Lucas Oil Stadium
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
Lucas Oil Stadium
January 26, 2013
Saturday 7pm: Lucas Oil Crusader
Saturday 7pm: Grave Digger
Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Max-D℠ driven by Neil Elliot, El Toro Loco® driven by Chuck Werner, Lucas Oil Crusader® driven by Linsey Weenk, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by Frank Krmel, Avenger driven by Jim Koehler, Wrecking Crew driven by Steve Koehler, Brutus driven by Chris Bergeron, Mega Bite driven by Brad Allen, Barbarian driven by Devin Jones, Eradicator driven by Andy Slifko, Backdraft driven by Jeremy Slifko, Higher Education driven by Jim Tracy, Wolverine driven by Dustin Brown and Zombie℠ driven by Sean Duhon!!
One of the newest, and unquestionably, one of the very best. No other way to describe Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. Featuring some of the biggest names, a stacked field of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Trucks made their way to the track for a memorable night.
Tonight’s track proved to be very technical. Several had trouble getting around the tight turns without hitting the turn cars. There are no penalties for cutting the turns so sharp, but hitting the abandoned car is the surest way of either slowing down the run, or, throwing the truck off the track. In fact, it happened to some of the very best – Digger and Max D for example. In the UTI Championship Round, with Brutus unable to return (broken axle), Chuck had his big chance. He deserved it after turning in the fastest time (Round 2) around the track of any of the Monster Jam Trucks. Linsey however proved to be mistake free and unstoppable en route to claiming his second racing title here in two years.
Fast Qualifier: Barbarian
Monster Jam Racing Round 1
Barbarian def Monster Mutt Dalmatian, El Toro Loco def Eradicator, Brutus def Avenger, Advance Auto Parts Grinder def Mega Bite, Higher Education def Wolverine, Zombie def Wrecking Crew, Lucas Oil Crusader def Backdraft, Grave Digger® def Max-D℠
Monster Jam Racing Round 2
Brutus def Barbarian, El Toro Loco def Advance Auto Parts Grinder, Higher Education def Grave Digger®, Lucas Oil Crusader def Zombie
Monster Jam Racing Semi Finals
Brutus (broken axle on final jump) def El Toro Loco, Higher Lucas Oil Crusader def Higher Education
UTI Championship Round of Monster Jam Racing
Lucas Oil Crusader def El Toro Loco
In tonight’s ‘Service is our Best Part’ Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Freestyle Competition, Avenger took to the track determined to make it happen after watching four changes in the Hot Seat. Jim was on his way to a great run when, at the end of only Regulation; flames began to fly out from underneath while the truck was in mid-air. Needless to say, when he landed it was done, and without the needed bonus points. Linsey Weenk had a very good chance to take home the Double Down Trophy. A phenomenal run during the Bonus gave him the points he needed to take over the lead. Dennis, however, had other ideas for that Freestyle trophy. Following a trademark style performance, he added a dramatic high speed flip jus to seal the deal. Every fan stood to witness as Grave Digger put an exclamation point on a great night.
Higher Education: 12
Mega Bite : 15 +1 = 16
Eradicator: 13 +1 = 14
Barbarian: 18 +2 = 20
Wrecking Crew : 21
Wolverine : 24
Monster Mutt Dalmatian: 23
Zombie: 21 +2 = 23
El Toro Loco : 23 +2 = 25
Advance Auto Parts Grinder: 22 +2 = 24
Lucas Oil Crusader: 25 +3 = 28
Grave Digger®: 28 +3 = 31
By Michael C. Williams