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This Week in Monster Truck Racing - May 3-5, 2024

* Camden Murphy wins 3rd consecutive Stadium event

** Tristan England wins in Philly prior to title defense at World Finals

*** Tyler Groth victorious in Toughest season-finale on North Dakota





===== WEEKEND RECAP FOR MAY 3rd – 5th, 2024 =====

Last year’s Monster Jam World Finals championship was decided on the starting line when Camden Murphy’s transmission gave out and Tristan England raced away for the win. Both drivers are looking strong heading into the World Finals in Los Angeles this year on May 18th. England just won in Philadelphia with head-to-head victories over last year’s Open Champion Tyler Menninga and last year’s Open Runner-up Coty Saucier. Camden Murphy meanwhile has won his last THREE Stadium events and is coming into the World Finals red hot.

Jerry Beck won the Toughest Monster Truck Tour series championship in Grand Forks thanks to a strong freestyle run, but Tyler Groth in The Veteran took home the racing win and all the points for the Open Championship.

We had a lot of back-to-back winners this weekend: Rob Poutre, Jon Zimmer Jr, Jack Monkhouse, Bill Payne, Preston Collins, Jacob Ladwig, Weston Anderson, and Dalton Widner. For Widner, those two wins give him 28 on the year which is the most of all drivers.

Thank you to everyone who reported results to us this weekend: Levi Schones, Dallas Glenn-Rogers, Bryan Wagner, Nate Bay, John S Brown, Gabe Montoya, Aaron Basl, Preston Collins, Kaden Allen, Sean Green, Zane Rettew, Preston Perez, Kirk Nagy, Phil Vicinanza, and everyone who posted videos and photos online!





1 ) Ryan Anderson - 9557/329.55 : 2+1=3 : 29/15

2 ) Tyler Menninga - 10527/239.25 : 1+3=4 : 44/26

3 ) Adam Anderson - 7608/245.42 : 4+2=6 : 31/9

4 ) Camden Murphy - 5653/209.37 : 8+5=13 : 27/6

5 ) Tristan England - 5259/219.13 : 10+4=14 : 24/6


6 ) Armando Castro - 7270/151.46 : 5+11=16 : 48/13

7 ) John Gordon - 4772/183.54 : 13+6=19 : 26/1

8 ) Dalton Widner - 8361/139.35 : 3+16=19 : 60/28

9 ) Zack Garner - 5524/149.3 : 9+13=22 : 37/12

10) Weston Anderson - 6048/140.65 : 7+15=22 : 43/16


11) Jack Brown - 4173/154.56 : 17+8=25 : 27/10

12) Bari Musawwir - 6477/109.78 : 6+23=29 : 59/10

13) Colt Stephens - 5171/120.26 : 11+20=31 : 43/2

14) Todd LeDuc - 4032/149.33 : 20+12=32 : 27/1

15) Mikeal Christensen - 4546/137.76 : 15+17=32 : 33/4


16) Jon Zimmer Jr - 3806/152.24 : 23+10=33 : 25/15

17) Coty Saucier - 3596/163.45 : 28+7=35 : 22/8

18) Jamie Sullivan - 4584/114.6 : 14+22=36 : 40/10

19) Rob Poutre - 4115/124.7 : 18+19=37 : 33/13

20) Bryce Kenny - 3548/154.26 : 29+9=38 : 23/1


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

+5 – Brianna Mahon – Scooby-Doo! (42nd)

+3 – Jack Brown – Dirt Crew Dozer (11th)

+3 – Coty Saucier – Maximum Destruction (17th)

+3 – Dawn Creten – Scarlet Bandit (39th)


===== ALLEGAN, MI =====

5/4 Sat Aft: AARON BASL [T-Rex] defeated Travis Rife [Outlaw]

After having his 5-race winning streak broken last weekend, Aaron Basl returns in fine form to pick up the drag racing win on Allegan on the Monster Truck Wars tour. That is his 21st win of the season. He is one of only 4 drivers who have won 20 races this year.


===== BEREA, OH =====

5/4 Sat Aft: JOE LOCKHART [Shredder] defeated Billy Braukmann [Shockwave]

5/4 Sat Ngt: CEEJAY RETTEW [Stinger Unleashed] defeated Joe Lockhart [Shredder]

Joe Lockhart has made the finals in all 8 of his starts this season and has now won 3 of them after picking up the win on Saturday afternoon in Berea with the Renegade Tour. Teammate Ceejay Rettew in Stinger Unleashed won for the 2nd time this year on Saturday night and is now 2-1 against Lockhart in head-to-head races.


===== BERLIN, GERMANY =====

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


===== CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO =====

5/3 Fri Ngt: JON ZIMMER JR [Terminal Velocity] defeated Jon Zimmer Sr [Uproar]

5/4 Sat Ngt: JON ZIMMER JR [Terminal Velocity] defeated Jon Zimmer Sr [Uproar]

Three wins in a row and 15 overall now for Jon Zimmer Jr. He has the 10th best average overall this season at 152.24.


===== CINCINNATI, OH =====

5/4 Sat Aft: We do not have results from this event

5/4 Sat Ngt: TOMMY VARILONE [Rampage] defeated Byron Cadigan [Monster Patrol]

5/5 Sun Aft: We do not have results from this event

We only have results from one event in Cincinnati as the Monster X Tour completed their second week of their summer points series. Tommy Varilone was the winner at that one.


===== DAWSON CREEK, BC =====

5/4 Sat Aft: JASON COURT [Roughneck] defeated Pat Paquet [Psycho Pat]

5/4 Sat Ngt: We do not have results from this event

Little information out of Dawson Creek but we know that Jason Court had one of the wins on the concrete holeshot course.


===== DAYTON, OH =====

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


===== DUBLIN, VA =====

5/4 Sat Aft: CLIFF VOWELL [Virginia Giant] defeated Cory Snyder [Illuminator]

5/4 Sat Ngt: PRESTON PÉREZ [Toxic] defeated Cory Snyder [Illuminator]

Back-to-back runner-ups for Cory Snyder this weekend with the Overdrive Tour in Dublin. The good news is that we got a late report in for Wheeling, West Virginia and have now added Cory’s racing win from last Friday night into the standings. He is currently unranked with 5 wins in 15 races. Winners Cliff Vowell (1st of the year) and Preston Perez (4th of the year) are also both unranked but we expect to see all three of these guys getting more races in during the busy summer schedule.


===== GRAND FORKS, ND =====

5/4 Sat Aft: TYLER GROTH [The Veteran] defeated Daron Basl [Block Head]

Tyler Groth did all he could to win the Toughest Monster Truck Tour season championship in Grand Forks this weekend but came up a few points short in freestyle. On the Open Championship, however, it’s all about racing and Groth was the clear winner there. He finished the Toughest Tour with 2 wins in his final 3 races.  


===== GRAND JUNCTION, CO =====

5/4 Sat Aft: We do not have results from this event

5/4 Sat Ngt: We do not have results from this event

We know that Allen Pezo won everything in Grand Junction and that Gabe Montoya debuted his new Gruesome truck, but we do not have enough information to award points for this one.


===== GRAYSLAKE, IL =====

5/4 Sat Aft: PRESTON COLLINS [Outlaw] defeated Jerry Furajter [Shark Attack]

5/4 Sat Ngt: PRESTON COLLINS [Outlaw] defeated Jerry Furajter [Shark Attack]

Preston Collins is the 3rd man to reach 25 wins this season as he swept racing on the big outdoor Chicago-style track in Grayslake. Jerry Furajter continues his strong season with his 12th final round appearance.


===== KISSIMMEE, FL =====

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


===== LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ =====

5/3 Fri Ngt: JACOB LADWIG [Rat Attack] defeated Brandon Swick [Geronimo Reincarnated]

5/4 Sat Ngt: JACOB LADWIG [Rat Attack] defeated Brandon Swick [Geronimo Reincarnated]

Jacob Ladwig is dominating the Insanity Tour this year. His only loss was the final round in Puyallup, Washington to John Bruce in Crash Test Dummy. Since then he’s won five in a row including three consecutive finals over Brandon Swick.


===== MARKHAM, ON =====

5/4 Sat Mrn: ED ECKERT [Bucking Bronco] defeated Mike Worsley [Outfoxed]

5/4 Sat Aft: EASON NUTTAL [Wadded Up] defeated Mike Worsley [Outfoxed]

Ed Eckert dusted off the driving suit and picked up a win in Bucking Bronco up in Ontario. Mike Worsley posted two runner-up finishes as the All Out Tour saw its first outdoor action of the year.


===== MOLINE, IL =====

5/4 Sat Aft: DALTON WIDNER [Jurassic Attack] defeated Devin Winfield [Velociraptor]

5/4 Sat Ngt: DALTON WIDNER [Jurassic Attack] defeated Devin Winfield [Velociraptor]

Dalton Widner is all geared up for the World Finals in two weeks. He swept the racing in Moline this past weekend and has won 17 of his last 25 races with Monster Jam. His 28 wins are the most by any driver this season on any tour. He is a proven champion on the Toughest Monster Truck Tour and will be a fan-favorite for the underdog championship at the World Finals.


===== PETALUMA, CA =====

5/3 Fri Ngt: BILL PAYNE [Rock Star] defeated Myles Parker [Identity Theft]

5/4 Sat Ngt: BILL PAYNE [Rock Star] defeated Nick Jones [Spitfire]

A dozen wins for Bill Payne now after winning both times in Petaluma on the J-Turn track.


===== PHILADELPHIA, PA =====

5/4 Sat Aft: TRISTAN ENGLAND [JCB DIGatron] defeated Coty Saucier [Max-D]

Defending Monster Jam World Finals champion Tristan England picked up the racing win in his final event before trying to defending his racing title on May 18th in Los Angeles. That’s good news for the DIGatron fans, but we also had good news for Max-D fans as Coty Saucier seems to have gotten the handle on his new ride. Saucier left Team Dragon on a 4-race winning streak before picking up a win in Lincoln, Nebraska driving Grave Digger. Now in Max-D and back on the Stadium series, Saucier struggled with 3 first round losses but then advanced to the semis and the finals in the past two weeks. He’ll look to play spoiler at the World Finals driving Dragon.   


===== ROBERTSDALE, AL =====

5/4 Sat Aft: ROB POUTRE [Bounty Hunter] defeated Dawn Creten [Scarlet Bandit]

5/4 Sat Ngt: ROB POUTRE [Bounty Hunter] defeated Dawn Creten [Scarlet Bandit]

Rob Poutre got wins 12 and 13 on Saturday in Robertsdale and moves up into the Top Twenty. He beat out Dawn Creten both events, although that also gave Dawn herself enough points to move up 3 spots into 39th.


===== SALINAS, CA =====

5/5 Sun Aft: ZACK GARNER [Wild Side] defeated Mark Hall [Raminator]

Zack Garner is back in the Top Ten as he wins on the big track in Salinas, California over former two-time Open Champion Mark Hall in Raminator. Garner will be competing in his first Monster Jam World Finals in a couple weeks and enters that event having qualified for the final round in his last 5 Arena series events, including 3 wins.  


===== SALT LAKE CITY, UT =====

5/4 Sat Aft: CAMDEN MURPHY [Bakugan Dragonoid] defeated Ryan Anderson [Son-uva Digger]

Camden Murphy lost the World Finals last year when his transmission gave out at the starting line in the final round. He’ll be looking for revenge this year when Monster Jam hosts the World Finals in two weeks and he’s coming into it with a THREE race winning streak. Seattle, Glendale, and now Salt Lake City each saw Murphy take the Bakugan Dragonoid into the winner’s circle as he doubles his win total and moves up into 4th place in the Open championship.


===== SOUTHAVEN, MS =====

5/3 Fri Ngt: FERNANDO MARTINEZ [El Toro Loco] defeated Weston Anderson [Grave Digger]

5/4 Sat Aft: WESTON ANDERSON [Grave Digger] defeated Brianna Mahon [Scooby-Doo!]

5/4 Sat Ngt: BRIANNA MAHON [Scooby-Doo!] defeated Mikayla Tulachka [Megalodon]

5/5 Sun Aft: WESTON ANDERSON [Grave Digger] defeated Brandan Tulachka [Just Get-Er-Done]

Brianna Mahon has been to the finals 3 times in her past 5 races and won for the 3rd time this year as she bests Mikayla Tulachka on Saturday night. Mahon was the biggest mover this weekend as she gained 5 spots in the standings for the Scooby-Doo team. Weston Anderson was the big points earner, though, as his 2 wins and 3 finals help keep him inside the Top Ten.



5/4 Sat Aft: JACK MONKHOUSE [Wacky Doo] defeated n/a [Wicked]

5/5 Sun Aft: JACK MONKHOUSE [Wacky Doo] defeated n/a [Wicked]

We don’t know all the drivers but we do know that Jack Monkhouse was driving Wacky-Doo at the Monster Truck Mania event in Sydney and took the racing win both nights on the Aussie-Rules (Best-of-3) Chicago-style racing.  


===== WOODWARD, OK =====

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



Arnhem, Netherlands (Monster Jam International)

Baton Rouge, CA (Monster Truck Nitro Tour)

Brookville, PA (Renegade Monster Truck Tour)

Chickasha, OK (Extreme Monster Truck Nationals)

Dallas, TX (Monster Truck Wars)

Durham, CT (Overdrive Monster Truck Tour)

Mason, MI (Monster X Tour)

Melbourne, VIC (Monster Trucks Mania Live)

Penticton, BC (Malicious Monster Truck Tour)

Peotone, IL (2Xtreme Monster Truck Chaos)

Prince George, BC (Monster Madness)

Saint Catherine, ON (Monster Trucks All Out)

Santa Rosa, CA (WGAS Motorsports)

Sioux City, IA (Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live: Glow Party Arena Event)

Swanzey, NH (SC Monster Truck Madness)

Tremonton, UT (Monster Truck Insanity Tour)

Urbana, IL (Monster Truck Wars)

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