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Monster Jam
Idaho Center
Nampa, ID
March 8-9, 2013
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Friday night: Lucas Oil Crusader
Saturday 2PM: Lucas Oil Crusader
Saturday night: Lucas Oil Crusader


Friday night: Grave Digger
Saturday 2PM: Grave Digger
Saturday night: Grave Digger

Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Jon Zimmer, Northern Nightmare℠ driven by Cam McQueen, Lucas Oil Crusader® driven by Linsey Weenk, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Grave Digger the Legend® driven by Adam Anderson, Captain America driven by Chad Fortune, Captain USA driven by Travis Groth and Maverick driven by Ron Duncombe!!

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Friday night

The Gem State was treated to a fabulous show Friday night at the Idaho Center with the high flying Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam bringing in an All-Star lineup of incredible drivers. We had 6 drivers who were qualified for the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals presented by NGK Spark Plugs competing and it was a thrilling show from start to finish.

We kicked things off with the Wheelie Competition and Maverik driven by Ron Doncombe posted our first score of 19. Captain USA driver Travis Goth used the fresh car stack to stand his Monster Jam truck on it tail for a huge 27. Monster Mutt Dalmatian and Candice Jolly trotted out next with a 19 followed by Chad Fortune and Captain America who scored 20. Linsey Weenk brought the Lucas Oil Crusader to the cars and set his Monster Jam truck on end for a 22. Next to the floor were Northern Nightmare and Cam McQueen who dragged the tailgate over the cars but came up a little short with a 25. Adam Anderson and Grave Digger the Legend stood it on end as well but his total of 22 wasn’t enough to take over the lead. The final Monster Jam Truck to the floor was Grave Digger and Jon Zimmer, but he didn’t have quite enough managing only a 16 which gave the win to Captain USA.

We went racing next and our first matchup was a patriotic one with Captain USA squaring off against Captain America with the Super Soldier getting the win. In race number two, Grave Digger looked smooth in the corners picking off Northern Nightmare by a fender to advance. In the bottom half of the bracket Grave Digger the Legend ran very well getting the better of Monster Mutt Dalmatian. The final pairing pitted Maverik and Lucas Oil Crusader with the “Pride of Indiana” getting the nod. The first semi-final race was close but Grave Digger was narrowly able to defeat Captain America. In the second semi-final Lucas Oil Crusader got off to a good start and held the advantage to the finish line to get the win over Grave Digger the Legend. The crowd was evenly split on who they thought would win the UTI Racing Championship Finals and in a close race Lucas Oil Crusader bested Grave Digger.

After a few adjustments to the obstacles it was time for Monster Jam Freestyle and Maverik started us off with a 12. Wheelie Champ Captain USA upped the ante with his 20 followed by Monster Mutt Dalmatian who nudged the score a little higher putting up a 21. Captain America and Lucas Oil Crusader both filled the 60 seconds and their runs were so similar the judges gave them identical 24’s to put them in a tie for the lead. Reigning Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion Cam McQueen powered out next and went big to push the top score to 25. Grave Digger the Legend went to work next and he looked solid but came up a little short with a 23. The final Monster Jam Truck to the floor was the black and green wrecking machine and Grave Digger had an awesome run thrilling the crowd with big air and impressing the judges enough to net a 26 to take the win.

It was an incredible night here in Nampa, ID and we are looking forward to another great day of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam action on Saturday at the Idaho Center. Go to monsterjam.com for ticket information!

Wheelies:
Captain USA 27
Northern Nightmare 25
Grave Digger the Legend 22
Lucas Oil Crusader 22
Maverik 19
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 19
Grave Digger 16

UTI Racing Bracket: Round 1: Captain America def Captain USA, Grave Digger def Northern Nightmare, Grave Digger the Legend def Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Lucas Oil Crusader def Maverik. Semi-finals: Grave Digger def Captain America, Lucas Oil Crusader def Grave Digger the Legend. UTI Racing Championship Final: Lucas Oil Crusader def Grave Digger.

Monster Jam Freestyle:
Grave Digger 26
Northern Nightmare 25
Captain America 24
Lucas Oil Crusader 24
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 21
Captain USA 20
Maverik 12

Saturday 2PM

The Idaho Center lit up for the Saturday afternoon show here in Nampa, Idaho and the Monster Jam fans were some of the most friendly we have ever met. The Advance Auto Parts Party in the Pits was a rousing success and there were smiles aplenty throughout the pre-show. By the time we kicked things off with Wheelies you could feel the electricity.

Maverik led the way in wheelies tallying a solid 23 but again today Travis Goth and Captain USA got ruler straight and put up a 28. Candice Jolly in Monster Mutt Dalmatian went to work next and scored a respectable 22 with Chad Fortune and Captain America jumping in behind her with a 24. Linsey Weenk in Lucas Oil Crusader executed a near perfect wheelie jumping the 3 car stack and landing straight up and down for a 29. Northern Nightmare and Cam McQueen stood his Maple Leaf on end for a 28 and Adam Anderson in Grave Digger the Legend went massive even hitting a second wheelie to post a 29. Grave Digger driven by Jon Zimmer anchored the run but he was unable to match Anderson or Weenk with his 22. That sent us to the tie breaker and Adam Anderson and Grave Digger the Legend come out the winner.

UTI Championship Racing started off with Grave Digger the Legend going up against Captain America with The Legend taking the win. Race 2 put Northern Nightmare against Grave Digger and the black and green wrecking machine rode to the victory. In the third pairing Maverik went to work against Monster Mutt Dalmatian with the dog getting the win. The final first round race pitted Captain USA against Lucas Oil Crusader and Linsey Weenk continued his winning streak in Nampa to advance. In the semi-final round Grave Digger the Legend went head to head with Grave Digger and in a close finish Grave Digger nosed it out for the win. The lower half of the bracket saw Lucas Oil Crusader knock off Monster Mutt Dalmatian to make his way into the final round. In the UTI Championship Round Lucas Oil Crusader kept his record perfect for the weekend to take the win over Grave Digger.

Our first freestyle competitor was Maverik and he used all the obstacles on his way to a 16. Captain USA started strong and moved the number to beat to 19. Monster Mutt Dalmatian charged out of the coup and ran well for all 60 seconds but came up a little short with 18. Captain America swung into action next with a nice run for a 20 but his time in the sun only lasted one Monster Jam Freestyle run because Lucas Oil Crusader jumped in front with a 21. Keeping with the theme of one upping Northern Nightmare filled the clock for a 22. Grave Digger the Legend zoomed out of the tunnel and hit everything in sight to put up the top number and 23 and he took a little time to thank then fans before the final driver came to the floor. Adam Anderson’s speech seemed to energize Jon Zimmer in Grave Digger and he ran a very impressive run to better the score to beat by 1 and take the win with a 24.

Wheelies:
Grave Digger the Legend 29
Lucas Oil Crusader 29
Northern Nightmare 28
Captain USA 28
Captain America 24
Maverik 23
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 22
Grave Digger 22

UTI Championship Racing Bracket: Round 1: Grave Digger the Legend def Captain America, Grave Digger def Northern Nightmare, Monster Mutt Dalmatian def Maverik, Lucas Oil Crusader def Captain USA. Semi-Final round: Grave Digger def Grave Digger the Legend, Lucas Oil Crusader def Monster Mutt Dalmatian. UTI Championship Round: Lucas Oil Crusader def Grave Digger.

Freestyle
Grave Digger 24
Grave Digger the Legend 23
Northern Nightmare 22
Lucas Oil Crusader 21
Captain America 20
Captain USA 19
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 18
Maverik 16

By David Knisley

Saturday night

The Saturday night Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam show in Nampa, Idaho was off the hook. The crowd was treated to arguably the best arena line up of the year and with the extra floor space the Monster Jam Drivers put on an amazing display of speed and power. This was the perfect way for the six drivers qualified for the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Final presented by NGK Spark Plugs to get ready to compete for a World Championship, but the real winners were the fans in attendance at the Idaho Center!

We got off to a fast start with Wheelies and Maverik driver Ron Doncombe put an 18 on the board with his the Monster Jam Truck. Travis Goth continued to wow the crowd with his ability to stand his Captain USA on end and the judges rewarded him with a 25. Candice Jolly and the Monster Mutt had a huge contingency of Dog Pounders in the house and they cheered her on to a 25. Captain America pilot Chad Fortune took his patriotic Monster Jam Truck vertical and pulled down a 21 from the Judges. Lucas Oil Crusader with Linsey Weenk at the helm lined up next and hung a 26 on the board. Cam McQueen brought Northern Nightmare out and showed the bottom of the frame to the upper deck to get himself a 27. Grave Digger the Legend with Adam Anderson at the controls went huge as well but he was one number short of the top with a 26. The final Monster Jam Truck to the surface was Grave Digger and Jon Zimmer stood it on end but was only able to manage a 26 which gave the win to Northern Nightmare.

Our UTI Championship Racing Bracket started off with Monster Mutt Dalmatian going after Northern Nightmare and with the spotted dog advancing. In the second match-up Maverik was unable to hold off Grave Digger the Legend as he moved into the next round. The third pairing was a very close race but at the strip Captain USA was just able to edge Grave Digger for the upset. The last two Monster Jam Trucks in the first round were Lucas Oil Crusader and Captain America with Linsey Weenk and Lucas Oil Crusader sailing over the finish line for the win. In the first semi-final run Grave Digger the Legend got off to a quick start and never looked back taking the win over Monster Mutt Dalmatian. When we got to the bottom half of the bracket Captain USA was unable to answer the bell because of breakage and Grave Digger slid in to face off with Lucas Oil Crusader. Unfortunately for Grave Digger he caught Lucas Oil Crusader in the middle of a win streak which he kept intact to advance. In our UTI Racing Championship Final Lucas Oil Crusader made it a clean sweep for the weekend knocking off Grave Digger the Legend in a very close race.

The freestyle competition was a no holds bar affair and Maverik warmed up the crowd with his 17. Monster Mutt Dalmatian looked strong at the start but a broken shock tower half way through the run cut her short and she had to settle for a 10. Captain America launched himself out of the tunnel next and he really ran well for the full 60 seconds to score a 21. Lucas Oil Crusader was going for the Double Down and he made his play with a big number at 24. Northern Nightmare and Cam McQueen charged out of the gate next and showed the crowd exactly why he is the reigning Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion. He went massive and ended his run on the top of his Monster Jam Truck after a huge launch to post a 26. Grave Digger the Legend went to work for the full 60 seconds and beyond giving the crowd plenty of wow moments after the clock stopped and the judging was through. He sailed through the air and landed with a score of 25, one shy of what he needed to take the lead. Finally Grave Digger came out to thunderous applause and ripped up the course in route to a 27 and the win.

Wheelies:
Northern Nightmare 27
Grave Digger 26
Grave Digger the Legend 26
Lucas Oil Crusader 26
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 25
Captain USA 25
Captain America 21
Maverik 18

UTI Racing Championship Bracket: Round 1: Monster Mutt Dalmatian def Northern Nightmare, Grave Digger the Legend def Maverik, Captain USA def Grave Digger, Lucas Oil Crusader def Captain America. Semi-finals: Grave Digger the Legend def Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Lucas Oil Crusader def Grave Digger. UTI Racing Championship Final: Lucas Oil Crusader def Grave Digger the Legend.

Freestyle:
Grave Digger 27
Northern Nightmare 26
Grave Digger the Legend 25
Lucas Oil Crusader 24
Captain America 21
Maverik 17
Monster Mutt Dalmatian 10

By David Knisley