Lead Changes in Championship Tour Standings
Authored by Larry Jewett on February 3, 2020
Three tours saw a change at the top in the weekly points standings, thanks to great efforts. The tour champion will receive an automatic bid to the Monster Jam World Finals XXI in Orlando on May 2-3.
Stadium Series Red
Adam Anderson (Grave Digger®) moved into the top position with his second consecutive Event Championship. Anderson has scored 80 of a possible 84 points in the past two weeks. He has run his Racing record to 10-4 by winning seven of the last eight. He has yet to win a Freestyle in 2020. Todd LeDuc (Monster Energy®) won the Skills Competition with Jamey Garner (Over Bored) capturing Freestyle.
Next stop: Indianapolis, IN, Feb. 8-9
Stadium Series Green
Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) has run his consecutive race win streak to 10 after a sweep in Glendale for the Racing championship. For the third time this season, Anderson knocked off current points leader Morgan Kane (Grave Digger) for the title. Anderson also claimed his second Freestyle win, but the dominance of Neil Elliott (Max-DTM) continued in the Skills Competition. Anderson finished second to Elliott by 0.042 points.
Next Stop: Anaheim, CA, Feb. 8
Stadium Series Yellow
Coty Saucier (Monster Energy®) comes away from the first weekend of the Stadium Series Yellow competition as the points leader after the San Diego Saturday night event. Saucier appeared to be eliminated in the semi-finals of racing, but the problems for Camden Murphy (Bakugan DragonoidTM) gave Saucier new life. He then defeated California native Rosalee Ramer (Wildflower) in the Racing finals and backed it up with a win in the Skills Competition. Scott Buetow (El Toro Loco® Ice) opened the year on the right foot with a Freestyle win.
Next stop: Houston, TX, Feb. 8-9
Triple Threat Series West
Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) re-captured the top spot in the series after the series stop in Fargo, ND. Vinson came into the event trailing Tristan England (EarthShaker®) by 18 points, but now finds himself owning a 13-point lead. Vinson swept the Event Championships, ATV Racing and Donut competition. Bari Musawwir (ZombieTM) was winner in both Freestyles.
Next stop: Denver, CO, Feb. 7-9
Triple Threat Series East
Four shows in Providence, Rhode Island, led to a change in the lead for this series. Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) dominated 2 Wheel Skills while picking up three wins in Freestyle and three Event Championships to take the lead from Blake Granger (Max-D). Granger won all four ATV Racing mains and prevented Menninga from sweeping Freestyle. Just 11 points separates the top two as they battle on the Road to Monster Jam World Finals.
Next stop: Greenville, SC, Feb. 7-8
Triple Threat Series Central
Colton Eichelberger (Max-D) saw his consecutive Event Championship string end at 7, but a pair of titles in the four shows in Uniondale, New York, boosted his chances to solidify his points lead. Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) matched the Event Championships and took a small bite out of the leader’s advantage as the points race tightened by 3. Sipes won 10 competitions with Eichelberger scored 8 wins. Mark List (El Toro Loco) struggled in Uniondale, but remains within striking distance to factor into the eventual championship.
Next stop: Pittsburgh, PA, Feb. 7-9
Arena Championship Series
Randy Brown (Grave Digger) became the first Monster Jam competitor with a perfect score in 2020. Brown swept all events on Sunday in Charleston, West Virginia, in his pursuit of points leader Linsey Read (Scooby-DooTM). Read won two Freestyles and two Donut Competitions. Brandan Tulachka (Get er Done Second Generation) took two Racing wins, marking the second straight week with a Racing win for the first-year driver.
Next stop: Hartford, CT, Feb. 8-9