secure.

STEP 18

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At first, I thought the shocks were going to be a pain; replacing oil, bleeding, etc. However, if you complete this step carefully, you won’t have to do any of that!

Start by inserting the rubber o-ring into the AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Collars; set aside. Grab your shocks and remove the lower spring retainer and spring. Carefully remove the shock cap and set the shock off to the side in some sort of stand. Pull the bladder out of the shock cap (if it’s up in there) and install it into the AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Cap; set aside. Grab your shock again and spin the plastic collar off; it can only be removed from the top. Spin the King Aluminum Collar on followed by the King Aluminum Shock Cap. Install the spring from the bottom and the AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer. These retainers utilize a small screw to keep them from popping off in the event of an crash. These are, after all, Monster Trucks – there will be plenty of crashing.

STEP 19

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Re-attach the shocks to the lower links and, wah-lah. Your completed from clip should look like this! Ain’t she pretty?

STEP 20

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Attach your front end to the chassis; if you’re unsure, use STEP 4 and the three red arrows to remind you. This is also the time to re-attach the servo and servo horn. Use a dab of blue threadlocker on the four screws that attach the servo to the aluminum mounts to make sure they stay put.

STEP 21

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
I’ll be moving to the rear of the MAX-D, installing the parts shown here. The procedure will be pretty much the same as the front end; the only minor difference will be the lockouts. Be sure to pay attention to the WB8 center driveshaft coupler as well.

STEP 22

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Remove the rear clip; STEP 4 and the red arrows will help you out here. You’ll need to remove the anti-roll bar connections that attach at the lower link mount.

STEP 23

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Attach the AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set and AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set as well as the AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts.

STEP 24

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Remove the lockouts and pull the axles out slightly; this will allow you to remove the rear differential.

STEP 25

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
With the same procedure as the front, replace the stock gear with the AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Diff Gear.

STEP 26

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Remove and replace the AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Input Gear from the other side of the axle, then re-install the diff gear. Cap the opening off with the AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover. Key the rear axles into the diff gear, then slide the AX30789 Axial AR60 OCP Aluminum Straight Axle Hub Carriers into place. These are an easy install; they are a straight fit and can’t be clocked like the front C-hub.

STEP 27

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
I replaced the plastic bits with the aluminum upgrades like I did with the front shocks.

STEP 28

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Boom – the rear clip is done! Your final assembly should look like this.

STEP 29

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Re-attach the rear clip and connect the anti-roll bar. Since we replaced the plastic link mounts with aluminum, you’ll want to add a small drop of blue threadlocker to help keep the anti-roll bar links in place.

STEP 30

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Alright – on to my favorite portion of the build, the electronics! Now, this is MAX-D – MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION – so I’m going big and replacing the stock brushed system with some serious Axial mojo; something Tom Meents would be proud of. I’ll be dropping in an AX24260 Axial AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC and AX31047 Axial Brushless 3150kV Motor. Since this is a pretty healthy upgrade, I see it only fitting to upgrade a couple other parts as well.

STEP 31

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
To make this part of the build easier, I started by removing the top part of the roll cage and interior.

STEP 32

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Here’s a better look at the ESC tray. We’ll get to it in a minute.

STEP 33

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Flip the MAX-D over and remove the four screws that hold the transmission in place. Axial uses two different screw lengths here so to make sure I get them back in the correct holes, I’ve added a little L (for Longer). Once the screws are out, unplug the motor and pull the whole transmission assembly out. It’s actually alot easier than it looks.

STEP 34

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Remove the gear cover followed by the motor and slipper assembly.

STEP 35

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Remove the stock motor place and replace with the AX30860 Axial Machined Motor Plate.

STEP 36

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Before attaching the spur gear, make sure you attach the AX31068 Axial Slipper Pads. They’re sticky-backed so they’re not reusable; we have to add new ones to our AX31163 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 56T. Re-assemble the slipper clutch. I would suggest tightening down the slipper nut quite a bit; the added power needs a tighter slipper.

The only drawback with the AX31047 Axial Brushless 3150kV Motor is the fact that it uses a 5mm output shaft; the stock motor uses a 3mm. This means you’ll need a new pinion gear. I didn’t want the MAX-D to just have more power, I wanted it to be fast as well, so I’m starting with a AX30839 13T 32P Pinion Gear. MO’ POWA ARH ARH ARH

STEP 37

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Now that I have a new heart for the MAX-D, it’s time to transplant it back in the truck. Remember to install the screws in the correct holes.

STEP 38

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Flip the SMT10 back over and remove the top to the receiver box. Carefully pull the stock ESC power lead out of the receiver and remove it from the truck.

STEP 39

Axial MAX-D SMT10 Monster Truck Full Option Build
Apply some double-sided tape to the bottom of the AX24260 Axial AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC and attach it to the ESC platform. Route the ESC power lead through the waterproof seal and into the receiver box as shown. Re-attach the receiver box lid.

Finally, plug the brushless motor wires into the ESC, matching the A-wire to the A-plug, the B-wire to the B-plug and the C-wire to the C-plug.

STEP 40

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The final step is to re-attach both the interior and top of the roll cage. Looks super tough just sitting there! Time to go see what she can do!

Here’s the list of parts used in this article.

Front End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30762 Axial XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31428 Axial AR60 Steering Upgrade Kit
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31432 Axial AR60 Machined Servo Plate and Mount Set
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts
AX31434 Axial AR60 Machined Steering Knuckles

Mid-Section
AX24260 Axial AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC
AX30839 13T 32P Pinion Gear
AX30860 Axial Machined Motor Plate
AX31047 Axial Brushless 3150kV Motor
AX31068 Axial Slipper Pads
AX31163 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 56T

Rear End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30789 Axial AR60 OCP Aluminum Straight Axle Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts

2016 Monster Jam World Finals – Las Vegas, NV

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Words and Photos by Anthony Rivas

Welcome to the Monster Jam World Finals, taking place here in Las Vegas, NV. Normally I would share the road trip or airport visit with you, but this is just across town so I’ll spare you the pics of traffic.

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So do you want to know what’s at Monster Jam World Finals? I will start by saying a lot! More than I could possibly show you in one blog. Of course you will see Monster Trucks both past and present.

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If you don’t follow Monster Jam this may look like an ordinary truck, other than the body is on backwards. You might be right.

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Soldier of Fortune camp had some very cool military rigs.

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Like this beast; I am not really sure if it’s a trike or motorcycle, but I know it looks fun!

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How many of you could use something like this? I can admit that I don’t need it, but I sure would like to have it.

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Maybe you’ll recognize some of these trucks. Or maybe you wont, but maybe you will find them as cool as I do.

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I think you could make a monster truck out of most anything if you have the imagination. I wont venture to guess the cost though, but can you really put a price tag on fun?

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Wild Flower really jumps out with all the vibrant colors.

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Ice Cream anyone?!

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American Sniper kind of draws you in, even with all of the other monster trucks around.

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The Avenger body is a work of art. It can’t be easy making a body look this weathered.

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There are plenty of snacks and food on the premises. No lines so take advantage of the Double Down package! Check out Monsterjam.com to learn about this offer.

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Gas Monkey Garage jumped out at me too. There is just so much to see.

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One of the Zombie trucks on display, complete with two zombies.

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Drivers are signing autographs and taking pics with fans.

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Ride trucks are an option too!

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The entertainment zone is just that, there are quad races, freestyle bicycles, and motorcycles going on at the moment. Non stop entertainment here.

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I believe there are over 100 monster trucks here.

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There is even a Monster Jam video game. I am convinced that everything Monster truck can be found here, probably even more than you realize.

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When I think Monster Jam I think of screaming motors, side by side racing, and big jumps.

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The Young Guns get to battle it out for a spot in the big show.

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The height these trucks reach on a jump is amazing, I am not sure the pictures do them justice.

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Drivers wow the crowd with some very nice saves. The other side of Monster Jam would have to be the spectacular freestyle event.

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These drivers come in with big air and really put on a show!

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The crowd roars when destruction seems inevitable and the drivers save it.

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Malfunctioning rear steer and Max-D still puts on a show. The crowd cheers as he goes big. The fans are getting their money’s worth for sure.

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The freestyle course is open to whatever you can make happen.

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You’re already in a Monster truck, now imagine looking straight up. A little nerve racking, right?!

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El Toro Loco black kicking up dust in this cyclone. The crowd gets pumped up with every rotation of the truck.

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Its deafening in here as this Monster Truck pulls off a backflip. Everyone jumps to their feet.

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Big air did lead to some destruction.

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At the end of the night you can tell these guys really enjoy what they do. Like Zombie driver Bari Musawwir.

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Bari is really into RC Monster Trucks as well as being a professional full size driver. He has invited 16 drivers from around the US who are also here for the RC Monster Jam World Finals.

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Here is the field. 32 replica builds of the 1:1 monster trucks that are here to compete.

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Here are the dedicated 16 drivers. These guys have built 2 replica trucks each and in true monster truck fashion some have even brought back ups.

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Just like the 1:1 they have a Thunder Alley and fully functioning tree.

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Did you ever think to use Axial AR60s on a Monster Truck?

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Just like the real trucks, there was a day of qualifying in both lanes.

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A lot of these guys are carpet racers so the dirt took some getting used too.

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A race could be decided in the corners, so some pushed while others found their limits.

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These guys were looking for traction anywhere.

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Some had a favorite lane and some just adapted their driving style.

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When race day came around these trucks had some people coming by to see how their mini version was doing.

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Monster Energy truck driver Coty Saucier came to check out the Mini Monster Jam.

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Grave Digger Purple driver Adam Anderson.

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Son uva Digger driver Ryan Anderson – also a crowd favorite.

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Madusa drivers Debrah Miceli and Young Guns driver Brianna Mahon coming to see what the Mini Jam is all about.

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This was also a chance for the RC builders like Leigh Guarnieri to meet the 1:1 drivers like Donald Epidendio.

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FS1 Cleatus driver Frank Krmel paid the track a visit and checked things out.

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Soldier of Fortune driver Tony Ochs said he may have to get one of these.

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Monster Mutt Rottweiler driver Rod Schmidt giving a thumbs up of approval.

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Monster Mutt Dalmatian driver Candice Jolly stopped by as well.

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Monster Mutt driver Charlie Pauken was on hand also.

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Doom’s Day driver…

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Gerardo Gonzales and his Axial AX10 Deadbolt platform Grave Digger Chrome take the win 2 days in a row in the side by side racing.

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Well the masses have gathered here on the third day of the RC Monster Jam World Finals for the freestyle event.

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The drivers did a parade lap, just like you see at the 1:1 Monster Jam.

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These guys came to see big air and cheer on their favorite trucks.

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You can see the shock these trucks are taking on impact from the insane amounts of air these guys are catching.

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Drivers are throwing everything they have at the freestyle course.

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Just like their 1:1 counterparts these guys are throwing backflips in the mix. Grave Digger Chrome above and Overkill Evolution going really big pictured below.

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Big air will bring some destruction.

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Some lucky fans were given a treat. The RC drivers had the 1:1 drivers give the RC shells to the crowd!

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Bari Musawwir also Doubling Down and giving the fans a show with the RC monster truck Zombie.

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Big air and leaving nothing to chance, he was putting on a show and having fun!

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Talking to the 3 celebrity judges as he makes his way off course, still smiling.

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Here are 14 of the 16 dedicated RC Monster truck drivers after 3 days of competition. Now it’s their turn to go watch the big show, Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle.

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Bari Musawwir Driver of Zombie – 2011 Rookie of the Year, 2012 Young Guns Champion, and nominated for the 2016 Arena Freestyle Driver of the Year. Win, lose, or draw he wants fans to enjoy the show. He is living his dream; he was actually an RC driver before being approached to drive full size Monster Trucks. So do what you enjoy and always have fun. You never know where it will lead you!