Whiplash Debuts in Anaheim

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Whiplash Debuts in Anaheim

This week, Monster Jam fans witnessed exciting action in seven locations, including the start of three stadium tours.

Stadium Championship Series 1

The quest for a Racing win in Anaheim, California, was filled with twists and turns, but Adam Anderson (Grave Digger) rose to the occasion for his first 2018 title. Anderson had been eliminated by Bryce Kenny (Great Clips Mohawk Warrior®) in a previous round, but earned a renewed visit to the starting line after the winner could not return, due to truck damage. Anderson’s opponent was Brianna Mahon in the brand new Whiplash™, who inherited the spot when the semi-finalists Megalodon® and Max-D™ also suffered damage and could not make the call to face Grave Digger.  Anderson added the Two-Wheel Skills title, but his attempt at a clean sweep was thwarted by two-time Monster Jam World Champion Jim Koehler (Avenger) in a close decision in Freestyle. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: San Diego, CA – Jan. 20

Stadium Championship Series 2

Chuck Werner (El Toro Loco®) scored his first career Stadium Double Down by capturing Racing and Freestyle in Tampa, Florida. Werner knocked off Tom Meents (Max-D™) in the Semi-Finals, then faced down Jimmy Creten’s Bounty Hunter to score the main. Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger®) prevailed in Two Wheels Skills and came up 0.04 points short from dethroning Werner in Freestyle. El Toro Loco’s lead is just one point heading into their second week of competition. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Orlando, FL – Jan. 20

Stadium Championship Series 3 (Opens competition on Jan. 27 in New Orleans)

Stadium Championship Series 4

A doubleheader weekend in Toronto, Ontario, gave Monster Jam competitors two shots at gaining points toward a championship. Lee O’Donnell (VP Mad Scientist™) has grabbed the lead, despite a 12th place finish in the Saturday Freestyle. O’Donnell swept the Two-Wheel Skills and added a racing finals appearance for a successful weekend. B.J. Johnson (Gas Monkey Garage™) notched his first stadium racing championship since 2014 in taking the Sunday Racing, beating Saturday night Racing winner Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: San Antonio, TX – Jan. 20-21

Triple Threat Series Central

Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) captured two of the four event championships in Kansas City, Missouri, to retain the series points lead. Throughout the weekend, Eichelberger had a victory in every element of Triple Threat competition, except Donuts, which was swept by Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger). Menninga won three of the four Racing titles. Kayla Blood notched her second career Event Championship in the weekend finale, adding a Freestyle win to her record. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Milwaukee, WI – Jan. 19-20

Triple Threat Series East

Justin Sipes (Megalodon) kept on top of the series point standings, but six different Monster Jam athletes claimed wins in action in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sipes had a Freestyle win and a Two-Wheel Skills crown, but Jared Eichelberger (Max-D) topped all athletes with three wins on the weekend. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Hampton, VA – Jan. 19-21

Triple Threat Series West

Five shows in Tacoma, Washington, has become a Monster Jam tradition and fans have turned out to see their favorites in action. The Triple Threat Series West made a return visit in 2018 and there was parity with three athletes recording Event Championships, led by Tristan England (EarthShaker®), who took a pair of them. England swept the Two-Wheel Skills competition and added three Racing wins. Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) topped the field in three Freestyle events. Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) had a strong finish to the weekend with victories in Racing and Freestyle en route to a Sunday evening Event Championship. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Sacramento, CA – Jan. 19-21

Arena Championship Series

Cam McQueen (Northern Nightmare®) vaulted to the points lead in the early stages of the Arena Tour season, thanks to a strong performance in Albany, New York. McQueen captured all three Racing titles and picked up a number of strong finishes to get two of the three Event Championships. Pablo Huffaker (Grave Digger) is keeping it close (trailing by 2 points). Linsey Read (Scooby-Doo™) took home her first two titles in Two-Wheel Skills. (Results) (Points)

Next Stop: Southaven, MS – Jan. 20-21