Sep 3 - King Sweeps in Walton
Kevin King took home both racing trophies from the MTRL event in Walton, Kentucky. He was the only double winner during the holiday weekend. Kreg Christensen picked up his 17th win of the season to continue his steady rise into the Top 20. Brandon Budd gained 4 spots in the standings thanks to his win over Cory Snyder in Windsor, while Snyder, Paul Jensen and RJ Turner also picked up wins this weekend.
It was a Monster Truck Monday at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds. We're still waiting on word from the afternoon event, but we know that RJ Turner in War Wizard won his 3rd event of the season over Kurt Kraehmer in Raminator. Turner now has 18 events recorded and needs only 2 more in the final 3 weeks of the season to qualify for the rankings.
The Toughest Monster Truck Tour had a tough drag racing track for their competitors at the Colorado State Fair. Kreg Christensen took out Joe Martin on Friday night in the final round which was his 8th consecutive event win. Christensen's streak finally came to end on Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals when his son Mikeal Christensen in Vendetta came out on top. Paul Jensen then won in the finals for his 13th win of the season.
Kevin King gained 14 positions in the Open Championship and doubled his yearly win total with his 2-race sweep at the Florence Speedway. The Fluffy driver defeated each of his five competitors at least once during the weekend, with victories over Jack Brown on Friday and Kristen Hope on Saturday.
Brandon Budd broke his winless streak with a final round victory over Cory Snyder on Saturday night at the Windsor Fair. The Buckshot driver last won way back in April at the Budweiser Center in Loveland, Colorado. Snyder meanwhile was in his 4th final round and still looking for his first win of the season.
We are still waiting on results from Sunday's Monster Truck Throwdown in Windsor, but we know that Snyder and Budd met in the finals again with Snyder earning his first racing win of the season! Unfortunately, that win is currently unaccounted for unless we the bracket is reported.
The events in Elkhorn, Wisconsin (All Star); Palmer, Alaska (All Star); and San Jose, California (Monster Jam) used timed racing instead of side-by-side and so points were not awarded.
The events in Riverhead, New York (independent) and Salem, Oregon (WGAS) did not include racing and so points were not awarded.
The event in Paris, Ontario used improper brackets and so points were not awarded. Specifically, the winner of the best-trick event was advanced directly to the final round and winners of heats did not advance in the bracket. MTROC rules do not allow a truck to be placed directly into the final round without having competed in the bracket, so that round does not count. Furthermore, since the remaining bracket was undecipherable we could not award points for a partial bracket, either.