Week in Review
Authored by Admin on April 24, 2017
Santa Clara – Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) recorded his third Double Down of the season by winning Racing and Freestyle. Anderson has won his last 17 races and picked up his fourth Freestyle win of the year. Todd LeDuc brought the new MutantTM truck to represent Monster Energy’s new Super Soda, delivering second in Racing and Freestyle.
Austin – Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger®) claimed the overall wins in each of the two events held in the Texas capital. Jared Eichelberger (Max-DTM) kept the competition close throughout the weekend with several competition wins.
Columbus – Buckeye State native Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) showed the crowd in three shows why he is a World Champion. Pauken claimed 11 of the 12 competitions through the weekend. His perfect streak was thwarted when Brandon Derrow (Bad News Travels Fast) defeated Grave Digger in the Saturday afternoon Racing.
Hamilton – A visit to First Ontario Center saw great action as Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) picked up the most competition wins to claim one overall title. Morgan Kane (Grave Digger) used consistency to claim the other title with strong performances from Cynthia Gauthier (Monster Mutt® Dalmatian) keeping her in the hunt all weekend.
Lincoln – Pablo Huffaker (Grave Digger) took a pair of overall wins with Kevin Crocker (Monster Mutt®) starting the weekend with the first title. Jim Koehler (Avenger), Brad Allen (Brutus) and Mat Dishman (Rammunition) each picked up a competition win.
Tallahassee – Shane England (Big Kahuna) took the Saturday point lead with a Racing win and could not be stopped to claim his first overall event win of 2017. Randy Brown (Grave Digger) owned the Sunday show with Gary Porter (Carolina Crusher®) and Zane Rettew (Stinger) winning Freestyles.
Uniondale – Monster Jam returned to the Nassau Coliseum after a year’s absence with the Triple Threat Series Central bringing talent to Long Island. The 2017 Rookie of the Year Camden Murphy (Pirate’s CurseTM) brought home the first overall win on Friday night. Saturday saw an emotional Ami Houde (ZombieTM) realize her dream with an overall win. Justin Sipes (Megalodon) would take the top spot in each of the two remaining shows.
Monster Jam will be back in action with events this weekend in Evansville, Indiana; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Little Rock, Arkansas and Ocala, Florida.