Another Exciting Week in Monster Jam
Authored by Larry Jewett on January 14, 2019
Stadium Championship Series 1
Just days after the truck was unveiled at Spin Master headquarters in Southern California, the Bakugan DragonoidTM made an immediate mark in Monster Jam. With Camden Murphy in command, Bakugan Dragonoid claimed Racing and 2-Wheel Skills ChallengeTM wins while coming in second in Freestyle at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The 41 points gave Bakugan Dragonoid the early series lead. Monster Mutt® Dalmatian Ice (Cynthia Gauthier) recorded the top Freestyle score, giving Cynthia her first Stadium Freestyle crown.
Next stop: San Diego, CA Jan. 19
Stadium Championship Series 2
Perfect weather led to spirited competition and new names rose to the top of the results at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Second generation racer Ryan Disharoon (Saigon Shaker) bested a star-studded field to claim his first career Stadium Racing title. Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®) held on the for the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge crown. In Freestyle, Scott Buetow (El Toro Loco® Ice) backed up his win in Costa Rica last month with his first Tampa win. Overall, though, it was Heavy D in BroDozerTM who would be the Event Champion.
Next stop: Orlando, FL Jan. 19
Stadium Championship Series 3
It was time for the Texas Two-Step at the Alamodome in San Antonio and the Monster Jam faithful were ready for the action. The two events led to a tight point race as Todd LeDuc (Monster Energy®) leads despite being held winless on the weekend. Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) captured 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Freestyle on Sunday to make a jump to a second-place tie with Saturday Freestyle winner Brianna Mahon (Whiplash™). Jon Zimmer (Dragon™ Ice) won both racing events.
Next stop: Glendale, AZ Jan. 19
Triple Threat Series West
A full weekend of competition in the spacious Tacoma Dome allowed athletes to stretch their abilities with Freestyle runs including backflip attempts. Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) retains his series lead by taking three event championships, but not until Colton Eichelberger (Max-D™) had won the first two of the five shows. Austin Minton (Megalodon®) captured his first Triple Threat Series Racing win while Tony Ochs (Soldier Fortune Black Ops™) was a two-time Donut winner.
Next stop: Sacramento, CA Jan. 18-20
Triple Threat Series Central
Hearty Midwest fans braved the snow and cold in Kansas City to witness four Monster Jam events at the Sprint Center. The close points battle stayed close with new leader Mark List (El Toro Loco®) trying to hold back a surging Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger). After being shut out last week, Vinson recorded two Event Championships to move up a few spots in the standings. Kayla Blood (Soldier Fortune™) was a two-time Freestyle winner with Coty Saucier (Monster Energy) the best in two Racing events.
Next stop: Milwaukee, WI Jan. 18-19
Triple Threat Series East
The Triple Threat Series East athletes held nothing back for the deserving fans of Charlotte, who flocked to the Spectrum Center for three shows. Blake Granger (Max-D) slipped into the series lead, keeping his undefeated ATV win streak intact and added consistent finishes in other competition. Stellar efforts in 2-Wheel Skills by Tristan England (EarthShaker®) kept things interesting. Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) recorded the fastest time of the weekend in the Saturday night racing for her win.
Next stop: Greensboro, NC Jan. 18-19
Arena Championship Series
The Times Union Center in Albany, NY, served as the backdrop for the opening of the Arena Championship Series. The experience of Zane Rettew (Stinger Unleashed) is starting to show as the five-year veteran used wins and consistent finishes to claim the first Event Championship. Rettew held on to the points lead at the end of the run, thanks to finishing no worse than second in many of the remaining challenges. Darren Migues (Dragon) was a two-time Racing winner.
Next stop: Hampton, VA Jan. 18-20