Week in Review

Authored by Admin on February 6, 2017


Many tours have reached the halfway point on the road to Monster Jam World Finals® XVIII.

FS1 West Series headed to Glendale for their fourth week of competition. Monster Energy® (Todd LeDuc) recorded a stadium Double Down with wins in Racing and Freestyle, but Max-DTM (Neil Elliott) holds onto the point lead. Wild Flower (Rosalee Ramer) got in on the winning by topping the Wheelie competition. Next stop: Houston, TX

FS1 East Series returned to Texas with a visit to Arlington. All eyes were on Colton Eichelberger, filling in for Tom Meents in Max-D. It was worth the watch as Eichelberger recorded his first career stadium Freestyle in grand fashion. Lucas Oil CrusaderTM (Linsey Weenk) recorded a third Racing win of the season, boosting the point lead. Hooked (Bryan Wright) won Wheelie competition for the third time. Next stop: Indianapolis, IN

Barbarian (Devin Jones) topped Son-uva Digger® (Ryan Anderson) in the Racing final in St. Louis, giving Jones his first career stadium Racing championship. Monster Energy (Coty Saucier) added a second Freestyle win on Stadium Tour 3 with El Toro Loco® (Becky McDonough) capturing the Wheelie win. Next stop: Anaheim, CA

Stadium Tour 4 completed its second week of competition and no one has been able to beat VP Racing Fuels Mad ScientistTM (Lee O’Donnell) in Racing. It was a near Double Down as VP Mad Scientist and DragonTM (Jon Zimmer) recorded identical 37 scores in Freestyle, but the win went to Dragon. Big Kahuna (Shane England) went straight up for the Wheelie win. Next stop: Minneapolis, MN

On the Triple Threat Series Central, Grave Digger (Krysten Anderson) recorded a Freestyle win and Blue Thunder® (Matt Cody) added an event championship to his resume, but MegalodonTM won 9 competitions to pad a strong points lead. Next stop: Pittsburgh, PA

The Triple Threat Series West saw a Grave Digger clean sweep as driver Cole Venard showed determination to return to the Monster Jam World Finals next month. The series champion gets an automatic bid and Venard’s margin of 75 points will add more work to the rest of the field. Next stop: Denver, CO

Charleston, WV welcomed the Triple Threat Series East with Grave Digger’s Tyler Menninga seizing a golden opportunity. Menninga swept the event championships and narrowed the gap on point leader Max-D, driven in Charleston by Blake Granger, who made his Monster Jam debut. Next stop: Richmond, VA

The Canadian swing continued for Arena Tour 4 with Edmonton on the schedule. Jailbird (Kaylyn Migues) had one of the better showings of the year, coming in third in each of the three events. Northern Nightmare® (Cam McQueen) still holds a slight lead over Grave Digger (Randy Brown) in the points chase. Next stop: London, ON

Three different event champions made up the weekend in Florence, SC, for Arena Tour 5. Top honors went to Grave Digger (Pablo Huffaker) Rammunition (Mat Dishman) and USA-1 (Roger Gauger). Rammunition has narrowed the gap in the pursuit of Grave Digger for the point lead. Next stop: Hartford, CT

Just 14 points separate Megalodon (Alex Blackwell) and Carolina Crusher® (Gary Porter) in pursuit of the Arena Tour 6 season championship. Megalodon picked up two event championships, narrowly defeating Stinger (Zane Rettew) in the Saturday finale. Next stop: Columbia, SC