Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
January 27-29, 2012
Friday Night: Batman
Saturday 2pm: Batman
Saturday 7:30pm: Stone Crusher
Sunday 2pm: Stone Crusher
Friday Night: Monster Mutt
Saturday 2pm: Grave Digger
Saturday 7:30pm: Grave Digger
Sunday 2pm: Northern Nightmare
Monster Jam® Trucks: including Grave Digger® driven by Rod Schmidt, Northern Nightmare℠ driven by Cam McQueen, Monster Mutt® driven by Joe Miller, Batman Monster Truck driven by Norm Miller, Illuminator driven by Jay Snyder, and Stone Crusher driven by Morgan Kane!
The Verizon Center here in Washington, DC was rocking tonight from the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans that packed the seats as well as the 6 Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam trucks tearing up the course. Fans snapped and posted pics of all the action going down on www.Facebook.com/MJOnline trying to become the Facebook Fan of the Week.
The action started with the wheelie competition with the fans waving their flags, pennants, and puff trucks to the roof cheering on the drivers as they each took their shot at pulling the best wheelie to get the score from the judges to take the win. Every monster truck that pulled to the line uped the score of the previous monster truck and the fans were digging it. The score to beat was a 25 from Morgan Kane and Stone Crusher until Joe Miller and Monster Mutt pulled a wheelie that was so verticle it looked as if he was going to flip over backwards; However, momentum and a little throttle pulled the truck back down on all 4 tires and took the win.
Batman - 19
Illuminator - 19
Northern Nightmare - 21
Grave Digger - 21
Stone Crusher - 25
Monster Mutt - 27(winner)
The UTI racing competition saw the competition heating up with the drivers all trying to make it to the UTI Racing Main Event and some very close finishes that had to go to replay for the judges to determine winners and the fans loving every pass.
Round 1 racing pairings
Illuminator vs Stone Crusher(winner),Northern Nightmare vs Batman(winner),Grave Digger vs Monster Mutt(winner)
Round 2 racing pairings
Stone Crusher vs Northern Nightmare who was the Fast loser with Nothern Nighmare taking the win.
Grave Digger vs Batman(winner) with Batman taking the win and Grave Digger breaking an axle at the starting line.
The UTI racing main event saw Batman vs Northern Nightmare as the fans cheered on the USA against Canada showdown. When the light went green, both trucks launched over the cars, through the air, and towards the finish line which would turn out to be a photo finish. With the judges checking the replays and the fans rocking the house, it would be Batman taking the UTI Racing Main Event win by inches.
UTI Racing Main Event Winner - Batman
The fans were still buzzing from racing when the trucks rolled onto the track one by one for the "Service Is Our Best Part freestyle competition." Huge wheelies, Donuts, big air over the two car and van stacks, and even bigger air over the Stockholm Stack sent the trucks airing halfway across the track giving the fans the action they came to see from six of the best drivers in Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. When it came time to tally the scores it would be Monster Mutt taking the Service is Our Best Part Freestyle win.
Batman 5-5-5 15
Illuminator 6-5-6 17
Grave Digger 7-6-7 20
Stone Crusher 7-8-7 22
Northern Nightmare 8-8-8 24
Monster Mutt 8-9-8 25(winner)
A big thanks goes out to the staff of the Verizon Center and all the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans here in Washington, DC. We'll see you guys tomorrow at 2pm and 7pm, along with our final show Sunday at 2pm. Go to MonsterJam.com for all your info you need on Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam and post your pics on www.Facebook.com/MJonline for your chance to become the facebook fan of the week.
By Jody DonnellySaturday 2pm
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam kicked off day two of high flying action here in Washington, DC's Verizon Center. It was a day full of action for all the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans that filled the seats and they cheered on every driver that hit the track.
With The Wheelie contest kicking off all the action, the fans got to see the monster trucks each take a hit at the cars to get more verticle than the other monster trucks and take home the win. The fans saw all the drivers and trucks one uping the previous driver and truck's wheelie and score. When Northern Nightmare hit the floor the score to beat was 24 by Grave Digger but, that all changed as Northern Nightmare hit the cars and stood the big truck completely straight up and down, pausing for a second, and almost flipping over backwards. However, a quick hit of the gas and reverse brought the monster back down on all four tires and across the cars. With the new score to beat of 25 by Northern Nightmare, Monster Mutt took his hit at the cars and got just as verticle almost looping out, grabbing some throttle, uprighting the truck and walking it acroos the cars for a score of 27 and taking the win.
The Verizon Center was still buzzing as the monster trucks pulled to the line for the UTI Racing competition. All the drivers were hammering it hard off the line and across the car stacks looking to make it to the finals and hopefully take the UTI Racing Main Event win. The judges had their hands full today as the races were coming down to photo finishes for the wins and transfer spots thru the racing brackets. The UTI Racing Main Event would be Batman vs Grave Digger with both trucks side by side off the starting line and thru the air. At the line it would be Batman taking the win by just edging out Grave Digger across the finish line.
Round 1 Racing-
Northern Nightmare(bye run)
Illuminator vs Grave Digger (winner)
Batman vs Stone Crusher (winner)
Semi finals racing-
Northern Nightmare vs Batman(FL) Batman (winner)
Stone Crusher vs Grave Digger (winner)
UTI Racing Main Event
Grave Digger vs Batman(winner)
In the Service is Our Best Part Freestyle competition, the fans got to see the trucks hit the car stacks, slap wheelie action on the car van car stack, double jumps, cross threading, and big air off the stockholm set from all the drivers. It would come down to what driver flowed their run togethr thru the whole 60 seconds enough to impress the judges with a score that would take the win. When the scores were totaled up, it would be Grave Digger using the Bad To The Bone for 30 Years momentum and skills to take the win with a score of 25.
Service Is Our Best Part Freestyle
Batman- 7-7-8 22
Northern Nightmare- 7-8-7 22
Stone Crusher- 8-8-7 23
Monster Mutt- 8-8-8 24
Grave Digger- 8-9-8- 25(winner)
A big thanks go out to all the staff of the Verizon Center for all their help and all the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans for rocking the house. We'll see everyone later tonight for more action at 7pm. Check out www.MonsterJam.com for all the info. Thanks, The DON
By Jody DonnellySaturday 7:30pm
The cars are stacked and the track is ready for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam to rock the Verizon Center for the second time today. Earlier today, the fans saw photo finish UTI racing action and high flying Service is Our Best Part Freestyle runs and tonight would turn out to be even closer, faster, and even higher flying action from all the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam trucks. The wheelie competition saw the drivers taking the front bumpers to the sky and dragging the rear bumpers across the car stacks trying to get the win. With the drivers uping the scores of the previous driver before them it would come down to who could get that high score and get the win. In the end the fans would see just why it's been "Bad To The Bone for 30 yrs" as Grave Digger would take the win.
Illuminator- 7-7-7 21
Stone Crusher- 7-7-8 22
Batman- 8-8-8 24
Northern Nightmare- 10-9-8 27
Monster Mutt- 9-8-10 27
Grave Digger-10-9-10 29(winner)
The UTI racing competition would see the trucks go head to head in straight line racing with photo finishes once again from as they all were putting the throttle down, launching across the cars to the line, and trying to get the win and move on to the main event. The UTI Racing Main Event would be two of the youngest Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam drivers Morgan Kane (Stone Crusher) and Joe Miller (Monster Mutt) set to battle to see who's the fastest here tonight. When the light went green, both trucks launched off the line with the roar of the fans behind them with flash bulbs going off as they sailed thru the air over the crush cars towards the finish line. At the line it would be a photo finish with the judges reviewing the replay video to determine that Stone Crusher had taken the UTI Racing Win.
Round 1 Racing-
Batman vs Stone Crusher(winner)
Northern Nightmare vs Monster Mutt(winner)
Illuminator vs Grave Digger(winner)
Northern Nightmare vs Stone Crusher(winner)
Grave Digger vs Monster Mutt(winner)
UTI Racing Main Event-
Monster Mutt vs Stone Crusher(winner)
The Service is Our Best Part Freestyle competition saw the course set with two car stacks, small dirt rollers, one car van car stack, and the Stockholm stack. The trucks would use this course to it's fullest advantage in their 60 second runs hitting all the car stacks both ways, cross threading between the stacks, big wheelies, double jump action, and huge multiple airs off of the Stockholm stacks to the roars of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans that filled the Verizon Center. Each truck that hit the floor would take the highest score just a little bit higher by adding just enough excitement to their run to get the new score to beat. It all came down to who would have the best Freestyle 60sec run. Taking the win with a score of 25 would be Grave Digger, which got the house rocking with applause from all the Grave Digger fans.
Service Is Our Best Part Freestyle Competition-
Batman- 5-6-7 18
Illuminator- 7-6-6 19
Stone Crusher- 8-7-6 21
Northern Nightmare- 7-7-8 22
Grave Digger- 8-8-9 25(winner)
A big thank you to the staff and crew of the Verizon Center and all the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans here in DC. We'll see you guys tomorrow at 2pm for our final show. Go to www.MonsterJam.com for all tickets and event info. Thanks, The DON
By Jody DonnellySunday 2pm
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans packed the Verizon Center here in Washington, DC and were ready to see their favorite Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam trucks battle it out in Wheelie, UTI Racing, and the "Service Is Our Best Part" Freestyle competitions. The fans were amped up for action and the trucks rolled onto the floor for the wheelie competition. The trucks were getting completely verticle off of the crush cars - so much so that Northern Nightmare hit the cars, stood totally verticle, balanced for a second, and flipped completely over backwards onto the hood of the truck. With all the trucks hitting the cars and giving the fans the wheelies they wanted, the scores were added up with Monster Mutt taking the win.
Northern Nightmare- 7-6-6 19
Batman- 8-8-8 24
Grave Digger-8-8-8 24
Stone Crusher-9-8-8 25
Monster Mutt-10-10-9 29(winner)
In the UTI Racing Competition, the racing rounds saw the trucks going at it again launching off the starting line and catching big air over the crush cars. Every race was so close at the finish line that the judges were having to review the finish line videos to determine the winners. The fans were witnessing some serious racing going down from the trucks who all wanted a spot in the UTI Racing Main event. After all the rounds of racing it would come down to the two youngest drivers Morgan Kane(Stone Crusher) and Joe Miller (Monster Mutt) who would go head to head in the main event. When the light went green, both trucks were bumper to bumper across the cars, thru the air, and to the finish line with Stone cruisher taking the win by half a foot.
UTI Racing Round 1-
Illuminator vs Monster Mutt(winner)
Grave Digger vs Stone Crusher(winner)
Semi-Final Racing Round-
Batman vs Stone Crusher(winner)
Grave Digger(FL) vs Monster Mutt(winner)
UTI Racing Main Event- Monster Mutt vs Stone Crusher(winner)
With the fans pumped up from the action going down, it was time for the "Service Is Our Best Part" Freestyle competition to go down. The trucks had 60 seconds on the clock to hit two car stacks, a donut area, a car van car stack, and a large center jump. The fans got to see the trucks blasting the big jump and fly halfway across the Verizon center in the air as well as huge wheelies, double jumps both directions, power wheelie, and some awesome donuts as they cheered the trucks on. With all the action that went down it would come down to adding up the scores and crowning Northern Nightmare the winner of the "Service Is Our Best Part" Freestyle.
Service Is Our Best Part Freestyle Competition-
Illuminator- 7-6-6 19
Monster Mutt-8-8-8 24
Northern Nightmare- 8-9-9 26(winner)
Thank you to the staff and crew of the Verizon Center and all the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans here in Washington, DC. Check out www.MonsterJam.com for upcoming event info and to get your Double Down tickets for the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals at Sam Boyd Stadium March 23-24 2012. Thanks, The DON
By Jody Donnelly