Big Steps Taken in Championship Bids
Authored by Larry Jewett on January 21, 2019
Stadium Championship Series 1
San Diego experienced a Megalodon sighting on Saturday night that brought Justin Sipes his first Stadium Event “Chompionship”. With that, Sipes took over the points lead. Morgan Kane (Grave Digger®) marched through the field for the Racing win. Tom Meents drove Max-D™ Fire to record victory in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge™.
Next Stop: Tampa, FL Feb. 2
Stadium Championship Series 2
Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL, the home of Monster Jam World Finals XX on May 10-11, served as the backdrop for the second stop on this tour. In his first appearance in Orlando since 2012, Neil Elliott (Max-D) broke through to claim both the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Freestyle, propelling him to the Event Championship and series lead. Adam Anderson (Grave Digger) and Candice Jolly (Monster Mutt® Dalmatian) met in the finals after each had drawn the first-round bye.
Next Stop: Houston, TX Jan. 26
Stadium Championship Series 3
Jon Zimmer (Dragon™ Ice) continued his perfect Racing record, knocking off four competitors on his way to his third Racing Championship of the year. Zimmer is now 12-0 and that has helped him gain the series point lead. Cory Rummell (Megalodon Fire) notched his first career 2-Wheel Skills Challenge win. El Toro Loco® and Becky McDonough squeezed out the Freestyle victory in a competition that saw six drivers reach a score over 9.000.
Next Stop: San Diego, CA Jan. 26
Triple Threat Series™ West
Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) and Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) continued their winning ways with three shows in Sacramento, CA. Tony Ochs (Soldier Fortune Black Ops™) brought home a pair of Donut competitions and added an ATV championship. Elvis Lainez (El Toro Loco) grabbed his first Monster Jam win by prevailing in the Speedster Obstacle Course.
Next Stop: Spokane, WA Jan. 25-27
Triple Threat Series Central
Monster Jam’s first visit to Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, saw Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) step up to assert his position on top of the point standings. Capturing all three Event Championships, Vinson has built up a bit of a point lead for now with a lot of competition remaining. Mark List (El Toro Loco) dominated ATV Racing and Speedster Obstacle Course with a pair of wins in each.
Next Stop: Newark, NJ Jan. 25-27
Triple Threat Series East
A pair of shows in the Greensboro Coliseum allowed Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) to win a variety of competitions to gather the most points on the weekend. Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) was best in both Freestyles. Point leader Blake Granger was held off the winner’s list, but retains the advantage to date.
Next Stop: Uniondale, NY Jan. 25-27
Arena Championship Series
The traditional visit to the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA, saw Randy Brown (Grave Digger) leave town on Sunday with the series point lead. Brown won two Event Championships, powered by three Donut wins on the weekend. The Racing saw a performance of parity as four different athletes recording Racing victories that resulted in the maximum of eight points for the competition.
Next Stop: Washington, DC Jan. 26-27