Grave Digger The Legend & Max-D Are Crowned The Monster Jam World Finals XIV Champions
Monster Jam Media
Mar 24, 2013
Grave Digger The Legend® and Max-DSM Take Home the 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM World Championships
Max-D Makes History with First-Ever Double Back Flip During Encore
LAS VEGAS (March 23, 2013) – The 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM, presented by NGK Spark Plugs, crowned the 2013 World Champions before a sold-out Sam Boyd Stadium tonight. Grave Digger The Legend®, driven by Adam Anderson, won the racing title, while Max-DSM, driven by Tom Meents, smashed his way to the freestyle title and his 11th-career Monster Jam World Finals crown.
Anderson posted the night’s fastest racing time in Grave Digger The Legend during the semi-final round with a 16.378 to beat out last night’s practice qualifying winner Max-D. In the final racing round of the night, The Legend faced off against El Toro Loco®, driven by Marc McDonald, and earned the first Racing Championship of his career.
Grave Digger the Legend Won the First Racing Championship of his Career
Photo Credit: Eric Stern
“I feel awesome right now,” said Anderson. “Not only is this my first racing victory here, but it’s my second win and I’m a two time champion now.”
The freestyle competition started off on a high note as ZombieSM (driven by Sean Duhon) set the early pace with a 22. Zombie’s solid score kept him in the hot seat until SupermanTM went out and caught massive air and was the new leader with 28. Blue Thunder® later took the Hot Seat before Max-D took home the 2013 Freestyle Championship with a score of 34.
Max-D Earned his 11th Monster Jam World Finals Title with a Win in Freestyle
Photo Credit: Eric Sterns
“We couldn’t have done it without the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans around the world,” said Meents. “That was sweet, I just want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting Max-D for 10 years.”
The night was capped during the Monster Jam World Finals encore as nearly 40,000 fans witnessed a series of Max-D back flips followed by the first-ever successfully landed double back flip in which Max-D left the Monster Jam fans from around the world on a high note.
Max-D Makes History with First-Ever Double Back Flip
Photo Credit: Eric Sterns
“I spent a lot of time preparing for this moment,” said Meents after completing the Max-D double back flip. “I put the go-for-it attitude at the front of my mind and when I’m determined to pull something big off, I pull out all the stops to do it. I’m glad I was able to achieve such a monumental milestone in front of all the dedicated Monster Jam fans here tonight.”
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Results
- Max-DSM – 34
- Blue Thunder® – 30
- SupermanTM – 28
- Stone Crusher – 27
- Iron ManTM – 27
- Lucas Oil Crusader® – 27
- Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm® – 25
- Metal Mulisha – 25
- Grave Digger The Legend® – 25
- Monster Energy – 24
- Grave Digger® – 24
- ZombieSM – 23
- Avenger – 23
- Son-uva Digger® – 23
- Monster Mutt® Dalmatian – 22
- Northern Nightmare® – 22
- Bad Habit – 21
- El Toro Loco® – 20
- Captain’s Curse® – 19
- Captain America – 18
- Madusa® – 16
- Monster Mutt® – 12
- Mohawk Warrior® – 8
- Advance Auto Parts GrinderSM – 8
- Scooby-DooTM – 7
- Spider-ManTM – 7
- BatmanTM – 6.
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The 2014 Monster Jam World Finals, featuring a record 32-Monster Jam trucks and a two day competition in which freestyle and racing will be separated into two nights, goes on-sale on April 3. All 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Double Down package purchasers will have the exclusive opportunity to renew their 2014 packages and seat locations April 3-8. Double Down fans wanting to add seats to their order, or change seat locations, can do so April 11-16. Both Double Down packages and regular tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 19.
For more information on the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM, 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.
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