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Monster Jam Summer Heat
Ocala Speedway
Ocala, FL
April 30-May 2, 2010
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Friday - Grave Digger
Saturday Afternoon - Mopar Magic
Saturday Night - Grave Digger
Sunday - Gunslinger
Friday - Grave Digger
Saturday Afternoon - Taz
Saturday Night - Grave Digger
Sunday - Grave Digger
Trucks: Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Taz (Adam Anderson), Blue Thunder (Frank Krmel), Gunslinger (Scott Hartsock), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Mopar Magic (Chris Baker).

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Friday 7:30 p.m. - Randy Brown won both the racing and freestyle competitions in Grave Digger after Adam Anderson and Taz took the wheelie competition Friday night in the first of four events this weekend at Ocala Speedway.

With a huge crowd packing the popular dirt race track despite some threatening weather in the area it was Anderson's pair of lengthy slap wheelies on the spacious facility that gave Taz the clear cut win in the wheelie battle to take the first victory of the weekend. 

In racing the blind draw for positions on the bracket, drawn by young fans who the drivers selected, placed Grave Digger and Taz against each other in the very first race of round one, with Brown powering Digger to the triumph. In the semifinals the very fast Grave Digger truck eliminated Frank Krmel and Blue Thunder to advance into the Championship Race where the opposition came from Steve Sims in Stone Crusher. Again in the finale Brown was flying around the Chicago style oval as Grave Digger took the event victory. 

Floridian Scott Hartsock took the early freestyle lead with a high flying performance and held it until Grave Digger rocked the house. Actually it appeared Anderson was primed to take the lead away from Hartsock when the the 2008 World Freestyle Champion came out big, but a broken blower belt half way through the time period ended Taz's run with too much time left on the clock. Brown was ready no matter who had the lead, with a sensational Grave Digger freestyle. Brown gave his huge Florida fan base everything they wanted, including massive air and two fantastic sets of Digger donuts, Grave Digger starting the challenging four show weekend in Florida by winning freestyle as well as racing. 

RACE RESULTS 
1st round - Grave Digger def Taz; Stone Crusher def Blue Thunder; Mopar Magic def Gunslinger (Blue Thunder advanced to semifinals as fastest 1st round loser)

Semifinals - Grave Digger def Blue Thunder; Stone Crusher def Mopar Magic 
CHAMPIONSHIP RACE - GRAVE DIGGER DEFEATED STONE CRUSHER 

FREESTYLE RESULTS 
GRAVE DIGGER  25 
Gunslinger  21
Blue Thunder  20
Mopar Magic  18
Stone Crusher  17
Taz  16

WHEELIE RESULTS 
TAZ  27 
Stone Crusher  23
Grave Digger  20 
Mopar Magic  15
Gunslinger  15 
Blue Thunder  14

Saturday Afternoon -

The parity in today's Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam was on display under a scorching sunny sky Saturday afternoon in Ocala with three different drivers grabbing victories, including Chris Baker shocking his better known rivals by driving Mopar Magic to the win in the afternoon's Championship Race.

Opening the matinee action was the wheelie contest where Randy Brown grabbed that triumph for Team Grave Digger.

Then on to a racing bracket full of upsets that included Grave Digger being beaten twice, and Baker rolling Mopar Magic victoriously through the early rounds and into a Championship Race encounter with Frank Krmel in Blue Thunder. As was the case all afternoon Baker was just too strong and Mopar Magic claimed victory in the finals.

Freestyle though belonged to Adam Anderson and Taz. Giving the crowd the biggest air, the best slap wheelies, and a pair of dizzying cyclones the judges scored Taz one point better than Grave Digger for the event's freestyle win.

RACE RESULTS
1st round - Blue Thunder def Grave Digger; Gunslinger def Stone Crusher; Mopar Magic def Taz (Grave Digger advanced to semifinals as fastest 1st round loser)
Semifinals - Blue Thunder def Gunslinger; Mopar Magic def Grave Digger

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE - MOPAR MAGIC DEFEATED BLUE THUNDER

FREESTYLE RESULTS

TAZ  25

Grave Digger  24

Stone Crusher  23

Gunslinger  19

Blue Thunder  19

Mopar Magic  17

WHEELIE COMPETITION

GRAVE DIGGER  21

Taz  20

Stone Crusher  18

Mopar Magic  16

Gunslinger  15

Blue Thunder  14 

Saturday 7:30 p.m. - Randy Brown dominated the action driving Grave Digger in front of a standing room only crowd at Ocala Speedway, winning both the racing and freestyle competitions Saturday night.

The only other driver to grab glory in Saturday night's dirt track action was Steve Sims, who won the wheelie contest in Stone Crusher. Three fans serving as the wheelie judges actually scored it a tie between Stone Crusher and Adam Anderson in Taz, but the tie-breaker judge had Stone Crusher scored higher. The crowd was really going wild for Grave Digger when after hitting his two wheelies that the judges scored, Brown decided to do another one and flipped the truck on the unscored wheelie, but the truck suffered only cosmetic damage.

The race bracket got underway and it was clear throughtout that the two trucks who have been best in racing all weekend, Brown's Grave Digger and Chris Baker in Mopar Magic were headed toward a Championship Race showdown, and that's exactly how it worked out after Mopar Magic eliminated Stone Crusher in the semifinals and Grave Digger knocked off Taz in the final four. To no surprise the final race was close all the way with Brown finding a little extra muscle to get Grave Digger across the line for the narrow victory.

Stone Crusher then blasted out a high flying freestyle that had Sims in the lead until Grave Digger roared onto the track and Brown was on his game from the start with a rocking performance that had it all including some of the biggest leaps of the weekend, Grave Digger winning freestyle for the second time of the weekend.

RACING RESULTS

1st round - Mopar Magic def Taz; Stone Crusher def Blue Thunder; Grave Digger def Gunslinger (Taz advanced to semifinals as fastest 1st round loser
Semifinals - Mopar Magic def Stone Crusher; Grave Digger def Taz

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE - GRAVE DIGGER DEFEATED MOPAR MAGIC
FREESTYLE RESULTS

GRAVE DIGGER  25

Stone Crusher  23

Gunslinger  21

Blue Thunder  19

Taz  18

Mopar Magic  17

 

 

WHEELIE RESULTS

 

STONE CRUSHER  25 (won tie-breaker)

Taz  25

Grave Digger  24

Gunslinger  22

Blue Thunder  22

Mopar Magic  19

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - In front of a large crowd that braved mid-90's heat to see the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam superstars in action Floridian Scott Hartsock thrilled his home state fans by winning the racing bracket, Florida favorite Randy Brown in Grave Digger took the freestyle and Adam Anderson also grabbed a win, taking the wheelie victory driving Taz to wrap up the four event weekend at Ocala Speedway.

Anderson opened the afternoon with a great sky wheelie and slap wheelie combination which gave Taz a clear cut victory over the star studded line-up.

Afternoon racing was not Grave Digger's specialty in Ocala. Brown won the race competition in both of the events at Ocala Speedway in the Friday and Saturday night shows, but the track was much different in the blazing sun each afternoon. With Digger, Taz, and Stone Crusher all being upset in the first round it was Hartsock's Gunslinger squaring off with Frank Krmel in Blue Thunder in the finale. The Championship Race was close throughout until Hartsock took command in the final turn to record his first event victory of the weekend.

The final freestyle performances of the weekend were all outstanding with some of the biggest air of the weekend thrilling the fans. Anderson had a great save and some thrilling cyclones to get the lead for Taz, but Brown was able to match the big air in a ragged edge Grave Digger performance that earned a one point margin of victory for Grave Digger over Taz.

RACING RESULTS

1st round - Blue Thunder def Stone Crusher; Mopar Magic def Grave Digger; Gunslinger def Taz (Grave Digger advanced to semifinals as fastest 1st round loser)

Semifinals - Blue Thunder def Grave Digger; Gunslinger def Mopar Magic

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE - GUNSLINGER DEFEATED BLUE THUNDER

FREESTYLE RESULTS

GRAVE DIGGER  25

Taz  24

Stone Crusher  22

Blue Thunder  19

Mopar Magic  18

Gunslinger  18

WHEELIE RESULTS

TAZ  22

Mopar Magic  19

Grave Digger  17

Stone Crusher  16

Gunslinger  16

Blue Thunder  15