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Monster Jam at the Protective Stadium in Birmingham.

Weekend Recap: Team Grave Digger Remains Strong with World Finals Less Than Two Months Away

Authored by Monster Jam on March 25, 2024

Just a handful of drivers – Blake Granger (Max-D), Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger), Zack Garner (Wild Side), and Dalton Widner (Jurassic Attack) prevented this weekend from being a complete team Grave Digger sweep.


Stadium Championship Series East – Hartford


It was a non-points weekend for the drivers in Stadium Championship Series East, as eight of them headed north to Hartford, CT for three events at the XL Center. Blake Granger (Max-D) took the Overall Event Championship Saturday afternoon and on Sunday, while Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) won Saturday evening. Linsey Read (Lucas Stabilizer) used her arena experience to wow the fans with her Freestyle performances, winning both Freestyle competitions on Saturday.


Stadium Championship Series West – Birmingham


Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger) remains the only non-Grave Digger driver to be holding onto a points lead, and he built that points cushion up further on Saturday winning the Overall Event Championship at the Protective Stadium. David Olfert (Velociraptor) defeated Anderson in the Racing final to prevent Son-uva Digger from getting the clean sweep. It was Olfert’s first career Racing win in a stadium.



Arena Championship Series Central – Grand Rapids


All five Overall Event Championships at the Van Andel Arena were won by Weston Anderson (Grave Digger), whose points lead is now almost 300 points over Fernando Martinez (El Toro Loco) in second. The battle for second in the standings remains close though, with second to fifth places covered by 95 points. Martinez won four of the five Racing events throughout the weekend, as well as two Skills Challenges. Jamie Sullivan (Monster Mutt Dalmatian) also picked up a Skills win and a Sky Wheelie win, while Brianna Mahon (Scooby-Doo) won two of the five Freestyle competitions. Anderson won everything else.


Arena Championship Series East – Hidalgo


The Arena Championship Series East championship remains the closest one on the schedule, with just 25 points separating Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) and Armando Castro (El Toro Loco), despite the fact that Anderson won four out of the five Overall Event Championships last weekend, with Zack Garner (Wild Side) preventing her from having a clean sweep of the weekend. Zack Garner remains in a close battle with Coty Saucier (Dragon) for third in the points, with all four of the aforementioned drivers picking up various competition wins throughout the weekend. Joining them was Angelina Nock (Megalodon) who picked up a Sky Wheelie competition win on Saturday evening.


Arena Championship Series West – Tucson


Dalton Widner (Jurassic Attack) had a strong weekend at the Tucson Arena, winning three out of the five Overall Event Championships, and finishing second and third overall in the two that he didn’t win. However, Matt Cody (Grave Digger) had a solid weekend two, winning the other two Overall Event Championships, and still holding a comfortable 116-point lead over Widner in the points. Other drivers who took home wins were MJ Solorio (El Toro Loco) who got a Donut win, and Bernardt Lyght (Megalodon) who took home two Freestyle wins.