- MTROC Staff
Apr 23 - Three-in-a-row for Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson substituted for his brother in Philadelphia this past weekend and it could not have gone better for the Grave Digger driver. Anderson won his 3rd consecutive Stadium Series event which both clinched Stadium Series II championship for his brother Adam and also moved Ryan into the Top Ten in the Open Championship standings.
Coty Saucier, Kaylyn Migues, Mikeal Christensen all picked up two wins this weekend. Mat Dishman, Kaylyn Migues, and Kelvin Ramer all moved up 7 spots in the standings.
CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO (Monster Truck Thunder)
Only two trucks were scheduled for Clovis which is below our minimum of four, so points were not awarded.
DES MOINES, IOWA (Monster Jam)
Coty Saucier won two of the three events at the Wells Fargo Arena, first beating out Myranda Cozad on Friday night and then Mat Dishman on Saturday night. That gives him 12 wins on the season, which is the 5th most of all drivers, and gained him a spot into 8th in the standings. Brandon Vinson picked up the win on Saturday afternoon, also over Dishman, but had a pair of first-round losses which ultimately lost him a spot in the overall standings. Dishman gained 7 spots into 15th place with his two final round appearances.
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA (Monster Jam International)
Monster Jam sent eight trucks across the Atlantic to the Moses Mabhida Stadium including Charlie Pauken in Grave Digger, who has already won 3 international races this season (dating back to October 2018) but who has not won since January. Pauken was racing well with opening round wins over Colton Eichelberger and Chad Tingler, but he was unable to return for the finals due to breakage. This allowed Tingler with Megalodon to return and he raced past Bari Musawwir for his second win of the season.
GONZALES, TEXAS (East Texas Mechanical Mayhem)
Kaylyn Migues has spent all of this year campaigning the Monster Mutt Dalmatian truck on the Monster Jam arena tour and picked up a couple racing wins in Florence, South Carolina and Nampa, Idaho. She returned to the seat of Jailbird this weekend at the JB Wells Arena and quickly doubled her win total with a two-race sweep. She defeated Preston Perez in El Matador on Friday night and Dillon Fenley in King Krunch on Saturday.
PAHRUMP, NEVADA (Insanity)
Mikeal Christensen won both events at Petrack Park with wins over Paul Jensen on Friday and Wally Turner on Saturday. His first round win over teammate Jensen on Saturday set the Kamikaze driver back three spots in the standings and allowed Christensen and his Vendetta truck to move up 6 spots into 17th.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (Monster Jam)
Ryan Anderson came to the east coast as a substitute driver for his brother Adam and continued to stay hot by winning his third consecutive Stadium Series racing championship after Las Vegas and Santa Clara. He has earned 1,470 points over his past 4 races. Neil Elliot was the runner-up which helped him move up 3 spots into 11th. Kelvin Ramer in Time Flys tied his best performance of the year with a semi-final round appearance after opening rounds wins over Scott Buetow and Bryce Kenny. Paul Strong was the other semi-finalist, and this was also his best finish of the season. He returned in the quarter-finals as a replacement for Ryan Disharoon and then beat Cynthia Gauthier, before losing to the eventual race winner Ryan Anderson.
SENOIA, GEORGIA (Independent)
The Spring Nationals at the Senoia Speedway were cancelled due to bad weather. Monster trucks are scheduled to return to the speedway in August.
TUCSON, ARIZONA (Malicious)
Bill Payne has made more progress with his new Rock Star chassis and picked up a win and runner-up at USA Speedway in Tucson. He beat out Gabe Montoya in The Cali Kid on Friday night and then lost to Dwight Mathews in Identity Theft on Saturday.