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This Week in Monster Truck Racing - June 7-9, 2024

* Tim Hall Jr was on the attack with big win in Miami

** Cory Snyder breaks out with win in Joliet

*** Alex Bardin crushes the All Stars in Bangor

 

CURRENT STANDINGS and WEEKEND RESULTS (PDF): https://tinyurl.com/ypdkrys6

 

===== WEEKEND RECAP FOR JUNE 7th – 9th, 2024 =====

This early summer of great monster truck racing continued with some incredible independent events this weekend. Monster Jam only had timed events, so the independent teams were able to make some moves in the standings while the corporate trucks were not earning points.


Miami, Oklahoma was sold out once again for 13 top trucks to compete at the MAP Outlaw Nationals. Jon Zimmer Sr made the final round both nights but lost both and now has 6 runner-up finishes in his last 7 races. Jon Zimmer Jr was on the ragged edge in racing on Friday night and took home the win. An oversteer in the first round on Saturday knocked him out early. Tim Hall Jr made the semi-finals on Friday before losing to Zimmer Jr, but advanced all the way to the finals on Saturday and won by inches to claim the biggest bracket of his young career.


Joliet. Illinois is another famous home for great independent racing. Team Scream and Warped Motor Spots filled up the semi-final spots with two trucks each with the #1s from each team meeting up in the finals. There, Jim Koehler suffered major engine damage going into the final turn which let Cory Snyder breakthrough for the win and finally end his string of runner-up finishes.


Bangor, Maine saw a cross-over rivalry as the All Star’s Triton Robbins welcomed former Monster Truck Wars star Alex Bardin to the tour driving Stone Crusher. The two met in the finals every race with Bardin taking the edge 2-1 and had 3 heat wins against Krazy Train in total.


Shawn Oblen and Cameron Tweedy each posted two-win sweeps. Macey Picklesimer (nee Nichter) won for the first time in her 12 year career in Walton, Kentucky! Brandon Gallie got his first taste of concrete holeshot racing and took 2 of 3 with WGAS at the brand new Tahoe Blue Event Center. Mike Christensen and David Olfert met up for the first time since the Monster Jam World Finals LCQ finals but this time with a different result. There were a few other events this weekend, too, which we talk about more below.


Thank you to everyone who reported results to us this weekend: Max Gillie, Bryan Wagner, Greg Winchenbach, Mark Galloway, Nate Bay, Dallas Glenn-Rogers, Cameron Tweedy, Preston Perez, Nick Kraemer, John Brown, Mike Christensen, Zhenya Tilley, 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 - 9881/318.74 : 2+1=3 : 31/15

2 ) Tyler Menninga - 10643/236.51 : 1+3=4 : 45/26

3 ) Adam Anderson - 8140/246.67 : 4+2=6 : 33/10

4 ) Tristan England - 5723/220.12 : 10+4=14 : 26/6

5 ) Camden Murphy - 5769/206.04 : 9+5=14 : 28/6

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6 ) Armando Castro - 7606/152.12 : 5+9=14 : 50/13

7 ) Zack Garner - 6104/160.63 : 8+8=16 : 38/13

8 ) John Gordon - 5552/191.45 : 11+6=17 : 29/3

9 ) Dalton Widner - 8593/140.87 : 3+14=17 : 61/28

10) Weston Anderson - 6164/140.09 : 7+15=22 : 44/16

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11) Mikeal Christensen - 4964/137.89 : 14+16=30 : 36/5

12) Jon Zimmer Jr - 4339/149.62 : 21+10=31 : 29/17

13) Bari Musawwir - 6894/111.19 : 6+25=31 : 62/10

14) Todd LeDuc - 4148/148.14 : 23+12=35 : 28/1

15) Colt Stephens - 5287/120.16 : 13+22=35 : 44/2

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16) Daron Basl - 4601/127.81 : 18+18=36 : 36/10

17) Rob Poutre - 4706/127.19 : 16+20=36 : 37/15

18) Coty Saucier - 3712/161.39 : 30+7=37 : 23/8

19) Jack Brown - 4436/134.42 : 20+17=37 : 33/10

20) Jamie Sullivan - 4816/117.46 : 15+23=38 : 41/10

 

===== ABU DHABI, UAE =====

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

 

===== AUSTIN, TX =====

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

 

===== BALLSTON SPA, NY =====

6/7 Fri Ngt: SHAWN OBLEN [Webslinger] defeated Joe Jenkins [Killer Bee]

6/8 Sat Ngt: SHAWN OBLEN [Webslinger] defeated Jesse Como [Temperature Rising]


Shawn Oblen doesn’t race much but he wins every time he does. He’s now 3-for-3 this season. Jesse Como gets the new Temperature Rising truck into its first final round on Saturday night and his first of the season, too.

 

===== BANGOR, ME =====

6/7 Fri Ngt: ALEX BARDIN [Stone Crusher] defeated Triton Robbins [Krazy Train]

6/8 Sat Aft: TRITON ROBBINS [Krazy Train] defeated Alex Bardin [Stone Crusher]

6/8 Sat Ngt: ALEX BARDIN [Stone Crusher] defeated Triton Robbins [Krazy Train]


It was a cross-series rivalry with the All Star Tour in Maine this weekend as former series champion Triton Robbins welcomed former Monster Truck Wars star Alex Bardin to the mix. The two met in the finals in all three events. The first night was a bit sloppy as both drivers oversteered the final turn, but Bardin recovered sooner for the win. On Saturday afternoon, Bardin bested Robbins again in the first round but Triton returned as fast loser and went on to beat Alex in the finals. Unfortunately for the Krazy Train team, that would be their last win over Stone Crusher as Alex Bardin takes the weekend with a Saturday night win.


Bardin gains 4 spots in the standings with his 8th and 9th wins of the season. Triton meanwhile jumps up a huge 11 spots into 41st.

 

===== BURLEY, ID =====

6/8 Sat Ngt: MIKEAL CHRISTENSEN [Vendetta] defeated David Olfert [Velociraptor]


After blowing out the shock last week in the first round, Mike Christensen came back this week to blow away the competition as he wins with the Insanity Tour in Burley over teammate David Olfert. These two last met in the final round of the Monster Jam World Finals Last Chance Qualifier which Olfert won. The win here in Burley was Christensen’s 5th of the year and he improves to 6-3 this season against Olfert.

 

===== CARIBOU, ME =====

6/7 Fri Ngt: We do not have results from this event

6/9 Sun Aft: ZACH WINCHENBACH [Lumberjack] defeated Perry Como [Loud & Dirty]


Greg Winchenbach won the racing at the Mudbowl on Friday but we don’t have full results yet. The Saturday night event was rained out and pushed to Sunday. Crushstation sat out racing with breakage from Skills so the younger Winchenbach—Zach—stepped up and claimed his 3 win of the season and 2nd in two weeks.  

 

===== COLORADO SPRINGS, CO =====

6/8 Sat Ngt: We do not have results from this event


Tyler Groth in Veteran won but we do not know the rest of the results so points have not yet been awarded.

 

===== COTTAGE GROVE, OR =====

6/7 Fri Ngt: BILL PAYNE [Rock Star] defeated Myles Parker [Identity Theft]

6/8 Sat Ngt: MYLES PARKER [Identity Theft] defeated Bill Payne [Rock Star]


Cottage Grove has seen many years of great monster truck racing and the Malicious Tour added to the legacy this year with Bill Payne and Myles Parker splitting wins.

 

===== DODGE CITY, KS =====

6/8 Sat Aft: CAMERON TWEEDY [Carolina Crusher] defeated Rodney Tweedy [USA-1]

6/8 Sat Ngt: CAMERON TWEEDY [Carolina Crusher] defeated Rodney Tweedy [USA-1]


Cameron Tweedy has built a modest 3-race winning streak after sweeping the events in Dodge City, Kansas. He’s been in the finals in 7 of his last 8 racing events.

 

===== GOSHEN, CT =====

This Goshen Stampede event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== JOLIET, IL =====

6/8 Sat Ngt: CORY SNYDER [Illuminator] defeated Jim Koehler [Avenger]


After losing his last four trips to the finals, Cory Snyder finally got the break he needed when Jim Koehler blew up his engine on the backstretch in the final round of the Route 66 Speedway race in Joliet. Snyder was tied with Koehler into the final turn and it would have been a photo finish, but we’re sure Cory was glad to finally get a win either way. Their teammates—Preston Perez in Toxic and Chris Koehler in Brutus—were the semi-finalists and each lost to the rival team’s eventual finalist. The win gave Snyder +4 in the rankings and Koehler moved up 7.

 

===== KENDALLVILLE, IN =====

This Extreme Motor Madness event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== LONDON, ON =====

6/8 Sat Aft: We do not have results from this event

 

===== MIAMI, OK =====

6/7 Fri Ngt: JON ZIMMER JR [Terminal Velocity] defeated Jon Zimmer Sr [Uproar]

6/8 Sat Ngt: TIM HALL JR [Jurassic Attack] defeated Jon Zimmer Sr [Uproar]


This summer of amazing monster truck racing continued at the historic Miami Fairgrounds in Oklahoma for the MAP Outlaw Nationals featuring 13 awesome independent trucks on a huge extended Chicago-style course.


Jon Zimmer Jr came into Friday night with 4 wins in his last 5 races and he was full-throttle through all the rounds, often landing on the up-ramp for the finish line jump. Despite the ragged-edge approach, he maintained controlled to post wins over Jerry Beck, Alec White, Tim Hall Jr, and eventually his father Jon Sr in the finals.


Saturday night did not go as well for Jon Jr as he oversteered his final turn in the first round against Tim Jones in Tailgator and was knocked out early. Father Jon Sr was as steady as always, however, and advanced to his 6th final round in his past 7 races. The sad part of that is that his past 5 finished were all second place and that would be the case again here in Miami as Tim Hall Jr in Jurassic Attack put together a great lap to win the biggest event of his young career and take home 320 points with his 13th win of the season.


The two finals netted Jon Sr 5 spots in the standings and he’s now 23rd. Jon Jr gained 1 spot into 12th just ahead of Bari Musawwir. Tim Hall Jr gained 8 spots to move into 26th and get near his highest ranking of the season.

 

===== OREGON, WI =====

This Madison International Speedway event did not include side-by-side racing and so points were not awarded.

 

===== PLEASANT HILL, IL =====

6/7 Fri Ngt: THOMAS BORDERS [Raybestos Powertrain] defeated Bryant Rogers [Relentless]


The awesome looking Raybestos Powertrain of Thomas Borders has shown to be a strong racer on the Full Throttle Tour and he grabs another win in Pleasant Hill.

 

===== SAUK RAPIDS, MN =====

6/8 Sat Aft: We do not have results from this event

6/8 Sat Ngt: BRETT FALVEY [USA-1] defeated Travis Schweizer [Monster Patrol]

6/9 Sun Aft: We do not have results from this event


Three races with the Monster X Tour in Sauk Rapids but the only one we know about is Saturday night where Brett Falvey took USA-1 to a win. If you have brackets from the other events please share!

 

===== STATELINE, NV =====

6/7 Fri Ngt: BRANDON GALLIE [Enforcer] defeated Lee Plato [Scattered]

6/8 Sat Aft: LEE PLATO [Scattered] defeated Brandon Gallie [Enforcer]

6/8 Sat Ngt: BRANDON GALLIE [Enforcer] defeated Tony Canedo [Play'n' For Keeps]


This was the first time monster trucks have been inside the new Tahoe Blue Event Center in Stateline, Nevada. It was also the first time these western drivers have raced on a no-dirt floor, as WGAS ventured into what may be their first concrete-only event. Brandon Gallie shows that he can win with or without dirt. He has missed the finals only 3 times in 15 events this season and now has 1493 points with 7 wins. Lee Plato was the only one to get around his as he won his first race of the season on Saturday afternoon.

 

===== SWEDESBORO, NJ =====

6/8 Sat Aft: ROB POUTRE [Bounty Hunter] defeated Michael Brister [Red Baron]


It’s tough moving up in the rankings when you run a single four-truck event each weekend, but Rob Poutre continues to build up his points total which is now 16th most in the world. He gained 3 spots with his 15th win of the season this weekend and is now in 17th place which is his highest ranking since January.

 

===== WALTON, KY =====

6/8 Sat Ngt: MACEY PICKLESIMER [Stomper] defeated Randy Barton [Bugzilla]


After twelve years of racing Macey Picklesimer (nee Nichter) finally scored her first racing win as she knocked off both Roger Gauger in Bigfoot and Randy Barton in Bugzilla to win the Full Throttle drag racing in Walton, Kentucky. Congratulations Macey!

 

===== WOODSTOCK, ON =====

6/8 Sat Mrn: EASON NUTTAL [Wadded Up] defeated Tanner Root [Bucking Bronco]

6/8 Sat Aft: TANNER ROOT [Bucking Bronco] defeated Sharon Lubsen [Canadian Crusher]


Tanner Root was back behind the wheel of Bucking Bronco this weekend, this time on a larger outdoor course, and he had the Bronco running wild. He picked up another win and runner-up finish.

 

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

Barrie, ON (Monster Spectacular)

Berlin, NJ (Miller Farms Father's Day Monster Truck Show)

Cedar City, UT (Monster Truck Family Tour 2024)

Coos Bay, OR (Malicious Monster Truck Tour)

Elko, NV (Monster Truck Insanity Tour)

Erie, PA (All Star Monster Truck Tour)

Escanaba, MI (Monster Truck Throwdown)

Indianapolis, IN (Overdrive Monster Truck Tour)

Kalispell, MT (No Limits! Monster Truck Nationals) - CANCELLED

Kansas City, MO (Monster Jam Stadium Series)

Manitowoc, MN (Monster X Tour)

Muskogee, OK (Monster Truck Nitro Tour)

North Bay, ON (Monster Spectacular)

Saskatoon, SK (Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live)

Seekonk, MA (Renegade Monster Truck Tour)

Shediac, NB (Monster Mania)

Springfield, NE (Monster Truck Chaos)

Stockton, CA (Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live)

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