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Weekend Recap: Monster Jam Visits Costa Rica During Stadium Series Off-Week

Authored by Monster Jam on March 18, 2024

Both stadium series points races took a break last weekend, but all three Arena series were in full swing while eight Monster Jam athletes headed to San Jose, Costa Rica for three events.


Stadium Championship Series West – Albuquerque


While the points championship took a week off, eight of the Stadium West drivers were still in action at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM, last weekend, with Ryan Anderson stepping behind the wheel of Grave Digger. Camden Murphy (Bakugan Dragonoid) kicked off the weekend winning the Overall on Friday, then Kayla Blood (Soldier Fortune) won Saturday afternoon. Ryan Anderson took the overall Saturday evening and Sunday. There was also cause for celebration for Colt Stephens (ThunderROARus) who picked up a Freestyle win, and Mike Christensen (Vendetta) who picked up three Donut wins and won Racing on Sunday.



Arena Championship Series Central – Toledo


With five events this weekend at the Huntington Center and five events next weekend at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, the drivers on the Arena Central tour have been busy. Weston Anderson (Grave Digger) continues to control the points standings, taking home three of the five Overall Event Championship wins in Toledo. He swept all competitions on Friday, and almost backed that up Sunday afternoon as he won all but Racing, which went the way of Alex Bardin (Stone Crusher). Jamie Sullivan (Monster Mutt Dalmatian) won the Overall on Saturday afternoon, while Brandan Tulachka (Just Get-Er-Done II) won it Sunday evening. Fernando Martinez (El Toro Loco) and Brianna Mahon (Scooby-Doo) also picked up competition wins throughout the weekend, and now 2nd-5th are covered by just 77 points in the standings.



Arena Championship Series East – Biloxi


Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) narrowed the gap to points leader Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) from 19 points to 14 points after three events at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum last weekend. Similarly, just 2 points separate Zack Garner (Wild Side) and Coty Saucier (Dragon) in their battle for third in the points. All four of these drivers picked off competition wins throughout the weekend, with Mark Hall (Raminator) also picking up a Donuts win. Coty Saucier won the Overall Saturday afternoon and Sunday, while Armando Castro won it Saturday evening.



Arena Championship Series West – Fresno


With Matt Cody heading to Costa Rica for the international event, Stadium Series East points leader Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) took over his black-and-green wrecking machine and won the Overall on Friday. However, the remaining three events of the weekend would go the way of Dalton Widner (Jurassic Attack), who is chasing Tony Ochs (ThunderROARus) down for second in the points. Together the three of them split every competition win throughout the weekend, with the exceptions of Donuts and Freestyle on Friday, which went the way of MJ Solorio in El Toro Loco


International – San Jose, Costa Rica


The Monster Jam fans in Costa Rica were treated to three events last weekend with five different trucks breaking through for competition wins. Eventually. On Friday, there was only one winner, as Blake Granger (Max-D) swept the event. Granger won Skills again on Saturday, but Bari Musawwir (Black Panther) won Racing and Myranda Cozad (Thor) won Freestyle, with Musawwir taking the Overall. Granger would win the Overall again on Sunday with the Racing win, while Charlie Pauken (Megalodon) won Skills and Brandon Arthur (Iron Man) won Freestyle.