2 Wheel Skills Challenge Competitors
Authored by Larry Jewett on April 16, 2019
The Great Clips 2 Wheel Skills ChallengeTM has become a thrilling addition to all Monster Jam competitions. For the first time, the competition is coming to Monster Jam World Finals® on Friday, May 10 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
A field of eight will strive to become the first World Champion in the competition, which will be held inside the stadium during the Friday evening show. The contestants will have a set number of chances to score the points necessary to win the title. Fans will vote through JudgesZone, putting the decision into the hands of those watching the action.
This year’s field is evenly balanced between Triple Threat SeriesTM and drivers who competed on the Stadium Championship SeriesTM. The Stadium contingent includes former World Champion Tom Meents (Max-DTM) and defending World Champions Adam Anderson (Grave Digger® - Racing) and Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger® - Freestyle). Neil Elliott (Max-D) has led all competitors with 10 victories in 2 Wheel Skills in 2019 and will be in search of his first World Championship.
On the arena side, Tristan England (EarthShakerTM) was the top arena winner, claiming 20 wins in 32 events. Strong years for Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger), Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) and Armando Castro (El Toro Loco®) have allowed these athletes to claim their spot in the competition.
England, Menninga and Vinson will also compete in Racing and Freestyle competitions. Castro will be competing in Speedster events on Friday and Saturday in the Pit Party.
More competitor announcements, including the 12 remaining spots in Racing and Freestyle, will be made in the days ahead.
There will be seven World Champions crowned in Orlando in Monster Jam World Finals XX, which will take place May 10-11. Tickets are available.