Pittsburgh, PA - Feb 7-9, 2020 - PPG Paints Arena

Authored by Daniel Geraldino on February 8, 2020

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Hosts: Sarah Jessica Rhodes and Brendan Tetrault

 

Truck Line-up: Grave Digger® (Krysten Anderson), Max-D™ (Colton Eichelberger), Megalodon® (Justin Sipes), Zombie (Brittany Marcotte), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Preston Perez), El Toro Loco (Mark List), Pirate’s Curse (Justin Hicks), Blue Thunder (Matt Cody)

Sunday Afternoon

 

EVENT POINTS

Max-D 40

Megalodon 38

Zombie 29

El Toro Loco 26

Grave Digger 22

Blue Thunder 21

Pirates Curse 15

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 12

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Megalodon defeated Zombie

Max-D defeated El Toro Loco

Blue Thunder defeated Pirate’s Curse

Semi Finals

Megalodon defeated Grave Digger

Max-D defeated Blue Thunder

Finals

Max-D defeated Megalodon

 

ATV RACING WINNER: Megalodon

2-WHEEL SKILLS WINNER: Max-D

DONUT WINNER: Zombie
SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE WINNER: Max-D
FREESTYLE WINNER: Megalodon

 

RECAP

The final event at the PPG Paints arena did not disappoint Pittsburgh fans! The competition was hot from the moment the trucks hit the track as our top two Series Points contenders, Max-D and Megalodon, battled in the Racing final. Colton Eichelberger in Max-D took ultimately took home the Racing win, but Megalodo’s Justin Sipes fired back with a win on the ATV’s. Max-D followed with a win in the 2- Wheel Skills Challenge, and big promises for more. Zombie’s Brittany Marcotte delighted the arena with a beautiful Donut display, taking home her first ever career win in the category! The Speedster Obstacle Course was heated as Max-D and Mark List in El Toro Loco competed in the final race. They bumped and banged their way through, with Max-D crossing the finish line first. Freestyle opened with an amazing run from Megalodon, who stunned the crowd with his backflip, earning him the competition win. The race for the top was tight, but ultimately Colton Eichelberger took home his third Overall Event Championship for the weekend! 

Saturday Evening

 

EVENT POINTS

Max-D 39

El Toro Loco 34

Megalodon 34

Grave Digger 27

Blue Thunder 24

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 16

Zombie 16

Pirates Curse 13

 

 

RACING:

Grave Digger defeated Pirate’s Curse

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Megalodon defeated Max-D

El Toro Loco defeated Zombie

Semi-Finals:

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

El Toro Loco defeated Megalodon

Finals:

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

 

RACING: El Toro Loco

ATV RACING WINNER: Max-D

2-WHEEL SKILLS WINNER: Max-D

DONUT WINNER: Megalodon
SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE WINNER: Max-D

FREESTYLE WINNER: Grave Digger

 

RECAP

As the energy builds in Pittsburgh, so does the competition.  Racing the bull against Blue Thunder in the Racing Finals, Mark List crosses the finish line after a slow-mo video replay taking the first 8 points of the night.  With back-to-back competition wins, Colton Eichelberger in Max-D snagged first place in both ATV Racing and 2-Wheel Skills.  With the pressure of only making it to the Racing Semi-Finals, Justin Sipes in Megalodon went full throttle in Donuts for the win.  Trying to keep his momentum from his hype in Donuts, Megalodon went head-to-head in a battle with Max-D in the Speedster Obstacle Course Competition.  Only one athlete can cross the finish line first, and in this case Colton Eichelberger in Max-D came out on top.  In our final competition of the night, Krysten Anderson proved why she belongs on team Grave Digger when she landed a successful backflip giving her a high score of 9.654 and the Freestyle win. With 3 competition wins out of the 6 in the event, Colton Eichelberger with Max-D took home his 3rd Overall Event Championship win of the weekend.  With one more event tomorrow, it’s only certain that our athletes will continue to battle for that automatic bid to Monster Jam World Finals 21 and finish out the weekend strong in Pittsburgh!

Saturday Afternoon

 

EVENT POINTS

Max-D 43

El Toro Loco 32

Megalodon 27

Grave Digger 25

Blue Thunder 25

Zombie 23

Pirates Curse 17

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 12

 

RACING

Round 1

Megalodon defeated El Toro Loco

Zombie defeated Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler 

Max-D defeated Blue Thunder

Semi Finals

Zombie defeated Megalodon

Max-D defeated Pirate’s Curse

Finals

Max-D defeated Zombie

 

ATV RACING WINNER: El Toro Loco

2-WHEEL SKILLS WINNER: Max-D

DONUT WINNER: Grave Digger
SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE WINNER: Max-D
FREESTYLE WINNER: Grave Digger

 

RECAP

Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh delivered on a lot of promises to an arena full of fans! Racing proved to be truly exciting as Brittany Marcotte in Zombie blasted forward to the finals for the first time, and faced Colton Eichelberger in Max-D. In a photo finish race, Max-D triumphed despite missing second gear in his Monster Jam truck, and carried that momentum forward to garner wins in 2-Wheel Skills, and the Speedster Obstacle Course. Mark List in El Toro Loco pushed forward to the front in ATV Racing, taking home his first ATV win of the year. Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger also gained momentum as she took home another Donut win for the season and wowed the crowd as she delivered on the backflip she promised in Freestyle, scooping up that victory as well. In the end, Max-D’s multiple wins helped him prove victorious, taking home his second Overall Event Championship for the weekend, and putting him in the lead for Season Points by 21!

Friday Night

 

EVENT POINTS

Megalodon 42

Max-D 32

Grave Digger 27

El Toro Loco 26

Blue Thunder 24

Pirates Curse 21

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 20

Zombie 12

 

RACING:

Max-D defeated Zombie

Pirate’s Curse defeated Blue Thunder

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Megalodon defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Semi- Finals:

Max-D defeated Pirate’s Curse

El Toro Loco defeated Megalodon

Finals:

Max-D defeated El Toro Loco

 

RACING: Max-D

ATV RACING WINNER: Megalodon

2-WHEEL SKILLS WINNER: Megalodon

DONUT WINNER: Megalodon
SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE WINNER: Max-D

FREESTYLE WINNER: Megalodon

 

RECAP

Great turnout in Pittsburg as Monster Jam fans screamed for their favorite athletes. A great start for the night came from Colton Eichelberger as he claimed the first Racing win of the weekend for team Max-D. It was battle on the track for all athletes in ATV racing as they fought for a place in the finals. It went back-and-forth between Megalodon and Blue Thunder in that final race, but in the final turn and over the pod, it was Justin Sipes in Megalodon who crossed the finish line. Tonight, there was a lot of great attempts in 2-Wheel Skills. While Preston Perez held onto the score to beat the entire time, it was Megalodon who swam in and claimed that top spot away from the Mutt. The dirt in Pittsburg gave our athletes some push-back in Donuts, but it was Megalodon who once again spun his beast into first place with another 8 points on the board and his 3rd consecutive competition win. Trying to hold onto his current lead in season points, Colton Eichelberger in Max-D won the Speedster Obstacle Course competition. Monster Jam Freestyle was the crowd favorite as our athletes laid down their best runs on the track.  With a successful attempt on the 8-pack backflip ramp, Justin Sipes made history landing the first backflip in an arena here in Pittsburg which gave him the Freestyle win.  With four competition wins in tonight’s event, there was no question that Justin Sipes in Megalodon took the Overall Event Championship.  A great start to our weekend here in Pittsburg, PA.  Our Monster Jam athletes are looking forward to bringing more of the action tomorrow at the PPG Paints Arena!

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