Dayton Marks the Halfway Point on the Monster Jam Featuring the AMSOIL Series
By Larry Jewett
At the Nutter Center in Dayton, Team Zombie™ and Bari Musawwir took another step toward clinching the title of East Tour champion for the 2016 Monster Jam® featuring the AMSOIL Series. The 2012 Young Guns champion scored in two of the three Monster Jam Racing competitions and added a pair of Freestyle victories to stretch out the advantage over second place. The eight points awarded for the competition was one of the best showings of the season. He has extended his speedster racing record to 31-5 on the season.
Cole Venard and Team Grave Digger® moved into second place in nearly every competition, bypassing Brianna Mahon and Team Scooby-Doo™, who managed to win a pair of ATV heats . Grave Digger dominated in Monster Jam Racing, then added points by winning in the Speedster obstacle course.
Close racing and tightly judged performances were demonstrated this weekend as the athletes put their best efforts on the line. This latest show gave a good indication of just how tight the competition is as seven drivers scored points in the weekend competition.
With five weeks of competition remaining, the tour has reached the halfway point. The tour championship carries an important invitation to the Monster Jam World Finals XVII presented by NGK Spark Plugs held on March 17-19 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There are more points on the line as the series heads to the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. next week.