Maximum Destruction and Northern Nightmare Win All
Monster Jam Media
Mar 25, 2012
Maximum Destruction® and Northern Nightmare
Capture 2012 Advance
Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals
presented by NGK Spark Plugs World Championships
LAS VEGAS (March 24, 2012) – At the 13 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals℠ presented by NGK Spark Plugs, Maximum Destruction®, driven by Tom Meents, captured the world racing title in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium. Not to be outdone in its debut season, Northern Nightmare℠, driven by Cam McQueen, captured its first-ever Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Championship with a dominating score of 38.
The Metal Mulisha monster truck, driven by Todd LeDuc, set the fastest qualifying time (16:201) at last night’s Double Down, which gave the truck a bye in Round 1 of tonight’s racing format. Spider-Man, driven by Chad Tingler, made quick work of Metal Mulisha in Round 2, knocking him out of championship contention. Captain’s Curse®, driven by Pablo Huffaker, qualified second, but was also upset in Round 2 after a Round 1 bye, by Wolverine.
The Semi-Final Rounds featured Maximum Destruction® against Grave Digger The Legend℠, and Monster Energy against Wolverine. Maximum Destruction recovered from a mid-race mistake to secure a place in the Championship Round and Monster Energy cruised past Wolverine to set the stage for the Monster Jam World Finals Racing Championship.
Maximum Destruction reigned supreme beating Monster Energy in the team’s Monster Jam World Finals debut, and winning its second consecutive racing championship.
Tom Meents Won his Sixth Racing Championship
Photo Credit: Eric Stern
“I don’t even care about winning this title; this was all for the Maximum Destruction fans,” said Meents after the win. “You guys are the best fans in the world, and I would not be here without you and your support.”
In the freestyle portion of the night, Spider-Man set the bar high in the early rounds of freestyle, posting a 24, compliments of massive aerial acrobatics and an epic slap wheelie.
But Northern Nightmare and McQueen stole the show when he thrashed his way around the stadium floor, controlling a front-side end-over-end followed by a backflip and putting together one of the most impressive runs in Monster Jam World Finals history.
“You guys came here to see a show, and that is what you are going to get,” said McQueen. “I love you guys. This one is for my Dad; he couldn’t be here tonight. This is also for Canada, we are bringing our first World Championship back north.”
Northern Nightmare and McQueen will Bring the Freestyle Trophy Up to Canada
Photo Credit: Eric Stern
The night culminated with the Monster Jam World Finals encore, which the loyal Monster Jam® fans have come to know as one of the most anticipated moments every year in Las Vegas. Celebrating “Bad To The Bone For 30 Years” was the encore theme, and eight Grave Digger monster trucks delivered in one of the most amazing performances on a Monster Jam track in the history of the sport.
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals℠ Freestyle Results
Northern Nightmare℠: 38
Bounty Hunter: 32
Grave Digger The Legend℠: 30
Son-uva Digger℠: 30
Team Hot Wheels: 30
Stone Crusher: 30
El Toro Loco®: 27
Monster Energy: 27
Captain America: 25
Mohawk Warrior℠: 25
Grave Digger®: 25
Metal Mulisha: 23
Iron Man: 23
Lucas Oil Crusader℠: 21
Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠: 18
Monster Mutt®: 16
Maximum Destruction®: 16
Captain’s Curse®: 15
Monster Mutt® Dalmatian: 4
Tickets for the 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals℠ go on-sale in two weeks. See below for detailed on-sale information.
April 4-9, 2012: Double Down #1
All fans that purchased 2012 Double Down packages will receive an e-mail to renew their Double Down packages for 2013 starting Wednesday, April 4th. Fans wishing to renew their exact same seats for 2013 must do so by Monday, April 9th.
April 11-16, 2012: Double Down #2
Double Down fans looking to change or add seats for 2013 may renew their seats from Wednesday, April 11th through Monday, April 16th.
April 18, 2012: General Public On-ale
Double Down Packages and regular tickets will go on sale to the general public at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Double Down packages will only be available online at UNLVTickets.com or call 866-4JAM-TIX. Regular tickets will be available through the Thomas & Mack Center box office, all UNLV Tickets outlets, online at UNLVTickets.com or call 866-4JAM-TIX.
For more information on the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals℠ presented by NGK Spark Plugs, log onto www.MonsterJam.com. Updates will be posted all weekend long on Facebook.com/MJOnline and Twitter.com/MonsterJam.
About Feld Motor Sports
Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.