Max-D Prevails for Series Championship

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Max-D Prevails for Series Championship

Stadium Championship Series 1

It came down to the final event as the series concluded its point championship chase on a Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite transmission issues in the second round of Racing, Neil Elliott (Max-D™) rebounded for a win in Two-Wheel Skills to regain the season points lead from Racing winner Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®). Elliott’s third place finish in Freestyle clinched the championship and a return to Monster Jam World Finals®. The tour will continue with a pair of non-points events. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Biloxi, MS- Mar. 3-4

Stadium Championship Series 2

Five drivers picked up wins in competition at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho, as the tour made its first arena visit of the season. Tom Meents (Max-D) led all winners with two Event Championships and a pair of Two-Wheel Skills titles. Chuck Werner (El Toro Loco®) won two rounds of Racing. Eric Swanson (Obsessed) used consistency and a Freestyle victory to claim a Saturday afternoon Event Championship. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Vancouver, BC – Mar. 2-4

Stadium Championship Series 3

Jimmy Creten (Bounty Hunter) scored his first Event Championship of the season as the tour came to EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Creten marched through the field to defeat Travis Mowery (Zombie™) in the Finals and nearly captured the Two-Wheel Skills, finishing second to point leader Morgan Kane (Grave Digger). Kane would also take Freestyle, but Creten’s point advantage was too much to surpass. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: St. Louis, MO – Mar. 3-4

Stadium Championship Series 4

Anaheim fans packed the house as Monster Jam made the final stop of 2018 at Angel Stadium with Saturday and Sunday action.  Lee O’Donnell (VP Mad Scientist™) finished second in every competition Saturday night, but it was enough to give him the Event Championship by a single point over Racing winner Jon Zimmer (Dragon™). Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) recorded the second highest Two-Wheel Skills score of the year while Steven Sims (Scooby-Doo™) claimed his second career stadium Freestyle. On Sunday, Sims added an Event Championship, winning Racing and Two-Wheel Skills. Mike Vaters II (Overkill Evolution) got back to his winning ways with the Freestyle triumph. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: El Paso, TX – Mar. 3-4

Triple Threat Series Central

A four-show weekend at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, started on Friday night with six athletes each recording a win, but it was Kayla Blood (El Toro Loco) who had enough points for the Event Championship. Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) kicked it into high gear, winning five competitions in each of the three remaining shows to boost his points lead. Myranda Cozad (Scooby-Doo) scored two Freestyle wins. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Rosemont, IL – Mar. 2-5

Triple Threat Series East

The field continues in hot pursuit of point leader Justin Sipes (Megalodon®), who left the Richmond Coliseum visit in Richmond, Virginia, increasing his lead by 3 points over Jared Eichelberger (Max-D). The top two are keeping a wary eye on Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger), who gained ground on both by winning two Event Championships and a number of other competitions. Time is running out for Vinson and Eichelberger as the series will take a break this week before deciding the championship. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Providence, RI – Mar. 9-11

Triple Threat Series West

Point leader Tristan England (EarthShaker®) finally broke through to capture the Sunday Event Championship at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. England had finished runner-up in each of the first two shows to Camden Murphy (Pirate’s Curse™) despite strong finishes. Murphy closed the gap in pursuit of second place, currently held by Armando Castro (El Toro Loco). (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Tucson, AZ – Mar. 2-4

Arena Championship Series

State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, has traditionally hosted five Monster Jam events in a single weekend and it happened again in 2018 with a great response. Pablo Huffaker (Grave Digger) came out of the performance with a slight point lead over Cam McQueen (Northern Nightmare®), but the weekend saw several highlights for others. Kaylyn Migues (Jailbird) recorded a Racing championship. Linsey Read (Scooby-Doo) chalked up an Event Championship and a Freestyle win. Zane Rettew (Stinger Unleashed) added an Event Championship, Freestyle and Two-Skills title. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Tupelo, MS – Mar. 2-3