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Syracuse, NY - Carrier Dome






Monster Jam
Carrier Dome
Syracuse, NY
March 9, 2013
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Saturday 7:00pm: Max D.


Saturday 7:00pm: Grave Digger

Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Max-D℠ driven by Tom Meents, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by Frank Krmel, Zombie℠ driven by Sean Duhon, Metal Mulisha driven by Todd Leduc, Batman™ driven by Norm Miller, Iron Man™ driven by Lee O'Donnell, Blue Thunder® driven by Dan Evans, Avenger driven by Jim Koehler, Brutus driven by Chris Bergeron, Aftershock driven by Bob Robbins, Backdraft driven by Jeremy Slifko, Eradicator driven by Andy Slifko, Black Stallion driven by Mike Vaters, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach and Bad Habit driven by Joe Sylvester!!

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Saturday 7:00pm

Tonight was awesome as sixteen of the best Monster Jam Trucks assembled for the third straight year here at the famous Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse New York. A sold out crowd got see some amazing Monster Jam Racing and some great Monster Jam Freestyle as Tom Meents got the Racing win with Max D. and Dennis took yet another Stadium Freestyle trophy. Some of the best racing all year took place tonight with some major upsets and photo finish heart stoppers. The first upset came in round two when Metal Mulisha broke Grave Diggers winning streak that would deny Anderson a 4th Stadium racing trophy. The other came in the semi finals when Metal Mulisha did it again but this time over the very fast Lee O'Donnell in Ironman. Some of the great photo finishes came when Michigan Natives Jim Koehler defeated Dan Evans in Blue Thunder along with Crushstation edging out Batman.

Freestyle tonight hands down went to Grave Digger as he scored a high 31 to win tonight over Mad D. who was second with a 28. The freestyle run that Anderson made could be one to contend for Freestyle of the year with a wicked 360 degree pirouette flip that landed back on all four tires. Dennis said after the run that he wouldn't ever try it again but he wanted this final win before going into Las Vegas in two weeks. Taking third tonight was Metal Mulisha with a score of 27 as Leduc drove his Monster Jam truck with only three tires attached as he wowed the fans with awesome driving skills. Grinder was also impressive by filling regulation and bonus to take fourth place with a 26. Here are the results from tonight’s racing and freestyle.

Racing Round one: Grave Digger def. Eradicator, Metal Mulisha def. Brutus, Crushstation def. Batman, Ironman def. Back Draft, Zombie def. Black Stallion, Max D. def. Bad Habit, Grinder def. After Shock and Avenger defeated Blue Thunder.

Racing Round two: Metal Mulisha def. Grave Digger, Ironman def. Crushstation, Max D. def. Zombie and Grinder defeated Avenger.

Semi Finals: Metal Mulisha defeated Ironman and Max D. defeated Advance Auto Parts Grinder.

Finals, Max D. defeated Metal Mulisha.

Freestyle.
Grave Digger 26 + 5 = 31
Max D. 25 + 3 = 28
Metal Mulisha 25 + 2 = 27
Grinder 23 + 3 = 26
Blue Thunder 21 + 3 = 24
Back Draft 21 + 2 = 23
Brutus 21 + 2 = 23
Zombie 20 + 2 = 22
Avenger 22
Bad Habit 19 + 2 = 21
Iron man 19
Black Stallion 16 + 2 = 18
Eradicator 15 + 2 = 17
Aftershock 17
Crushstation 5
Batman 4

By Greg Whitacre