Melbourne 2014

Authored by Admin on May 25, 2017

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Melbourne, Australia

AAMI Park

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hosts: Greg Whitacre & Jodi Donnelly

 

Truck Line-Up: Grave Digger® (Charlie Pauken), Max-D™ (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt® Rottweiler (Colt Stephens), El Toro Loco® (Lupe Soza), Monster Energy® (Damon Bradshaw), MADUSA® (Madusa), Dragon™ (Scott Liddycoat), Iron Man™ (Lee O’Donnell), Metal Mulisha™ (Todd LeDuc), Big Bash (Marc McDonald).

 

Saturday Night

 

Fast Qualifier - Grave Digger 20.387

 

RACING

ROUND ONE

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Metal Mulisha defeated MADUSA

Max-D defeated El Toro Loco

Monster Energy defeated Iron Man

SEMIFINALS

Grave Digger defeated Metal Mulisha

Monster Energy defeated Max-D

FINALS

Monster Energy defeated Grave Digger

 

FREESTYLE

Metal Mulisha 29
Big Bash 26
El Toro Loco 23
Iron Man 22
Grave Digger 20
Max-D 19
MADUSA 15
Monster Energy 12
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 9
Dragon 0

 

EVENT NOTES

This was the second Monster Jam show of the day and the second sell out crowd here at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia. What a night from start to finish and the Australian fans couldn't get enough as we crowned another Monster Jam Racing winner which was Monster Energy for the second straight time and Metal Mulisha took home the Freestyle trophy.

 

Qualifying tonight saw Grave Digger take fastest time with a 20.387 second run followed by Monster Energy with a 20.567. These two fastest Monster Jam trucks would meet in the Finals for a great shoot out that would include two great saves and the slowest times of the night. Both drivers were over driving trying to defeat the other and in the end it was Grave Digger who spun out in the last turn giving Monster Energy a second Racing Trophy.

 

Freestyle was just as entertaining as each Monster Jam superstar put it all on the line for the win. It would be reigning Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion Todd LeDuc who scored a high of 29 with some sick air, an awesome back flip, and two great saves. Big Bash finished second tonight in Freestyle with a score of 26 plus an encore presentation that left the fans at awe when he jumped Big Bash over the double with Max-D in the center and clearing it with some sick air. There were some mechanical issues tonight that held back some of the greats such as Grave Digger and Max-D.

 

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Saturday Afternoon

 

Fast Qualifier - Monster Energy 17.502

 

RACING

ROUND ONE

Monster Energy defeated MADUSA

Big Bash defeated Grave Digger

Max-D defeated El Toro Loco

Metal Mulisha defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

SEMIFINALS

Monster Energy defeated Big Bash

Max-D defeated Metal Mulisha

FINALS

Monster Energy defeated Max-D

 

FREESTYLE

Max-D 30
Big Bash 29
Monster Energy 27
Iron Man 26
Grave Digger 25
El Toro Loco 24
Dragon 20
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 17
MADUSA 15
Metal Mulisha 0

 

EVENT NOTES

The second stop on the Australian Tour brings us to the beautiful city of Melbourne where thousands of fans excitedly waited to see their favorite Monster Jam trucks. The show this afternoon was sold out weeks prior to the event and it showed as the Pit Party was elbow-to-elbow with energized fans. The show kicked off with qualifying as again we would qualify ten trucks but only race the top eight. Monster Energy would take the number one spot with the fast time of 17.502 seconds followed by Metal Mulisha with a time of 17.509. These fast and close times would prove to the fans just how thrilling Monster Jam Racing can be.

 

In round one of Racing, Monster Energy along with Grave Digger, Metal Mulisha, and Big Bash would all advance into the semifinals. Monster Energy would edge out Big Bash by inches to advance to the finals but the most exciting race came when Max-D took on Metal Mulisha. This battle was epic as Mulisha had the lead going into the final corner by at least two truck lengths but when he came off crooked over the last race ramp he drove it into the Freestyle hill which destroyed the front end. Max-D, not giving up, crossed the finish line by one hundredth of a second over the limping Metal Mulisha to make his way to the Finals. It would be sweet revenge for Bradshaw as he defeated Max-D to take home the first ever Racing trophy in Melbourne.

 

Monster Jam Freestyle was next and as each Monster Jam truck hit the floor to perform the bar was raised higher and higher as the scores themselves kept getting higher and higher. Dragon would post the first big score with a 20 with Scott Liddycoat breaking in his new Monster Jam truck. The lead would then change five more times! Max-D in vintage Tom Meents style went wild in Freestyle catching huge air along with performing a back flip and two amazing saves to edge out last week’s winner Big Bash by one point.

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