2013 has been a wild season for Charlie Pauken, and things continued to get wild this past weekend in El Paso, Texas, where Charlie Pauken paired up with fellow Grave Digger driver Carl VanHorn for a special treat. The two drivers brought their respective Grave Diggers out for a pair of tandom freestyle's Saturday and Sunday in front of two sold out crowds at the Sun Bowl.The end result included some spectacular wow moments, including some huge air from "Chuckie" as he earned the Air Force Reserve Big Air of the Week award as seen above. While freestyle captivated the crowd and was the story of the weekend, Pauken had a very solid outing in both racing competitions. On Saturday night he made it into the semi-finals against Max-D but was unable to advance into the finals. Sunday he improved and made his way through the bracket to the final round to square off against Monster Energy, only to come up shy of the victory. The next stop for Pauken and the Grave Digger is Tuscon, Arizona for one final weekend of competition before the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas.
It's been very busy for Charlie heading into the new year, and it's gotten off to a good start, with a nice freestyle win last weekend in Tacoma, followed by a very competitive weekend with teammate Adam Anderson and Grave Digger the Legend, finishing in second place in freestyle in Anaheim. Charlie had the following to say about his approach to this season:
"I'm looking forward to great 2013 year with all my monster jam friends and family. As we go out this year I'm taking the saying which I use with CP3 in his Quartermidget racing.
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