2015 Off To Strong Start For RBM

(Photos By: Dave DeAngelis - MonsterJam.com)

(Photos By: Dave DeAngelis – MonsterJam.com)

The 2015 season has gotten off to a busy start as Randy Brown Motorsports started off the new year with an all new Grave Digger to the team, along with a new teammate in monster truck Hall of Famer Gary Porter and the Carolina Crusher.  The season kicked off just days before the new year when Randy Brown Motorsports loaded up and headed to Trenton, New Jersey for one final event on the 2014 calendar at the Sun National Bank Center. It would mark as the debut for Randy Brown’s all new Grave Digger 29 where it saw it’s first on track action. Unfortunately the weekend didn’t go the way the team hoped as they encountered some new truck bugs early on and spent the weekend working to solve the issues. By Sunday afternoon though both Brown and the truck were finding a rythm and were able to pick up second place finishes in racing and obstacle course to finish up 2014.

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As the calendar flipped over to January the team headed south to North Charleston, South Carolina for a two show weekend at the North Charleston Coliseum. Night one saw strong efforts from Brown but he was held out of the winners circle with second place finishes in the wheelie competition and freestyle. Brown would pick up his first win behind the wheel of Grave Digger 29 on Sunday as he broke through with a freestyle victory to go along with another second place finish in the wheelie competition.

The following weekend took the Randy Brown Motorsports crew a quick trip away from home to the familiar Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina for another two show weekend. Brown’s toughest competition all weekend would come from none other than teammate Gary Porter and the Carolina Crusher as the duo went back and forth all weekend long in pursuit of wins. Porter would get the upper hand this weekend as Brown would score only the Friday night freestyle victory with several second place finishes to Porter as the two were battling for bragging rights in the Tar Heel State.

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It was a similar story the following weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas where Brown and Porter would duke it out all weekend long for the top spot in each competition. Brown would score a victory in the obstacle course challenge along with 4 second place finishes in wheelies, donuts, racing and freestyle on Friday night. Saturday night though would see Porter edging out Brown in all five disciplines as they finished first and second respectively for another consistent weekend.

Greenville, South Carolina’s Bon Secours Wellness Center is a familiar site for Randy Brown Motorsports as one of the regular stops for the team over the years. The three show weekend came with it’s own set of challenges but the team was up to the task and put up a strong effort to score some wins along the way. Friday night saw the continued battle between Porter and Brown as they traded wins on the night with Brown picking up the racing victory over Porter in the finals, along with the donut contest win. Saturday afternoon saw Brown add two more wins to his season total as he scored another final round win over Porter and an obstacle course victory as well. Brown was on the verge of a freestyle victory after being tied with Bounty Hunter but the tiebreaker would go to Bounty Hunter. Saturday night would be a night of seconds for Brown as he finished second three out of four competitions.

The month of January would be wrapped up in Charleston, West Virginia for another three show weekend with some strong competition in the field. Friday night saw a pair of second place finishes for Brown and Grave Digger as they started the weekend off well. Brown built on that momentum the next day with three victories on the Saturday afternoon event with wins in racing, donuts, and freestyle. The wins were hard to come by on the final event of the weekend Saturday night, as Brown couldn’t break through to the wins column, after losing the freestyle tiebreaker to El Toro Loco, along with two more second place finishes in wheelies and obstacle course.

With so many events in the opening month it’s been a busy and challenging start to the 2015 season, but the Randy Brown Motorsports crew are looking forward to the challenges ahead. Next up for the team is Uniondale, New York for a four show weekend at the Nassau Coliseum.