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This Week in Monster Truck Racing - April 19-21, 2024

* Armando Castro reaches 4th place with wins in North Charleston

** Adam Anderson nearly sweeps in Hampton

*** Jacob Ladwig and Roger Stidell duel in Kennewick

 

CURRENT STANDINGS and WEEKEND RESULTS (PDF): https://tinyurl.com/2km3ebv8




WORLD MAP OF UPCOMING EVENTS (GOOGLE): https://tinyurl.com/yckcxz47

 

===== WEEKEND RECAP FOR APRIL 19th – 21st, 2024 =====

Armando Castro reaches his highest ranking of the season—fourth—after two wins and four finals in North Charleston this weekend. He had briefly dipped to 19th in mid-January but has been hovering around the Top Ten every since and now has finally cracked inside the Top 5. Chad Tingler also picked up a win in North Charleston and made the biggest move this week, rising 11 spots to 39th.


Adam Anderson really hit his stride on the flat Chicago arena track, winning 3 of 4 events in Hampton. The only loss came in the final heat of the weekend as Mike Christensen steals away the final win for himself and rejoins the Top Ten. Kayla Blood doubled her final-round appearance total with 2 runner-up finishes.


On the Insanity Tour Jacob Ladwig and Roger Stidell (remember him?) battled hard on the St Louis Style course in Kennewick with Ladwig in Rat Attack taking both hard-fought wins. He’s been in the finals for his past 6 events, winning 3. Stidell was driving for the first time in March 2019 and technically was in his 3rd consecutive final.

More event results below!


Thank you to everyone who reported results to us this weekend: Trevor Beck, Dillon Fenley, Preston Collins, Dallas Glenn-Rogers, Nate Bay, Kirk Nagy, Phil Vicinanza, and everyone who posted videos and photos online!

 

===== CURRENT STANDINGS =====

RANK : DRIVER : PTS/AVG : SCORE : RACES/WINS

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1 ) Ryan Anderson - 9109/337.37 : 2+1=3 : 27/15

2 ) Tyler Menninga - 9987/237.79 : 1+3=4 : 42/25

3 ) Adam Anderson - 7272/250.76 : 4+2=6 : 29/9

4 ) Armando Castro - 6598/153.44 : 5+8=13 : 43/12

5 ) Camden Murphy - 4757/190.28 : 9+5=14 : 25/4

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6 ) Tristan England - 4611/209.59 : 11+4=15 : 22/5

7 ) Dalton Widner - 8037/138.57 : 3+16=19 : 58/26

8 ) John Gordon - 4232/176.33 : 14+6=20 : 24/1

9 ) Weston Anderson - 4889/139.69 : 7+14=21 : 35/13

10) Mikeal Christensen - 4322/139.42 : 13+15=28 : 31/4

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11) Zack Garner - 4411/137.84 : 12+17=29 : 32/9

12) Colt Stephens - 4835/117.93 : 8+21=29 : 41/2

13) Bari Musawwir - 6365/111.67 : 6+23=29 : 57/10

14) Jack Brown - 3525/153.26 : 23+9=32 : 23/10

15) Todd LeDuc - 3708/148.32 : 20+13=33 : 25/1

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16) Bryce Kenny - 3332/158.67 : 27+7=34 : 21/1

17) Jon Zimmer Jr - 3492/151.83 : 24+11=35 : 23/13

18) Preston Collins - 4673/103.84 : 10+27=37 : 45/23

19) Jamie Sullivan - 3715/116.09 : 18+22=40 : 32/7

20) Coty Saucier - 3056/152.8 : 31+10=41 : 20/8

 

===== BIGGEST GAINS =====

+11 – Chad Tingler – Over Bored (39th)

+10 – Jamey Garner – El Toro Loco (43rd)

+8 – Kurt Kraehmer – Rammunition (51st)

+6 – Mike Christensen – Vendetta (10th)

+5 – Kayla Blood – Soldier Fortune (41st)

+4 – Rob Poutre – Bounty Hunter (21st)

 

===== CHARLOTTE, NC =====

This Monster Jam Arena event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA =====

This Hot Wheels Live event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== DICKSON, TN =====

4/19 Fri Ngt: DILLON FENLEY [King Krunch] defeated Alec White [Bad Decision]

4/20 Sat Ngt: ALLEN PEZO [Predator] defeated Alec White [Bad Decision]

Alec White scored a pair of final round appearances with Mayhem Monster Trucks in Dickson but came up short in the drag racing finals. Dillon Fenley won on Friday before giving the keys of King Krunch to Larry Overman on Saturday. Hall of Famer Allen Pezo showed off the speed he’s been known for with a fast win on Saturday night, his 4th of the year.

 

===== FOXBOROUGH, MA =====

4/20 Sat Aft: TYLER MENNINGA [Grave Digger] defeated Jamey Garner [El Toro Loco]

Defending Open Champion gets his 2nd win in 3 races and 25th overall on a muddy track in Foxborough.  Jamey Garner struggled through March with 6 first round loses but scored his first final round appearance of the season with big wins over Coty Saucier, defending World Finals champion Tristan England, and Bryce Kenny. Garner gained 10 spots in the rankings.

 

===== FREDERICKSBURG, TX =====

4/20 Sat Aft: DEVIN JONES [T-Rex] defeated Preston Collins [Outlaw]

Devin Jones took advantage of fueling problems on the Outlaw to get his 7th win of the season. Jones has had T-Rex in the final round 20 times out of 30 events on the Monster Truck Wars tour.  

 

===== HAMILTON, ON =====

This Monster Jam Arena event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== HAMPTON, VA =====

4/19 Fri Ngt: ADAM ANDERSON [Grave Digger] defeated Kayla Blood [Soldier Fortune]

4/20 Sat Aft: ADAM ANDERSON [Grave Digger] defeated Cory Rummell [Megalodon]

4/20 Sat Ngt: ADAM ANDERSON [Grave Digger] defeated Kayla Blood [Soldier Fortune]

4/21 Sun Aft: MIKEAL CHRISTENSEN [Vendetta] defeated Adam Anderson [Grave Digger]

Adam Anderson built up a season-best four-race winning streak in Hampton, Virginia, earning 1342 points in his efforts to unseat brother Ryan Anderson from the top spot in the rankings. Kayla Blood doubled her final round total with two runner-ups and moved up 5 spots in the rankings. The only loss for Anderson this weekend was to Mike Christensen in Vendetta who moves back inside the Top Ten. This is the 2nd time this season that Christensen has broken an Anderson’s winning streak on the final race of the weekend. He did the same to Ryan in Albuquerque.

 

===== KENNEWICK, WA =====

4/20 Sat Ngt: JACOB LADWIG [Rat Attack] defeated Roger Stidell [Captain USA]

4/21 Sun Aft: JACOB LADWIG [Rat Attack] defeated Roger Stidell [Captain USA]

The Insanity Tour put together a fast St Louis style course in Kennewick and the drivers went full throttle for the win. Jacob Ladwig in Rat Attack was fast qualifier both events and winner both times over Roger Stidel, who was making his first driving appearance since March 10th, 2019 driving Earth Shaker in Vancouver. He was runner-up at that event, too, so he technical has a 3-race final round streak right now.  

 

===== LANCASTER, CA =====

4/21 Sun Ngt: RODNEY TWEEDY [USA-1] defeated Cameron Tweedy [Carolina Crusher]

Rodney Tweedy won for the 5th time in 11 events as he eliminated son Cameron in the finals in Lancaster.

 

===== LEWISBURG, WV =====

This Monster Truck Challenge Live event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== MARYSVILLE, CA =====

4/19 Fri Ngt: BILL PAYNE [Rock Star] defeated Nick Jones [Spitfire]

4/20 Sat Ngt: BILL PAYNE [Rock Star] defeated Nick Jones [Spitfire]

Bill Payne now has 10 wins this season after taking both finals over Nick Jones in Marysville.

 

===== MENDON, IL =====

4/20 Sat Aft: ROB POUTRE [Bounty Hunter] defeated Dan Dahlgren [Shark Bite]

Rob Poutre is up another 4 spots into 21st after winning his 11th event of the season over Dan Dahlgren.

 

===== NORTH CHARLESTON, SC =====

4/19 Fri Ngt: ARMANDO CASTRO [El Toro Loco] defeated Zack Garner [Wild Side]

4/20 Sat Aft: CHAD TINGLER [Over Bored] defeated Armando Castro [El Toro Loco]

4/20 Sat Ngt: ZACK GARNER [Wild Side] defeated Armando Castro [El Toro Loco]

4/21 Sun Aft: ARMANDO CASTRO [El Toro Loco] defeated Chad Tingler [Over Bored]

Armando Castro was the biggest winner of the weekend as his 2 wins and 2 runner-ups earned the TRL driver 840 points and moved him up into 4th place overall in the Open Championship. This is his highest ranking of the season since the first week of January. He has 12 wins and 23 finals in his 43 events and now has the 5th most points of all drivers. His best season-ending finish was last year when he was ranked 13th in the world.

Veteran Chad Tingler also had a big weekend with his 2nd win of the season which moved him up 11 spots—more than anyone else this week. He’s now inside the Top 40.

 

===== PROCTORVILLE, OH =====

4/20 Sat Aft: We do not have results from this event

4/20 Sat Ngt: We do not have results from this event

4/21 Sun Aft: We do not have results from this event

 

===== ZURICH, SWITZERLAND =====

This Hot Wheels Live event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== EVENTS THIS WEEKEND =====

Anderson, CA (Malicious Monster Truck Tour)

Bridgeport, CT (Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live: Glow Party Arena Event)

Colorado Springs, CO (Monster Jam Arena Championship East)

Columbus, OH (Monster Jam Arena Championship Central)

Denver, CO (Monster Jam Stadium Championship East)

Evansville, IN (Monster Jam Arena Championship West)

Glendale, AZ (Monster Jam Stadium East Championship)

Harrisonburg, VA (Monster Truck Challenge Live)

Kansas City, KS (2X Monster Trucks Tour)

Mona, UT (Monster Truck Insanity Tour)

Monterrey, Mexico (Monster Trucks)

Munich, Germany (Monster Jam International)

Tallahassee, FL (Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live: Glow Party Arena Event)

Tallmadge, OH (Monster Truck Wars)

Tappahannock, VA (Wind Farms)

Turlock, CA (Monster Truck Nitro Tour)

Wheeling, WV (Toughest Monster Truck Tour)

York, PA (Monster X Tour)

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