Max-D Fire Leads Weekend Performance
Authored by Larry Jewett on February 18, 2020
Big leads have developed in the Triple Threat Series, but some point battles on Stadium Championship Series continue to remain tight.
Stadium Series Red
Todd LeDuc (Monster Energy®) scored his third Event Championship as the series visited U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. LeDuc did not win a single competition, but he finished just .001 points behind Skills Competition winner Mike Vaters II (Overkill Evolution) and finished second in Freestyle. Bryce Kenny (Great Clips Mohawk Warrior®) picked up his second Racing win of the year. Freestyle saw Cole Venard (The Black Pearl) with his second consecutive win and third overall on the year. Venard moved into second in the hunt to take down points leader LeDuc.
Next stop: Atlanta, GA, Feb. 22-23
Stadium Series Green
The final West Coast stop for this series took place at PETCO Park in San Diego. Defending World Racing Champion Jimmy Creten (Bounty Hunter) took out four competitors in his march to his first Racing Championship of the season. Neil Elliott (Max-D™) continued his display of mastery in the Skills Competition. Heavy D (BroDozer™) won his second career Freestyle event. Elliott now holds a 12-point advantage over Morgan Kane (Grave Digger®).
Next stop: Miami, FL, Feb. 22-23
Stadium Series Yellow
A pair of events in Oakland saw Tom Meents (Max-D Fire) became a two-time Event Champion and move to the top spot in the point standings. Meents captured both Racing Championships, including a Saturday photo finish victory. Camden Murphy (Bakugan Dragonoid™) swept the Skills Competition and added a Freestyle win. Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) collected his first Freestyle win.
Next stop: Anaheim, CA, Feb. 22-23
Triple Threat Series West
Point leader Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) swept the Event Championships for the three appearances in Oklahoma City. He has won the last four Event Championships on the series. Vinson also dominated Speedster Obstacle Course and picked up a pair of wins in 2 Wheel Skills and Donuts. Tony Ochs (Soldier Fortune Black Ops™) was a multiple winner with two ATV Racing titles and a win in Racing.
Next stop: Spokane, WA, Feb. 21-23
Triple Threat Series East
A busy weekend in Wilkes-Barre, PA, proved to be the right formula for Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) to add to his series points lead. Menninga claimed three Event Championships, missing a clean sweep by just two points. He captured all of the Timed Racing events and took home all four 2 Wheel Skills competitions. Blake Granger (Max-D) ran his consecutive ATV Racing titles to five with a clean sweep over the weekend. Granger has now won 19 of 23 competitions this season.
Next stop: Allentown, PA, Feb. 21-23
Triple Threat Series Central
Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) scored 20 wins on the weekend for one of the most dominant performances of 2020 when the series went to Cleveland. His performance gave him 171 of a possible 192 points and allowed him to put some room between current runner-up Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) at this point in the season. Eichelberger has now won the last seven Event Championships and will look to add to the total in his home state.
Next stop: Rosemont, IL, Feb. 28-Mar. 2
Arena Championship Series
When the series came into the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, Linsey Read (Scooby-Doo™) had a one-point lead over Randy Brown (Grave Digger). When the series finished up, Read still held that one point lead as each scored identical points in different manners. Competition wins were split between the duo as well as Zack Garner (Wild Side) and Brandan Tulachka (Just Get ‘er Done Second Generation). The series still has 20 more events before a champion will be crowned, so the opportunity exists for everyone to earn a bid to Monster Jam World Finals XXI in Orlando on May 2-3.
Next stop: Wichita, KS, Feb. 22-23