Grave Digger Sweeps Indianapolis

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Grave Digger Sweeps Indianapolis

Stadium Championship Series 1

A new leader sits atop the standings after the weekend events at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Neil Elliott (Max-D™) scored both Event Championships and capitalized on the misfortune of previous point leader Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®). Anderson won the Racing final on Saturday, but fell victim to mechanical issues on Sunday and did not compete for the remainder of the show. Todd LeDuc (Mutant™) was able to slip into second, boosted by a Freestyle win on Saturday. Sunday Freestyle saw Texas native Shane England (Big Kahuna) score his first career Freestyle win.  (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Miami, FL – Feb. 17-18

Stadium Championship Series 2

The West Coast swing continued for the series with a visit to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Point leader Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) stretched his advantage by claiming the Event Championship, helped by wins in Two Wheel Skills and Freestyle. Cole Venard (The Black Pearl) recorded his first career Monster Jam Stadium Racing win, taking out Pauken in the Semi-Finals and dropping Tom Meents (Max-D) in the main. The series will conclude its point events next week and crown a champion on Feb. 18. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Oakland, CA – Feb. 17-18

Stadium Championship Series 3

Morgan Kane (Grave Digger) became the first driver of 2018 to record a clean sweep of all three Monster Jam competitions, performing the feat at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The perfect 42 points vaulted Kane into the lead with Marc McDonald (FS1 Cleatus™) gaining two spots to second. Top five performances in each competition by Becky McDonough (El Toro Loco®) gave her enough momentum to slip into third. The series will take a one-week break in points battle with a stop in Worcester, Massachusetts.  (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Worcester, MA – Feb. 16-18

Stadium Championship Series 4

Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) came within a whisker of a clean sweep, but took home Racing and Freestyle to score the Event Championship at A T & T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Anderson was outscored by point leader Lee O’Donnell (VP Mad Scientist™) in Two Wheel Skills, but the successful weekend has cut into O’Donnell’s point lead. Anderson is sitting second, but leads Randy Brown (Grave Digger) by two points and Jon Zimmer (Dragon) by nine. The points will stay as is until a visit to Anaheim on Feb. 24-25. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Oklahoma City, OK – Feb. 17-18

Triple Threat Series Central

Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) ran his record to 48-2 in Monster Jam racing with 12 wins at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The weekend marked the third time that Menninga went undefeated this season, running his Racing championships to 17. The domination was also seen with all four Two-Wheel Skills victories. Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) played spoiler in Freestyle and Speedster Obstacle Course with wins there. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Baltimore, MD – Feb. 16-18

Triple Threat Series East

Four events saw four different Event Championships as the Triple Threat Series East thundered into the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Jared Eichelberger (Max-D) started it off with a narrow win on Friday and appeared to be in good position to repeat on Saturday afternoon. Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) had other ideas and, when the points were tallied at the end of the show, Max-D and Grave Digger were tied. The tiebreaker goes to the highest Freestyle score, so Vinson claimed the spot. Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) squeezed by Eichelberger on Saturday night by a single point. Three wins in the Sunday finale added Mark List (El Toro Loco) to the Event Championship tally. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Cleveland, OH – Feb. 16-18

Triple Threat Series West

Camden Murphy (Pirate’s Curse™) and Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) are in hot pursuit of point leader Tristan England (EarthShaker®), thanks to great efforts at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Murphy took the Event Championships in the first three shows with rock solid performances in a variety of competitions. Each night, Castro came home second, but the tables were turned in the weekend finale. Castro used a win in Freestyle to vault to the Event Championship, which allowed him to gain 22 points on England. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Albuquerque, NM – Feb. 16-18

Arena Championship Series

Three events meant three different Event Championship winners at INTRUST Bank Center in Wichita, Kansas. First, it was Cam McQueen (Northern Nightmare®), who used the  show points to break the tie with Pablo Huffaker (Grave Digger). The two-point difference didn’t last long as Huffaker claimed the Event Championship to move back out front. Zane Rettew (Stinger Unleashed) got in on the action, nailing the Sunday title. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Hidalgo, TX – Feb. 23-25