St. Louis, MO - Edward Jones Dome
Edward Jones Dome
St. Louis, MO
February 4, 2012
Monster Jam Racing Winner
Monster Jam Freestyle Winner
Trucks: Monster Jam® Trucks: including Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, El Toro Loco® driven by Becky McDonough, Maximum Destruction® driven by Tom Meents, Lucas Oil Crusader℠ driven by Linsey Weenk, Metal Mulisha driven by Todd Leduc, Iron Man driven by Lee O'Donnell, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by John Seasock, Tasmanian Devil driven by Taryn Laskey, Bounty Hunter driven by Jim Creten, Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten, Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims, Monster Magic driven by Bryan Wright, Incinerator driven by Ryan Rice, Razin Kane driven by JR McNeil, Ice Cream Man, and Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw!
St. Louis is quickly becoming one of the top locations for an Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam event. With the biggest track set up, and a sold out event every year, it’s no wonder why the top drivers talk about coming here.
Going into tonight’s Monster Jam Racing with names like Creten, Meents, Weenk, Bradshaw, and Seasock, we knew we were in for a great night on the Chicago Style track. After knocking out Meents in the first round, the rookie driver, Bryan Wright in Monster Magic made his case to be added to that list. Steve Sims looked unbeatable as he took Stone Crusher past Metal Mulisha to earn a spot in the Semis. In the end, two former teammates proved to be tops in this field. Weenk, a former driver for Creten’s team, wanted nothing more than to defend the racing championship he won here one year ago. To get the win vs Creten… well, it would be just that much more special. The two trucks kept in close till Crusader spun off the side of the track coming out of the second turn. Creten, with yet another perfect run, cruised through the finish line.
Monster Jam Racing Round 1:
Bounty Hunter def Grave Digger, Advance Auto Parts Grinder def Monster Energy, Monster Magic def Ice Cream Man, Maximum Destruction def El Toro Loco, Metal Mulisha def Scarlet Bandit , Stone Crusher def Tasmanian Devil, Lucas Oil Crusader def Incinerator, Iron Man def Razin Kane
Monster Jam Racing Round 2:
Bounty Hunter def Advance Auto Parts Grinder, Monster Magic def Maximum Destruction, Stone Crusher def Metal Mulisha, Lucas Oil Crusader def Iron Man
Monster Jam Racing Semi Finals
Bounty Hunter def Monster Magic, Lucas Oil Crusader def Stone Crusher
UTI Championship Round
Bounty Hunter def Lucas Oil Crusader
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Freestyle opened up with Razin’ Kane, Incinerator, and, El Toro Loco all taking the steeply cut ramps head on as they opened up their runs. All took damage, finding themselves on their lids when the dust cleared. Monster Energy refused to miss the competition, and therefore ran with absolutely no rear-steer. Damon kept the truck moving with huge air before finally driving it into the dirt. Metal Mulisha blew the crowd away with what appeared to be a “half-backflip”. Not certain that it was planned, but Todd ended on the maneuver that left him upside down at the top off the 12 foot tall obstacle in the center of the track. John Seasock in Grinder did everything right in his run. His high-flying, non-stop action approached just seemed like it may have deserved higher scores. Grave Digger blasted onto the track knowing that he was in a great position to take over hot seat. CVH ended the fast paced run with a cross-threading jump that ended in a cartwheel landing. With the icon on its side, and only one truck still to run, Digger had the points to take over the lead.
Tom could be seen walking the track at intermission looking at every obstacle, from every angle. While the 15 trucks before him were performing on the track, there again was Tom watching intently. No one doubted that Meents was planning something extraordinary. Tom fired onto the track, and immediately put up the biggest air of the night. While still in regulation time, Tom had already lost one of his front shocks. Two huge hits later, and he busted up his four-link. Tom then lined up on a small car stack, and hit it off-center. It forced the truck in to a high flying corkscrew. What happened then was nothing short of Epic! Tom landed square on the side of the truck, quickly rolling to his lid. The momentum then sent him into a barrel roll that put him onto his lid a second time. Still on the gas, Tom successfully got one of his tires to hook-up in the dirt and roll the truck back onto all four tires. Even with the truck consumed in smoke, it looked as if Tom was ready to take off again. Instead, the truck came to an abrupt halt, and Tom began to tear off the body panels to make is exit from the driver’s seat.
El Toro Loco: 3
Lucas Oil Crusader: 24 + 2 = 26
Metal Mulisha: 21
Iron Man: 27
Advance Auto Parts Grinder: 24 + 2 = 26
Tasmanian Devil: 19 + 1 = 20
Bounty Hunter: 24 +3 = 27
Scarlet Bandit: 24 + 2 = 26
Stone Crusher: 22 + 2 = 24
Monster Magic: 19 + 2 = 21
Razin Kane: 15
Ice Cream Man: 8
Monster Energy: 24
Grave Digger: 25 + 3 = 28
Maximum Destruction: 27 + 5 = 32
By Michael C. Williams