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Track used for the Arena Tour.

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The San Diego track used in Stadium Tour 1.

In 2018, Monster Jam started the second series of points tours, 1 Arena tour and 4 Stadium tours. All tour champions recived automatic invites to World Finals XIX. This year, there were only one Arena Tour while two additional Stadium Tours were added in place of the Fox Sports 1 Series.

​Arena Tour

Stops

  1. ​Charlotte, NC: Spectrum Center   
  2. Albany, NY: Times Union Center
  3. Southaven, MS: Landers Center (First Time for Monster Jam)
  4. Greenville, SC: Bon Secours Wellness Arena 
  5. Columbia, SC: Colonial Life Arena 
  6. Wichita, KS: Intrust Bank Arena 
  7. Hidalgo, TX: State Farm Arena
  8. Tupelo, MS: Bancorp South Arena 
  9. Pensacola, FL: Pensacola Bay Center 
  10. Toledo, OH: Huntington Center 

Competitors

  1. Grave Digger #28Pablo Huffaker
  2. Northern NightmareCam McQueen
  3. Scooby-DooLinsey Read
  4. Monster MuttKevin Crocker
  5. Stinger Unleashed:  Zane Rettew
  6. Master of DisasterTom Herzog (Charlotte, Albany, and Southaven only)/Paul Strong (Greenville and onward)
  7. Nitro MenaceDarren Migues
  8. Jail BirdKaylyn Migues

Hosts: Freddy Sheppard and Alikona Bradford 

​Stadium Tour #1

Stops

  1. ​Anaheim, CA: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  2. San Diego, CA: Petco Park
  3. Anaheim, CA: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  4. Glendale, AZ: University of Phoenix Stadium
  5. Houston, TX: NRG Stadium
  6. Miami, FL: Marlins Park (2 events) (first time venue)
  7. Atlanta, GA: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (2 events)
  8. Biloxi, MS: Mississippi Coast Coliseum (8 trucks only)
  9. Raleigh, NC: PNC Arena (8 trucks only)

​Competitors

  1. Grave Digger #35 Adam Anderson
  2. Max-D #9 : Neil Elliot
  3. Mutant (cadillac)/Monster Energy (Miami only) : Todd LeDuc
  4. Megalodon: Alex Blackwell
  5. Whiplash: Brianna Mahon/Cynthia Gauthier (Glendale and Houston fill-in)
  6. Great Clips Mohawk Warrior: Bryce Kenny
  7. Avenger: Jim Koehler
  8. Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Team Scream): Brad Allen
  9. Stone Crusher/Rod Ryan Show (Houston only): Steve Sims
  10. El Toro Loco: Bryan Wright
  11. The Xtermigator: JR McNeal
  12. Ice Cream Man: Roy Pridgeon
  13. Jester: Matt Pagliarulo
  14. Big Kahuna: Shane England

Hosts: Ryan LaCosse, Taylor Mock, and Scott Jordan  

Stadium Tour #2

Stops

  1. Tampa, FL: Raymond James Stadium
  2. Orlando, FL: Camping World Stadium
  3. San Diego, CA: Petco Park
  4. Anaheim, CA: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  5. Oakland, CA: Oakland Alameda Coliseum (2 events)
  6. Nampa, ID: Ford Idaho Center (8 trucks only)
  7. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Pacific National Exhibition (8 trucks only)
  8. Reno, NV: Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center (8 trucks only)

​Competitors

  1. Grave Digger #27: Charlie Pauken
  2. Max-D #8: Tom Meents
  3. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm: Scott Buetow
  4. El Toro Loco: Chuck Werner
  5. Zombie: Colt Stephens
  6. Monster Mutt Dalmatian: Candice Jolly
  7. Obsessed: Eric Swanson
  8. Time Flys: Kelvin Ramer
  9. Wild Flower: Rosalee Ramer
  10. Scooby- Doo: John Gordon
  11. Pirate's Curse: Cory Rummell
  12. Over Bored: Jamey Garner
  13. Devastator: Aaron Basl
  14. The Black Pearl: Cole Venard
  15. Bounty Hunter: Jim Creten (Tampa and Orlando only)
  16. Scarlet Bandit: Dawn Creten (Tampa and Orlando only)

Hosts: Keith Jones, Diana Reed, and Michael Navarro  

Stadium Tour #3

Stops

  1. New Orleans, LA: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  2. Tampa, FL: Raymond James Stadium
  3. Indianapolis, IN: Lucas Oil Stadium
  4. Worcester, MA: DCU Center (8 trucks only)
  5. Jacksonville, FL: EverBank Field
  6. St. Louis, MO: The Dome at America's Center
  7. Detroit, MI: Ford Field

Competitors

  1. Grave Digger #33: Morgan Kane/Carl Van Horn (Tampa fill-in)
  2. Lucas Oil Crusader: Linsey Weenk
  3. Mutant (Ford)/Monster Energy (New Orleans & Worcester only): Coty Saucier
  4. Soldier Fortune: Chad Fortune
  5. El Toro Loco: Becky McDonough
  6. FS1 Cleatus: Marc McDonald
  7. Bounty Hunter: Jimmy Creten
  8. Scarlet Bandit: Dawn Creten
  9. Saigon Shaker: Ryan Disharoon/Cliff Thomas (Jacksonville fill-in)
  10. Slinger: Scott Hartsock
  11. Bad News Travels Fast 20th Anniversary: Brandon Derrow
  12. Raminator: Mark Hall
  13. EarthShaker: Steven Thompson
  14. Zombie (Natural Disaster): Travis Mowery

Hosts: Ken Navitsky, K Yung, and Joel Santiago 

Stadium Tour #4

Stops

  1. Toronto, ON, Canada: Rogers Centre (2 events)
  2. San Antonio, TX: Alamodome (2 events)
  3. Houston, TX #1: NRG Stadium
  4. Detroit, MI #1: Ford Field
  5. Arlington, TX: AT&T Stadium
  6. Oklahoma City, OK: Chesapeake Energy Arena (8 trucks only)
  7. Anaheim, CA: Angel Stadium of Anaheim (2 events)
  8. El Paso, TX: UTEP Sun Bowl (2 events, championship weekend)

Competitors

  1. Grave Digger #31: Randy Brown
  2. Son-Uva Digger: Ryan Anderson
  3. VP Racing Fuels' The Mad Scientist: Lee O'Donnell
  4. Gas Monkey Garage: BJ Johnson
  5. Dragon: Jon Zimmer
  6. Scooby Doo: Haley Gauley/Steven Sims (Filled in for the rest of the tour)
  7. Black Stallion: Mike Vaters
  8. Overkill Evolution: Mikey Vaters II
  9. Barbarian/Rod Ryan Show (Houston only): Devin Jones
  10. Xtreme Diesel: Dave Radzierez/Tim Mente (Toronto fill-in)
  11. Bounty Hunter: Austin Minton
  12. Iron OutlawMike Christensen
  13. RaminatorMark Hall (San Antonio only)
  14. RammunitionMat Dishman
  15. HotsyKurt Kraehmer/Geremie Dishman (El Paso fill-in)

Hosts: Mitchell Rains, Janelle Rodriguez, and Lola 

Arena Tour ​Results

Charlotte

  • Event 1: Northern Nightmare 
  • ​Event 2: Northern Nightmare 
  • ​Event 3: Grave Digger 

Albany

  • ​Event 1: Northern Nightmare
  • ​Event 2: Northern Nightmare
  • ​Event 3: Monster Mutt

Southaven

  • ​Event 1: Stinger Unleashed
  • ​Event 2: Grave Digger 

Greensville

  • ​Event 1: Grave Digger 
  • ​Event 2: Northern Nightmare
  • ​Event 3: Scooby- Doo

Columbia

  • Event 1: Northern Nightmare
  • Event 2: Grave Digger
  • Event 3: Northern Nightmare

Wichita

  • Event 1: Northern Nightmare
  • Event 2: Grave Digger
  • Event 3: Stinger Unleashed

Stadium Tour #1 Results

Anaheim #1

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Avenger
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

​San Diego #1

  • Racing: Mutant
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Whiplash
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Anaheim #2

  • Racing: ​Grave Digger 
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Avenger 
  • Event Champion: Max-D

Glendale

  • Racing: Mutant
  • Two Wheel Skills: Mutant
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger  
  • Event Champion: Mutant

Houston #1

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Mutant
  • Event Champion: Max-D

Houston #2

  • Racing: Max-D
  • Two Wheel Skills: Mutant
  • Freestyle: Big Kahuna  
  • Event Champion: Max-D

Miami #1

  • Racing: Monster Energy
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger  
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Miami #2

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger  
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Atlanta #1

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Max-D
  • Event Champion: Max-D

Atlanta #2

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Avenger
  • Event Champion: Max-D

Biloxi (Arena)

  • Event 1:Mutant
  • Event 2: Max-D
  • Event 3: Grave Digger

​Raleigh (Arena)

  • Event 1: Mutant
  • Event 2: Grave Digger

Stadium Tour #2 Results

Tampa #1

  • Racing: El Toro Loco
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: El Toro Loco
  • Event Champion: El Toro Loco

Orlando

  • Racing: Bounty Hunter
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: El Toro Loco
  • Event Champion: El Toro Loco

San Diego #2

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Monster Mutt Dalmatian
  • Freestyle: Max-D 
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Anaheim #3

  • Racing: The Black Pearl
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger  
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Oakland #1

  • Racing: Zombie
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger  
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Oakland #2

  • Racing: Pirate's Curse
  • Two Wheel Skills: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Max-D  
  • Event Champion: Max-D

Nampa (Arena)

​*Event 1: Max-D

  • Event 2: Obsessed
  • Event 3: Max-D

Vancouver (Arena)

  • Event 1: Max-D
  • Event 2: Monster Mutt Dalmatian
  • Event 3: Grave Digger
  • Event 4: Grave Digger

​Reno (Arena)

​*Event 1: Max-D

  • Event 2: Max-D
  • Event 3: Max-D
  • Event 4: Max-D

Stadium Tour #3​ Results

New Orleans

  • Racing: ​Monster Energy 
  • Two Wheel Skills: Monster Energy 
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger 
  • Event Champion: Monster Energy 

​Tampa #2

  • Racing: Mutant
  • Two Wheel Skills: Soldier Fortune
  • Freestyle: FS1 Cleatus  
  • Event Champion: FS1 Cleatus

Indianapolis

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger 
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Worcester (Arena Weekend)

  • Event 1: Grave Digger
  • Event 2: El Toro Loco
  • Event 3: Soldier Fortune
  • Event 4: Monster Energy

Jacksonville

  • Racing: Bounty Hunter
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

​St. Louis #1

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: FS1 Cleatus
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • ​Event Champion: Grave Digger

St. Louis #2

  • Racing: El Toro Loco
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Event Champion: Mutant

Detroit #2

  • Racing: FS1 Cleatus
  • Two Wheel Skills: Mutant
  • Freestyle: FS1 Cleatus
  • Event Champion: FS1 Cleatus

Stadium Tour #4 Results

Toronto #1

  • Racing: Son-uva Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist
  • Freestyle: Overkill Evolution
  • Event Champion: Gas Monkey Garage

Toronto #2

  • Racing: Gas Monkey Garage
  • Two Wheel Skills: VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion:VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist

San Antonio #1

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: Dragon
  • Freestyle: Son-Uva Digger
  • Event Champion​VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist 

San Antonio #2

  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: VP Raving Fuels' Mad Scientist
  • Freestyle: Overkill Evolution
  • Event Champion: VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist

Houston #1

  • Racing: ​Rammunition 
  • Two Wheel Skills: VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist 
  • Freestyle: Son-Uva Digger 
  • Event Champion: Son-Uva Digger 

Detroit #1

  • Racing: Rammunition
  • Two Wheel Skills: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger  
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

Arlington

  • Racing: Son-Uva Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist
  • Freestyle: Son-Uva Digger  
  • Event Champion: Son-Uva Digger

Oklahoma City (Arena Weekend)

  • Event 1: Gas Monkey Garage
  • Event 2: Son-Uva Digger
  • Event 3: Gas Monkey Garage

Anaheim #4

  • Racing: Dragon
  • Two Wheel Skills: Son-Uva Digger
  • Freestyle: Scooby Doo
  • Event Champion: VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist

Anaheim #5

  • Racing: Scooby Doo
  • Two Wheels Skills: Scooby Doo
  • Freestyle: Overkill Evolution
  • Event Champion: Scooby Doo

​El Paso #1

  • Racing: Son-Uva Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist
  • Freestyle: Son-Uva Digger
  • Event Champion: Son-Uva Digger

El Paso #2

  • Racing: Son-Uva Digger
  • Two Wheel Skills: VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist
  • Freestyle: Son-Uva Digger
  • Event Champion: Son-Uva Digger

Points Total

Arena Tour

  1. Northern Nightmare - 1115
  2. Grave Digger - 1111
  3. Scooby-Doo - 982
  4. Monster Mutt - 910
  5. Stinger Unleashed - 884
  6. Nitro Menace - 644
  7. Master of Disaster - 606
  8. Jail Bird - 507

Stadium Tour 1

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Neil Elliott after winning Stadium Tour 1

  1. Max-D - 337
  2. Grave Digger - 328
  3. Mutant/Monster Energy - 327
  4. Megalodon - 269
  5. Whiplash - 252
  6. Great Clips Mohawk Warrior - 235
  7. Monster Mutt Rottweiler - 197
  8. Avenger - 190
  9. Stone Crusher/Rod Ryan - 177
  10. Jester - 172
  11. El Toro Loco - 168
  12. Xtermigator - 159
  13. Ice Cream Man - 156
  14. Big Kahuna - 143

Stadium Tour 2

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Charlie Pauken and Team Grave Digger after winning Stadium Tour 2

  1. Grave Digger - 198
  2. Zombie - 177
  3. Max-D - 172
  4. El Toro Loco - 164
  5. The Black Pearl - 158
  6. Monster Mutt Dalmatian - 157
  7. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm - 153
  8. Over Bored - 122
  9. Pirate's Curse - 120
  10. Wild Flower - 91
  11. Scooby-Doo - 82
  12. Time Flys - 81
  13. Obsessed - 76
  14. Devastator - 52
  15. Bounty Hunter - 45
  16. Scarlet Bandit - 27

Stadium Tour 3

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Morgan Kane after winning Stadium Tour 3

  1. Grave Digger - 244
  2. FS1 Cleatus - 220
  3. Mutant/Monster Energy - 212
  4. Bounty Hunter - 192
  5. El Toro Loco - 190
  6. Lucas Oil Crusader - 187
  7. Soldier Fortune - 162
  8. Zombie - 158
  9. Earth Shaker - 155
  10. Saigon Shaker - 115
  11. Slinger - 97
  12. Bad News Travels Fast - 97
  13. Raminator - 92
  14. Scarlet Bandit - 78

Stadium Tour 4

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Lee O'Donnell after winning Stadium Tour 4

  1. VP Racing Fuels' The Mad Scientist - 376
  2. Son-Uva Digger - 365
  3. Dragon - 340
  4. Grave Digger - 317
  5. Gas Monkey Garage - 314
  6. Overkill Evolution - 280
  7. Scooby-Doo - 246
  8. Bounty Hunter - 224
  9. Iron Outlaw - 223
  10. Barbarian/Rod Ryan - 214
  11. Rammunition - 198
  12. Black Stallion - 126
  13. Xtreme Diesel - 101
  14. Hotsy - 76
  15. Raminator - 31

​Trivia

  • Even though four of the tours are named stadium tours they include at least on arena stop each. 
  • For the arena tour each truck was team up with an atv partner. 
  • Unlike last years Stadium Tours, where only the top 8 qualifiers race, this year, all 14 competitors compete in racing with the top 2 fastest qualifiers getting bye runs.
  • Unlike last year, there were four Stadium Tours this year while the Arena Tours were reduced to one.
  • This was also the first year to include a Two-Wheel Skills Competition in both Stadium and Arena Tours.
  • At the first Anaheim show, three trucks from the semi-finals (two winners, one loser) were unable to return for the final round. Mohawk Warrior and Max-D both won their races, but were ruled out do to damage, Megalodon did not finish due to a roll. Whiplash was brought back after a round two loss to Megalodon to face Grave Digger in the finals. 
  • The first Anaheim show was also the first event for five new chassis. It was the first event for Grave Digger #35, Max-D #9, Whiplash, a new Stone Crusher and the second competition Xtermigator.  
  • Paul Strong drove Master of Disaster the weeks that Tom Herzog was already booked with Midnight Rider.  
  • Brianna Mahon sat out for two weeks after a corkscrew attempt resulted in a hard landing on Whiplash's side and roof.  
  • Only 13 trucks competed at the second Miami show as Big Kahuna wasn't able to compete due to truck damage on the first show thus, he got 0 points in that show
  • Colt Stephens was supposed to drive the brand new Brodozer truck but due to the truck's debut being postponed until further notice, he drove Zombie instead