Excitement All Around Sam Boyd Stadium
By Brian Genslinger
Mar 23, 2012

The dirt ramps are painted and the chalk lines are laid down, which means only one thing, the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM XIII is just one day away. The Monster Jam dirt crew and the paint crew put the finishing touches to the track before the Monster Jam monster trucks get ready for practice.


What was going on inside the stadium wasn't even close to the excitement that was going on outside the stadium. The Make- A- Wish foundation was present and was joined by many of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam drivers. They even were given the opportunity to take rides in the Monster Jam ride truck around a track that was setup in the parking lot. Almost every kid was smiling from ear to ear after getting of the ride truck and then getting the opportunity to talk about their experience with the Monster Jam drivers.


Next up was the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals VIP Experience of a Lifetime Sweepstakes winner, Ashley Bosse. By winning the sweepstakes that Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam put on, she was given the opportunity to drive a monster truck. She brought along her seven year old son Noah who was ecstatic to be up and close with the monster trucks, but also for all the Monster Jam drivers that showed up to watch Ashley drive a monster truck for the first time. After she did her laps around the track and got unstrapped to climb out of the monster truck her first words were, "that was awesome".


At 6pm sharp, inside Sam Boyd stadium the Monster Jam drivers finally got the chance to fire up their monster truck engines and take them out for practice laps around the track. In the Young Guns Shoot competitors, Stone Crusher had the two fastest times with 17.102 and 17.302. Titan had the third fastest with a time of 17.501. In the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals competitors Grave Digger had the two fastest times with 16.874 and 16.875. Team Hot Wheels brought home the third fastest time with 16.977.


Stay tune for more updates and photos tomorrow from the Double Down and also the Young Guns Shootout.

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