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Weekend Recap: Summer Season Kicks off in East Rutherford

Authored by Monster Jam on June 3, 2024

The summer season kicked off Saturday with an epic Monster Jam event at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, that featured the competitive debut of Sparkle Smash and the return of Cynthia Gauthier.


Adam Anderson (Grave Digger) got things started with the Racing win. He defeated Tristan England (JCB DIGatron), Nick Pagliarulo (Kraken) and his brother Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger) en route to the final, where he took on Joe Foley (Axe).



Ryan Anderson came back in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge with one of his signature bicycle-into-sidewall saves that earned him the winning score of a 9.803.



Arena Series East Champion Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) got the fans up on their feet during Freestyle, wowing them with a high intensity run that earned him a 9.694.



Ryan Anderson secured the Overall Event Championship. With plenty of drivers delivering strong performances, it is sure to be an exciting summer of Monster Jam. The action continues this weekend at the Moody Center in Austin, TX.


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