Kansas City, MO - Jan. 11-13 - Sprint Center

Authored by Samuel Reiman on January 12, 2019

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Hosts: John Saponaro and Abby Baltezar

 

Tour: Triple Threat Series Central

 

Truck Lineup: Grave Digger® (Brandon Vinson), Zombie (Ami Houde), Monster Energy® (Coty Saucier), Soldier Fortune (Kayla Blood), El Toro Loco® (Mark List), Blue Thunder® (Matt Cody), Monster Mutt® Rottweiler (Cory Snyder), Pirate’s Curse (Justin Hicks)

 

Sunday Afternoon

*Zombie (Ami Houde) DNC for the entire Sunday afternoon event

 

SEASON STANDINGS

El Toro Loco 230

Grave Digger 229

Soldier Fortune 219

Monster Energy 195

Pirate’s Curse 170

Blue Thunder 162

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 92

Zombie 88

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 39

Monster Energy 33

Grave Digger 32

Soldier Fortune 31

Pirate’s Curse 26

Blue Thunder 19

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 14

Zombie 0

 

RACING

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Grave Digger

Monster Energy advanced, Zombie DNC

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

 

Semi-Finals

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Energy

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Soldier Fortune

 

ATV RACING

Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger

El Toro Loco

Blue Thunder

Monster Energy

Soldier Fortune

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

*Zombie DNC

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

El Toro Loco 9.239

Grave Digger 7.574

Monster Energy 7.314

Soldier Fortune 7.296

Pirate’s Curse 6.916

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.822

Blue Thunder 3.415

Zombie DNC

 

DONUTS

El Toro Loco 9.171

Soldier Fortune 8.546

Grave Digger 8.439

Pirate’s Curse 8.320

Monster Energy 8.256

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.304

Blue Thunder DNC

Zombie DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Blue Thunder advances, Zombie DNC

Grave Digger defeated Soldier Fortune

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated El Toro Loco

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Blue Thunder

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 9.358

Monster Energy 8.949

Grave Digger 8.935

El Toro Loco 7.144

Blue Thunder 6.633

Pirate’s Curse 6.548

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.080

Zombie DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

Sunday afternoon belong to El Toro Loco in more ways than one. Mark List opened the Pit Party talking about how important it was to finish the weekend with an Overall Event Championship, and he did just that. He opened up the event with an impressive Monster Jam Racing win. He then earned his first 2-Wheel Skills challenge win of 2019, before opening the second half with a Donut competition victory as well. On the strength of those three victories, plus his overall consistency, Mark List lead El Toro Loco to the Overall Event Championship and first place in the Season Standings on the Triple Threat Series Central Tour.

 

Saturday Evening

*Zombie (Ami Houde) DNC for the entire Saturday evening event

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 197

El Toro Loco 191

Soldier Fortune 188

Monster Energy 162

Pirate’s Curse 144

Blue Thunder 143

Zombie 88

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 78

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 38

El Toro Loco 36

Monster Energy 31

Soldier Fortune 28

Pirate’s Curse 26

Blue Thunder 20

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 17

Zombie 0

 

RACING

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Pirate’s Curse defeated Grave Digger

Monster Energy defeated Blue Thunder

El Toro Loco advanced, Zombie DNC

Semi-Finals

Pirate’s Curse defeated Soldier Fortune

Monster Energy defeated El Toro Loco

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Grave Digger

Solider Fortune

Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

*Zombie DNC

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Grave Digger 9.825

Soldier Fortune 9.341

Blue Thunder 7.536

Monster Energy 6.791

El Toro Loco 6.095

Pirate’s Curse 5.195

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 2.537

Zombie DNC

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.716

Monster Energy 7.953

El Toro Loco 7.534

Pirate’s Curse 7.160

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.832

Blue Thunder 6.167

Soldier Fortune 5.682

Zombie DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse advanced, Zombie DNC

Monster Mutt Rottweiler defeated Soldier Fortune

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

 

Semi-Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 8.754

Soldier Fortune 7.525

Monster Energy 7.105

Grave Digger 6.766

Pirate’s Curse 6.029

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.881

Blue Thunder 3.929

Zombie DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

Saturday night was more of the same for Brandon Vinson and Grave Digger. In fact, it was oddly similar to this afternoon’s event in many ways. After losing out on Monster Jam and ATV Racing early, Brandon came storming back from the 2-Wheels Challenge on. He won that competition and followed it up with Donut and Speedster Obstacle Course victories as well. The only blemish during the second half of the event for Grave Digger was a stroke of bad luck in Freestyle. After his first hit, he suffered truck damage that ended the run extremely prematurely. That allowed El Toro Loco’s Mark List to take the Freestyle win, however it was too little too late as Grave Digger captured his second Overall Event Championship of the day. The points he accumulated also put Brandon Vinson in first place in the Season Standings for the first time this year.

 

Saturday Afternoon 

*Zombie (Ami Houde) DNC for the entire Saturday afternoon event

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Soldier Fortune 160

Grave Digger 159

El Toro Loco 155

Monster Energy 131

Blue Thunder 123

Pirate’s Curse 118

Zombie 88

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 61

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 42

El Toro Loco 34

Monster Energy 30

Soldier Fortune 29

Blue Thunder 24

Pirate’s Curse 23

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 14

Zombie 0

 

RACING

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger advanced, Zombie DNC

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Energy

Soldier Fortune defeated Pirate’s Curse

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Soldier Fortune defeated Blue Thunder

Finals

Soldier Fortune defeated Grave Digger

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Monster Energy

Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger

Solider Fortune

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

*Zombie DNC

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Grave Digger 9.682

Monster Energy 8.374

Soldier Fortune 7.595

Blue Thunder 7.310

El Toro Loco 6.861

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 3.714

Pirate’s Curse 3.074

Zombie DNC

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.397

El Toro Loco 9.242

Pirate’s Curse 7.827

Soldier Fortune 7.650

Blue Thunder 7.126

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.947

Monster Energy 6.893

Zombie DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Monster Energy defeated Solider Fortune

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger advanced, Zombie DNC

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 8.947

El Toro Loco 8.766

Monster Energy 7.635

Soldier Fortune 7.437

Pirate’s Curse 7.400

Blue Thunder 7.336

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.593

Zombie DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

The snowy Saturday afternoon in Kansas City was all about Grave Digger. Brandon Vinson was able to make it to the Monster Jam Racing Finals before losing a close matchup to Kayla Blood and Soldier Fortune. He followed that up with a mediocre fifth place finish in ATV Racing, before rebounding with a vengeance. Brandon never looked back, winning the next four events in dominating fashion. This included an incredible Speedster Obstacle Course victory where he defeated Monster Energy in the final on only three wheels! After coming off the pod, but before the first turnpole, Brandon lost his front driver’s side tire, but somehow still managed to pull out the win. When it was all said and done, Grave Digger finished with 42 of a possible 48 points and jumped to within one point of the season lead.

 

Friday Evening 

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Soldier Fortune 131

El Toro Loco 121

Grave Digger 117

Monster Energy 101

Blue Thunder 99

Pirate’s Curse 95

Zombie 88

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 47

 

EVENT POINTS

Soldier Fortune 36

El Toro Loco 36

Grave Digger 34

Blue Thunder 29

Pirate’s Curse 24

Monster Energy 19

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 14

Zombie 2

 

RACING

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Grave Digger

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

Semi-Finals

Soldier Fortune defeated El Toro Loco

Monster Energy defeated Blue Thunder

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Soldier Fortune

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Pirate’s Curse

Blue Thunder

Grave Digger

Solider Fortune

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

*Zombie DNC

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Grave Digger 9.256

Soldier Fortune 8.777

Monster Energy 6.923

Blue Thunder 6.734

El Toro Loco 5.873

Pirate’s Curse 4.833

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 2.559

Zombie DNC

 

DONUTS

El Toro Loco 8.881

Soldier Fortune 8.185

Pirate’s Curse 7.189

Blue Thunder 6.265

Grave Digger 5.895

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.893

Zombie DNC

Monster Energy DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Energy

Grave Digger defeated Pirate’s Curse

El Toro Loco advanced, Zombie DNC

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Soldier Fortune

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Finals

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 8.821

Grave Digger 8.777

El Toro Loco 6.980

Blue Thunder 6.895

Pirate’s Curse 5.839

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.861

Zombie DNC

Monster Energy DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

Friday night in Kansas City proved to be an up and down competition for all of the athletes. Things opened up with Monster Energy taking his second Racing win of the season. El Toro Loco followed that up with Mark List’s first ATV Racing win of the year. With that win, Mark List became the first athlete other than Pirate’s Curse Justin Hicks to win this competition so far. In another first, Brandon Vinson of Grave Digger sent the event into intermission with a 2-Wheel Skills victory. El Toro Loco’s Mark List came back strong in the second half by winning Donuts. He was also able to make it all the way to the Finals of the Speedster Obstacle Course, before giving way to Grave Digger. Entering Freestyle, the Overall Event Championship was down to El Toro Loco, Grave Digger and Solider Fortune, as only three points separated first and third place. In the end it was Kayla Blood’s Freestyle win that broke the virtual tie between her and El Toro Loco that gave Soldier Fortune her second Overall Event Championship of the year.

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