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Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena






Monster Jam
1st Mariner Arena
Baltimore, MD
March 2-3, 2013
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Saturday 2 PM: Max-D
Saturday Night: Grinder
Sunday 2 Pm: Madusa


Saturday 2 PM: Grave Digger
Saturday Night: Crushstation
Sunday 2 Pm: Max-D

Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Chad Tingler, Spider-Man™ driven by Bari Musawwir, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by Lupe Soza, Madusa, Max-D℠ driven by Kreg Christensen, Captain's Curse® driven by Alex Blackwell, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach and Higher Education driven by Jim Tracy!!

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Saturday 2 PM

Just when it looked like Kreg Christensen and Max-D would win everything today, along came Chad Tingler in Grave Digger to spoil the perfect day for Max and Kreg. Kreg and Max-D won the wheelie contest in fairly convincing fashion, and then came back to win racing by a bumper length. Things tightened up after racing as everyone stepped up their game to keep the Max-D sweep from happening and the guy that I believe makes all of the Monster Jam drivers around the nation run harder week after week for the last many years, Chad Tingler driving Grave Digger. Chad had a great run in freestyle to take the win, huge air that just kept getting bigger until the red light went on. The highlight of the day was Alex Blackwell driving Captain's Curse. During the wheelie contest Alex was hard on the throttle and the truck over rotated and went over on it's lid. Alex wasn't too happy about it but the fans LOVED it!!!

Wheelie Scores:
Higher Education 24
Madusa 19
Spider-Man 16
Captain's Curse 25
Grinder 22
Max-D 26
Crushstation 23
Grave Digger 21

Racing Brackets
Round 1
Grave Digger won when Grinder could not make the line
Captain's Curse beat Madusa
Spider-Man beat Crushstation
Max-D beat Higher Education

Semi Final
Spider-Man beat Grave Digger
Max-D beat Captain's Curse

UTI CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Max-D beat Spider-Man

Freestyle Scores:
Higher Education 22
Madusa 18
Spider-Man 21
Crushstation 24
Captain's Curse 25
Grinder 21
Max-D 27
Grave Digger 28

By Scott Heaton

Saturday Night

The night in Baltimore belonged to Greg Wichenbach and Crushstation! Winning the wheelie contest, and then coming out and laying down what turned out to be an unbeatable freestyle run. Greg's wheelie contest hit ended with the truck upside down, to the delight of the crowd. There is just something about Monster Jam on Saturday night!! During the freestyle competition Greg and Crushstation once again wowed the crowd and the judges. A sky rocket hit off of the jammer stack that looked as if he would go through the roof and then a hit off of a cut ramp on a racing lane sent them again into orbit, narrowly missing the scoreboard hanging from the ceiling!! AMAZING!!!
Racing was won by Lupe Sosa and the people’s truck, Grinder. The flat out acceleration of the heads up drag racing was astonishing all night long, and it had be a conflict, or at least a thought in the back of the mind of Grinder crew chief Brian Christensen. His truck and driver were facing off against father Kreg Christensen driving Max-D. In a victory lane interview, Brian stated that yes, he did have conflicting emotions but was there for Grinder and fans. Brian also said that after growing up on his Dads team that he knew most of Kreg's secrets and had either passed them onto Lupe or had made the mechanical adjustments to the truck. It was a well deserved win for the Grinder boys.

Wheelie Scores:
Higher Education 26
Madusa 21
Spider-Man 24
Captain's Curse 24
Grinder 20
Max-D 25
Crushstation 27
Grave Digger 23

Racing Brackets
Round 1
Grinder beat Grave Digger
Captain's Curse beat Madusa
Spider-Man beat Crushstation
Max-D beat Higher Education

Semi Final
Grinder beat Spider-Man
Max-D beat Captain's Curse

UTI CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Grinder beat Max-D

Freestyle Scores:
Higher Education 23
Madusa 18
Spider-Man 22
Crushstation 28
Captain's Curse 26
Grinder 15
Max-D 27
Grave Digger 23

By Scott Heaton

Sunday 2 Pm

Max-D and Kreg Christensen won 2 and Madusa got the other. Madusa, who has been in the thick of it all weekend, finally broke through to victory lane in the main event of racing. Max-D and Kreg won the wheelie contest and freestyle. The wheelie contest hit from Kreg was text book. Exactly what the judges are looking for - high, vertical and far. Launching the crush car stack and staying in the throttle to help the truck go vertical, Kreg nailed it and the win. Freestyle was a hard one for the judges. Every one of the trucks performed valiantly and it was only the opening big hit and the reverse jump from Max D and Kreg that gave them the win.

Wheelie Scores:
Higher Education 21
Madusa 20
Spider-Man 23
Captain's Curse 26
Grinder 19
Max-D 28
Crushstation 24
Grave Digger 18

Racing Brackets
Round 1
Max-D beat Grinder (mechanical issue, DNS)
Grave Digger beat Crushstation
Madusa beat Higher Education
Spider-Man beat Captain's Curse

Semi Final
Max-D beat Grave Digger
Madusa beat Spider-Man

UTI CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Madusa beat Max-D

Freestyle Scores:
Higher Education 24
Madusa 16
Spider-Man 26
Crushstation 25
Captain's Curse 22
Grinder 24
Max-D 29
Grave Digger 25

By Scott Heaton