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  • Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam
    Venue: Ford Field
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
    Date: March 2nd, 2013
    Photographer: Paul Harry

    Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Batman (Norm Miller), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), Iron Man (Morgan Kane), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Metal Mulisha (Brian Deegan), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Rod Schmidt), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Son Uva Digger (Ryan Anderson), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more...]

    Monster Photos: Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout – Las Vegas, NV 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout
    Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Date: March 22nd, 2013
    Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

    Lineup: Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), El Diablo (Jean-Paul Ruggiero), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Hooked (Steven Sims), Iron Man (Morgan Kane), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Taryn Laskey), Nitro Hornet (Daron Basl), Razin Kane (JR McNeal), Titan (Donald Epidendio), Wolverine (Dustin Brown) [Read more...]

    Monster Photos: Monster Jam World Finals Pit Party – Las Vegas, NV 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam World Finals Pit Party
    Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Date: March 22nd-23rd, 2013
    Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar [Read more...]

    Get Your World Finals Tickets Through PrimeSport

    Get your Monster Jam World Finals tickets through Primesport!

    The 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals is just weeks away and the excitement is starting to build.  With an exciting line up of 28 trucks competing in the final showdown, including the winner of the Young Guns Shoot out, this promises to be an exciting event.   With favorites competing such as Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Monster Mutt there is appeal for both veteran fans and those new to the Monster Jam events.  Whether it’s your first Monster Jam event or you’re a regular, the World Finals in Vegas offers something for every fan.  Fans looking to attend the event in a few weeks but still need a hotel in Vegas can purchase official hotel packages from PrimeSport, the official travel partner of the Monster Jam World Finals. These official packages include hotel accommodations, event tickets, VIP pre-event hospitality, roundtrip shuttle transfers, and official commemorative souvenirs.

    Get your Monster Jam World Finals tickets through Primesport!

    Get your Monster Jam World Finals tickets through Primesport!

    As the Official Ticket Exchange for the Monster Jam World Finals, PrimeSport also offers tickets only for the fan who already has their travel taken care of and is just looking to get great seats.  Furthermore, if a ticket holder is unable to attend, they have the ability to post tickets for sale on an official exchange site.

    To check out all of PrimeSport’s offerings for the Monster Jam World Finals, please click here.

    TMB’s 2013 “Road to the World Finals” Power Rankings – February Update

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    **Disclaimer** – For anyone reading this feature article series for the first time, the TMB “Road to the World Finals” is completely unofficial and just for fun. We assign points based on a driver’s performance using the actual results from events on MonsterJam.com so that we can see who the best performing drivers are throughout the season. See the bottom of this article for the full explanation of how it works.

    After two full months of competition on the 2013 Monster Jam Tour, Carl Van Horn and Grave Digger have claimed the top spot on TMB’s “Road to the World Finals” Unofficial Power Rankings! This is easily one of the closest battles we’ve ever seen in the seven years we’ve been doing this feature, as less than 20 points separate the top 4 drivers with only 3 weeks of competition left to go.

    Van Horn has earned the #1 ranking overall by not only having more wins than any other driver (42) but also by strong performances in the his stadium events. He holds a slim lead of less than 5 points over fellow Team Grave Digger drivers Charlie Pauken and Jon Zimmer, who sit in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Both Pauken and Zimmer have taken a similar route to the top of the standings, making the most of their stadium events while dominating in their arena shows. Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter is having one of his best Monster Jam seasons in recent memory, as his 4 stadium racing wins are the most of any driver, and when combined with his additional 26 arena wins and other strong stadium performances, he is less than 10 points out of the top spot.

    In an incredibly tight battle, Carl Van Horn is leading the way on the "Road to the World Finals"!

    In an incredibly tight battle, Carl Van Horn is leading the way on the “Road to the World Finals”!

    The Anderson family is within striking distance however as they have been picking up stadium wins left and right. Adam in Grave Digger The Legend and Ryan in Son Uva Digger sit 5th and 6th, each with 6 stadium wins, while Dennis in Grave Digger is ranked 7th with 7 stadium wins, the most of any driver this year. With all three of them less than 30 points out of the lead, a big weekend could vault any one of them to the top.

    Gary Porter in Grave Digger, Neil Elliott in Maximum Destruction and Damon Bradshaw in Monster Energy round out the top 10. Two-time “Road to the World Finals” winner Tom Meents sits 14th overall – he has 4 stadium wins to his credit, but has struggled with consistency in 2013.

    Looking towards the back of the pack, the battle for the final spot is on. With 28 trucks going to be competing this year, every driver wants to finish in the top 28 so that they can say they earned their invite to the World Finals. Only about 10 points separate 26th place driver Mike Vaters in Black Stallion from 34th place driver Jim Koehler in Avenger, with Dan Evans, Lupe Soza, Chuck Werner, Frank Krmel, Donald Epidendio, Scott Buetow and Greg Winchenbach all in the fight.

    Having said all of that, Monster Jam has announced the 27 drivers that WILL be competing in the World Finals this year, and the 12 drivers selected for the Young Guns Shootout. They are marked as such in the standings below and you will be able to see some of the good, and some of the not so good choices that were made when picking this year’s “qualifiers”. The biggest snub for this year will undoubtedly be Carl Van Horn being passed over, especially when he is currently the #1 ranked driver in our standings after nine weeks of competition.

    Check out the Road to the World Finals unofficial rankings after February below:

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    Here is how points were scored in the Elite Level events held in February:

    Week Six

    2/2 – St. Louis, Missouri

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 20
    2nd – Carl Van Horn – Grave Digger – 15
    Semi-Finals – Alex Blackwell – Captain’s Curse – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 20
    Tie – 2nd – Alex Blackwell – Captain’s Curse – 12.5
    Tie – 2nd – Carl Van Horn – Grave Digger – 12.5
    4th – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 5

    2/2 – Houston, Texas

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Lee O’Donnell – Iron Man – 20
    2nd – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 15
    Semi-Finals – Todd Leduc – Metal Mulisha – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 20
    2nd – Frank Krmel – Grinder – 15
    Tie – 3rd – Todd Leduc – Metal Mulisha – 7.5
    Tie – 3rd – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 7.5

    2/2 – Tampa, Florida

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 20
    2nd – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 15
    Semi-Finals – Chuck Werner – El Toro Loco – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Neil Elliott – Maximum Destruction – 20
    2nd – Lupe Soza – Grinder – 15
    Tie – 3rd – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 5
    Tie – 3rd – Dustin Brown – Wolverine – 5
    Tie – 3rd – Steve Sims – Stone Crusher – 5

    Week Seven

    2/9 – Anaheim, California

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Andrew Peckhum – Tropical Thunder – 15
    Semi-Finals – Rick Swanson – Obsession – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 15
    3rd – Brian Deegan – Metal Mulisha – 10
    4th – Dustin Brown – Wolverine – 5

    2/9 – Miami, Florida

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 20
    2nd – Debra Miceli – Madusa – 15
    Semi-Finals – Dan Evans – Blue Thunder – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Lee O’Donnell – Iron Man – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Chad Tingler – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Bari Musawwir – Spiderman – 15
    3rd – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 10
    4th – Lee O’Donnell – Iron Man – 5

    Week Eight

    2/16 – Atlanta, Georgia

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Scott Hartsock – Gun Slinger – 15
    Semi-Finals – Kreg Christensen – Maximum Destruction – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Debra Miceli – Madusa – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 15
    3rd – Kreg Christensen – Maximum Destruction – 10
    4th – Lupe Soza – Grinder – 5

    Week Nine

    2/23 – Oakland, California

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Neil Elliott – Maximum Destruction – 20
    2nd – Chuck Werner – El Toro Loco – 15
    Semi-Finals – Donald Epidendio – Titan – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Kelvin Ramer – Time Flys – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 20
    2nd – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 15
    3rd – Neil Elliott – Maximum Destruction – 10
    Tie 4th – Dan Rodoni – The Patriot – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 2.5

    2/23 – Arlington, Texas

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 20
    2nd – Ryan Huffaker – El Toro Loco – 15
    Semi-Finals – Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Jim Koehler – Avenger – 20
    Tie 2nd – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 12.5
    Tie 2nd – Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 12.5
    Tie 4th – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 2.5

    2/23 – New Orleans, Louisiana

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 20
    2nd – Carl Van Horn – Grave Digger – 15
    Semi-Finals – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Scott Hartsock – Gun Slinger – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Carl Van Horn – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 15
    3rd – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 10
    Tie 4th – Scott Hartsock – Gun Slinger – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Sean Duhon – Zombie – 2.5

    2/23 – Jacksonville, Florida

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 20
    2nd – Marc MacDonald – El Toro Loco – 15
    Semi-Finals – Bryan Wright – Hooked – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Alex Blackwell – Captain’s Curse – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 20
    Tie 2nd – Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 12.5
    Tie 3nd – Marc MacDonald – El Toro Loco – 12.5
    4th – Kreg Christensen – Maximum Destruction – 5

    For results from Normal Level events, check out the 2013 Results Tracker page (drivers earn 5 points for a racing or freestyle win, 2 points for a wheelie or donut win).

    Keep following TMB’s “Road to the World Finals” for all the results and current standings each week. Keep in mind this is all unofficial and is just for fun, and enjoy as we track the Monster Jam series all the way to the World Finals in March!

    About TMB’s Road to the World Finals:

    For some time, fans across the country have wondered why the USHRA does not run a public points system of some kind for their Monster Jam series. We are included in the group that would love to be able to follow the standings of such a series each week. We are of the belief that a berth in the Monster Jam World Finals should be earned based on performance throughout the year in both racing and freestyle. Regardless of what portion of the monster truck industry you favor, there is no denying that the Monster Jam World Finals is the biggest and highest profile event our sport has to offer. A chance to compete at this event is a big deal for many drivers out there, and it is our opinion that they should be able to earn their way in. We’re not saying that Feld Motorsports doesn’t pick the World Finalists based on performance currently–we’re simply saying that we don’t know how they make up the field because the process isn’t made public.

    So with that in mind, we have created an UNOFFICIAL points system that is simple (although it may seem complicated) and that rewards performance in all Monster Jam events across the country leading up to the World Finals. In our Standings, we will show the cut-off after the 24th truck, indicating that IF entry to the World Finals was based SOLELY on performance, these are the drivers that would be headed to Las Vegas. Keep in mind that this is just for fun and has no actual bearing on the selection of World Finals participants. See below for a breakdown of our points system and our rationale for the decisions we made in creating it.

    Elite Level Events

    What is an Elite Level event? We define an Elite Monster Jam event as any with a field of 12 of more trucks. We have chosen to award these events the highest amount of points, because these are the highest profile Monster Jam events. These events are the ones held in the major stadiums in front of the biggest crowds, some of which are even televised on SPEED. It is our belief that performance in the highest profile shows should be weighted most heavily toward a World Finals berth because these events are most similar to the World Finals itself. The most points any one driver can score in an Elite Level event (and thus in any event) is 40. If an event meeting all of this criteria holds 3 or more shows over the course of a single weekend, the points for each show are worth half of what is listed below.

    Racing Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 20
    2nd – 15
    Semi-Finals – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 20
    2nd – 15
    3rd – 10
    4th – 5

    Normal Level Events

    What is a Normal Level show? The majority of Monster Jam events held around the country are Normal Level shows. These events are typically held in smaller arenas around the country, consisting of multiple shows held over the course of the weekend (anywhere from 2-5), with fields of anywhere from 5-10 trucks. Looking at the points awarded for these shows, you will notice they are much less than the upper levels. We equate the significance level of an entire 4 show weekend of Normal Level events with the significance of one Elite Level show–thus, the maximum points a driver can earn in racing/freestyle each weekend at a Normal Level event is 40 (this based on the usual maximum # of shows being 4–a couple events being the exception with 5–and an available 10 points per show (10×4=40)). Beginning in 2012, we are also awarding 2 points for wheelie/donut contest wins as that information has become more readily available than when the Road to the World Finals was first started.

    Wheelie/Donut Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 2

    Racing Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 5

    Freestyle Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 5

    Monster Truck Radio 02/25/13 – Show #504

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    Monster Truck Radio With Host Ross Z. Bonar & Co-Host Chris Parrish
    Date: Monday, February 25th, 2013
    Guest #1: Dennis Anderson, driver of Grave Digger
    Guest #2: Sean Duhon, driver of Zombie
    Guest #3: Greg Winchenbach, driver of Crushstation
    Guest #4: Derick Anson, driver of Heavy Hitter
    Guest #5: Larry Quick, driver of Ghost Ryder [Read more...]

    PrimeSport the Official Ticket Exchange & VIP Travel Package Provider of the Monster Jam World Finals

    Get your Monster Jam World Finals tickets through Primesport!

    At the 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas, the top 28 Monster Jam® trucks in the world will compete for the coveted titles of Racing World Champion and Freestyle World Champion.  On February 20, Feld Motor Sports announced the second half of the 28 Monster Jam trucks that will compete at the event this year at Sam Boyd Stadium on March 23, 2013.  The only remaining competitor that has yet to be announced is the 2013 Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout winner, which will be decided on March 22. Fans wanting to get tickets to the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas this year have two great options available through PrimeSport.

    Get your Monster Jam World Finals tickets through Primesport!

    Get your Monster Jam World Finals tickets through Primesport!

    As the Official Ticket Exchange for the Monster Jam World Finals, PrimeSport creates a secure and approved marketplace for fans to buy Monster Jam tickets.  Furthermore, if a ticket holder is unable to attend, they have the ability to post tickets for sale on an official exchange site.

    In addition, PrimeSport is also offering Monster Jam World Finals travel packages for fans looking for the full experience in Vegas for the event.  Official packages include hotel accommodations, event tickets, VIP pre-event hospitality, roundtrip shuttle transfers, and official commemorative souvenirs.

    To check out all of PrimeSport’s offerings for the Monster Jam World Finals, please click here!

    2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout Lineup Announced

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    (Aurora, Illinois – Feld Motor Sports PR) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today the line-up and the return of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM Young Guns ShootoutSM on Friday, March 22, which is exclusively part of the Friday night Monster Jam World Finals Double Down package. The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals XIV, presented by NGK Spark Plugs, takes place March 22-23 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV.

    Making its debut in 2012, the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout was created to put some of the best Monster Jam® drivers, who have little or no Monster Jam World Finals experience, in a racing format to determine the Young Guns Shootout champion on the toughest Monster Jam track on the planet. The Young Guns Shootout will take place in conjunction with the Friday Double Down, in which fans can upgrade their 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals experience with access to Friday’s activities including a private Pit Party, BBQ, Qualifying Races, and merchandise by “doubling down”. Double Down packages can be purchased at http://www.unlvtickets.com/eventInfo/spe/309/monster-jam-world-finals/.

    Devin Jones and Barbarian will make their first appearance in Las Vegas.

    Devin Jones and Barbarian will make their first appearance in Las Vegas.

    Due to the overwhelming positive feedback and input from the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fans, the 2013 field has been expanded to 12 Monster Jam trucks and drivers. The Young Guns Shootout winner will be automatically placed into the prestigious field of 28 Monster Jam trucks that will compete for the Racing and Freestyle Championship the following night (Saturday, March 23). Below is the list of the 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout drivers and Monster Jam trucks (line-up subject to change):

    1. Monster Mutt® Dalmatian – Taryn Laskey
    2. Iron Man – Morgan Kane
    3. Barbarian – Devin Jones
    4. Titan – Donald Epidendio
    5. Bad Habit – Joe Sylvester
    6. Hooked – Steven Sims
    7. El Diablo – JP Ruggiero
    8. Nitro Hornet – Darron Basl
    9. El Toro Loco® – Becky McDonough
    10. Wolverine – Dustin Brown
    11. Crushstation – Greg Winchenbach
    12. Razin Kane – JR McNeal

    The inaugural Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout featured an eight-truck field of the top young drivers, and culminated with Spider-Man driver Bari Musawwir edging out Nicole Johnson and Advance Auto Parts Grinder®.

    “Being the inaugural Young Guns Shootout Champion the night of the 2012 Double Down absolutely elevated my Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam career,” said Bari Musawwir, driver of Spider-Man. “Winning the Young Guns Shootout helped put me on the map and afforded me other Monster Jam opportunities like performing at the Monster Jam Path of Destruction tour and also in Europe.”

    JR McNeal and Razin Kane will make their second appearance in the Young Guns Shootout.

    JR McNeal and Razin Kane will make their second appearance in the Young Guns Shootout.

    For more information on the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals℠ presented by NGK Spark Plugs, log onto www.MonsterJam.com. Updates will be posted all weekend long on Facebook.com/MJOnline and Twitter.com/MonsterJam.

    About Feld Motor Sports®

    Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.

    Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam
    Venue: Edward Jones Dome
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    Date: February 2nd, 2013
    Photographer: Danny Maass

    Lineup: Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (John Seasock), Iron Outlaw (Joe Miller), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson) [Read more...]

    Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam
    Venue: Edward Jones Dome
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    Date: February 2nd, 2013
    Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

    Lineup: Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (John Seasock), Iron Outlaw (Joe Miller), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson) [Read more...]

    TMB’s 2013 “Road to the World Finals” Power Rankings – January Update

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    One of our most popular features each year on TheMonsterBlog.com is back for 2013, as we once again rank drivers competing in Monster Jam in our “Road to the World Finals” Power Rankings/Unofficial Point Standings. Fans always wonder exactly how USHRA selects its 28 competitors for the annual Monster Jam World Finals, and so do we. We also often wonder just how all the drivers stack up against each other throughout, and at the end of the Monster Jam season. Without some sort of points system for the Monster Jam series, it is awfully hard to do so as they often run events in up to 10-15 different venues in a single weekend. So for the 7th year in a row, TMB will be operating our “Road to the World Finals” power rankings/unofficial point standings for the Monster Jam series based directly on the results available at MonsterJam.com. This is our way of ranking the drivers based on their performance throughout the season and gives us a good idea of which drivers have most earned a spot in the World Finals, whether they ultimately end up being selected or not.

    If you didn’t follow along last year, we’re sure that you have many questions about how we put this together: How does it work? Which events are we including? How are the points awarded? etc. At the bottom of each week’s update, you’ll see the detailed rationale and explanation that should answer most of these questions. Last year Ryan Anderson became the first driver other than father Dennis or Tom Meents to prevail on our “Road to the World Finals”! Who will be tops in 2013? Follow along and let’s find out together!

    After one month, "the new guy" to Team Grave Digger, Jon Zimmer, is leading the Road to the World Finals!

    After one month, “the new guy” to Team Grave Digger, Jon Zimmer, is leading the Road to the World Finals!

    Our first rankings for the 2013 season include the early December Minneapolis Monster Jam event and the entire slate of events from the month of January. With all those events in the books, the big surprise is that new Team Grave Digger driver Jon Zimmer is the #1 ranked driver in all of Monster Jam! Zimmer has had a strong start to the season, with a big arena performance to start off the year, two runner-ups in Detroit and freestyle wins in Toronto and Vancouver.

    Another driver laying the foundation for one of his best seasons in recent memory is Jimmy Creten in the Bounty Hunter. Creten has put up some big numbers, dominating arena events in Columbus and Uniondale and sweeping two nights of stadium racing in Toronto. The highest Creten has ever finished in our rankings is 3rd back in 2009 – could this be the year that an independent finally manages to finish on top?

    Don’t look now however, as the young guns are climbing the rankings. Last year’s Road to the World Finals champ Ryan Anderson has just nailed down two straight double down weekends in Tampa and Orlando, putting Son Uva Digger up to 3rd overall. Former freestyle champs Damon Bradshaw and Adam Anderson have both racked up several stadium wins and they currently round out the top 5.

    For the first 5 years we did Road to the World Finals, Dennis Anderson and Tom Meents took the top spot every time. To do it again in 2013, they have some work ahead of them as inconsistency has plagued both drivers to start off the year. Anderson is currently ranked 9th, with Meents in 15th.

    With the field expanding to 28 trucks for this year’s World Finals, that opens up a couple more spots for drivers to try and show they merit consideration for an official invite from Feld. Lupe Soza, Chad Fortune and Chuck Werner are currently hanging just inside the top 28, while Steve Sims, Mike Vaters and Norm Miller are just outside. We expect to see some wild competition for those final spots once again this year.

    Check out the Road to the World Finals unofficial rankings after January below:

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    Here is how points were scored in the only Elite Level event held to date:

    Week One

    12/1 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Marc MacDonald – El Toro Loco – 20
    2nd – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 15
    Semi-Finals – Bari Musawwir – Batman – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 20
    2nd – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 15
    3rd – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 10
    4th – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Stadium – 5

    Week Two

    1/4 – Tacoma, Washington

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 10
    2nd – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Ben Winslow – Bounty Hunter – 3.75
    Semi-Finals – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 3.75

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 10
    Tie 2nd – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 6.25
    Tie 2nd – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 6.25
    4th – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 2.5

    1/5 AM – Tacoma, Washington

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 10
    2nd – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 3.75
    Semi-Finals – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 3.75

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 10
    2nd – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 7.5
    3rd – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 5
    4th – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 2.5

    1/5 PM – Tacoma, Washington

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 10
    2nd – Taryn Laskey – Monster Mutt Dalmation – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Travis Groth – Captain USA – 3.75
    Semi-Finals – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 3.75

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 10
    Tie 2nd – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 6.25
    Tie 2nd – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 6.25
    Tie 4th – Travis Groth – Captain USA – 1.25
    Tie 4th – Darren Migues – Iron Outlaw – 1.25

    1/6 – Tacoma, Washington

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 10
    2nd – Jim Lenhertz – Obsession – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Travis Groth – Captain USA – 3.75
    Semi-Finals – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 3.75

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 10
    Tie 2nd – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 6.25
    Tie 2nd – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 6.25
    Tie 4th – Donald Epidendio – Titan – 1.25
    Tie 4th – Darren Migues – Iron Outlaw – 1.25

    Week Three

    1/12 – Detroit, Michigan

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Neil Elliott – Maximum Destruction – 20
    2nd – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 15
    Semi-Finals – Chris Bergeron – Brutus – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Frank Krmel – Grinder – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Neil Elliott – Maximum Destruction – 20
    2nd – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 15
    3rd – Jim Koehler – Avenger – 10
    4th – Cam McQueen – Northern Nightmare – 5

    1/12 – Houston, Texas

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 20
    2nd – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 15
    Semi-Finals – Alex Blackwell – Captain’s Curse – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Kreg Christensen – Maximum Destruction – 15
    3rd – Lupe Soza – Grinder – 10
    Tie 4th – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 2.5

    1/12 – Anaheim, California

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Donald Epidendio – Titan – 20
    2nd – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 15
    Semi-Finals – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Andrew Peckhum – Tropical Thunder – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 20
    Tie 2nd – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 12.5
    Tie 2nd – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 12.5
    Tie 4th – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 2.5

    1/12 – San Antonio, Texas

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – John Seasock – Grinder – 20
    2nd – Michael Harper – Outlaw – 15
    Semi-Finals – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Bari Musawwir – Spiderman – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 20
    2nd – John Seasock – Grinder – 15
    3rd – Bari Musawwir – Spiderman – 10
    4th – Devin Jones – Barbarian – 5

    1/13 – San Antonio, Texas

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – George Balhan – Mohawk Warrior – 20
    2nd – John Seasock – Grinder – 15
    Semi-Finals – Allen Pezo – Predator – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Darren Migues – Iron Outlaw – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Chad Tingler – Grave Digger – 20
    Tie 2nd – David Smith – Nitro Hornet – 12.5
    Tie 2nd – Ben Winslow – Bounty Hunter – 12.5
    Tie 4th – Darren Migues – Iron Outlaw – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Jeremy Slifko – Backdraft – 2.5

    Week Four

    1/19 – Tampa, Florida

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 20
    2nd – Marc MacDonald – El Toro Loco – 15
    Semi-Finals – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Morgan Kane – Iron Man – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 20
    2nd – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 15
    Tie 3rd – Marc MacDonald – El Toro Loco – 7.5
    Tie 3rd – Rod Schmidt – Grave Digger – 7.5

    1/19 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Bari Musawwir – Spiderman – 20
    2nd – John Seasock – Grinder – 15
    Semi-Finals – Mat Dishman – Rammunition – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Chris Bergeron – Brutus – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Chad Tingler – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Bari Musawwir – Spiderman – 15
    3rd – Becky McDonough – El Toro Loco – 10
    Tie 4th – Chris Bergeron – Brutus – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Taryn Laskey – Monster Mutt Dalmation – 2.5

    1/19 – Houston, Texas

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 20
    2nd – Lee O’Donnell – Iron Man – 15
    Semi-Finals – Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Lupe Soza – Grinder – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Lupe Soza – Grinder – 20
    2nd – Dan Evans – Rod Ryan Show – 15
    Tie 3rd – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 7.5
    Tie 3rd – Chad Fortune – Captain America – 7.5

    1/19 – San Diego, California

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 20
    2nd – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 15
    Semi-Finals – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 20
    2nd – Alex Blackwell – Captain’s Curse – 15
    3rd – Kreg Christensen – Maximum Destruction – 10
    Tie 4th – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Candace Jolly – Monster Mutt Dalmation – 2.5

    1/19 – Toronto, Ontario

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 20
    2nd – Norm Miller – Batman – 15
    Semi-Finals – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Todd Leduc – Metal Mulisha – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Cam McQueen – Northern Nightmare – 20
    2nd – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 15
    3rd – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 10
    4th – Todd Leduc – Metal Mulisha – 5

    1/20 – Toronto, Ontario

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 20
    2nd – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 15
    Semi-Finals – Norm Miller – Batman – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Todd Leduc – Metal Mulisha – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 15
    3rd – Cam McQueen – Northern Nightmare – 10
    Tie 4th – Dawn Creten – Scarlet Bandit – 2.5
    Tie 4th – Chuck Werner – El Toro Loco – 2.5

    Week Five

    1/26 – Indianapolis, Indiana

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 20
    2nd – Chuck Werner – El Toro Loco – 15
    Semi-Finals – Chris Bergeron – Brutus – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Jimmy Tracey – Higher Education – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 15
    3rd – Chuck Werner – El Toro Loco – 10
    4th – Frank Krmel – Grinder – 5

    1/26 – Orlando, Florida

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 20
    2nd – Marc MacDonald – El Toro Loco – 15
    Semi-Finals – Scott Hartsock – Gun Slinger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Steve Sims – Stone Crusher – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 20
    2nd – Chad Tingler – Grave Digger – 15
    3rd – Steve Sims – Stone Crusher – 10
    4th – Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 5

    1/26 – Phoenix, Arizona

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 20
    2nd – Todd Leduc – Metal Mulisha – 15
    Semi-Finals – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 20
    Tie 2nd – Todd Leduc – Metal Mulisha – 10
    Tie 2nd – Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 10
    Tie 2nd – Scott Buetow – Hot Wheels Firestorm – 10

    1/26 – Anaheim, California

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Donald Epidendio – Titan – 20
    2nd – Dan Evans – Blue Thunder – 15
    Semi-Finals – Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Andrew Peckhum – Tropical Thunder – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 20
    2nd – Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 15
    3rd – Dan Evans – Blue Thunder – 10
    4th – Dan Rodoni – The Patriot – 5

    1/26 – Vancouver, British Columbia

    Racing Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Kreg Christensen – Maximum Destruction – 20
    2nd – Alex Blackwell – Captain’s Curse – 15
    Semi-Finals – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 7.5
    Semi-Finals – Cam McQueen – Northern Nightmare – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Driver – Truck – Points Earned

    1st – Jon Zimmer – Grave Digger – 20
    2nd – Kreg Christensen – Maximum Destruction – 15
    3rd – Alex Blackwell – Captain’s Curse – 10
    4th – Kelvin Ramer – Time Flys – 5

    For results from Normal Level events, check out the 2013 Results Tracker page (drivers earn 5 points for a racing or freestyle win, 2 points for a wheelie or donut win).

    Keep following TMB’s “Road to the World Finals” for all the results and current standings each week. Keep in mind this is all unofficial and is just for fun, and enjoy as we track the Monster Jam series all the way to the World Finals in March!

    About TMB’s Road to the World Finals:

    For some time, fans across the country have wondered why the USHRA does not run a public points system of some kind for their Monster Jam series. We are included in the group that would love to be able to follow the standings of such a series each week. We are of the belief that a berth in the Monster Jam World Finals should be earned based on performance throughout the year in both racing and freestyle. Regardless of what portion of the monster truck industry you favor, there is no denying that the Monster Jam World Finals is the biggest and highest profile event our sport has to offer. A chance to compete at this event is a big deal for many drivers out there, and it is our opinion that they should be able to earn their way in. We’re not saying that Feld Motorsports doesn’t pick the World Finalists based on performance currently–we’re simply saying that we don’t know how they make up the field because the process isn’t made public.

    So with that in mind, we have created an UNOFFICIAL points system that is simple (although it may seem complicated) and that rewards performance in all Monster Jam events across the country leading up to the World Finals. In our Standings, we will show the cut-off after the 24th truck, indicating that IF entry to the World Finals was based SOLELY on performance, these are the drivers that would be headed to Las Vegas. Keep in mind that this is just for fun and has no actual bearing on the selection of World Finals participants. See below for a breakdown of our points system and our rationale for the decisions we made in creating it.

    Elite Level Events

    What is an Elite Level event? We define an Elite Monster Jam event as any with a field of 12 of more trucks. We have chosen to award these events the highest amount of points, because these are the highest profile Monster Jam events. These events are the ones held in the major stadiums in front of the biggest crowds, some of which are even televised on SPEED. It is our belief that performance in the highest profile shows should be weighted most heavily toward a World Finals berth because these events are most similar to the World Finals itself. The most points any one driver can score in an Elite Level event (and thus in any event) is 40. If an event meeting all of this criteria holds 3 or more shows over the course of a single weekend, the points for each show are worth half of what is listed below.

    Racing Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 20
    2nd – 15
    Semi-Finals – 7.5

    Freestyle Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 20
    2nd – 15
    3rd – 10
    4th – 5

    Normal Level Events

    What is a Normal Level show? The majority of Monster Jam events held around the country are Normal Level shows. These events are typically held in smaller arenas around the country, consisting of multiple shows held over the course of the weekend (anywhere from 2-5), with fields of anywhere from 5-10 trucks. Looking at the points awarded for these shows, you will notice they are much less than the upper levels. We equate the significance level of an entire 4 show weekend of Normal Level events with the significance of one Elite Level show–thus, the maximum points a driver can earn in racing/freestyle each weekend at a Normal Level event is 40 (this based on the usual maximum # of shows being 4–a couple events being the exception with 5–and an available 10 points per show (10×4=40)). Beginning in 2012, we are also awarding 2 points for wheelie/donut contest wins as that information has become more readily available than when the Road to the World Finals was first started.

    Wheelie/Donut Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 2

    Racing Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 5

    Freestyle Finish – Points Awarded

    1st – 5

    Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam
    Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: January 26th, 2013
    Photographer: Chris Parrish

    Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Megabite (Brad Allen), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more...]

    Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam
    Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: January 26th, 2013
    Photographer: Danny Maass

    Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Megabite (Brad Allen), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more...]

    The Allen Report: Monster Jam – Phoenix, AZ 2013

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    (Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

    Weekend Recap

    This time on “The Allen Report”, the biggest field in the history of Monster Jam in the “Valley of the Sun” played their game to a sold-out crowd at Chase Field. The field of 16: Charlie Pauken represented Team Grave Digger. Familiar faces Batman with Norm Miller at the helm and Devastator driven by Mark Schroeder were also in the house. West Coaster Daron Basl drove King Krunch while sharing the seat of team truck Nitro Hornet with former Bigfoot and FELD driver Sky Hartley. Rookie Shane England rounded out the camp in Big Kahuna. Todd Leduc was back driving Metal Mulisha. Scott Buetow came piloting Team Hot Wheels Firestorm. Steven Hill took the wheel of Ground Pounder. Right behind him in the teammate Amsoil Shock Therapy was Dave Radzierez. Damon Bradshaw was present in Monster Energy. Hometown driver Rod Wood was there as always in McGruff. Mitch Tulachka and Shane Phreed returned in Jus’ Geter Done and Robo Machine. Pat Gerber and Shocker appeared and rounding out the field was first year driver J.P. Ruggiero in El Diablo.

    From the first green light of the So-Cal style of racing, the monster from the Mulisha compound and the black and green wrecking machine were on a collision course with each other. Just four-tenths of a second separated them in qualifications. From there, the two bulldozed down the opposition. However, as Grave Digger came back to the pits after defeating Monster Energy in the semi-finals, there was smoke pouring from GD’s motor area. Unable to get fixed in time, Monster Energy took Digger’s place at the starting line where Metal Mulisha was there waiting. Halfway home at the “jammer” obstacle, Todd, a former short course off road racer, drifted a little too far out. From there, the win was Monster Energy’s. But the night’s action was far from over.

    Nitro Hornet stung the field early with a score of 23. The Oregon native would remain the “hot seat” for a large part of the night. Then came the truck conceived by “the General” Brian Deegan and the other straight from the top secret Hot Wheels test facility. They both scored a 27 with the “coolest” monster truck around having a hair-thin edge of a single bonus point. Then on came the “Bad to the Bone” music. With the crowd roaring and the engine running on only seven cylinders, the 2010 Freestyle World Champion nailed huge air and had incredible speed followed by dizzying three-wheeled cyclones to take the winning score of 31, twenty-seven in regulation and no less than four bonus points for the win.

    In other action, Team USA defeated Team Mexico in fast and furious quad war action. In addition, Tom Cunningham won the “off road truck-cross” main. From here, we at “The Allen Report” head out to Firebird Raceway for the last ever two day monster truck marathon on the merciless drag strip in Chandler, AZ. Till then, thank you for reading, enjoy the photos and cheer on!

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    Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2013

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    Event: Monster Jam
    Venue: Nationwide Arena
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
    Date: January 4th-5th, 2013
    Photographer: Paul M. Harry

    Lineup: Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Grinder (Lupe Soza), Illuminator (Jay Snyder), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Samson (Dan Patrick), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Superman (Joey Parnell) [Read more...]