Spokane, WA - Feb 21-23, 2020 - Spokane Arena

Authored by Daniel Geraldino on February 22, 2020

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Hosted by: John Saponaro & Abby Baltezar

 

Truck Lineup: Grave Digger (Brandon Vinson), Soldier Fortune Black Ops (Tony Ochs), Zombie (Bari Musawwir), Monster Mutt (Tanner Root), EarthShaker (Tristan England), El Toro Loco (Elvis Lainez), Megalodon (Austin Minton), Scooby-Doo (Myranda Cozad)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

 

EVENT POINTS

EarthShaker 35

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 30

Grave Digger 28

Zombie 28

Megalodon 27

El Toro Loco 22

Scooby-Doo 20

Monster Mutt 14

 

Racing

Round 1

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated Megalodon

Zombie defeated Grave Digger

EarthShaker defeated El Toro Loco

Scooby-Doo defeated Monster Mutt

 

Semi-finals

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated Zombie

EarthShaker defeated Scooby-Doo

 

Finals

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated EarthShaker

 

ATV Racing Winner: Grave Digger

2 Wheel Skills Winner: EarthShaker

Donut Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Grave Digger

Freestyle Winner: EarthShaker

 

Recap: After three different Overall Event Champions to start the weekend, Tristan England emerged from the fray with bragging rights as the only athlete to leave Spokane with two trophies. Heading into Freestyle, Soldier Fortune Black Ops was in the lead and it looked like Tony Ochs would grab his second trophy of the weekend instead, but some bad luck with breakage early in his Freestyle run essentially took him out of contention. That left the door wide open for EarthShaker, who burst through, taking the Freestyle win and another Overall Event victory. Although Tristan England had a good weekend, he remains in second place for the series points lead, 54 behind Grave Digger.

SATURDAY EVENING

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 35

Zombie 34

EarthShaker 31

El Toro Loco 29

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 21

Megalodon 20

Scooby-Doo 18

Monster Mutt 16

 

Racing

Round 1

Zombie defeated EarthShaker

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated Grave Digger

El Toro Loco defeated Scooby-Doo

Monster Mutt defeated Megalodon

 

Semi-finals

Zombie defeated Soldier Fortune Black Ops

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt

 

Finals

Zombie defeated El Toro Loco

 

ATV Racing Winner: Grave Digger

2 Wheel Skills Winner: EarthShaker

Donut Winner: Grave Digger

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Zombie

Freestyle Winner: Grave Digger

 

Recap: Three events, three different Overall Event Champions so far in Spokane, Washington. This time it was Grave Digger’s turn, however it did not come easy for Brandon Vinson. In fact it came all the way down to the final truck in Freestyle before we could crown a winner. Heading into that competition, both Grave Digger and Zombie had two wins apiece — Monster Jam Racing and Speedster Obstacles for Bari Musawwir and ATV Racing and Donuts for Brandon Vinson. But Brandon was able to nail a backflip amidst a great Freestyle run to win that competition and pull out the Overall Event victory by just one point. We’ll see if there will be a fourth different winner tomorrow afternoon.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

 

EVENT POINTS

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 36

EarthShaker 32

Grave Digger 31

Zombie 31

El Toro Loco 27

Scooby-Doo 18

Monster Mutt 17

Megalodon 11

 

Racing

Round 1

Zombie defeated Grave Digger

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated Megalodon

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt

EarthShaker defeated Scooby-Doo

 

Semi-finals

Zombie defeated Soldier Fortune Black Ops

El Toro Loco defeated EarthShaker

 

Finals

Zombie defeated El Toro Loco

 

ATV Racing Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

2 Wheel Skills Winner: Grave Digger

Donut Winner: Scooby-Doo

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Grave Digger

Freestyle Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

 

Recap: Saturday afternoon in Spokane was arguably one of the most tightly contested events of the Triple Threat Series West Tour. Ultimately, Soldier Fortune Black Ops was able to emerge from the fray with the Overall Event Championship on the strength of his consistency, his ATV Racing and Freestyle wins and a little bit of luck. Grave Digger and Zombie were both in contention late, however some last minute electrical issues during Donuts left the former unable to compete, while the latter had an unfortunately timed roll over during Freestyle. However on a tour this competitive, you don’t apologize for wins and you’ll take them in whichever way you can, especially with an automatic bid to Monster Jam World Finals on the line.

FRIDAY EVENING

 

EVENT POINTS

EarthShaker 36

Grave Digger 33

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 32

Megalodon 30

El Toro Loco 26

Scooby-Doo 19

Zombie 17

Monster Mutt 11

 

Racing

Round 1

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated EarthShaker

Megalodon defeated El Toro Loco

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt

Zombie defeated Scooby-Doo

 

Semi-finals

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated Megalodon

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

 

Finals

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated Grave Digger

 

ATV Racing Winner: EarthShaker

2 Wheel Skills Winner: EarthShaker

Donut Winner: EarthShaker

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Megalodon

Freestyle Winner: EarthShaker

 

Recap: After Grave Digger swept all three events in OKC last weekend, Tristan England of EarthShaker had to respond in a big way if he wanted to keep pace with Brandon Vinson in the battle for the Triple Threat West Series Championship — and Friday night in Spokane he did just that. After an early exit in the first race of the night, Tristan won ATV Racing, 2 Wheel Skills and Donuts to give himself the Event lead by two points. However, Grave Digger made it to the Semi-Finals of the Speedster Obstacle Course and EarthShaker did not, meaning they were tied heading into Freestyle. Tristan left if all out on the floor in that competition, landing a backflip and earning the Freestyle and Overall Event Championship. He still has some ground to make up however, as he’s now 58 points behind Grave Digger for the top spot.

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