World first! US driver lands monster truck front flip (VIDEO)
Monster truck driver Lee O’Donnell took home the 2017 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Championship title in style by landing the first-ever monster truck front flip on Sunday.
Fearless O’Donnell made the nail-biting flip in his truck, 'Mad Scientist', during the Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Championship at a sold-out Sam Boyd stadium in Whitney, Nevada, US.
The flip put O'Donnell on top of the leaderboard with a 9.355, beating off competition from second-placed Neil Elliott.
Elliott executed an unorthodox maneuver which saw him reverse up the ramp, rotate, and end back on all four tires.
Despite being the first to complete such a move, it was not enough to top O'Donnell, and Elliott finished the competition in second with a score of 9.316.
"My wife and my kids, they mean the world to me, and they're here tonight,"said an emotional O'Donnell upon winning the title.
"My sponsor, VP Racing Fuels, is amazing. Everyone has been trying that trick that Neil Elliott nailed; it was spectacular. I give it up to him.
“My crew guys, they're family and at the track every weekend. The fans here are like family to me, and I can't thank Feld Entertainment and Monster Jam enough. This is awesome!"