Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Nov. 21-26, 2019 - Riyadh Season

Authored by Larry Jewett on November 22, 2019

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Lineup: Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Zombie (Bari Musawwir), Max-D (Neil Elliott), Scooby-Doo (Myranda Cozad), Riyadh Season (Steven Sims), Gas Monkey Garage (B.J. Johnson), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough) and Monster Mutt Dalmatian (Candice Jolly)

 

Thursday Night

 

 

EVENT POINTS

 

Grave Digger 24

Riyadh Season 24

Zombie 21

Max-D 20

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 18

Gas Monkey Garage 11

Scooby Doo 10

El Toro Loco 10

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Riyadh Season defeated Scooby Doo

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Gas Monkey Garage

Max-D defeated Zombie

Semi Finals

Riyadh Season defeated Grave Digger

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Max-D

Finals

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Max-D

 

2 Wheel Skills Winner - Max-D

Donut Winner - Riyadh Season

Freestyle Winner - Grave Digger

Recap: This was the first of six events to take place in the Saudi Kingdom of Riyadh for only the second time in Monster Jam History. This was also the 1st time female drivers were allowed to compete in Saudi Arabia. It was fitting to see that one of the ladies take the first competition which was Monster Jam racing. Candice Jolly in the racing finals defeated her husband Max-D, Neil Elliott by two truck lengths. Charlie Pauken and Grave Digger won the Overall event by winning freestyle as the tie breaker over Steven Sims in the festival themed Monster Truck called Riyadh Season.

 

Friday Night

 

EVENT POINTS

 

Riyadh Season 22

Max-D 17

Grave Digger 16

Zombie 14

Gas Monkey Garage 11

Scooby Doo 9

El Toro Loco 8

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 4

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Riyadh Season defeated Scooby Doo

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Gas Monkey Garage

Zombie defeated Max-D

Semi Finals

Riyadh Season defeated Grave Digger

Gas Monkey Garage defeated Zombie (Monster Mutt Dalmatian broken rear axle)

Finals

Riyadh Season defeated Gas Monkey Garage

 

2 Wheel Skills Winner: Riyadh Season

Freestyle Winner: Max-D

 

Recap: Steven Sims took home the Overall Event Championship for the Riyadh fans in the Kingdom's first-ever Monster Jam truck. Riyadh Season took the Racing and 2 Wheel Skills wins to kick off the second of six events. This was enough to overtake Max-D, who had a spectacular freestyle that was almost a perfect 10.000 from the fans. Monster Mutt Dalmatian looked to be the fastest to beat in racing again but suffered a broken axle after defeating Gas Monkey Garage in round one. That breakage kept her out of the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge, but her team was able to get the truck back into the freestyle competition.

 

Saturday Night

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 22

Riyadh Season 18

Zombie 16

Max-D 15

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 11

Gas Monkey Garage 9

El Toro Loco 6

Scooby Doo 5

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Riyadh Season defeated Scooby Doo

Gas Monkey Garage defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian 

Max-D defeated Zombie

Semi Finals

Grave Digger defeated Riyadh Season

Max-D defeated Gas Monkey Garage 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Max-D

 

2 Wheel Skills Winner: Grave Digger

Freestyle Winner: Riyadh Season

 

Recap: Charlie Pauken did a lot of his famous Chuckie dancing tonight as he went on to capture his second overall event championship. Grave Digger would win in the racing competition and the 2 Wheel Skills Challenge to take an early lead over second place overall finisher Riyadh Season. Bari Musawwir and Neil Elliott are also having solid performances here in Riyadh. The two of them have been in the top four in overall event standings the past three nights.

 

Sunday Night

 

 

EVENT POINTS

Zombie 19

Grave Digger 19

Riyadh Season 16

Max-D 15

El Toro Loco 13

Gas Monkey Garage 8

Scooby Doo 6

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 6

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Riyadh Season defeated Scooby Doo

Gas Monkey Garage defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Max-D defeated Zombie

Semi Finals

Grave Digger defeated Riyadh Season

Zombie defeated Gas Monkey Garage 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

 

2 Wheel Skills Winner: Riyadh Season

Freestyle Winner: Max-D

 

Recap: Sometimes, all it takes is being consistent to win a championship and tonight was no exception. Bari Musawwir took home the overall event championship without winning a single competition. Zombie finished runner-up in racing, runner-up in the 2 Wheel Skills and third place in Monster Jam freestyle to beat Grave Digger for top honors. Grave Digger tied Zombie but finished fourth in freestyle, which was one place below Zombie for the tiebreaker. Max-D was the winner of freestyle with an awesome side wall cyclone into a save that had Riyadh fans on their feet.

 

Monday Night

 

EVENT POINTS

Riyadh Season 20

Zombie 15

Grave Digger 13

Max-D 13

Gas Monkey Garage 13

El Toro Loco 12

Scooby-Doo 9

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7

 

RACING

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Riyadh Season bye run (Scooby-Doo mechanical issues)

Gas Monkey Garage bye run (Monster Mutt Dalmatian mechanical issues)

Max-D defeated Zombie

Semi Finals

Riyadh Season defeated El Toro Loco

Gas Monkey Garage defeated Max-D

Finals

Riyadh Season defeated Gas Monkey Garage

 

2 Wheel Skills Winner: Riyadh Season

Freestyle Winner: Grave Digger

 

Recap: Riyadh Season took home its second overall championship at the Riyadh Season International Festival. Steven Sims won racing taking out B.J. Johnson in Gas Monkey Garage, giving him the first 8 points of the night. He would then win the 2 Wheel Skills competition padding his lead with another 8 points. Zombie made a run of it during Freestyle, holding the lead till the final two trucks, but El Toro Loco and Grave Digger bested his score to bump him out of contention. One more event tomorrow night to complete this 6 days with 6 events for the Saudi Kingdom.

 

Tuesday Night

 

EVENT POINTS

Riyadh Season 24

Max-D 16

El Toro Loco 15

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 11

Zombie 10

Grave Digger 10

Gas Monkey Garage 9

Scooby Doo 7

 

RACING

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Riyadh Season defeated Scooby Doo

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Gas Monkey Garage

Max-D defeated Zombie

Semi Finals

Riyadh Season defeated El Toro Loco

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Max-D

Finals

Riyadh Season defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

 

2 Wheel Skills Winner: Riyadh Season

Freestyle Winner: Riyadh Season

 

Recap: Riyadh Season won all three competitions tonight to win his third Overall championship out of the six events in six days. Steven Sims was unstoppable and put together three solid performances as the fan favorite here at the first ever Riyadh Season Festival. Max D and Neil Elliott also put together some great performances along with Charlie Pauken in Grave Digger that gave the Riyadh fans memories of a lifetime.

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