Points Tighten in Stadium Championship Race

Authored by Admin on February 19, 2018

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Stadium Championship Series 1

Monster Jam’s first visit to Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, brought plenty of excitement and resulted in the tightest points race to date for the 2018 season. At the conclusion of Saturday’s first event, Todd LeDuc (Monster Energy®) scored the Racing win, but Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®) took the rest of the wins and closed the gap on LeDuc. Neil Elliott (Max-DTM) became a factor on Sunday with a win in Two Wheel Skills and a runner-up finish in Freestyle to close within five points of LeDuc as the series moves on to Atlanta. Anderson picked up a second Freestyle and trails by seven points. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Atlanta, GA – Feb. 24-25

Stadium Championship Series 2

Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) secured the point championship in Oakland, California and an automatic bid to Monster Jam World Finals® XIX. The two-day event saw Pauken fall to Colt Stephens (ZombieTM) in Saturday Racing, but the Freestyle victory gave Pauken an Event Championship and a cushion going into the final day that carried series points. Sunday action saw Cory Rummell (Pirate’s CurseTM) record his first career Stadium Racing championship. Though Tom Meents (Max-D) won Two Wheel Skills and Freestyle, the Event Championship went to Chuck Werner (El Toro Loco®), his second of the season. While the series has concluded championship points, there are three non-points stops remaining. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Nampa, ID – Feb. 23-24

Stadium Championship Series 3

The series took a break from the championship points chase and paid a visit to the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts for a quartet of shows. Morgan Kane (Grave Digger) and Coty Saucier (Monster Energy) would split the competitions on the opening night with Kane narrowly taking the Event Championship. Becky McDonough parlayed a Donut win into an Event Championship in the Saturday afternoon performance. Saucier dominated Saturday night to make the third Event Champion winner of the weekend. Chad Fortune (Soldier Fortune®) would become the fourth different winner by besting the field in Sunday action, boosted by a Donut win. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Jacksonville, FL – Feb. 24

Stadium Championship Series 4

Oklahoma City would provide the backdrop for a non-championship points battle for the series as Monster Jam paid a visit to the Chesapeake Energy Center. B.J. Johnson (Gas Monkey GarageTM ) opened up the weekend right with an Event Championship. The Saturday night action was intense with Jon Zimmer (Dragon®) getting his first Racing win of the season, but Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) stepped up for Two-Wheel Skills and Freestyle for an Event Championship. The final show of the weekend put Johnson back on top, building off a Racing win. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Anaheim, CA – Feb. 24-25

Triple Threat Series Central

Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) stretched his point lead with four Event Championships as the series visited Baltimore, Maryland. Menninga balanced his attack by claiming at least one win in every competition throughout the weekend. Tony Ochs (Soldier Fortune Black OpsTM) led a group of four different athletes who took home a Freestyle win. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Allentown, PA – Feb. 23-25

Triple Threat Series East

Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) saw his series point lead cut drastically as Jared Eichelberger (Max-D) and Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) turned up the heat for four shows in Cleveland, Ohio. Sipes had a 31 point advantage going in, but he leaves the Buckeye State just 11 points ahead of Eichelberger. Vinson and Eichelberger split the Event Championships with Vinson winning ten competitions and Eichelberger picking up seven. Sipes could only manage three on the weekend. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Richmond, VA - Feb. 23-24

Triple Threat Series West

Tristan England (EarthShaker®) used the weekend events in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to move into his biggest point lead of the season. With the gap over Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) expanded to 87 points, England, on the strength of two Event Championships this weekend, appears back on-track to becoming the favorite to win the championship. The one to watch may be Camden Murphy (Pirate’s Curse), who picked up an Event Championship and gained ground on second place. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Portland, OR– Feb. 24-25

Arena Championship Series

Bye Week

Next Stop: Hidalgo, TX – Feb. 23-25

 

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