Milwaukee, WI - Jan. 18-19 - Fiserv Forum

Authored by Samuel Reiman on January 19, 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)

 

Saturday Evening 

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 341

El Toro Loco 333

Soldier Fortune 317

Monster Energy 285

Pirate’s Curse 232

Blue Thunder 212

Zombie 138

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 136

 

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 39

El Toro Loco 37

Soldier Fortune 35

Monster Energy 35

Pirate’s Curse 27

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 15

Blue Thunder 13

Zombie 3

 

 

RACING

Grave Digger 9.033

Monster Energy 9.791

Pirate’s Curse 10.047

Soldier Fortune 10.366

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.199

El Toro Loco 15.238

Zombie 18.051

Blue Thunder DNC

 

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Soldier Fortune

Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Energy

Blue Thunder

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.509

Monster Energy 8.521

El Toro Loco 8.389

Pirate’s Curse 7.271

Soldier Fortune 6.979
Blue Thunder 6.634

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 3.279

Zombie DNC

 

 

DONUTS

Monster Energy 9.029

Grave Digger 8.838

Soldier Fortune 7.832

Pirate’s Curse 7.687

El Toro Loco 7.238

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.846

Blue Thunder 4.485

Zombie DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Grave Digger advanced, Zombie DNC

Soldier Fortune defeated Pirate’s Curse

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Semi-Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Energy

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Solider Fortune

 

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 8.941

Soldier Fortune 7.939

Grave Digger 7.596

Monster Energy 7.091

Pirate’s Curse 6.372

Blue Thunder 5.554

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.168

Zombie DNC

 

 

EVENT NOTES

It was a three-peat for Brandon Vinson and the Grave Digger team in Milwaukee. Brandon opened the event for the third time in a row with a Racing win, and did so with his fastest time of the weekend. He also made it three-for-three in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge. But unlike earlier in the weekend, that would be the only two competitions Grave Digger would win. However, the remainder of his finishes were high enough to total 39 points and narrowly edge out El Toro Loco by two points for his third Overall Event win of the weekend.

 

Saturday Afternoon 

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 40

El Toro Loco 35

Soldier Fortune 34

Zombie 27

Monster Energy 21

Blue Thunder 21

Pirate’s Curse 19

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 13

 

 

RACING

Grave Digger 9.536

Zombie 9.726

Blue Thunder 9.791

El Toro Loco 9.855

Solider Fortune 10.685

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 10.748

Pirate’s Curse 12.355

Monster Energy DNF

 

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse

Soldier Fortune

Blue Thunder

Zombie

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Monster Energy

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.662

El Toro Loco 8.461

Soldier Fortune 8.182

Zombie 7.351

Pirate’s Curse 7.116

Monster Energy 6.179
Blue Thunder 5.656

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 3.419

 

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.134

Solider Fortune 8.457

Monster Energy 8.186

Zombie 7.084

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.998

Pirate’s Curse 6.567

Blue Thunder 6.232

El Toro Loco 4.360

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Blue Thunder defeated Pirate’s Curse

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Solider Fortune defeated Grave Digger

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

 

Semi-Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Monster Energy defeated Soldier Fortune

 

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Energy

 

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 8.559

Grave Digger 8.113

El Toro Loco 8.031

Zombie 7.724

Monster Energy 7.231

Blue Thunder 6.982

Pirate’s Curse 5.273

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.180

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Saturday afternoon was more of the same for Brandon Vinson of Grave Digger. At the end of the competition, he was able to accumulate the same amount of points as last night (40), but arrived at that conclusion in different fashion. Things did start out similarly, with Brandon opening the scoring with Monster Jam Racing, 2-Wheel Skills and Donut wins. However, he was unable to make it out of Round 1 in the Speedster Obstacle Course and lost a tough battle with Soldier Fortune’s Kayla Blood in Freestyle. It was Kayla’s fifth Freestyle win of 2019, as she leads all competitions in that category. With 80 total points in the last two days, Brandon has put Grave Digger in first place in the season standings, becoming the first athlete on the Triple Threat Series Central Tour to surpass 300 points.

 

Friday Evening 

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 40

Soldier Fortune 36

Monster Energy 34

El Toro Loco 31

Zombie 20

Blue Thunder 16

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 16

Pirate’s Curse 16

 

RACING

Grave Digger 9.662

El Toro Loco 10.495

Monster Energy 10.685

Soldier Fortune 10.941

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.646

Blue Thunder 11.774

Pirate’s Curse 12.037

Zombie DNF

 

ATV RACING

Soldier Fortune

Zombie

El Toro Loco

Monster Energy

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Blue Thunder

*Grave Digger DNC

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.700

El Toro Loco 9.369

Monster Energy 8.480

Soldier Fortune 6.884

Pirate’s Curse 5.310

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.057

Blue Thunder 4.816

Zombie 4.609

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.102

Monster Energy 7.994

Zombie 7.729

Soldier Fortune 7.413

El Toro Loco 7.361

Pirate’s Curse 7.154

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.442

Blue Thunder 5.184

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Blue Thunder defeated El Toro Loco

Soldier Fortune defeated Zombie

Monster Energy defeated Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

Semi-Finals

Solider Fortune defeated Blue Thunder

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Soldier Fortune

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 8.704

Soldier Fortune 8.503

Monster Energy 7.905

El Toro Loco 7.408

Blue Thunder 6.940

Zombie 5.806

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.743

Pirate’s Curse 3.564

 

EVENT NOTES

Friday evening in snowy Milwaukee belonged entirely to Grave Digger and Brandon Vinson. Brandon nearly swept the entire event and was in good position to do just that, had he not suffered ATV damage that held him out of the Finals. Apart from that one stroke of bad luck, Grave Digger took all the other competitions, en route to 40 total points and Brandon’s third Overall Event win of 2019. The points he totaled also put him in a tie for the Season Standings with El Toro Loco’s Mark List.

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