Weekend Recap: Another Action-Packed Weekend Brings More Perfect Scores

Authored by Larry Jewett on March 13, 2023


Stadium Series Blue – With no points on the line, the series stopped in Nampa, ID for four competitions at Ford Idaho Center, with seven of the regular tour competitors on hand to compete. Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) dominated the weekend with three perfect events and a clean sweep of the overall event championships in his arena return. Cynthia Gauthier (Lucas Stabilizer) stopped Menninga in the opening-night Racing final for the only blemish on his weekend record. Chelsea VanCleave (El Toro Loco) made her debut stateside after making her official Monster Jam debut earlier this year at an event in Stockholm. These same competitors will head to Vancouver March 17–19 for another weekend of non-points events.


Stadium Series Red – Todd LeDuc (Megalodon) dominated the Saturday competition at Detroit’s Ford Field, winning every competition for his second overall event championship of the year. On Sunday, Adam Anderson (Grave Digger) won Racing and Freestyle and the overall event championship, while Camden Murphy (Bakugan Dragonoid) took the Skills competition. The series will take a week off from the championship points battle as some competitors will head to Raleigh for a weekend of arena action March 17–19.


Arena Series East – A trio of events in Albany at the MVP Arena turned into a trio of wins in Freestyle and Skills for Weston Anderson (Grave Digger), propelling him to a clean sweep of the weekend’s overall event championships. Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) and Dalton Widner (Jurassic Attack) scored Donut titles, while Castro, Widner and Bernard Lyght (Megalodon) each took Racing wins on the weekend. The tour heads to The Huntington Center in Toledo for a weekend of action March 17–19.


Arena Series Central – Points leader Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) thrilled the fans in Hidalgo with a clean sweep of the overall event championships and Skills challenges over the five-event weekend. Vinson took home four Freestyle wins, with Zack Garner (Wild Side) claiming the other Freestyle victory. Coty Saucier (Dragon) was the Racing master, taking four head-to-head titles, while Jon Zimmer Jr. (Terminal Velocity) claimed the other Racing win. The series moves to Huntsville March 17–19.


Arena Series West – Three competitors shared the spotlight at Save Mart Center in Fresno, as Elvis Lainez (El Toro Loco) opened and closed the weekend action with two overall event titles, while Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) and points leader Tristan England (Earth Shaker) had their turn at the top as well. England won all of the Skills competitions and took three Freestyle wins. Anderson scored a pair of Donut competition wins, running her season total to 12. Four drivers claimed Racing wins—Lainez, Anderson, England and David Olfert (Velociraptor). It’s on to Albuquerque for a weekend of events March 17–19.