Des Moines, IA - April 19-20 - Wells Fargo Arena

Authored by Samuel Reiman on April 21, 2019

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Hosts: John Saponaro & Keaton Stewart

 

Tour: Arena Championship Series 2

 

Truck Lineup: Grave Digger® (Brandon Vinson), Monster Energy® (Coty Saucier), Soldier FortuneTM (Kayla Blood), Iron Warrior (Matt Cody), Taurus (Cory Snyder), Scooby-Doo!TM (Myranda Cozad), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman)

 

Saturday Evening

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 34

Monster Energy 32

Solider Fortune 30

Raminator 30

Iron Warrior 23

Taurus 19

Scooby-Doo! 18

Rammunition 18

 

RACING

Round 1

Taurus defeated Scooby-Doo!

Rammunition defeated Grave Digger

Iron Warrior defeated Raminator

Monster Energy defeated Soldier Fortune

 

Semi-Finals

Rammunition defeated Taurus

Monster Energy defeated Iron Warrior

 

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Rammunition

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

Grave Digger 9.914

Iron Warrior 8.576

Solider Fortune 8.526

Monster Energy 6.440

Raminator 6.336

Rammunition 4.751

Scooby-Doo! 4.035

Taurus 3.611

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.448

Monster Energy 8.109

Soldier Fortune 7.605

Scooby-Doo! 6.912

Raminator 6.801

Rammunition 6.488

Taurus 6.360

Iron Warrior 4.670

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 8.892

Grave Digger 8.802

Scooby-Doo! 7.763

Monster Energy 7.331

Raminator 6.971

Taurus 5.054

Rammunition 4.963

Iron Warrior 3.955

 

EVENT NOTES

After losing out to Solider Fortune during the afternoon event, Brandon Vinson and Grave Digger got back to his winning ways during the night cap. Although Solider Fortune’s Kayla Blood was able to win Freestyle for the third event in a row, Grave Digger loaded up on points in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Donut competition — the former featuring an unbelievable run that led to an impressive score of 9.914. Just as he’s been all season long, Brandon remained steady and consistent enough to earn another Overall Event Championship — his second in Des Moines. It’s also worth noting that Raminator’s ATV rider Jordon Clemons put on a show by sweeping all ATV Racing and ATV Obstacle competitions for the entire weekend.

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

EVENT POINTS

Soldier Fortune 36

Grave Digger 33

Monster Energy 32

Raminator 27

Iron Warrior 26

Scooby-Doo! 21

Taurus 15

Rammunition 14

 

RACING

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Raminator

Rammunition defeated Iron Warrior

Monster Energy defeated Taurus

Grave Digger defeated Scooby-Doo!

 

Semi-Finals

Rammunition defeated Soldier Fortune

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Rammunition

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

Grave Digger 9.248

Solider Fortune 8.950

Iron Warrior 8.261

Monster Energy 6.946

Scooby-Doo! 6.211

Raminator 5.712

Taurus 4.491

Rammuition 4.074

 

DONUTS

Soldier Fortune 9.417

Grave Digger 9.172

Monster Energy 8.914

Iron Warrior 7.228

Taurus 7.205

Scooby-Doo! 7.014

Raminator 6.149

Rammunition 3.160

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 8.304

Scooby-Doo! 8.037

Monster Energy 7.786

Grave Digger 7.061

Raminator 6.797

Iron Warrior. 6.731

Rammunition 5.327

Taurus 5.285

 

EVENT NOTES

After falling short on Friday night, Kayla Blood of Soldier Fortune was able to capture the Overall Event Championship on Saturday afternoon. She did so with an eerily similar event, as for the second time in a row, she closed strong winning both the Donut and Freestyle competitions. She was also aided by her ATV teammate, Samantha Larae, who earned a strong second place finish in ATV Racing. It all culminated in 36 overall points and Solider Fortune’s first trophy of the weekend.

 

Friday Evening

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 31

Soldier Fortune 29

Raminator 28

Scooby-Doo! 27

Monster Energy 26

Rammunition 23

Iron Warrior 21

Taurus 19

 

RACING

Round 1

Rammunition defeated Soldier Fortune

Monster Energy defeated Iron Warrior

Raminator defeated Taurus

Scooby-Doo! defeated Grave Digger

 

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Rammunition

Scooby-Doo! defeated Raminator

 

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Scooby-Doo!

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

Grave Digger 9.744

Scooby-Doo! 9.254

Rammuition 7.254

Iron Warrior 7.122

Soldier Fortune 5.944

Monster Energy 4.906

Raminator 4.100

Taurus 3.492

 

DONUTS

Soldier Fortune 9.077

Monster Energy 8.716

Grave Digger 8.234

Raminator 7.901

Rammunition 7.158

Iron Warrior 5.002

Scooby-Doo! 4.558

Taurus 4.260

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 7.751

Iron Warrior 7.411

Scooby-Doo! 7.113

Grave Digger 6.897

Rammunition 6.597

Monster Energy 6.486

Taurus 4.980

Raminator 4.214

 

EVENT NOTES

Friday night at the Wells Fargo Arena opened with the familiar sight of a Monster Energy Racing win, as Coty Saucier was able to get the best of his competitors through all three rounds. Up next, Brandon Vinson and Grave Digger took yet another 2-Wheel Skills Challenge victory, as he prepares to compete in that event at World Finals. The final two Monster Jam Truck events both belonged to Soldier Fortune as Kayla Blood won Donuts and Freestyle. Those wins were enough to propel her to second place for the Overall Event Championship, however, she fell just short of Brandon Vinson, as Grave Digger was able to stockpile enough points throughout to take the trophy tonight.

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