Rosemont, IL - March 1-4 - Allstate Arena

Authored by Samuel Reiman on March 2, 2019

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Hosts: John Saponaro and Abby Baltezar

 

Tour: Triple Threat Series Central

 

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™ (Macey Nichter)

 

Monday Evening

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 1117

El Toro Loco 1025

Solider Fortune 977

Monster Energy 926

Pirate’s Curse 692

Blue Thunder 675

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 450

Zombie 377

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 35

El Toro Loco 35

Monster Energy 32

Soldier Fortune 27

Pirate’s Curse 25

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 19

Blue Thunder 17

Zombie 14

 

RACING

Round 1

Monster Energy defeated El Toro Loco

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Blue Thunder broke his sway bar and Monster Mutt Rottweiler advanced

Grave Digger defeated Solider Fortune

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

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Solider Fortune

Grave Digger

Monster Energy

Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS

Grave Digger 9.514

Monster Energy 8.741

El Toro Loco 8.024

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.808

Blue Thunder 5.908

Soldier Fortune 5.515

Pirate’s Curse 5.404

Zombie 4.419

 

DONUTS

El Toro Loco 8.782

Monster Energy 8.652

Zombie 8.102

Pirate’s Curse 7.753

Blue Thunder 7.251

Soldier Fortune 6.908

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.458

Grave Digger 5.333

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Energy

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

Semi-Finals

Solider Fortune defeated Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse defeated El Toro Loco

Finals

Pirate’s Curse defeated Soldier Fortune

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 8.551

El Toro Loco 8.457

Soldier Fortune 7.426

Monster Energy 7.357

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.229

Pirate’s Curse 7.076

Zombie 7.055

Blue Thunder 6.797

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Even though it was frigid outside, Monday night inside the Allstate Arena was just as electric as the rest of the weekend. Things opened up with Grave Digger’s Brandon Vinson capturing his second Racing win in a row. El Toro Loco’s Mark List followed that up with an ATV Racing win. That would set the tone for the entire night, as these two athletes would sit at the top of the leaderboard all evening long. Heading into the intermission, Grave Digger took the 2-Wheels Skills Challenge on the strength of three strong tricks, including a bicycle into an incredible save where he rode on the side walls of only 2 tires. It was Brandon Vinson’s 20th 2-Wheel Skills win of the season. After the Break, the pendulum swung back in the favor of El Toro Loco with Mark List taking Donuts. Up next, we had a Monster Jam first, as Pirate’s Curse Justin Hicks won his first career Speedster Obstacle Course. Heading into Freestyle, one point separated the top three athletes — El Toro Loco 28, Grave Digger & Monster Energy 27. Ultimately, it was Grave Digger’s Freestyle win that decided the Overall Event Championship and Brandon Vinson closed out Monday with the final victory in Chicagoland. It’s worth noting that of the six events in Rosemont, Grave Digger and El Toro Loco each earned the trophy three times apiece.

 

Sunday Evening

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 46

El Toro Loco 33

Monster Energy 29

Soldier Fortune 28

Pirate’s Curse 20

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 18

Zombie 16

Blue Thunder 14

 

 

RACING

Round 1

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated Blue Thunder

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Solider Fortune defeated Zombie

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

El Toro Loco defeated Soldier Fortune

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

 

 

ATV RACING

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Energy

Grave Digger

El Toro Loco

Solider Fortune

Blue Thunder

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

Grave Digger 9.192

El Toro Loco 9.023

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.920

Monster Energy 6.085

Pirate’s Curse 5.809

Blue Thunder 5.084

Soldier Fortune 4.755

Zombie 3.821

 

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.056

Monster Energy 8.284

Solider Fortune 8.164

Zombie 7.827

El Toro Loco 7.640

Pirate’s Curse 7.488

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.231

Blue Thunder 4.667

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger defeated Blue Thunder

Monster Mutt Rottweiler defeated Zombie

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Energy

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Solider Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Soldier Fortune

 

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 9.394

El Toro Loco 9.018

Soldier Fortune 7.620

Zombie 7.426

Monster Energy 6.523

Blue Thunder 6.443

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.651

Pirate’s Curse 5.646

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Grave Digger’s Brandon Vinson captured his second Overall Event Championship with one of the most dominating performances in Triple Threat history. Brandon nearly swept the entire event by winning Racing, the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge, Donuts, Speedster Obstacles and Freestyle. He also placed third in ATV Racing. The night culminated for Brandon with an unbelievable Freestyle run that was vintage Grave Digger style. When all the dust settled, Brandon managed a whopping 46 of a possible 48 total points.

 

Sunday Afternoon

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 1036

El Toro Loco 957

Solider Fortune 922

Monster Energy 865

Pirate’s Curse 647

Blue Thunder 644

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 413

Zombie 347

 

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 38

Soldier Fortune 35

Monster Energy 31

Grave Digger 30

Pirate’s Curse 23

Blue Thunder 20

Zombie 14

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 12

 

 

RACING

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Energy

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

Pirate’s Curse defeated Blue Thunder

Solider Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

Semi-Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Pirate’s Curse defeated Soldier Fortune

 

Finals

Pirate’s Curse defeated El Toro Loco

 

 

ATV RACING

Blue Thunder

Monster Energy

Soldier Fortune

Grave Digger

El Toro Loco

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

Monster Energy 8.771

El Toro Loco 8.216

Solider Fortune 7.899

Pirate’s Curse 6.870

Grave Digger 6.669

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.040

Zombie 3.939

Blue Thunder DNC

 

 

DONUTS

Monster Energy 9.365

El Toro Loco 8.874

Grave Digger 8.564

Solider Fortune 7.457

Zombie 6.684

Blue Thunder 6.546

Pirate’s Curse 6.229

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.394

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

Soldier Fortune defeated Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Energy

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

Semi-Finals

Solider Fortune defeated Grave Digger

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

Finals

Soldier Fortune defeated El Toro Loco

 

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 8.868

Grave Digger 8.641

Soldier Fortune 7.787

Blue Thunder 7.429

Monster Energy 6.988

Zombie 6.527

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.361

Pirate’s Curse 4.984

 

 

EVENT NOTES

El Toro Loco’s Mark List was able to earn his third Overall Event Championship of the weekend on Saturday afternoon. It was oddly similar to the first one he earned on Friday night. He proved that consistency throughout the event can be just as important as winning competitions. It wasn’t until Freestyle that El Toro Loco earned a competition win, however, Mark finished in the in top three in every competition with the exception of ATV Racing. It’s also worth noting that Pirate’s Curse Justin Hicks took home his second career Monster Jam Racing victory.

 

Saturday Evening

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 1006

El Toro Loco 919

Solider Fortune 887

Monster Energy 834

Blue Thunder 624

Pirate’s Curse 624

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 401

Zombie 333

 

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 38

El Toro Loco 32

Soldier Fortune 31

Monster Energy 26

Blue Thunder 26

Pirate’s Curse 21

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 16

Zombie 14

 

 

RACING

Round 1

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated Soldier Fortune

Pirate’s Curse defeated El Toro Loco

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Blue Thunder

Monster Energy defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

Finals

Monster Energy defeated Grave Digger

 

 

ATV RACING

Solidier Fortune

El Toro Loco

Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger

Blue Thunder

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

Grave Digger 9.652

Blue Thunder 8.828

El Toro Loco 7.731

Pirate’s Curse 5.880

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.846

Soldier Fortune 5.428

Monster Energy 5.265

Zombie 2.756

 

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 8.989

El Toro Loco 8.776

Soldier Fortune 8.284

Zombie 7.250

Monster Energy 7.174

Pirate’s Curse 6.765

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.273

Blue Thunder 5.943

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Blue Thunder defeated Zombie

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Monster Energy defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Soldier Fortune defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

Semi-Finals

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

Solider Fortune defeated Monster Energy

 

Finals

Blue Thunder defeated Soldier Fortune

 

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 8.838

Grave Digger 8.064

Soldier Fortune 7.458

Monster Energy 7.090

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.113

Zombie 4.838

Blue Thunder 4.726

Pirate’s Curse 4.563

 

 

EVENT NOTES

After back-to-back El Toro Loco Overall Event Wins, Grave Digger’s Brandon Vinson got back to his winning ways. He made it to the Racing finals, before losing out to Monster Energy. He followed that up in impressive fashion with his 19th 2-Wheel Skills Challenge win and his 17th Donut win. Although he came up a little short in Freestyle, he had stockpiled enough points to earn his tour-leading 16th Overall Event Victory of 2019.

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 968

El Toro Loco 887

Solider Fortune 856

Monster Energy 808

Pirate’s Curse 603

Blue Thunder 598

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 385

Zombie 319

 

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 40

Grave Digger 34

Soldier Fortune 28

Monster Energy 28

Blue Thunder 25

Pirate’s Curse 22

Zombie 13

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 13

 

 

RACING

Round 1

Monster Energy defeated Pirate’s Curse

Soldier Fortune defeated Grave Digger

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Blue Thunder defeated Zombie

 

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Soldier Fortune

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

 

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Energy

 

 

ATV RACING

Grave Digger

Solidier Fortune

El Toro Loco

Monster Energy

Blue Thunder

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Pirate’s Curse

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGETM

El Toro Loco 9.490

Grave Digger 8.970

Blue Thunder 8.615

Soldier Fortune 8.326

Monster Energy 7.016

Pirate’s Curse 6.347

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.762

Zombie 3.928

 

 

DONUTS

EL Toro Loco 9.037

Monster Energy 8.655

Grave Digger 8.578

Zombie 7.806

Pirate’s Curse 7.376

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.021

Soldier Fortune 3.872

Blue Thunder DNC

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Pirate’s Curse defeated Zombie

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Energy

 

Semi-Finals

Pirate’s Curse defeated Soldier Fortune

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

 

Finals

Blue Thunder defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

 

FREESTYLE

El Toro Loco 8.687

Grave Digger 8.550

Soldier Fortune 7.731

Pirate’s Curse 7.375

Monster Energy 7.194

Blue Thunder 7.090

Zombie 5.983

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.614

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Another event, another Overall Event Victory for Mark List and El Toro Loco. However, this one was very different from last night’s win. Friday Mark proved that consistency and perseverance was enough to carry the day by only winning one competition. Saturday afternoon, he won in dominating fashion. For the second time in a row, he opened with a Monster Jam Racing win, but this time was able to follow that up with wins in each of the Monster Jam truck disciplines. He swept through the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge, Donuts and Freestyle, to total 40 points and capture his second Overall Event Championship in as many tries in Rosemont.

 

Friday Evening

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 934

El Toro Loco 847

Solider Fortune 828

Monster Energy 780

Pirate’s Curse 581

Blue Thunder 573

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 372

Zombie 306

 

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 39

Grave Digger 34

Monster Energy 33

Soldier Fortune 27

Blue Thunder 19

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 19

Pirate’s Curse 17

Zombie 15

 

 

RACING

Round 1

Zombie advanced, Blue Thunder DNC

Monster Energy defeated Grave Digger

Solider Fortune advanced, Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

Semi-Finals

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

El Toro Loco defeated Solider Fortune

 

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Energy

 

ATV RACING

Solidier Fortune

Blue Thunder

El Toro Loco

Grave Digger

Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Pirate’s Curse

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Monster Energy 9.096

Grave Digger 9.047

El Toro Loco 7.805

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.397

Soldier Fortune 6.873

Pirate’s Curse 6.152

Blue Thunder 4.746

Zombie 4.183

 

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 8.629

Monster Energy 8.490

El Toro Loco 8.267

Zombie 7.191

Solider Fortune 7.106

Pirate’s Curse 6.565

Blue Thunder 5.619

Monster Mutt Rottweiler DNC

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Soldier Fortune

Grave Digger defeated Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Energy

Monster Mutt Rottweiler defeated Zombie

 

Semi-Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Monster Mutt Rottweiler defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

Finals

Monster Mutt Rottweiler defeated El Toro Loco

 

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 9.126

El Toro Loco 9.112

Monster Energy 8.156

Soldier Fortune 7.310

Blue Thunder 7.166

Pirate’s Curse 6.610

Zombie 5.793

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.960

 

 

EVENT NOTES

Friday night in Rosemont opened with an El Toro Loco Racing win, and while Mark List was unable to win another competition after that, he was nothing if not consistent throughout the event. He finished no worse than third place for the rest of the night, including an extremely close second place in Freestyle. The points that he was able to stockpile, were more than enough to lead to his sixth Overall Event Victory of 2019. Elsewhere, it was Kayla Blood and Soldier Fortune taking an ATV Racing win, as she tries to climb back into the Top 8 for Monster Jam World Finals 20. Also, Cory Snyder of Monster Mutt Rottweiler won the Speedster Obstacle Course, making it his first competition win of his young Monster Jam career.

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