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Minneapolis, Minnesota – Monster Jam – December 5, 2009

Photos By: Robert Haught
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: H.H.H Metrodome
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date: December 5, 2009

Field of Trucks: Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Blue Thunder (Linsey Weenk), Taz (Adam Anderson), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), Superman (Chad Fortune), Madusa (Madusa), El Toro Loco (Marc McDonald), Advance Auto Parts Grinder (Lupe Soza) and Escalade (George Balhan). [Read more…]

Minny updates!


11:12: Freestyle is under way. Scores will be posted below.

El Toro Loco: 20
Captain’s Curse: 22
Superman: 14 (rolled)
Madusa: 16
Escalade: 24 (rolled)
Taz: 21 (rolled)
Blue Thunder: 26
Grinder: (early roll. score not heard)
Maximum Destruction: 12 (broken front tire rod early)
Grave Digger: 9 (broken throttle cable after save)

10:15: While the freestyle snocross demo got setup Robert Haught sent over a few photos of the truck crew preparing the freestyle course.

9:35: Grave Digger takes racing over Captain’s Curse. Body panels flew off the truck during the run. Anderson told the crowd he wants a sweep.

9:25: Despite rolling in the previous round Grave Digger was good to go as Anderson took out Grinder with a pass of 18.94. Blackwell and Captain’s Curse beat Madusa so the finals will see the top seeds from qualifying match up in the finals.

9:10: Getting ready for round 2. The pairings are Grave Digger vs Madusa, Grinder vs. Blue Thunder, and Escalade vs Captain’s Curse. Captain’s Curse won over Balhan and Escalade. Grave Digger beat Madusa but manged to roll the truck over and back onto all fours. Grinder won over Blue Thunder.

9:00: Round 1 is underway. Grave Digger started off with a bye run. The first head to head matchup saw Grinder take out El Toro Loco. Blue Thunder advanced as Madusa rolled over in their match up. Escalade picked up the win over Taz as Adam Anderson had to make a huge save. Captain’s Curse will finish out the round with a bye run.

8:55: Qualifying has just wrapped up. Dennis Anderson and Grave Digger qualified first. Alex Blackwell and Captains Cruse qualified second followed by Linsey Weenk and Blue Thunder in third. Superman was unable to finish qualifying and recieved a DNQ.

8:40: Driver Introductions just finished up but it wasn’t without drama. Tom Meents broke the right rear wheel off of Maximum Destruction. No word yet on the extent of the damage.

Robert Haught is in Minneapolis covering all the action from tonight’s event at the Metrodome. We will be bringing you live updates throughout the night as the event get’s underway. Early news from Minny has Marc McDonald driving El Toro Loco. A sneak peak at the track shows all dirt racing lanes along with some huge freestyle stacks. Stay tuned as we continue to recieve updates tonight.

UPDATE 2: Just a quick update before the event starts. Linsey Weenk will be driving an all new Blue Thunder this evening. The pit party has concluded so we’ll be gearing up for tonights coverage. Until then here’s another picture of the track.

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Live Coverage From Minny!

(photo from Grinder monster truck Facebook page)

Robert Haught will be headed to Minneapolis tomorrow, and thanks to Dustin Hart, we will be providing live coverage from the event! The Advance Auto Parts Grinder monster truck will be making its debut with Lupe Soza behind the wheel, in addition to the following lineup:

Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson)
Taz (Adam Anderson)
Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents)
Superman (Chad Fortune)
Escalade (George Balhan)
Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell)
Blue Thunder (Linsey Weenk)
El Toro Loco