All five Monster Jam tours were in action last weekend, with headlines a plenty and a new overall event winner.
Stadium Championship Series East:
The Alamadome in San Antonio saw Stadium Championship Series East kick off its highly anticipated 2024 season last weekend. This was the first event for the JCB DIGatron and the start of the final season of competition for Tom Meents (Max-D). While Bryce Kenny (Great Clips Mohawk Warrior) picked up a Racing win and Meents picked up a Freestyle win, Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) swept everything else to take the early points lead as the series heads to Houston.
Stadium Championship Series West:
There was a change for the points lead in San Diego as Adam Anderson (Grave Digger) placed 1st and 2nd overall in the two events at the Snapdragon Stadium. The Anderson brothers rivalry seems to be in full swing however, as Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger) swept every competition on Sunday. Mike Christensen (Vendetta) and former points leader Camden Murphy (Bakugan Dragonoid) also picked up a Race and a Skills win respectively on Saturday. The top four drivers are covered by just 7 points heading into Anaheim.
San Diego Event 1️⃣ was off the charts ?— Monster Jam (@MonsterJam) January 14, 2024
Mike Christensen defeats Grave Digger in Racing ? @CamdenMurphy continues to show off by securing the @GreatClips Skills Challenge & @AndersonDigger throwing it down for the @BKTTires Freestyle win ? #MonsterJam pic.twitter.com/wSdriTvx6y
Arena Championship Series Central:
Two weekends in and Weston Anderson (Grave Digger) has built his points lead to 26 points over Jamie Sullivan (Monster Mutt Dalmatian) following this weekend’s events in Kansas City. While Anderson has been performing strongly this season, until Sunday afternoon he had yet to take home a Racing win this season. That all changed on Sunday though, and he swept all of the competitions. Brandon Tulachka (Just Get-Er-Done) picked up a Racing win, Brianna Mahon (Scooby-Doo!) picked up a Freestyle win, and Jamie Sullivan (Monster Mutt Dalmatian) won Racing and Freestyle Saturday evening en route to winning the overall event championship. This series now heads to Milwaukee.
Arena Championship Series East:
Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) holds an 11-point lead over Coty Saucier (Dragon) following her two overall event championship wins in the first two points events of the series at the Greensboro Coliseum last weekend. Armando Castro (El Toro Loco) also picked up the Skills and Freestyle wins on Saturday, meaning that there are several drivers to keep your eye on in this series as it now heads north to Baltimore, MD.
Arena Championship Series West:
Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) was denied the weekend sweep at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. He won four out of the five overall event championships, but was stopped by 2023 Co-Rookie of the Year Ashley Sanford (Megalodon) who picked up her first ever overall event championship Saturday evening on her birthday weekend. Seven of the eight athletes on Arena Championship Series West picked up competition wins throughout the weekend, but the fight in the championship may very well be for second as Vinson already holds a 62-point lead heading into Reno, NV.