Tupelo, MS - Feb. 8-9 - BancorpSouth Arena

Authored by Samuel Reiman on February 10, 2019

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Hosts: Kimberly Cantoni and Bobby Millikin

 

Tour: Arena Championship Series

 

Truck Line-up: Grave Digger® (Randy Brown), Scooby-Doo! (Linsey Read), Monster Mutt® Dalmatian (Kaylyn Migues), Dragon (Darren Migues), Stinger Unleashed (Zane Rettew), Pretty Wicked (Lindsey Rettew), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Barbarian (Devin Jones).

 

Saturday Evening 

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 553

Stinger Unleashed 536

Scooby-Doo! 489

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 383

Dragon 379

Bad News Travels Fast 344

Pretty Wicked 299

Barbarian 264

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 41

Stinger Unleashed 37

Scooby-Doo! 30

Bad News Travels Fast 27

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 24

Dragon 24

Pretty Wicked 12

Barbarian 9

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Stinger Unleashed defeated Pretty Wicked

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Scooby-Doo!

Dragon defeated Barbarian

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Stinger Unleashed

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Dragon

 

Finals

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Grave Digger

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Stinger Unleashed 8.876

Scooby-Doo! 8.854

Grave Digger 7.874

Bad News Travels Fast 7.722

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.379

Dragon 6.764

Pretty Wicked 5.441

Barbarian 4.760

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.244

Stinger Unleashed 8.756

Bad News Travels Fast 8.248

Scooby-Doo! 7.829

Dragon 7.552

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 5.940

Pretty Wicked 5.067

Barbarian 5.023

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 9.152

Stinger Unleashed 9.107

Scooby-Doo! 8.556

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.920

Bad News Travels Fast 6.330

Dragon 5.902

Barbarian 5.490

Pretty Wicked 4.767

 

EVENT NOTES

It was time for the final event in Tupelo! In an epic rematch in the final round of Monster Jam Racing, we saw Grave Digger’s Randy Brown try to defend his Racing win over Bad News Travels Fast’s Brandon Derrow. However, it was Brandon who delivered the bad news to Grave Digger as he crossed the finish line first. Zane Rettew in Stinger Unleashed and Linsey Read in Scooby-Doo! were both impressive in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge, but it would be Zane who secured the win by only 2 one-hundredths of a point! Team Grave Digger answered back by once again taking the win in the ATV Obstacle Course. Adding first place in the Donut competition and Monster Jam Freestyle, it was Team Grave Digger who once again showed the competition who deserved the Overall Event Champion. With a clean sweep in Tupelo, it will be hard to overtake Randy Brown from the top spot in the Season Standings. Will Grave Digger earn the berth to World Finals XX? The Arena Championship Series will be back in two weeks when we continue the action in Biloxi!

Saturday Afternoon 

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 512

Stinger Unleashed 499

Scooby-Doo! 459

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 359

Dragon 357

Bad News Travels Fast 317

Pretty Wicked 287

Barbarian 255

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 34

Scooby-Doo! 33

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 29

Stinger Unleashed 25

Dragon 22

Pretty Wicked 22
Barbarian 20

Bad News Travels Fast 19

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated Scooby-Doo!

Stinger Unleashed defeated Dragon

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Barbarian

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Pretty Wicked

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Stinger Unleashed

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Bad News Travels Fast

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.567

Grave Digger 8.443

Scooby-Doo! 8.185

Barbarian 7.879

Stinger Unleashed 7.681

Bad News Travels Fast 7.552

Pretty Wicked 7.412

Dragon 5.447

 

DONUTS

Scooby-Doo! 9.558

Pretty Wicked 9.145

Dragon 8.898

Stinger Unleashed 8.731

Bad News Travels Fast 8.600

Grave Digger 8.531

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 6.183

Barbarian 5.258

 

FREESTYLE

Scooby-Doo! 9.817

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.485

Dragon 7.995

Grave Digger 7.719

Stinger Unleashed 7.541

Bad News Travels Fast 7.187

Barbarian 6.530

Pretty Wicked 4.836

 

EVENT NOTES

The action was heating up in Tupelo as everyone was trying to earn the Overall Event Championship. Team Grave Digger had an early lead taking wins in Racing and ATV Obstacle Course. The ladies of the Arena Championship Series wowed the fans with incredible performances. Kaylyn Migues in Monster Mutt Dalmatian shined as she took home her first 2-Wheel Skills Challenge win in her Monster Jam career! The second half of the event was dominated by Scooby-Doo!’s Linsey Read. Not only did she win the Donuts competition, but she brought the fans to their feet as she was able to twist that 12,000lb Monster Jam truck on the pod that earned her the Freestyle win! However, it was Randy Brown and Team Grave Digger that would be named the Overall Event Champion. Let’s see if that black and green wrecking machine can sweep the overall in Tupelo!

 

Friday Evening 

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 478

Stinger Unleashed 474

Scooby-Doo! 426

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 340

Dragon 325

Bad News Travels Fast 298

Pretty Wicked 265

Barbarian 235

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 36

Stinger Unleashed 35

Scooby-Doo! 29

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 29

Dragon 24

Bad News Travels Fast 22

Pretty Wicked 15

Barbarian 14

 

RACING

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated Pretty Wicked

Bad News Travels Fast defeated Scooby-Doo!

Dragon defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Barbarian defeated Stinger Unleashed

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Bad News Travels Fast

Dragon defeated Barbarian

 

Finals

Dragon defeated Grave Digger

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Stinger Unleashed 9.187

Scooby-Doo! 8.433

Grave Digger 7.514

Dragon 7.079

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.025

Bad News Travels Fast 3.576

Pretty Wicked 3.517

Barbarian 3.445

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.369

Stinger Unleashed 8.737

Scooby-Doo! 8.404

Bad News Travels Fast 8.021

Pretty Wicked 7.880

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.297

Dragon 5.694

Barbarian 5.463

 

FREESTYLE

Stinger Unleashed 8.672

Grave Digger 8.271

Scooby-Doo! 7.214

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 6.945

Dragon 6.282

Barbarian 5.623

Bad News Travels Fast 5.594

Pretty Wicked 4.125

 

EVENT NOTES

Team Stinger Unleashed tried to continue their competitive edge in Tupelo after a dominant performance last weekend. Zane Rettew once again impressed on those BKT tires with an incredible save that earned him the win in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge. The blue and green stinging machine also took home wins in Freestyle and ATV Obstacle Course. However, Team Grave Digger was not going to give up the battle for the first Overall Event Championship in Tupelo. The black and green wrecking machine answered back by taking home the win in Donuts and maintaining consistency within the other competitions. Randy Brown’s win helped him maintain his lead in the Season Standings. With only 4 points between them, we will see if it will be Team Grave Digger or Team Stinger Unleashed who ends the weekend on top!

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