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Monster Jam
Charleston Civic Center
Charleston, WV
January 31, 2003
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Friday - TBA
Saturday - Predator
Friday - TBA
Saturday - Predator


Trucks: Black Stallion, Obsession #2, Rap Attack, Iron Warrior, Predator, and Prowler.



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 Weekend Race Recap

Charleston, WV(January 31 - February 1, 2003)

Friday
TBA


Saturday
A FULL HOUSE IN THE RIVER CITY !!!
10,000 fans of horsepower gathered by the Kanawha River on a very special Saturday night. They saw wheel-to-wheel Quad Wars battles that played out high drama. They saw high-flyin’ freestyle motocross trix that definitely were not kidstuff. They saw photo-finish monster truck racing that was plagued by drama throughout the night. And they saw pure insanity in monster truck freestyle. A stadium full of Digger Beakons and waving checkered flags came together with one of the loudest crowds we’ve ever heard to make for one exciting night.
The hard-luck award has to go to David Rappich in Rap Attack. After getting royally rooked the night before in freestyle, he was determined to make a go of it tonight. His truck had other ideas. A solenoid that controls the rear steering seized – draining the battery. When it came time to start the show, everything was ready but Rap Attack. For that reason, Dave wasn’t able to parade into the stadium with the other five monsters. He was able to get the problem half-fixed for the qualifying runs. He was able to make the call to the line, but during the standard safety check of our remote ignition interrupt system, the truck failed to start again. After being towed off and missing the call to the line for eliminations, he got the problem completely figured out in time for freestyle. When that time came, he fell short of victory there by only six points. Dave’s a fighter and we know he’ll be back at ‘em next time.
Quad Wars was the scene of betrayal and drama like never seen before. Beckly, WV resident Chris Davis ran for team West Virginia on Friday night – part of a losing effort against visiting team New York. “I’m sick of runnin’ with losers”, he said and registered with Team New York for Saturday night’s action. Apparently, two other Team WV riders thought the same way – because when lining up for the finals, two Team WV riders from the front row tore off their blue (WV) jerseys revealing their true colors of red – the jersey color of Team New York – two more defectors. Outgunned and outnumbered, a hard, wheel-to-wheel fight was fought until the checkered flag fell in favor of team New York. However, more than half of the crowd saw a most interesting line taken by team New York’s captain on the last lap – almost punting a Team WV rider into the pile of crushed cars. According to the rule book and per the call of Assistant Director of Race Competition Donald Duncan, a two-by-three rematch was called for. Each team saddled up two riders and they all went three laps. It came down to two riders other than the team captains (they took each other out in turn one of the last lap) who went side-by-side to the wire. Team New York got the goods on Team WV by a half bike length. There’s always next time, though!!!
In the Wendy’s Freestyle Motocross challenge, Johnny Jones had to sit out tonight owing to his destroyed collar bone. It was already broken before Friday’s competition – in three places – and he re-separated the breaks competing the night before. He provided expert commentary to help get the crowd loud for big air from Derek “Ginsu” Cook and Brandon “Hollywood” Roberts. Cook cooked and took the win with his signature heart-attack-look-back.
When all was said and done, the night looked like this, …

WENDY'S USHRA MONSTER JAM PRESENTED BY FORD AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY MIDWAY FORD
CHARLESTON, WV CIVIC CENTER
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 2003
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TRUCK
DRIVER
HOMETOWN
QUALIFYING TIME
FREESTYLE POINTS
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IRON WARRIOR
GLENN BOWLIN
FT. MEYERS, FL
1.57
DNS
OBSESSION
ROD WOOD
TUSCON, AZ
1.72
DNS
RAP ATTACK
DAVID RAPPICH
VIENNA, OH
NDQ
24
BLACK STALLION
MIKE VATTERS
HAGERSTOWN, MD
1.62
15
PROWLER
BRIAN WOOMACK
ARNOLD, MO
1.48
27
PREDATOR
ALLEN PEZO
BRENTWOOD, TN
1.54
30

WENDY'S FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS CHALLENGE
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CHARLESTON, WV CIVIC CENTER
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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1st, 2003
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RIDER
HOMETOWN
RD 1 PTS
RD 2 HEIGHT
FINAL ROUND POINTS
FINAL RANK
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DEREK COOK
PHOENIX, AZ
8
15
25
1
BRANDON ROBERTS
LOS ANGELES, CA
7
14
15
2
JOHNNY JONES
SAN DIEGO, CA
DNS
DNS
DNS
3


MONSTER TRUCK ELIMINATIONS
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CHARLESTON, WV CIVIC CENTER
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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1st, 2003
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RD 1
SEMI-FINALS
FINALS
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RAP ATTACK ***
IRON WARRIOR
PROWLER
PREDATOR
PREDATOR
PREDATOR
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OBSESSION
BLACK STALLION
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PROWLER
PROWLER
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IRON WARRIOR
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BLACK STALLION
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*** DID NOT MAKE THE CALL
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FAST LOSER
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