Week in Review
Authored by Admin on February 21, 2017
Drama continues to build in the point races being contested in stadiums and arenas across the country. One series championship gained hardware this past weekend.
FS1 West: The closest point battle in Monster Jam® rests here as a change at the top of the points happened following a two-show weekend in Jacksonville. Neil Elliott (Max-DTM) had a one-point advantage over a hard charging Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®). Only two shows remain, so this one is down to the wire. Next Stop: Atlanta, GA (Mar. 4-5)
FS1 East: Linsey Weenk (Lucas Oil CrusaderTM) took valuable points in Houston, winning the event championship thanks to runner-up finishes in Racing and Freestyle. The effort of Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) kept Weenk from clinching the season championship. After an off-week, it will be settled in the final round. Next Stop: Detroit, MI (Mar. 4)
Stadium Tour 3: The first Monster Jam champion of 2017 was crowned in dominant fashion in Oakland. Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger) captured the Double Down wins in Racing and Freestyle to put the exclamation point on the season to date that saw a 17-3 racing record and four championships.
Stadium Tour 4: Southern California rains challenged the Monster Jam drivers in San Diego but Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) was up to the challenge. The 2010 World Freestyle champion recorded Double Down wins in Racing and Freestyle to move into second place in points. Next Stop: Anaheim, CA
Triple Threat Series Central presented by AMSOIL: A six-performance marathon in Rosemont, Illinois was highlighted by Bernard Lyght (Alien InvasionTM) celebrating his first overall event championship of 2017. Competing near his hometown, Camden Murphy (Pirate’s CurseTM) snagged four titles to tighten the race. Next Stop: Baltimore, MD
Triple Threat Series West presented by AMSOIL: Jared Eichelberger (Max-D) claimed three of the four overall event championships in Albuquerque, picking up 30 points on series leader Cole Venard (Grave Digger). Mark List (El Toro Loco®) and Cynthia Gauthier (Monster Mutt® Dalmatian) continued their own battle for third. Next Stop: Portland, OR
Triple Threat Series East: The gap has been narrowed to 9 points as Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) is searching for the right moves to take the top spot from Blake Granger (Max-D). Cleveland fans got a chance to see hometown product Bari Musawwir (ZombieTM) keep the competition close. Next Stop: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Arena Tour 4: A pair of Memphis events saw Randy Brown (Grave Digger) cut the lead of Cam McQueen (Northern Nightmare®) in half. Doug Charles (Wild Thang) recorded his first competition wins of the season with a pair of Wheelie wins. Next Stop: Hidalgo, TX
Arena Tour 5: Pablo Huffaker (Grave Digger) swept the Racing competition and won 11 of 16 events in Toledo to add to the points lead. Mat Dishman (Rammunition) picked up four wins and Kevin Crocker (Monster Mutt®) added one. Next Stop: Wheeling, WV
Arena Tour 6: Gary Porter (Carolina Crusher®) claimed half of the 12 competition wins in Oklahoma City. Alex Blackwell (MegalodonTM) captured five with Zane Rettew (Stinger) getting his fourth Wheelie win of the season. Next Stop: Wichita, KS