Weekend Recap: El Toro Loco Ends Grave Digger’s Streak in LA

Authored by Samuel Reiman on August 28, 2023


Entering this weekend’s stop at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) had taken 12-consecutive Overall Event Championship wins.


Friday night, in the first of five events, Menninga extended that streak to 13 winning 2-Wheel Skills, Donuts and Freestyle, while Linsey Read (Scooby-Doo!) picked up her first Racing win of the year.



Saturday afternoon, Menninga won Racing while Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) won 2-Wheel Skills, Donuts and Freestyle. However, Menninga did enough to extend his winning streak to 14 Overall Event Championships. Saturday evening, Menninga grew that streak to 15, thanks in part to this incredible sidewall save during 2-Wheel Skills:



On Sunday, the streak finally came to an end for Menninga, as Castro – who had finished 2nd in each Overall Event Championship on Friday and Saturday in El Toro Loco – won five out of the eight competitions to claim both Sunday Overall Event Championships. Menninga won Racing and Skills on Sunday afternoon, whereas Mike Christensen (Vendetta) got his first Racing win of the year Sunday evening.