Albany, NY - Jan. 12-13 - Times Union Center

Authored by Samuel Reiman on January 12, 2019


Hosts: Kimberly Cantoni and Bobby Millikin


Truck Line-up: Grave Digger® (Randy Brown), Scooby-Doo (Linsey Read), Monster Mutt® Dalmatian (Kaylyn Migues), Dragon (Darren Migues), Stinger Unleashed (Zane Rettew), Pretty Wicked (Linsey Rettew), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Barbarian (Devin Jones).


Tour: Arena Championship Series


Sunday Afternoon 



Stinger Unleashed 112

Grave Digger 100

Scooby-Doo 92

Dragon 75

Bad News Travels Fast 65

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 63

Barbarian 56

Pretty Wicked 47



Grave Digger 38

Stinger Unleashed 31

Scooby-Doo 26

Dragon 26

Barbarian 23

Bad News Travels Fast 22

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 21

Pretty Wicked 17



Round 1

Barbarian defeated Bad News Travels Fast

Stinger Unleashed defeated Pretty Wicked

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Dragon defeated Scooby-Doo


Stinger Unleashed defeated Barbarian

Dragon defeated Grave Digger


Dragon defeated Stinger Unleashed



Grave Digger 9.382

Bad News Travels Fast 8.211

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.066

Barbarian 7.718

Scooby-Doo 6.775

Stinger Unleashed 6.597

Pretty Wicked 5.698

Dragon 5.238



Stinger Unleashed 9.194

Grave Digger 8.930

Scooby-Doo 8.875

Dragon 8.442

Bad News Travels Fast 7.373

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 6.166

Barbarian 4.950

Pretty Wicked 3.056



Stinger Unleashed 9.335

Grave Digger 8.697

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.383

Scooby-Doo 8.352

Bad News Travels Fast 7.691

Dragon 7.434

Barbarian 6.420

Pretty Wicked 6.009



The battle for the Overall Event Championship was heating up in Albany as everyone stepped up their game to take the title away from Stinger Unleashed. Dragon’s Darren Migues continued to rule the track as the Racing winner, while Team Scooby-Doo took the win in ATV Obstacle Course. However, the fight for the Overall Event Championship was between Grave Digger and Stinger Unleashed. Zane Rettew of Stinger Unleashed was able to take the top spots in Donuts and Freestyle. But that black and green recking machine had the final say in Albany. With Randy Brown’s win in two-wheel skills and a win in ATV Racing, it would be Team Grave Digger closing out the weekend in Albany as the Overall Event Champion.


Saturday Evening 




Stinger Unleashed 81

Scooby-Doo 66

Grave Digger 62

Dragon 49

Bad News Travels Fast 43

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 42

Barbarian 33

Pretty Wicked 30



Stinger Unleashed 40

Scooby-Doo 38

Dragon 34

Grave Digger 27

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 19

Barbarian 17

Bad News Travels Fast 14

Pretty Wicked 13



Round 1

Scooby-Doo defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Dragon defeated Pretty Wicked

Stinger Unleashed defeated Barbarian

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Grave Digger


Dragon defeated Scooby-Doo

Stinger Unleashed defeated Bad News Travels Fast


Dragon defeated Stinger Unleashed



Scooby-Doo 7.995

Stinger Unleashed 7.849

Grave Digger 7.238

Barbarian 5.431

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 4.897

Dragon 4.366

Bad News Travels Fast 4.168

Pretty Wicked 3.412



Stinger Unleashed 9.490

Scooby-Doo 9.056

Dragon 8.910

Grave Digger 8.086

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.336

Barbarian 5.556

Pretty Wicked 3.056

Bad News Travels Fast DNC



Stinger Unleashed 9.472

Scooby-Doo 9.054

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.189

Grave Digger 8.022

Dragon 7.019

Barbarian 5.730

Pretty Wicked 5.290

Bad News Travels Fast DNC



The energy in Times Union Center was contagious as the pursuit for the Overall Event Championship continued. Darren Migues in Dragon had a strong showing as he dominated in Monster Jam Racing. Linsey Read of Scooby-Doo gave a high flying performance as she took home her first Two-Wheel Skills win of the series. Zane Rettew, trying to retain the top spot, was a back-to-back Donuts winner. Team Scooby-Doo added must needed points win a win in ATV Racing, but Team Stinger Unleashed was able to receive a back-to-back win in ATV Obstacle Course. However, Zane Rettew’s passion led him to take home not only the Freestyle win, but another Overall Event Championship. Now all eyes are on Team Stinger Unleashed to see if they can sweep the weekend.


Saturday Afternoon



Stinger Unleashed 41

Grave Digger 35

Bad News Travels Fast 29

Scooby-Doo 28

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 23

Pretty Wicked 17

Barbarian 16

Dragon 15



Round 1

Grave Digger defeated Scooby-Doo

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Pretty Wicked

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Barbarian

Stinger Unleashed defeated Dragon


Grave Digger defeated Bad News Travels Fast

Stinger Unleashed defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian


Grave Digger defeated Stinger Unleashed



Grave Digger 8.875

Scooby-Doo 8.723

Stinger Unleashed 8.430

Pretty Wicked 7.742

Bad News Travels Fast 7.477

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 6.914

Barbarian 3.237

Dragon 2.891



Stinger Unleashed 9.250

Scooby-Doo 9.206

Grave Digger 8.258

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.532

Barbarian 6.923

Bad News Travels Fast 6.083

Pretty Wicked 3.821

Dragon 2.159



Scooby-Doo 8.960

Stinger Unleashed 8.699

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.178

Grave Digger 7.486

Bad News Travels Fast 7.442

Barbarian 6.418

Dragon 5.495

Pretty Wicked 4.205



Monster Jam fans could feel the excitement in Times Union Center as the first show in Albany, NY was about to begin. The Arena Championship Series kicked off with an epic battle for the first Overall Event Championship for the 2019 season. The fight for first place was between Randy Brown in Grave Digger and Zane Rettew in Stinger Unleashed. Grave Digger took home wins in Racing and the Two-Wheel Skills while Stinger Unleashed answered with wins in Donuts and the ATV Obstacle Course. Team Bad News Travels Fast was able to pick up its first win in ATV Racing. It all came down to Freestyle. Even though he placed second behind Scooby-Doo, it was the edge Zane Rettew needed to become the first Overall Event Champion. It was an emotional afternoon for Team Stinger Unleashed, but one that will always be remembered. With two more events in Albany, we will see if anyone can dethrone Stinger Unleashed from the championship.