Monster Jam Week in Review

Authored by Admin on January 23, 2017


Week 3 of the 2017 Monster Jam® season saw some dominant performances. To kick off the FS1 East Series, Linsey Weenk in Lucas Oil CrusaderTM recorded the first stadium “Double Down” by winning Racing and Freestyle in San Antonio. His strong Sunday performance has made him the one to catch for the series title, which carries an automatic bid to Monster World Finals® XVIII. (Next Stop: New Orleans, LA)

The FS1 West Series hit a rainy San Diego. FS1 CleatusTM and new driver Colt Stephens notched a Racing win with Freestyle honors going to Todd LeDuc now driving Monster Energy®. (Next stop: Anaheim, CA)

The closest point battle can be found on Stadium Tour 3 where Coty Saucier (Monster Energy) holds a one-point advantage over Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®). A spirited Freestyle in Orlando tightened up the points throughout the field. (Next stop: Toronto, ON)

A home state crowd played a big role in inspiring MegalodonTM and  Justin Sipes when the Triple Threat SeriesTM Central presented by AMSOIL came to Louisville, KY. The Friday performance saw Megalodon gather 50 points out of a possible 56. Megalodon leads the series, but the best battle is between ZombieTM (Ami Houde) and El Toro Loco® (Armando Castro) as they keep swapping the third position. (Next stop: Washington, D.C.)

Out in California, Triple Threat Series West presented by AMSOIL led the charge to be the first Monster Jam event at the Golden 1 Event Center in Sacramento. Grave Digger® driver Cole Venard stretched his 10 point lead, thanks to event titles through the weekend. (Next stop: Spokane, WA)

The Triple Threat Series East made a weekend stop in Albany and the series point leader Colton Eichelberger (Max-DTM) took another big leap in his quest to return to Monster Jam World Finals XVIII.  His 52-point Sunday performance is among the highest efforts of the season by a single athlete. (Next stop: Newark, NJ)

Cam McQueen (Northern Nightmare®) made his first visit top Sioux Falls and brought home two Racing wins to hang onto to the lead in Arena Tour after three weeks of action. Grave Digger (Randy Brown) narrowed the gap slightly, setting up an interesting close to January. (Next stop: Winnipeg, MB)

Mat Dishman in Rammunition has moved solidly into second in the early point standings, holding his own with series leader Grave Digger (Pablo Huffaker). Brandon Derrow in Bad News Travels Fast has become one to watch with regular wins on the weekends. (Next stop: Greenville, SC)

Monster Jam’s visit to Hampton, Virginia included a heartwarming moment as a deployed member of the military surprised his family who was in attendance at the show. This traditional Monster Jam stop has long been supported by military personnel stationed nearby, giving the competitors extra incentive. The series saw a lead change as Carolina Crusher® and Gary Porter took over the top spot over the weekend, now leading by 6 points. (Next stop: Raleigh, NC)