The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis was the site of a Monster Truck Jam on Feb. 17, consisting of two events: racing and freestyle. <br><br>Black Stallion defeated fan-favorite Grave Digger in the first round.
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Scarlet Bandit, Predator and Iron Warrior all suffered early defeats and were not a factor in the freestyle competition.
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T-Maxx advanced to the finals after defeating King Krunch in the second round and Prowler in the semifinals.
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Maximum Destruction dominated El Matador to advance to the finals.
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For the finals, Monster Jam officials had Maximum Destruction and T-Maxx run two laps around the course instead of one, with Destruction pulling away for the victory.
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In the freestyle event, King Krunch started strong but rolled his truck halfway through the run.
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Grave Digger soared over obstacles in the freestyle competition...
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but lost a wheel after landing.
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Undaunted, driver Pablo Huffaker continued on three wheels with "Digger" donuts...
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and destroying obstacles to fill the clock and take the lead in scoring.
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Maximum Destruction responded by flying over Grave Digger, which had been left on the track stuck on an obstacle.
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Max-D eventually flipped over alongside Digger as the clock expired, resulting in a tie.
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Driver Tom Meents remained in Maximum Destruction as the truck was turned back onto all fours, allowing him to give the fans a body shredding encore.
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Meents received a standing ovation from some in the capacity crowd for his freestyles.
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