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Monster Jam
BJCC Arena
Birmingham, AL
January 4-5, 2013
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Friday 7:30pm: Grave Digger
Saturday 2:00pm: Gunslinger
Saturday 7:30pm: Grave Digger
Friday 7:30pm: Grave Digger
Saturday 2:00pm: Monster Mutt Dalmatian
Saturday 7:30pm: Grave Digger
Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, Metal Mulisha driven by Todd Leduc, Batman™ driven by Norm Miller, Full Boar driven by Ed Eckert, Lucas Oil Crusader® driven by Linsey Weenk, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Gunslinger driven by Scott Hartsock, Razin' Kane driven by JR McNeil, Ice Cream Man driven by TJ Tripp and Scooby-Doo™ driven by Nicole Johnson!!

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Friday 7:30pm

The start of the 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam here in Birmingham Alabama had ten of the best Monster Jam Truck lineups that has been here in along time. Not only did the great fans at the BJCC Arena get treated to two extra Monster Jam Trucks but they also got to see the world debut of Scooby Doo the newest addition to Monster Jam. The two extra trucks that were added to the scheduel due to the Houston Show rescheduling was Monster Mutt Dalmatian and Lucas Oil Crusader. This was the second year in a row that the fans here in Birmingham was treated the the extra excitement. That's not all they were treated! There was the Hardee's Quad War Challenge, Lawn Mower Racing, Freestyle Motor Cross and the Sphere of Fear.

The night started of with the wheelie contest as each Monster Jam Truck got one oppurtunity to impress the judges. Ice Cream Mna was first to go and scored a well deserved 20 and kept the hot seat thru six more Monster Jam Trucks. It wasn't till Batman tied him with a nice sky wheelie leaving only two more to go. Lucas Oil Crusader was next and took a one point lead with a 21 but Grave Digger wouldn't let it stand. Carl Van Horn in his newly rebuilt Black and Green Wrecking Machine had the crowd on their feet with a high tail dragging wheelie and the win with a score of 25.

Racing had its ups and downs for some of the compettitors. Scooby Doo and Metal Mulisha had problems in the pits and both were unable to make it to round one racing. That gave Monster Mutt Dalmatian and Lucas Oil Crusader bye run as Gunslinger,m Grave Digger and Batman all had first round wins. In round two Razin Kane came back as fast looser only to lose again to Gunslinger as Grave Digger defeated Lucas Oil Crusader as well as Batman Defeating Dalmatian. In the semi finals Hartsock was on a roll as he looked to advanced to the finals with a win over fast looser Crusader only to break on the landing over the finish line leaving him out of contention. Grave Digger in his semi final round beat Batman by a photo finish. The finals was awesome as two power houses batteled to the end it was Grave Digger taking the checkered flag.

Wheelie's.
Grave Digger 25
Lucas Oil Crusader 21
Icecream Man 20
Batman 20
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 18
Razin Kane 17
Scooby Doo 15
Full Boar 14
Metal Mulisha 13

Racing Round one: Gunslinger def Full Boar, Grave Digger def. Icecream man, Lucas Oil Crusader Bye, Batman def. Razin Kane, Monster Mutt Dalmatian Bye.

Round Two: Gunslinger def. Razin Kane(fast looser), Grave Digger def. Crusader and Batman defeated Dalmatian.

Semi Finals: Gunslinger defeated Lucas Oil Crusader and Grave Digger defeated Batman.

Finals: Grave Digger defeated Lucas Oil Crusader (Gunslinger broke).

Freestyle.
Grave Digger 24
Lucas Oil Crusader 21
Metal Mulisha 20
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 18
Batman 18
Scooby Doo 17
Icecream man 14
Razin Kane 14
Full Boar Broke
Gunslinger Broke.
Gunslinger 12

By Greg Whitacre

Saturday 2:00pm

Today started off with a jam packed Party in the Pits as the awesome Alabama Monster Jam Fans got to see their favorite Super Stars. Everyone on hand couldn't wait any longer for the start of this afternoons event and when the wheelie competition started every one was on their feet cheering for more.

Grave Digger took his second wheelie win of the weekend with a high score of 25 which was only one point higher than Lucas Oil Crusader who finished second. You would think with today's wheelie win and last nights sweep of all three events that Grave Digger would win the rest of today's competitions. That would not be true! Gunslinger took the UTI Championship race by defeating Lucas Oil Crusader and Monster Mutt Dalmatian won the Service is our Best Part Freestyle with a high score of 22.

Race was again close with numerous photo finishes. Gunslinger made his way to the finals with wins over Batman, Crusader and Grave Digger to meet Crusader one more time in the finals to beat him twice today. Lucas oil Crusader made his way to the final by coming back as fast looser in the semi finals to take out Monster Mutt Dalmatian for his bid. In the final race the officials needed to look at the replay three times before calling Gunslinger the winner.

Candice Jolly showed the fans why she is now considered a threat when it comes not only to racing but also Freestyle. She drove the paws off here Dalmatian by airing it out off of the freestyle motor cross hill not once but twice that gave her the win. Batman and Crusader were second best with score of 21 which both had great air and awesome sky wheelies in there fine effort. Here are today's results.

Wheelies.
Grave Digger 25
Lucas Oil Crusader 24
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 18
Ice Cream Man 17
Scooby Doo 17
Batman 17
Gunslinger 15
Full Boar 14
Razin Kane 14
Metal Mulisha 11

Racing Round One: Dalmatian def. Ice Cream Man, Gunslinger def. Batman, Crusader def. Metal Mulisha, Scooby Doo def. Razin Kane and Grave Digger def. Full Boar

Round Two: Dalmatian def. Batman(fast looser), Gunslinger def. Crusader, Grave Digger bye (scooby doo broke).

Semi Finals. Lucas Oil Crusader (fast looser) defeats Monster Mutt Dalmatian and Gunslinger defeats Grave Digger.

Finals: Gunslinger defeats Lucas Oil Crusader.

Freestyle.
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 22
Batman 21
Lucas Oil Crusader 21
Grave Digger 20
Scooby Doo 19
Razin Kane 18
Gunslinger 18
Ice Cream Man 16
Metal Mulisha 16
Full Boar 14

By Greg Whitacre

Saturday 7:30pm

Tonights Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam started off with a small remeberance and tribute to the late Joe Lowe. Joe had announced the Birmingham show for many years and tonight with his wife and doaughter on hand we said our good byes to our dear freind.

A near sell out crowd one of the biggest in years watched as the fan favorite Grave Digger win all three Monster Jam competitions. It didn't come esay though as all Monster Jam trucks competed at their highest level giving the fans everything they wanted and more. Grave Digger won the wheelie contest with a high score of 24 which was 4 points higher than second place finishers Scooby Doo and Monster Mutt Dalmatian. Digger then went on to defeat Scooby Doo in the UTI Racing Championship by another photo finish. Freestyle was just as close as Lucas Oil Crusader lost by only one point to the Black and Green Wrecking Machine even with the amazing save that Weenk pulled out.

The start of 2013 proves to be a battle to fill the new 28 possitions to the World Finals and I can tell you one thing watch out boys these two girls this weekend proved a point that they are in it as much as the next guy is. Candice Jolly also dedicated her awesome freestyle run to Joe Lowe and his family tonight by saying Joe was a close freind and will truly be missed by the Monster Jam Family. Here are tonights results.

Wheelies.
Grave Digger 24
Ice Cream Man 21
Scooby Doo 20
Monster Mutt Damatian 20
Batman 18
Lucas Oil Crusader 17
Razin Kane 16
Full Boar 15
Gunslinger 13
Metal Mulisha 13

Round One Racing: Scooby Doo def. Metal Mulisha, Gunslinger def. Full Boar, Batman def. Ice cream man, Grave Digger def. Razin Kane and Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Lucas Oil Crusader.

Round Two racing: Scooby Doo def. Crusader(fast looser), Gunslinger def. Batman, Grave Digger def. Monster Mutt Dalmatian.

Semi Finals: Scooby Doo defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian(fast looser) and Grave Digger Defeated Gunslinger.

Finals Grave Digger defeated Scooby Doo.

Freestyle.
Grave Digger 24
Lucas Oil Crusader 23
Gunslinger 20
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 20
Batman 19
Scooby Doo 18
Ice Cream Man 16
Metal Mulisha 16
Full Boar 14
Razin Kane 13

By Greg Whitacre