Near Perfect Run for Monster Energy

Authored by Admin on January 29, 2018


Stadium Championship Series 1

A return visit to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, gave the competitors of this tour a second chance at glory. The previous Anaheim winners had other ideas. Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®) repeated his Racing win, this time at the expense of Neil Elliott (Max-D™). Elliott got a bit of revenge by ousting Anderson and the rest of the competition with his second straight Two Wheel Skills title. Jim Koehler (Avenger) made the best of his return, adding a second Anaheim Freestyle for the year, beating Alex Blackwell (Megalodon®) by .052 points. (SCS1 Results) (SCS1 Points)

Next Stop: Glendale, AZ – Feb. 3

Stadium Championship Series 2

Bye Week (SCS2 Points)

Next Stop: San Diego, CA – Feb. 3

Stadium Championship Series 3

The opening round of the 2018 season saw Louisiana native Coty Saucier (Monster Energy®) thrill the crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Clearly on a mission, Saucier blasted through the field to claim his sixth career victory in stadium Racing. Saucier was far from done. An adrenaline-charged run in Two Wheel Skills resulted in the second highest score in Monster Jam history and another victory (and 14 points). His drive to become the first “Triple Down” winner of the year came up a little short as Morgan Kane (Grave Digger) claimed the win by a fraction of a point over Saucier. (SCS3 Results) (SCS3 Points)

Next Stop: Tampa, FL – Feb. 3

Stadium Championship Series 4

The tour stayed in Texas for a second straight week, venturing from San Antonio to the confines of NRG Stadium in Houston. Point leader Lee O’Donnell (VP Mad Scientist™) fell in the second round of Racing to Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) to allow the field to gain ground. Meanwhile, Mat Dishman (Rammunition) was marching through the bracket, setting up a showdown between his machine and Son-uva Digger. Dishman scored his first career Racing win and moved up the standings with the 14 point gain.  O’Donnell got back on track with the Two Wheel Skills title. Anderson avenged the racing loss with a solid Freestyle. (SCS4 Results) (SCS4 Points)

Next Stop: Detroit, MI – Feb. 3

Triple Threat Series Central

Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) ran his Monster Jam Racing record to 24 straight wins with a clean sweep in Newark, New Jersey. Menninga is now 36-2 in Racing and has scored 11 of 13 possible Racing championships in the 2018 season. Menninga also swept Freestyle, but was only able to stretch his points lead by a dozen points due to consistent efforts by Colton Eichelberger (Max-D). Eichelberger took victory in six weekend competitions, including a sweep in ATV Racing. Bari Musawwir (Zombie™) captured all three Donut events. (Central Results) (Central Points)

Next Stop: Uniondale, NY – Feb. 2-4

Triple Threat Series East

Jared Eichelberger (Max-D) went shark hunting this weekend in Washington, D.C., hoping to cut into a 20-point lead enjoyed by Justin Sipes (Megalodon). It was “mission accomplished” as Sipes retains the lead, but only a six-point margin. Each claimed an Event Championship and five competition wins. Mark List (El Toro Loco®) also scored five competition wins to edge closer to third place Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger). (East Results) (East Points)

Next Stop: Charleston, WV – Feb. 2-3

Triple Threat Series West

Tristan England (EarthShaker®) captured three Event Championships to stretch his series point lead through the four-show weekend in Spokane, Washington. England, the 2017 Double Down Showdown® champion, scored multiple wins in Freestyle and Two Wheel Skills. Camden Murphy (Pirate’s Curse™) scored the second highest number of points on the weekend to close the gap on Cynthia Gauthier (Monster Mutt® Dalmatian) for third. Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) opened with an Event Championship and holds second place after four weeks. (West Results) (West Points)

Next Stop: Fargo, ND – Feb. 2-3

Arena Championship Series

A change at the top of the point standings could become a regular feature as once again the top two swapped spots at the end of the Monster Jam events in Greenville, South Carolina. Cam McQueen (Northern Nightmare®) slipped back in front of Pablo Huffaker (Grave Digger). McQueen swept Racing and Huffaker finished first in all Donut competitions. Kevin Crocker (Monster Mutt®) took two of the three Freestyles. (Arena Results) (Arena Points)

Next Stop: Columbia, SC - Feb. 2-3