Newark, NJ - Jan. 25-27 - Prudential Center

Authored by Samuel Reiman on January 26, 2019

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Hosts: John Saponaro and Abby Baltezar

 

Truck Lineup: Grave Digger® (Brandon Vinson), 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), Zombie™ (Ami Houde)

 

Tour: Triple Threat Series Central

 

Sunday Afternoon

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 482

El Toro Loco 455

Soldier Fortune 442

Monster Energy 414

Pirate’s Curse 325

Blue Thunder 292

Zombie 194

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 178

 

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 34

Solider Fortune 34

Grave Digger 33

Monster Energy 31

Blue Thunder 26

Pirate’s Curse 23

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 9

Zombie 0

 

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger advanced, Zombie DNC

Solider Fortune defeated Blue Thunder

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Soldier Fortune

Monster Energy defeated El Toro Loco

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

 

 

ATV RACING

Soldier Fortune

Blue Thunder

El Toro Loco

Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

*Zombie DNC

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.282

Monster Energy 9.210

El Toro Loco 8.452

Soldier Fortune 7.226

Blue Thunder 6.038

Pirate’s Curse 5.275

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.051

Zombie DNC

 

 

DONUTS

Soldier Fortune 8.576

Grave Digger 8.441

El Toro Loco 7.976

Monster Energy 7.290

Pirate’s Curse 6.239

Zombie DNC

Blue Thunder DNC

Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse defeated Soldier Fortune

Monster Energy advanced, Zombie DNC

Semi-Finals

Blue Thunder defeated El Toro Loco

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Energy

Finals

Blue Thunder defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 8.156

Solider Fortune 8.153

Monster Energy 7.290

Blue Thunder 6.655

Grave Digger 6.284

Pirate’s Curse 5.977

Zombie DNC

Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Sunday in Newark was a back-and-forth event all day long. Things started with Grave Digger defeating Monster Energy in the Monster Jam Racing Final, preventing Coty Saucier from sweeping the weekend in that competition. Up next, Kayla Blood of Solider Fortune captured her second ATV Racing win of the season. In the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge, Brandon Vinson continued his dominance, grabbing win number 10 for Grave Digger. In the second half, Soldier Fortune came out strong, as Kayla took her second Donut win of the weekend. Blue Thunder’s Matt Cody won the Speedster Obstacle Course in front of several friends and family in attendance, including his new born son. Heading into Freestyle, Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Soldier Fortune were separated by only a few points. Some tough luck for Brandon Vinson during his run took Grave Digger out of contention for the Overall Event Victory and with Soldier Fortune holding the lead, it looked like it would be Kayla’s second trophy of the weekend. However, El Toro Loco’s Mark List stunned the crowd by finishing three one thousandths of a point better than Solider Fortune in Freestyle, making him the final Overall Event Champion of weekend in unbelievable fashion.

 

Saturday Evening

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 449

El Toro Loco 421

Soldier Fortune 408

Monster Energy 383

Pirate’s Curse 302

Blue Thunder 266

Zombie 194

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 169

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 42

El Toro Loco 34

Soldier Fortune 30

Monster Energy 29

Pirate’s Curse 22

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 19

Blue Thunder 18

Zombie 4

 

RACING

Round 1

Blue Thunder defeated Soldier Fortune

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Zombie defeated Pirate’s Curse

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Blue Thunder

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Grave Digger

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Soldier Fortune

Grave Digger

Monster Energy

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Blue Thunder

*Zombie DNF

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.058

El Toro Loco 8.990

Monster Energy 8.806

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.680

Solider Fortune 7.678

Blue Thunder 4.955

Pirate’s Curse 4.438

Zombie DNC

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.507

Soldier Fortune 8.582

El Toro Loco 8.486

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.067

Pirate’s Curse 7.002

Monster Energy 6.864

Blue Thunder 6.764

Zombie DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Energy

Pirate’s Curse advanced, Zombie DNC

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated Soldier Fortune

Semi-Finals

Pirate’s Curse defeated Blue Thunder

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

FREESTYLE

Solider Fortune 9.339

El Toro Loco 8.094

Grave Digger 7.735

Monster Energy 7.183

Pirate’s Curse 6.073

Blue Thunder 5.279

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.245

Zombie DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

Saturday night in Newark was all about Brandon Vinson and Grave Digger. He won the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge, Donuts and the Speedster Obstacle Course and finished in third place in the other 3 competitions, which allowed him to total a whopping 42 points. It was Brandon’s first Overall Event Championship of the weekend, but he has been consistently stockpiling points and now has a bit of a comfortable lead in the Season Standings — 28 points ahead of El Toro Loco. It is also worth noting that Coty Saucier has won all three Racing competitions so far, as Monster Energy goes for the sweep on Sunday.

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 407

El Toro Loco 387

Soldier Fortune 378

Monster Energy 354

Pirate’s Curse 280

Blue Thunder 248

Zombie 190

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 150

 

EVENT POINTS

Solider Fortune 36

El Toro Loco 32

Monster Energy 31

Grave Digger 31

Zombie 25

Pirate’s Curse 21

Blue Thunder 18

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

Blue Thunder defeated El Toro Loco

Soldier Fortune defeated Pirate’s Curse

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Grave Digger

Soldier Fortune defeated Blue Thunder

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Soldier Fortune

 

ATV RACING

Grave Digger

Zombie

Solider Fortune

Pirate’s Curse

Blue Thunder

El Toro Loco

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.111

Solider Fortune 8.747

El Toro Loco 8.112

Monster Energy 6.950

Pirate’s Curse 5.698

Blue Thunder 4.603

Zombie 4.016

Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

 

 

DONUTS

El Toro Loco 8.786

Solider Fortune 8.437

Monster Energy 8.236

Pirate’s Curse 7.227

Grave Digger 7.204

Blue Thunder 6.808

Zombie 3.269

Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Zombie defeated Pirate’s Curse

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

El Toro Loco defeated Soldier Fortune

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

Semi-Finals

Zombie defeated Monster Energy

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Finals

Zombie defeated El Toro Loco

 

FREESTYLE

Solider Fortune 8.690

El Toro Loco 8.446

Monster Energy 7.571

Grave Digger 7.036

Zombie 5.094

Pirate’s Curse 3.982

Blue Thunder DNC

Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

Kayla Blood and Soldier Fortune got back to their winning ways on Saturday Afternoon. Although she has been consistently winning individual competitions, it had been a couple of weeks since her last Overall Event Championship. She changed her fortunes today on the strength of second place finishes in 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Donuts before sealing the victory with a Freestyle win. In total, Kayla has had a solid 2019 so far, as she’s lead Soldier Fortune to third place in the Season Standings to go along with three Overall Event Victories — second to only Grave Digger.

 

Friday Evening

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 376

El Toro Loco 355

Soldier Fortune 342

Monster Energy 323

Pirate’s Curse 259

Blue Thunder 230

Zombie 165

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 145

 

EVENT POINTS

Monster Energy 38

Grave Digger 35

Pirate’s Curse 27

Zombie 27

Solider Fortune 25

El Toro Loco 22

Blue Thunder 18

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 9

 

 

RACING

Round 1

Pirate’s Curse defeated Grave Digger

Monster Energy defeated Soldier Fortune

Zombie defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Blue Thunder advanced, El Toro Loco DNC

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Pirate’s Curse

Zombie defeated Blue Thunder

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

 

 

ATV RACING

Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse

Zombie

Solider

Blue Thunder

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

El Toro Loco

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.571

Monster Energy 7.890

El Toro Loco 7.380

Soldier Fortune 7.270

Pirate’s Curse 6.175

Zombie 5.959

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.342

Blue Thunder 3.285

 

 

DONUTS

Soldier Fortune 9.211

Grave Digger 9.192

Zombie 9.044

Pirate’s Curse 8.038

Monster Energy 7.375

Blue Thunder 6.952

El Toro Loco 5.299

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 3.698

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Blue Thunder defeated Solider Fortune

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Blue Thunder

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Finals

Monster Energy defeated El Toro Loco

 

 

FREESTYLE

Monster Energy 9.008

El Toro Loco 8.897

Grave Digger 8.736

Pirate’s Curse 8.185

Zombie 7.911

Solider Fortune 7.576

Blue Thunder 5.262

Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Friday night in Newark was the site of a few firsts. It was Coty Saucier and Monster Energy’s first Freestyle win of 2019, and more importantly, his first Overall Event Championship of the season. The event opened strong for Monster Energy with a Racing win. Following that victory however, things were a bit uneven for the Monster Energy team. It wasn’t until the Speedster Obstacle that Coty was able to right the ship for his second competition win of the night. Momentum was on Monster Energy’s side from that point on, as the Freestyle victory sealed the deal and gave Coty Saucier his first trophy of 2019.

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