UPDATE 1/2/12 - Crushstation Wins
Fan Vote, Titan & Razin Kane Also Chosen to Join
The Monster Truck Mafia would like to thank all of the
great fans who participated in the fan vote to decide our newest member.
We had a great crop of candidates and after 1,743 votes were cast, we
are proud to welcome Greg Winchenbach and the Crushstation "Monstah
Lobstah" into the Monster Truck Mafia.
Greg and the Bottom Feeder Motorsports team had a great online campaign,
receiving strong support from within the monster truck community and
from local Maine fans after being featured in newspaper articles
promoting the vote. See below for the full results:
1) Crushstation - Greg Winchenbach - 28%
2) Razin Kane - JR McNeal - 24%
3) Stinger - Zane Rettew - 23%
4) Titan - Donald Epidendio - 17%
5) Heavy Hitter - Derick Anson - 8%
During the Fan Vote process, we received an incredible amount of
feedback that suggested we add more than one new member while we had the
books open. We listen to the voice of the fans and so a plan was devised
to expand the Mafia crew to a total of eight.
Picking from the 4 runner-ups in the Fan Vote, it was decided that the
current Mafia members would vote to choose one new member and The
Godfather would choose the final new entrant.
The 5 current, pre-fan vote members of the Monster Truck Mafia were
polled and the results saw JR McNeal with Razin Kane receiving 2 votes
while Donald Epidendio with Titan received 3 votes. Based on those
results, the Mafia is very proud to welcome Donald Epidendio and Titan
as part of the crew!
For the final new member, The Godfather reviewed the results of the Fan
Vote and the Mafia Member Vote, as well as the performance level of the
three remaining trucks. The Godfather ruled that the runner-up in both
the fan and Mafia member votes, JR McNeal with Razin Kane, would be the
final driver to be "made" prior to the 2012 season.
The Monster Truck Mafia would like to sincerely thank
Zane Rettew with Stinger and Derick Anson with Heavy Hitter for being
candidates and wish them the best of luck in 2012. We already know who
is at the top of the list for the next time the Mafia opens its books!
The Mafia is a group of the most talented, most extreme and most daring
monster truck drivers in the world. Only a handful of drivers have what
it takes to be a part of the Mafia. Being invited to join means that you
are one of the best in the sport and that you are wiling to put it all
on the line in order to win. Mafia members don’t worry about crashing,
broken parts, money or anything else – they only care about finding
victory lane and making sure the fans go home satisfied.
The new additions to the crew effectively create a Mafia East consisting
of Bad Habit, Crushstation, Ghost Ryder and Razin Kane, as well as a
Mafia West consisting of Barbarian, California Kid, Rock Star and Titan.
This gives fans all over the country a great chance to see a Mafia
member in action and should also create a great rivalry between the two
groups to see who can best put a hurting on the competition.
The Monster Truck Mafia is ready to take our "Elite 8" and show the
competition how's its done in 2012. For more information on the Monster
Truck Mafia, visit us online at www.MonsterTruckMafia.com. To keep up to
date with all the latest Mafia news and updates, follow us on Facebook
UPDATE 12/16/11 - FANS, we need
YOU to help us choose the newest member of the Monster Truck Mafia!
The Monster Truck Mafia is opening its membership rolls
to one lucky driver in advance of the 2012 season!
We've been looking for the perfect driver to join our
ranks and we combed the entire monster truck industry searching for
someone talented enough, extreme enough and daring enough to be a part
of the Monster Truck Mafia! We've come up with five drivers that
we like, but it's up to you, our FANS, to pick our newest member!
Voting begins today, December 16th, and runs through New
Year's Eve. At the stroke of midnight, voting will close and we will
tabulate the results and announce our new member on New Year's Day,
January 1st, 2012. Every fan will have the opportunity to vote once.
Then we want you to Like us on
Facebook and tell us who you voted for!