Stadium Points Races Tighten Up
Authored by Larry Jewett on March 2, 2020
Monster Jam action stretched from the month of February into March and stadium point races took a dramatic turn.
Stadium Championship Red
Not in competition this week.
Next stop: Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 21-22
Stadium Championship Series Green
Morgan Kane (Grave Digger®) rebounded from a disappointing stop in Miami to capture his fourth Event Championship of the year as the series visited Jacksonville. Along the way, Kane nabbed his first Skills Competition and backed it up with a second in Freestyle. Jimmy Creten (Bounty Hunter) showed the crowd why he is the reigning World Racing Champion, sweeping through the bracket. Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) was tops in Freestyle for the fifth time this year. The success of Kane and Anderson allowed the duo to close the gap on points leader Neil Elliott (Max-D™).
Next stop: Detroit, MI, Mar. 14-15
Stadium Championship Series Yellow
Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) held off the charges of Freestyle winner Tom Meents (Max-D Fire) and Racing winner Camden Murphy (Bakugan Dragonoid™) to get his second Event Championship on consecutive Saturdays. Pauken recorded a win in Skills Competition and posted second place in the remaining competitions to get a career high of 40 points. Meents and Murphy matched totals with 36, meaning Meents still has the same two-point lead he brought into Arlington.
Next stop: El Paso, TX, Mar. 7-8
Triple Threat Series East
It’s down to the final two events for the series after a four-show weekend in Baltimore. A surprise appearance (and ATV backflip) by Travis Pastrana opened the weekend during the Friday show. In the competition rounds, Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) and Blake Granger (Max-D) controlled most of the wins with Granger coming away with more points on the weekend. Menninga suffered through an engine change that saw limited competition in a Saturday program. Menninga has a 46-point lead with only Raleigh on the horizon.
Next stop: Raleigh, NC, Mar. 7-8 (final weekend)
Triple Threat Series West
Brandon Vinson (Grave Digger) claimed two Event Championships and added to his points lead as the series visited Portland. Vinson did not win as often as others, but finished most competitions among the top three athletes. Tristan England (EarthShaker®) swept the 2 Wheel Skills and prevented Vinson’s Event Championship sweep. Bari Musawwir (Zombie™) captured a pair of Freestyle wins.
Next stop: Fresno, CA, Mar. 6-8
Triple Threat Series Central
The series is wrapping up the annual visit to Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, with a rare Monday night event. Through the five events over the weekend, points leader Colton Eichelberger has thrilled his home state fans with three Racing wins and three Event Championships. Mark List (El Toro Loco®) has taken four 2 Wheel Skills Competitions. Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) has been the winner of four ATV Racing events.
Next stop: Grand Rapids, MI, Mar. 20-22
Arena Championship Series
Randy Brown (Grave Digger) added nine points to his lead over Linsey Read (Scooby-Doo™) after a pair of events in Little Rock. The duo split the Event Championships and Freestyle competitions over the weekend, but Brown scored a clean sweep in Donut action. Kaylyn Migues (Monster Mutt® Dalmatian) won her first 2 Wheel Skills Challenge of 2020 while Zack Garner (Wild Side) brought home his ninth Racing Championship, leading the tour in that category.
Next stop: Vancouver, BC, Mar. 14-15