Monster Jam Action in Seven Cities
Authored by Admin on March 12, 2018
Stadium Championship Series 1
The series wound up its regular season action with a stop at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, for a pair of shows in the home of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. North Carolina residents Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®) and Bryce Kenny (Great Clips Mohawk Warrior™) gave the Tarheel State a little extra to cheer about. Anderson dominated Donut competition and won an Event Championship. Kenny topped the field in Racing and finished second in Overall points for both shows, trailing by a single point each time.
Stadium Championship Series 2
Eleven-time World Champion Tom Meents made his first-ever appearance in Reno, Nevada, and gave the fans a night to remember. Meents swept the competition on Friday night and kept the momentum going to win all four Event Championships on the weekend. Chuck Werner (El Toro Loco®) took home two Racing trophies and Candice Jolly (Monster Mutt® Dalmatian) closed the weekend with a Freestyle win.
Stadium Championship Series 3
Series leader Morgan Kane (Grave Digger) found out early that the rest of the field was going to turn up the heat as the tour hit the final stop in Detroit. Championship contender Marc McDonald (FS1 Cleatus™) helped his cause by taking the Racing championship. Kane stepped up in Two Wheel Skills, outperforming McDonald and earning enough to clinch the championship. McDonald captured Freestyle and the Event Championship for a solid second in the final points.
Stadium Championship Series 4
Triple Threat Series Central
After six shows in Rosemont, the schedule got slightly easier when the Triple Threat Series Central closed off their 2018 campaign with five shows in Grand rapids, Michigan. Point leader Tyler Menninga sealed the deal with a strong Friday run. He would add three Event Championships to his tally en route to the bid for the Monster Jam World Finals XIX March 23-24 in Las Vegas. Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) prevailed for a pair of Event Championships on the weekend.
Triple Threat Series East
The closest race in the history of Monster Jam Triple Threat competition came down to the last performances of the weekend in Providence, Rhode Island. After three of the four shows were completed, there was a tie atop the point standings for the first time. Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) was joined by Jared Eichelberger (Max-D). Sipes finished second in Racing, then began a tear that saw him record his highest point total of the season to win the Event Championship and the Series Championship. Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) made a strong late season push to claim second spot.
Triple Threat Series West
Fresno, California became the place where Tristan England (EarthShaker®) punched his ticket for a return to Monster Jam World Finals. With the Triple Threat Series West Series visiting the Save Mart Center, England sealed the deal on Friday night. The competition stayed intense with each athlete showcasing their talents and abilities. England swept the Event Championships, but Camden Murphy (Pirate’s CurseTM) and Bernard Lyght (Alien InvasionTM) picked up multiple competition wins.
Arena Championship Series
The points race continues to tighten as the Arena Championship Series nears the end of its 2018 run. Cam McQueen (Northern Nightmare®) edged back into the series lead with strong efforts in Pensacola, Florida. McQueen and Pablo Huffaker (Grave Digger) took the lion’s share of the wins, but Paul Strong (Master of Disaster) etched his name in the record books with his first career Two-Wheel Skills win. The series moves to the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, Mar. 16-18 for its final competitions and championship ceremony.