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Todd LeDuc with the West Coast championship trophy

Linsey Weenk with the East Coast championship trophy

Track used for the West Coast tour in Anaheim.

The 2017 Monster Jam FS1 Championship Series was the third and final season of the Monster Jam FS1 Championship Series. It would be the first and only season to have two different series, with one taking place in the east coast while the other went West. The East Series would begin at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, and end at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Meanwhile, the West Series would begin at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, before ending at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.

Format

Monster Truck Qualifying* (no points given)

Monster Truck Racing (winner gets 14 points, runner up gets 13 points semi finalists gets 12 and 11 points based on their time, etc.)

Monster Truck Two-wheel Competition (winner gets 14 points, runner up gets 13 points, etc.)

Monster Truck Freestyle Competition (winner gets 14 points, runner up gets 13 points, etc.)

  • All trucks compete in racing with the top 2 fastest qualifiers getting round 1 byes.

West Coast Competitors

​West Coast Announcers

Keith Jones

Taylor Mock

Scott Jordan

​West Coast Events

  1. Jan 14 - Anaheim, California #1: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  2. Jan 21 - San Diego, California #1: Petco Park
  3. Jan 28 - Anaheim, California #2: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  4. Feb 4 - Glendale, Arizona: University of Phoenix Stadium
  5. Feb 11, 12 - Houston, Texas #s 1,2: NRG Stadium (two events)
  6. Feb 18, 19 - Jacksonville, Florida: EverBank Field (two events)
  7. Mar 4, 5 - Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia Dome (two events)

​West Results

FS1 Cleatus in Anaheim

Time Flys in San Diego

Scarlet Bandit in Anaheim

Monster Energy in Glendale

Max-D in Houston

Obsessed in Houston

Obsession in Jacksonville

Wild Flower in Jacksonville

Razin Kane in Atlanta

Max-D racing Grave Digger in Atlanta

Anaheim #1

  • Qualifying: Razin Kane
  • Wheelies: Time Flys
  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Max-D
  • Event Champion: Max-D


San Diego #1

  • Qualifying: Monster Energy
  • Wheelies: Obsessed
  • Racing: FS1 Cleatus
  • Freestyle: Monster Energy
  • Event Champion: Monster Energy


Anaheim #2

  • Qualifying: Monster Energy
  • Wheelies: Razin Kane
  • Racing: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Obsessed
  • Event Champion: Max-D


Glendale

  • Qualifying: Monster Energy
  • Wheelies: Wild Flower
  • Racing: Monster Energy
  • Freestyle: Monster Energy 
  • Event Champion: Monster Energy


Houston #1 - Saturday

  • Qualifying: Grave Digger
  • Wheelies: Wild Flower
  • Racing: El Toro Loco
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger


Houston #2 - Sunday

  • Qualifying: Grave Digger
  • Wheelies: The Rod Ryan Show
  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Monster Energy
  • Event Champion: El Toro Loco


Jacksonville - Saturday

  • Qualifying: Grave digger
  • Wheelies: Obsessed
  • Racing: Monster Energy
  • Freestyle: Max-D
  • Event Champion: Max-D


Jacksonville - Sunday

  • Qualifying: Grave Digger
  • Wheelies: Time Flys
  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger


Atlanta - Saturday

  • Qualifying: Max-D
  • Wheelies: Team Hot Wheels Firestorm
  • Racing: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Monster Energy
  • Event Champion:  Monster Energy


Atlanta - Sunday

  • Qualifying: Max-D
  • Wheelies: Razin' Kane
  • Racing: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion: ​Max-D


​Series Champion: Monster Energy

East Coast Competitors

​East Coast Announcers

Ryan LaCosse

Leslie Mears

Michael Navarro

 East Coast Events

  1. Jan 21 - San Antonio, Texas: Alamodome (two events)
  2. Jan 28 - New Orleans, Louisiana: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  3. Feb 4 - Arlington, Texas: AT&T Stadium
  4. Feb 11 - Indianapolis, Indiana: Lucas Oil Stadium
  5. Feb 18 - Houston, Texas #3: NRG Stadium
  6. Mar 4 - Detroit, Michigan #2: Ford Field (Championship Event)

​East Results

War Wizard in San Antonio

Slinger in San Antonio

Fluffy in New Orleans

Max-D in Arlington

Grave Digger in Indianapolis

Gas Monkey Garage in Houston

Hooked in Detroit

San Antonio - Saturday

  • Qualifying: Grave Digger
  • Wheelies: Hooked
  • Racing: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Freestyle: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Event Champion: Lucas Oil Crusader


San Antonio - Sunday

  • Qualifying: Max-D
  • Wheelies: Hooked
  • Racing: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Avenger
  • Event Champion: ​Lucas Oil Crusader


New Orleans

  • Qualifying: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Wheelies: Brutus
  • Racing: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger


Arlington

  • Qualifying: Max-D
  • Wheelies: Hooked
  • Racing: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Freestyle: Max-D
  • Event Champion: Max-D


Indianapolis

  • Qualifying: Max-D
  • Wheelies: Grave Digger
  • Racing: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion: Lucas Oil Crusader


Houston #3

  • Qualifying: Lucas Oil Crusader
  • Wheelies: War Wizard
  • Racing: Grave Digger
  • Freestyle: Max-D
  • Event Champion: Lucas Oil Crusdaer


Detroit #2

  • Qualifying: Gas Monkey Garage
  • Wheelies: Joey Strong
  • Racing: Max-D
  • Freestyle: Grave Digger
  • Event Champion: Grave Digger

​Series Champion: Lucas Oil Crusader

​Points Total

The truck with the highest amount of points would be given automatic spots in the World Finals.

West Series

  1. Monster Energy - 226
  2. Max-D - 225
  3. Grave Digger - 223
  4. El Toro Loco - 204
  5. Bounty Hunter - 189
  6. FS1 Cleatus - 189
  7. Team Hot Wheels Firestorm - 175
  8. Razin Kane/Rod Ryan - 109
  9. Obsessed - 101
  10. Wild Flower - 101
  11. Ice Cream Man - 99
  12. Time Flys - 95
  13. Scarlet Bandit - 92
  14. Obsession - 55

East Series

  1. Lucas Oil Crusader - 158
  2. Grave Digger - 149
  3. Max-D - 144
  4. El Toro Loco - 137
  5. Scooby-Doo! - 135
  6. Avenger - 126
  7. Gas Monkey Garage - 122
  8. Saigon Shaker - 108
  9. Hooked - 87
  10. Stone Crusher - 76
  11. Brutus/Rod Ryan/Joey Strong - 56
  12. Slinger - 53
  13. War Wizard - 48
  14. Fluffy - 41

Trivia

  • This was the first time that a previous tour champion has the opportunity to win again as the 2015 and 2016 champions Neil Elliott and Adam Anderson will be running together.
  • It was the first stadium tours for Brianna Mahon, Buddy Tompkins, and Kevin King.
  • A second event was added in Houston for the west tour due to the one of Stadium Tours events having to be rescheduled. 
  • The Atlanta stop for the east tour had to be rescheduled due to the Atlanta Falcons making it to the NFL playoffs. It was added to the west tour as a second event in Atlanta.
  • Each tour has a team of three announcers.
  • TV commentary was provided by announcer Ryan LaCosse, Monster Energy driver Todd LeDuc (East Tour episodes), Grave Digger #31 driver Cole Venard (West Tour episodes) and Tom Meents (both tour episode)
  • The championship events in Atlanta and Detroit would be aired as one condensed episode in Fox Sports 1.  
  • The Atlanta shows would be the last events ever at the Georgia Dome. 
  • This was the final Fox Sports 1 Series in Monster Jam.
  • This would be the first and only time the ranking style of points system was used in the FS1 Series.
  • This was the only time that the FS1 Series did not feature an encore after both the first and final shows of each tour.
  • Scooby Doo (presumably Nicole Johnson's), Dragon (presumably Scott Liddycoat's), Soldier Fortune Black Ops, and a second EarthShaker were intended to compete in the West tour, but were latter dropped off.
  • Pirate's Curse (Steven Sims'), Monster Mutt Dalmatian (Candice Jolly's) and Soldier Fortune were intended to compete in the East tour, but were later dropped off.
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