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Monster Jam
Livestock Events Center
Reno, NV
March 8-10, 2013
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Freestyle Winner


Friday Night: Grave Digger
Saturday 2 PM: Tropical Thunder
Saturday Night: Grave Digger
Sunday 2 PM: Tropical Thunder


Friday Night: Grave Digger
Saturday 2 PM: Max D
Saturday Night: Grave Digger
Sunday 2 PM: Grave Digger

Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, Scooby-Doo™ driven by Nicole Johnson, Max-D℠ driven by Neil Elliot, El Toro Loco® driven by Chuck Werner, The Patriot driven by Dan Rodoni and Tropical Thunder driven by Andrew Peckham!!

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Friday Night

Lonnie Leadfoot aka Carl Van Horn supplied a double down and the wow moments of the night. During his interview after being called the winner, Carl made note that he was surprised to get the win, as he thought Andrew Peckham in Tropical Thunder had edged him out at the finish line. Had there been a way to review the finish it may have ended up the other direction. The officials did a tremendous job of conferring with one another to try and get the call right. In freestyle CVH and Digger laid down a run for the ages. Narrowly missing the rafters on nearly every hit over the 65' double jump, Grave Digger burned it down!!

Wheelie Scores:
Tropical Thunder 13
Scooby Doo 18
The Patriot 19
El Toro Loco 18
Max D 21
Grave Digger 20

Racing Brackets
Round 1
Tropical Thunder beat El Toro Loco
The Patriot beat Scooby Doo
Grave Digger beat Max D

Semi Final
Tropical Thunder beat fast loser Max D
Grave Digger beat The Patriot

UTI CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Grave Digger beat Tropical Thunder

Freestyle Scores:
Tropical Thunder 20
Scooby Doo 24
The Patriot 23
El Toro Loco 25
Max D 26
Grave Digger 27

By Scott Heaton

Saturday 2 PM

Andrew Peckham took the disappointment from Friday night’s loss in the racing main event and turned it into a trip to victory lane on Saturday afternoon. In a pre-show interview, Andrew commented that he would just have to make today's race obvious as to the winner and that he did. The wow moment of the day was CVH's Grave Digger freestyle run. Carl Van Horn knows, as do all of the Monster Jam drivers, what the fans want to see and again CVH delivered above and beyond. Grave Digger's run was cut short after a roll over, but they would have been hard pressed to beat the run from Neil Elliot and Max D.

Wheelie Scores:
Tropical Thunder 16
Scooby Doo 24 **WINNER**
The Patriot 20
El Toro Loco 20
Max D 21
Grave Digger 20

Racing Brackets
Round 1
Max D beat Scooby Doo
Grave Digger beat The Patriot
Tropical Thunder beat El Toro Loco

Semi Final
Max D beat team mate El Toro Loco who returned as fast loser
Tropical Thunder beat Grave Digger

UTI CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Tropical Thunder beat El Toro Loco


Freestyle Scores
Tropical Thunder 20
Scooby Doo 23
The Patriot 23
El Toro Loco 27
Max D 28
Grave Digger 19

By Scott Heaton

Saturday Night

Carl Van Horn and Grave Digger completed the 2nd Double Down of the weekend. Keeping his win streak against Tropical Thunder and Andrew Peckham alive by narrowly edging out them out in the UTI Championship round. Then in freestyle CVH again wowed the crowd with several rocket launch hits and a gigantic reverse hit off of the jammer stack. CVH and Grave Digger not only doubled down, but they swept all 3 event by winning the wheelie contest as well.

Wheelie Scores:
Tropical Thunder 17
Scooby Doo 21
The Patriot 18
El Toro Loco 22
Max D 25
Grave Digger 28

Racing Bracket
Round 1
Tropical Thunder beat The Patriot
Max D beat El Toro Loco
Grave Digger beat Scooby Doo

Semi Final
Tropical Thunder beat El Toro Loco who returned as fast loser
Grave Digger beat Max D

UTI CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Grave Digger beat Tropical Thunder

Freestyle Scores:
Tropical Thunder 21
Scooby Doo 24
El Toro Loco 24
Max D 21
Grave Digger 28

By Scott Heaton

Sunday 2 PM

Andrew Peckham is one of the best Chicago Style racers in Monster Jam. The kid can flat out drive and he proved it by being the only truck to go to the UTI Championship Round of Racing all 4 times this weekend. He went 2 and 2, losing to Digger twice (once was controversial) and then beat El Toro Loco twice. Andy has killer throttle timing and a feel for the truck. He can pitch it sideways in a 4 wheel drift with the best of them. It always makes me feel good as an announcer to predict something, or state what I think to be fact and have the drivers make me look good by giving the fans what I have served up, and time after time, Andy and Tropical do just that! Carl Van Horn and Grave Digger left the fans happy after his freestyle run where the body disintegrated and then off a massive sky wheelie the rear drive of the truck shattered leaving the black and green wrecking machine in a pile of rubble!!!

Wheelie Scores:
Tropical Thunder 18
Scooby Doo 25
El Toro Loco 19
The Patriot 22
Max D 28
Grave Digger 17

Racing Brackets
Round 1
El Toro Loco beat Grave Digger
Tropical Thunder beat The Patriot
Max D beat Scooby Doo

Semi Final
El Toro beat fast loser Grave Digger
Tropical Thunder beat Max D

UTI CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Tropical Thunder beat El Toro Loco

Freestyle Scores:
Tropical Thunder 20
Scooby Doo 19
The Patriot 24
El Toro Loco 24
Max D 28
Grave Digger 30
(Interesting note: only the 2nd perfect 30 point score in freestyle that I saw all year long, Charlie Paukin and Carl Van Horn, both Grave Digger drivers)

By Scott Heaton