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Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center






Monster Jam
Von Braun Center
Huntsville, AL
March 15-16, 2013
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Friday night: Superman
Saturday Afternoon: Grave Digger
Saturday Night: Full Boar
Friday night: Grave Digger
Saturday Afternoon: Grave Digger
Saturday Night: Grave Digger
Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Randy Brown, Superman™ driven by Joey Parnell, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by Frank Krmel, Zombie℠ driven by Sean Duhon, War Wizard driven by Randy Moore and Full Boar driven by Ed Eckert!!

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Friday night

The stars shined bright on Alabama tonight, another exciting night of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Action. A near capacity crowd filled the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville to see six of the best Monster Jam Truck Teams in the world take on each other in four distinct competitions. The crowd was electrified right away as we kicked off a wild night of action with the wheelie competition. All six Monster Jam Trucks tried to take home the trophy, with Randy Brown and Grave Digger pulling out the win with twenty four total points!

The wheelie competition was close, but even closer tonight was our racing competition. Unfortunately not all six of our Monster Jam teams would compete, as Randy Moore and War Wizard retired early to the pit area with mechanical problems, which prevented him from returning for the duration of the evening. Joey Parnell and Superman received a bye run, and then advanced to the semi-finals, and then on to the Universal Technical Institute Championship Race where he would compete against Sean Duhon and the newest Monster Jam Truck, Zombie, edging him out as Superman took the racing trophy.

In the donut competition, the clear winner according to the judges was Randy Brown and Grave Digger once again! He completed this portion of competition with a total score of twenty seven points, edging out Ed Eckert in Full Boar who scored twenty three points.

The show came to conclusion with the freestyle competition, a high flying Randy Brown would take home his third trophy of the evening beating the other four trucks remaining in the field with a total score of twenty two! The fans went wild as he completed his freestyle run with an encore presentation of the donuts that he perfected earlier in the night. Randy was as excited as the crowd as he climbed out of his truck and pumped his fist in the air as he climbed high atop the Grave Digger Machine to wave to the fans.


Racing:

Round 1:

Zombie vs Full Boar – Winner Zombie
Grave Digger vs. AAP Grinder – Winner Grave Digger
Superman vs. War Wizard – Winner Superman (War Wizard did not compete due to flat tire)

Round 2:

Zombie vs. Grave Digger – Winner Zombie
Superman vs AAP Grinder (fast looser) – Winner Superman

UTI Championship Round:

Zombie vs. Superman – Winner Superman

Wheelie:
Full Boar 18
Grinder 18
War Wizard 15
Grave Digger 24
Superman 22
Zombie 23

Donut:
Full Boar 23
Grinder 19
Grave Digger 26
Superman 8
Zombie 19

Freestyle:
Full Boar 15
Grinder 19
Grave Digger 22
Superman 18
Zombie 18

By Stew Sawyers

Saturday Afternoon

A beautiful March afternoon in Huntsville brought an exciting day of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam to the Von Braun Center. Six of the best Monster Jam Truck Teams in the world were on hand to compete and entertain the nearly sold out crowd for the second day in a row! The afternoon was charged with the excitement with thousands of screaming fans, cheering on their favorite Monster Jam Driver in four separate competitions. The afternoon kicked off with a very exciting wheelie competition! Randy Brown and Grave Digger edged out Superman to win, with a total score of 25 points.

The afternoon continued with Monster Jam Racing. All six teams would compete for the racing trophy. In the first round we saw Grave Digger, Zombie, and Grinder win, and advance to the semi finals. Joey Parnell and Superman would also advance to the semi finals as the fast looser in round one of racing. Round two would bring us some good old fashioned high octane racing as Grave Digger, and Superman would move on to the UTI Championship Round and race for the trophy! The race was close, and there was some controversy over who actually won the race as Joey Parnell and Superman took a victory lap before the judges made the final decision! However when the smoke cleared,, once again Randy Brown and Grave Digger pulled a win out of the black and green wrecking machine, crossing the finish line just ahead of Superman to take home his second trophy of the afternoon.

After a brief intermission the action rolled on with the Donut Competition! The fans were on their feet cheering as only 5 of the 6 trucks in the field roared onto the floor to spin to win! Randy Moore and War Wizard would not return for donuts, suffering mechanical issues for the second day in a row. That didn't stop the competition from being fierce however as Ed Eckert driving Full Boar, and Sean Duhon in Zombie both put up a 24 on the score board. Neither of those two drivers would take the championship trophy however, because once again Randy Brown in Grave Digger screwed the truck into the ground with a smoke filled performance, and putting up the highest score of the competition with a 27 to take his third trophy of the afternoon.

The competition came to a culmination with Monster Jam Freestyle. With War Wizard not able to compete, only five of the Monster Jam Trucks hit the floor, all with spectacular performances that had the fans on the edge of their seats. The whole arena was captivated as Randy Brown and Grave Digger once again crushed and spun his way into first place. The competition was however stiff, as just moments before the Advance Auto Parts Grinder also fought his way through freestyle and put up 23 points on the score board! That score was not able to beat the 26 points given to Grave Digger by the judges, and Randy Brown would walk out of the arena with a total of 4 Monster Jam Championship Trophies for the afternoon.


Wheelie:

Full Boar 16
War Wizard 14
Grinder 19
Superman 23
Zombie 17
Grave Digger 25


Donut:

Full Boar 24
Grinder 14
Superman 19
Zombie 24
Grave Digger 27


Freestyle:

Full Boar 16
Grinder 23
Superman 19
Zombie 20
Grave Digger 26

By Stew Sawyers

Saturday Night

St. Patty's Eve in Huntsville, Alabama was more fun than any Irish Bar! Six Monster Jam teams showed up to party, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Style!!! We kicked off the evening with a Wheelie competition that would rival any other. Randy Brown and Grave Digger continued their dominance in the Von Braun Center with a decisive win! Randy and Digger came to the starting line, he knew that he had some stiff competition, as just minutes before Joey Parnell driving Superman put up a very strong 21 points on the leader board. 21 wasn't enough however to hold off Grave Digger when it was all said and done, the judges scored Grave Digger the winner with a total of 25 points. Not only did Grave Digger win the Wheelie Competition, but he completed the clean sweep for the weekend in Huntsville with three total wheelie wins.

Wheelies were hot in Huntsville, but the Rocket City was about to get even hotter with Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Racing. It all boiled down to two trucks in the UTI Championship race, Ed Eckert in Full Boar, and Joey Parnell in Superman. When the trucks crossed the finish line, Ed Eckert in Full Boar upset Superman and drove the big yellow hog into an Advance Auto Parts Racing Championship!!!!
The night was just getting started it seemed as the fans were charged up and ready for more competition! With each passing performance the arena got a little bit louder!!! It was now time for Monster Jam Donuts! Grave Digger continued his dominance as Randy Brown turned the black and green Chevy panel wagon around faster than top! His efforts didn't go unnoticed by the judges as he once again pulled ahead of the newest Monster Jam Truck, Zombie who had been the leader with a 26. When the scores were tallied, Grave Digger would once again be on top with 28 total points!!! This would be Randy Brown's 9th trophy of the weekend in Huntsville!

We wrapped up the festivities with the fan favorite, Monster Jam Freestyle! The entire field participated, however it was an early trip to the pits for War Wizard piloted by Dustin Lewis sitting in driver's seat for Randy Moore. War Wizard cut a tire down on his first jump of freestyle, just 6 seconds into his performance. Full Boar also ended his freestyle a bit prematurely, as with 20 seconds left on the clock, mechanical problems in the rear end forced him to park for the evening. Even with those two trucks leaving early, it was a nail biting freestyle with three trucks tying for what would eventually be second place with a 23. Grinder, Superman, and Zombie all scored 23 points with the judges! Yet again, Team Grave Digger drove in and clobbered the field, as Randy Brown pushed Grave Digger to the limits, and once again pulled out another win with 26 points in Freestyle!!! Randy Brown and Grave Digger would finish the weekend in Northern Alabama with 10 total trophies, including 3 in tonight’s performance!

Racing:
Round 1:
Grave Digger vs Grinder Winner is Grave Digger
Zombie vs War Wizard Winner is Zombie
Full Boar vs Superman Winner is Superman*

*Superman will advance to Round 2 Semi Finals as Fast Looser.
Round 2:
Full Boar vs Zombie Winner is Full Boar
Grinder vs Superman Winner is Superman
Round 3: UTI Championship race.
Full Boar vs Superman CHAMPION IS FULL BOAR
Wheelie:
Full Boar 18
War Wizard 15
Grinder 20
Superman 21
Zombie 20
Grave Digger 25


Donut:

Full Boar 22
Grinder 21
War Wizard 4
Superman 23
Zombie 26
Grave Digger 28


Freestyle:

Full Boar 15
War Wizard 6
Grinder 23
Superman 23
Zombie 23
Grave Digger 26

By Stew Sawyers