Menninga, Ochs Earn Fast Qualifier Honors

Authored by Larry Jewett on May 8, 2019


The qualifying for Monster Jam World Finals XX at Camping World Stadium in Orlando has completed and Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger®) prevailed with the fastest time among the 23 competitors.

Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) set the bar with the first pass in qualifying by posting a time of 13.129. Six trucks later, Menninga hit the starting line and put up the 13.103 in his left lane pass, which stands as the track record for World Finals competition in Orlando.

Six of the fastest eight passes were made in the left lane. The fastest right lane pass was made by Neil Elliott (Max-DTM) with a time of 13.219.

Each competitor was given an opportunity to make two qualifying passes, one is each of the competition lanes. The Racing Championship will be decided on Friday, May 10.



The eight Showdown competitors also set their bracket for the Friday Racing. On the first pass, Tony Ochs (Soldier Fortune Black OpsTM) set a fast pace, but the truck suffered damage in a rollover after the finish line. Ochs was not able to bring the truck back for a second pass and stood on his fast lap of 13.428. That time held throughout the entire competition, giving Ochs the number one seed for the Showdown.

The eight competitors have now been slotted for first round racing on Friday night. The matchups look like this

Soldier Fortune Black Ops (Tony Ochs) vs. Monster Mutt Dalmatian (Kaylyn Migues)

Max-D (Blake Granger) vs. Alien Invasion (Bernard Lyght)

Scooby-Doo (Linsey Read) vs. El Toro Loco (Mark List)

Grave Digger (Krysten Anderson) vs. Kraken (Nick Pagliarulo)

Complete qualifying times can be found below


Soldier Fortune Black Ops (Tony Ochs) 13.428

Max-D (Blake Granger) 13.519

Scooby-Doo (Linsey Read) 13.654

Grave Digger (Krysten Anderson) 13.894

Kraken (Nick Pagliarulo) 14.180

El Toro Loco (Mark List) 14.367

Alien Invasion (Bernard Lyght) 14.376

Monster Mutt Dalmatian (Kaylyn Migues) 14.974


Grave Digger (Tyler Menninga) 13.103

Son-uva Digger (Ryan Anderson) 13.129

Monster Energy (Todd LeDuc) 13.135

Max-D Fire (Tom Meents) 13.186

Max-D (Neil Elliott) 13.219

Grave Digger (Adam Anderson) 13.272

EarthShaker (Tristan England) 13.292

Justin Sipes (Megalodon) 13.329

Zombie (Bari Musawwir) 13.390

BroDozer (Heavy D) 13.435

Great Clips Mohawk Warrior (Bryce Kenny) 13.457

Grave Digger (Randy Brown) 13.531

Grave Digger (Morgan Kane) 13.563

Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk) 13.606

Monster Mutt Dalmatian ice (Cynthia Gauthier) 13.629

Grave Digger (Brandon Vinson) 13.693

El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough) 13.833

Whiplash (Brianna Mahon) 13.854

Dragon Ice (Jon Zimmer) 13.856

Bakugan Dragonoid (Camden Murphy) 13.895

Avenger (Jim Koehler) 13.938

Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten) 14.157

Wildflower (Rosalee Ramer) 14.416