March 2, 2013
Saturday 7:00pm: Grave Digger
Saturday 7:00pm: Son-uva Digger
Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Wolverine driven by Dustin Brown, Max-D℠ driven by Tom Meents, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by Frank Krmel, Zombie℠ driven by Sean Duhon, Son-Uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson, El Toro Loco® (Black) driven by Marc McDonald, Metal Mulisha driven by Brian Deegan, Batman™ driven by Norm Miller, Monster Mutt® Rottweiler driven by Rod Schmidt, Iron Man™ driven by Morgan Kane, Avenger driven by Jim Koehler, Brutus driven by Chris Bergeron, Bounty Hunter driven by Jim Creten, Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten and Bad Habit driven by Joe Sylvester!!
Seven weeks ago the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam invaded the Motor City for a spectacular show. Tonight was no exception; it was going to be even better. The Monster Jam Trucks on hand tonight had the most successful record of World Championships along with this year’s best record. To name a few would be the amazing racing records of Bounty Hunter, Son-uva Digger and Grave Digger. Each Monster Jam star had won at least two racing trophies this year with Bounty Hunter winning four. Not only that but four out of the six total Double Downs that have been taken this year were won by two of tonight’s drivers. Add all of this together along with the combined 17 World finals championships you know tonight was going to be epic.
Dennis Anderson took his second Stadium Racing victory of the year by defeating his son in a photo finish. That victory was not only big for Dennis but it gives him the edge going into next week’s final stadium show before Las Vegas. By beating Ryan tonight it also gave Son-uva Digger his first stadium racing loss of the year which was big to say the least. Grave Digger made it to the finals with wins over El Toro Loco, Brutus and Max-D. Son-uva Digger made it to the UTI Championship round with wins over Bounty Hunter, Ironman and Wolverine. The other huge victories of the night came from third fastest qualifier Bad Habit and Wolverine both World Finals Young Gun Competitors.
Tonight’s freestyle was amazing with awesome air and sick Monster Jam saves that would impress any new Monster Jam fan. Ryan Anderson and the young man's talent showcased some of the best freestyle moves that you will ever see. The young Anderson out scored his opponents with a 28 leaving only Monster Mutt Rottweiler with the next best score of 27. Rod Schmidt also had an excellent freestyle as he sat in the hot seat through seven other Monster Jam trucks only to lose tonight by one point. Here are tonight’s results.
Racing round one: Grave Digger def. El Toro Loco(electrical issues), Brutus def. Rottweiler, Grinder def. Scarlet Bandit, Max-D. def. Avenger, Bad Habit def. Batman, Wolverine def. Zombie, Ironman def. Metal Mulisha and Son-uva Digger defated Bounty Hunter.
Racing round two: Grave Digger def. Brutus, Max-D. def. Grinder, Wolverine def. Bad Habit, Son uv a Digger def. Ironman.
Semi Finals: Grave Digger defeated Max-D and Son-uva Digger defeated Wolverine.
Universal Technical Institute Championship: Grave Digger defeated Son-uva Digger.
Son-uva Digger 25 + 3 = 28
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 24 + 3 =27
El Toro Loco 22 + 2 = 24
Grinder 21 + 3 = 24
Wolverine 21 + 2 = 23
Metal Mulisha 21 + 2 = 23
Bounty Hunter 21 + 2 = 23
Brutus 19 + 2 =21
Bad Habit 18 + 2 = 20
Zombie 19 + 1 = 20
Ironman 18 + 1 = 19
Scarlet bandit 13
Grave Digger Did Not Compete
By Graeg Whitacre