Raleigh, NC - March 9-10 - PNC Arena

Authored by Samuel Reiman on March 10, 2019

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Hosts: John Saponaro & Abby Baltezar

 

Tour: Triple Threat Series Central

 

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

 

Sunday Afternoon

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 1169

El Toro Loco 1101

Solider Fortune 1016

Monster Energy 997

Pirate’s Curse 751

Blue Thunder 723

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 491

Zombie 406

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 42

Monster Energy 36

Pirate’s Curse 31

Blue Thunder 27

Soldier Fortune 23

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 22

Zombie 14

Grave Digger 11

 

RACING

Monster Energy 9.662

Blue Thunder 11.133

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.582

Pirate’s Curse 12.037

Soldier Fortune 12.413

Zombie 13.947

El Toro Loco 15.238

Grave Digger DNC

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse

Soldier Fortune

Blue Thunder

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

El Toro Loco 9.578

Blue Thunder 9.048

Monster Energy 8.258

Pirate’s Curse 5.159

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.631

Soldier Fortune 4.172

Zombie 3.058

Grave Digger DNC

 

DONUTS

El Toro Loco 8.555

Monster Energy 8.486

Pirate’s Curse 6.862

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.770

Zombie 6.665

Soldier Fortune 6.434

Blue Thunder 4.873

Grave Digger DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Pirate’s Curse

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Soldier Fortune

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Energy

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 9.085

Pirate’s Curse 8.236

Monster Energy 8.097

Blue Thunder 8.006

Soldier Fortune 6.723

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.530

Zombie 5.284

Grave Digger DNC

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Sunday afternoon belonged almost entirely to El Toro Loco’s Mark List. After stumbling out of the gate in Monster Jam Racing, he never looked back, sweeping the remaining competitions. When it was all said and done, Mark totaled an eye-popping 42 points en route to his ninth Overall Event Championship of 2019. It’s also worth noting that due to electrical issues, Grave Digger was unable to compete in any of the Monster Jam truck competitions, so Brandon Vinson was only able to earn 11 points on the day. That also means El Toro Loco was able to narrow the gap significantly in the season point standings as well. Grave Digger entered the day almost 100 points ahead, so he may be able to withstand today’s bad luck, but this also just may be the opening El Toro Loco has been waiting for.

 

Saturday Evening

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 41

Monster Energy 35

El Toro Loco 34

Pirate’s Curse 28

Blue Thunder 21

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 19

Soldier Fortune 16

Zombie 15

 

RACING

Grave Digger 10.047

Monster Energy 10.238

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.327

Pirate’s Curse 12.037

El Toro Loco 12.542

Soldier Fortune 12.667

Zombie 13.883

Blue Thunder DNC

 

ATV RACING

Grave Digger

Monster Energy

Pirate’s Curse

El Toro Loco

Blue Thunder

Soldier Fortune

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.517

El Toro Loco 8.878

Blue Thunder 7.298

Pirate’s Curse 5.585

Monster Energy 5.034

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.722

Soldier Fortune 4.506

Zombie 3.266

 

DONUTS

El Toro Loco 8.249

Zombie 7.613

Monster Energy 7.491

Soldier Fortune 7.312

Pirate’s Curse 6.842

Blue Thunder 6.418

Grave Digger 6.043

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.661

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Monster Mutt Rottweiler defeated Soldier Fortune

Monster Energy defeated El Toro Loco

Grave Digger defeated Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse defeated Zombie

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated Pirate’s Curse

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 8.389

Grave Digger 8.085

Blue Thunder 7.006

Monster Energy 6.722

Pirate’s Curse 5.844

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.840

Zombie 5.522

Soldier Fortune 5.500

 

EVENT NOTES

North Carolina is Grave Digger country and Brandon Vinson showed why on Saturday night. In his home State, Brandon swept the first half of the event. And while he had some bad luck in the second half with a blown transmission in Donuts and a blown motor in Freestyle — in between he captured the Speedster Obstacle Course victory. On the strength of those four competition wins, Brandon was able to grab his 19th Overall Event Championship in front of his family and friends.

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