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Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena






Monster Jam
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH
April 5-6, 2013
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Friday 7:00pm: Grinder
Saturday 2:00pm: Advance Auto Parts Grinder
Saturday 7:00pm: Lucas oil Crusader


Friday 7:00pm: Grinder
Saturday 2:00pm: Advance Auto Parts Grinder
Saturday 7:00pm: Advance Auto Parts Grinder

Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks Grave Digger® driven by Randy Brown, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by John Seasock, Lucas Oil Crusader® driven by Linsey Weenk, Black Stallion driven by Mike Vaters, Iron Warrior driven by Mike Vaters JR and Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach!!

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Friday 7:00pm

Friday 7:00pm

2010 was the last time the Advance Auto parts Monster Jam was here in Cincinnati and it was 2009 since we have been to US Bank Arena. The long awaited return was well worth it as the great fans from Cincinnati piled in to see the super stars of Monster Jam. Tonight's action included Monster Jam Wheelies, Racing and Freestyle along with some of the best BMX Freestyle you will ever see.

Tonight's White Castle Monster Jam Wheelie contest was taken by the young and talented Mike Vatters II. Mikey wheeled his way to the victory with a top score of 23 which was one point higher than veteran John Seasock and Grinder. Not only did he defeat John but also his father Micheal Vatters along with Randy Brown in Grave Digger. I see a huge future for the young Vatters and the fans love his style.

Racing was taken by Grinder as Seasock had set him self up for the Double Down Trophy by Defeating Grave Digger in the UTI Championship race. Grinder also had victories over Crushstation in round one and Lucas Oil Crusader in the semi finals. From there Grinder would go on to win Freestyle with a high score of 25 beating second place finishers Crusader and Grave Digger by two points. Here is tonight results.

Wheelies.
Iron Warrior 23
Grinder 22
Crusader 20
Grave Digger 19
Black Stallion 17
Crushstation 17

Racing Round one, Grave Digger def. Iron Warrior, Lucas Oil Crusader def. Black Stallion, Grinder defeated Crushstation.

Semi Finals, Grave Digger defeated Black Stallion(fast looser) and Grinder defeated Lucas Oil Crusader.

UTI RACING CHAMPIONSHIP, Advance Auto Parts Grinder defeated Grave Digger.

Freestyle.
Grinder 25
Crusader 23
Grave Digger 23
Black Stallion 20
Iron Warrior 19
Crushstation 19

By Greg Whitacre

Saturday 2:00pm

Saturday 2:00pm

This afternoon the great fans of Cincinnati were treated to the Party in the Pits with an opportunity to meat and great with the stars of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. At 1:00 the floor was cleared and set up for this afternoon's Monster Jam as all six Monster Jam trucks were waiting for today's first competition. The White Castle Wheelie contest was first and again the young Mike Vaters took home the trophy with two high flying wheelies. The second wheelie he attempted was so vertical the Monster Jam truck landed on the tail gate and rolled back on its top. The crowd went wild and it got even better from there as Crushstation also flipped on its side from his first wheelie attempt only to come out of it with a broke truck that would keep him out of racing.

Today's racing was so close that the replay had to be used four times to determine the race winners. Just like Vater's second win of the weekend it was also Grinder's as Seasock defeated Grave Digger again in the UTI Championship race. The only difference from last night to today was Grave Digger made it to the Finals as fast looser when he was defeated in round one by Grinder. That made it three in a row for Grinder beating Grave Digger. The other match up of the day came in round one were Mike Vater's II defeated his dad in Black Stallion.

The Double down trophy was in reach again for Grinder and two in a row would be sweat as John put it to the fans after his racing victory. It was going to be tough though as there were 4 other Monster Jam drivers who have yet to win a competition this weekend and each one of them was out to get it. It looked like Crusader was going to win Freestyle with one of the best saves of the year and some great high flying action. He had the lead with a 25 until Grinder hit the floor and wowed the judges for the win with a high score of 26 and his second double down trophy.

Wheelie scores:
Iron Warrior 23
Crusader 22
Grave Digger 21
Grinder 20
Crushstation 19
Black Stallion 18

Racing round one: Iron Warrior def. Black Stallion, Grinder def. Grave Digger, Lucas oil Crusader bye run (Crushstation broke).

Semi Finals: Grave Digger (fast looser) defeated Iron Warrior, Grinder defeated Lucas Oil Crusader.

UTI Racing Championship: Advance Auto Parts Grinder defeated Grave Digger.

Freestyle scores:
Grinder 26
Crusader 25
Crushstation 24
Grave Digger 23
Black Stallion 19
Iron Warrior 18

By Greg Whitacre

Saturday 7:00pm

Saturday 7:00pm

Where it seemed to be all John Seasock and Grinder this weekend he almost pulled off a sweep of racing and freestyle but he was denied in one of them RACING. Lindsey Weenk finally captured his first victory of the weekend by defeating Crushstation in the UTI Championship race. Crusader made it there with wins over Iron Warrior in round one and Grinder in the semi finals which propelled him to the chance of taking the double down trophy. It looked like he would with an awesome start to his freestyle performance when half way through it he attempted a reverse wheelie off of the jammer stack and it was spectacular. The end resulted in a roll over with time left on the clock resulting in a lower score that denied him of the win. Grave Digger who also had no win for the weekend tried the same move and the same result happen to him giving tonight’s freestyle victory to Grinder for his third straight for the weekend.

The fans in Cincinnati were given some top notch competition that resulted in awesome wheelies high flying Monster Jam Trucks and very close racing. We also got to see the performance of the Monster jam BMX riders and some wicked tricks from the very talented riders. In all, the decision to bring Monster Jam back to Cincinnati was the right one and we will be back for more. Grinder was also tonight's Monster Jam wheelie competition. Here are tonight's results.

Wheelies.
Grinder 27
Crushstation 26
Crusader 23
Iron Warrior 22
Black Stallion 20
Grave Digger 19

Racing round one: Grave Digger def. Grinder, Crusader def. Iron Warrior, Crushstation def. Black Stallion.

Semi Finals: Grave Digger defeated Crushstation and Lucas Oil Crusader defeated Grinder (fast looser).

UTI Championship: Lucas Oil Crusader defeated Advance Auto Parts Grinder

Freestyle.
Grinder 25
Grave Digger 24
Crusader 23
Iron Warrior 20
Black Stallion 19
Crushstation 16

By Greg Whitacre