The world's first monster truck front flip

Crowds at the Monster Jam World Finals on Saturday, March 25th were treated to the world's first monster truck front flip.

Lee O'Donnell was put at the top of the leader board with a 9.355 following the unexpected move in front of a sold-out crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas.

This was the first world championship for O'Donnell, who is part of VP Racing Fuel's Mad Scientist.

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A monster truck performs during the Monster Jam show at the King Fahad stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh on March 17, 2017. Monster Jam, the US-based motorsport competition featuring outrageously modified vehicles, becomes the latest event introduced to the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to promote entertainment. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A monster truck performs during the Monster Jam show at the King Fahad stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh on March 17, 2017. Monster Jam, the US-based motorsport competition featuring outrageously modified vehicles, becomes the latest event introduced to the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to promote entertainment. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A monster truck performs during the Monster Jam show at the King Fahad stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh on March 17, 2017. Monster Jam, the US-based motorsport competition featuring outrageously modified vehicles, becomes the latest event introduced to the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to promote entertainment. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Chuck Wermer flies his truck Toro Loco at Monster Jam, a monster truck competition in San Jose May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)
Paul Shearer (R) explains how a monster truck tire is hand carved to Summer Brakey at Monster Jam, a monster truck show in Denver, Colorado February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
David Smith drives the truck King Krunch over wrecked cars at Monster Jam, a monster truck show in Denver, Colorado February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
The trucks line up at Monster Jam, a monster truck show in Denver, Colorado February 10, 2007. L-R: Iron Outlaw, Bounty Hunter, Hot Wheels, Grave Digger and El Matador. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
Charlie Pauken celebrates on top of his truck Grave Digger after setting the best time at Monster Jam, a monster truck competition in Denver, Colorado February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Charlie Pauken flies his truck Grave Digger past the crowd at Monster Jam, a monster truck competition in Denver, Colorado February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
A monster truck performs during Monster Jam show which was organized by General Entertainment Authority, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 17, 2017. Picture taken March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
NEW JERSEY, USA - JANUARY 30: A monster truck performs during Monster Jam Show at Prudential Center in New Jersey in United States on January 30, 2017. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A fan takes a picture of a monster truck during the Monster Jam show at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2017. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW JERSEY, USA - JANUARY 30: A monster truck performs during Monster Jam Show at Prudential Center in New Jersey in United States on January 30, 2017. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW JERSEY, USA - JANUARY 30: A monster truck performs during Monster Jam Show at Prudential Center in New Jersey in United States on January 30, 2017. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Monster trucks perform during the Monster Jam show at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC on January 28, 2017. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Young fans cheer at Monster Jam, a monster truck show in Denver, Colorado February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
Tyler Blevins, 5, waves a flag in front of the Grave Digger truck at Monster Jam, a monster truck show in Denver, Colorado February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
A competitor drives a truck during a Monster Jam event at Lluis Companys stadium in Barcelona, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN SPORT MOTOR RACING TRANSPORT)
A monster truck performs during Monster Jam show which was organized by General Entertainment Authority, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 17, 2017. Picture taken March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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O'Donnell's reign looked like it was coming to a close when Neil Elliott in Max-DTM wowed the crowd.

Instead of taking the traditional route and tackling the back-flip ramp head-on, Elliott reversed up the ramp, rotated, and ended back on all four tires.

Despite being the first to complete this maneuver, it was not enough to top O'Donnell, and Elliott finished the competition in second place with a score of 9.316.

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