Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Charlotte Bobcats Arena
February 16-17, 2007
Friday - Turtle
Saturday - Grave Digger
Friday - Turtle
Saturday - Turtle
Monster Jam® Trucks: including Grave Digger, Turtle, Virginia Giant, Screamin Demon, Big Crunch, Clydesdale, Annihilator, and Bad News. Trucks are subject to change without notice
Weekend Race Recap
Hello Monster Fans from Bobcat Arena in Charlotte, NC! Turtle Power was
the order of the day as the Monsters took to the floor this evening.
Up first was the Monster Wheelie Competition and the drivers were more
than ready to get started. Big Crunch fired it up with a 20 to start us
off followed by a crazy 27 from Clydesdale. Annihilator answered back
with a 27 of his own to tie for the lead. Bad News put in a solid 24
point showing of his own as well as Virginia giant also with a 24. Our
last but certainly not least competitor in Monster Wheelie was Grave
Digger and he buried the competition with a 29 point run to tak the
victory! Congratulations Digger!
Big Crunch 20
Bad News 21
Virginia giant 24
Up next was Monster Racing as we had more in store for the hot
Digger would take a bye run into the Semi-Final since he won the
Monster Wheelie Competition. That meant that Big Crunch would take on
Annihilator and it would be Annihilator taking the win.
Turtle and Clydesdale would be the next battle. Turtle would storm past
to take on Virginia giant who beat Bad News.
Semi Final Action was Digger vs Anihilator and Turtle vs Virginia
Giant. Ultimately Digger buried Annihilator only to tear out his rear
driveline and be unable to continue the event. Turtle sneaked past the
Virginia Giant sleeping at the line. Annihilator would pair up with
Turtle in the Final round action. Turtle cut a blistering fast light,
and would take the Win. A huge victory in his hometown Event.
was chock full of more exciting action with Trevor Vines dominating the
competition. With Grave Digger sidelined for the night, the Monster Jam
Freestyle was a wide open field. This included cyclones from bad news
and Virginia Giant. The ultimate victor would be The Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtle with a double down victory. The Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtle now piloted by Whit Carlton, will help propel his team to
ultimately to the World Finals in Las Vegas. Saturday night is looking
to Sell out. The Digger Team will pull an all nighter back at their
shop, to return to tear it up on Saturday night.
Saturday 7:30PM -
Hello again Monster Jam Fans from Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, NC! Let's
get right to the action. Monster Wheelie would be our first event
tonight and the drivers brought mtheir best game to the floor. out
first Big Crunch who posted a respectable 18 to start it off but
Clydesdale answered back with a 22 to take the lead. Annihilator and
Bad News chimed in with an 18 and a 15 respectively until Turtle
stepped it up with a 21. Virginia Giant came in also with a 21 and it
looked like the 22 of Clydesdale would hold up but it wasn't meant to
be as Grave Digger was in top form a went sky high with a 26 to get the
win in Monster Wheelie. Congratulation Gary Porter and Grave Digger!
we come in to Monster Jam Racing. Since Digger won Monster Wheelie he
would get a Bye run into the Semi Final. Annihilator would take on Bad
News in the first round and it went to Bruce Haney and Bad News to
advance. Clydesdale takes on Turtle who won last night's racing and
Turtle kept the momentum to advance. our last matchup of the first
round saw Virgina Giant triumph over a great effort by Big Crunch.
Semi-Final action would put Digger against Bad News and Digger
delivered, thundering his way to the final to take on the winner of the
battle between Turtle and Virginia Giant. It would not be Turtle's
night as Virginia Giant gave it all he had to move to the Final. The
stage was set for a tough battle. Grave Digger was back to his old self
and Virginia Giant looking for the upset. When the dust settled it was
Grave Digger taking the Racing victory by less than a wheel. 2 for 2 on
the night, Grave Digger!
but certainly not least was the UTI Monster Freestyle! It is amazing
how many surprise you can have in one weekend at Monster Jam. Big
Crunch got us rolling with a solid 15 point run but Clydesdale kicked
it up a notch to 20. Bad News had something to prove and took the lead
with an awesome 25and like Hot Wheels says, "Beat that". That is
exactly what Turtle had in mind and ripped off a high flying 26 to take
the lead! Virginia Giant wanted to get in on the fun as well so he
cranks it up and rocks out a 26 of his own. Grave Digger would be our
final truck of the night and started out as strong as ever. Some huge
air and a couple of cyclones later though, Digger seemed to lose some
power and just didn't quite have the killer run we know Gary Porter is
capable of. The effort was there but the score on reflected a 25. This
left us with 2 trucks tied at 26, Turtle and Virginia Giant. We left it
to the capacity crowd to sort it out by their applause. It was so close
that we had to do it twice and when the cheers died down it would be
Whit Tarlton and Turtle taking the win in Freestyle! It should be noted
that Turtle notched the first 3 wins of his career for Whit Tarlton
this weekend. Charlotte you have just witnessed the birth of a legend.
Congratulations Whit Tarlton and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Thank you
very much to all of our great fans for spending your Saturday night
here with us in the wonderful world of Monster Jam and don't forget to
watch all the Monster action only on Speed. Goodnight Charlotte!
"The Pistol" Pete Birnbryer USHRA Announcer