Archives for October 2004

Barthel Tricks, Dennis Treats in Montreal; Tv News!

Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger won the racing portion of Olympic Stadium’s Monster Jam in Montreal yesterday, beating Lupe Soza’s El Toro Loco in the finals. Brian Barthel took the freestyle victory with a career performance, scoring a 30 with two long power wheelies during his run. Phil Foster barrel rolled Maximum Destruction during his round one win over Guy Wood in Hot Wheels, but returned for freestyle and rolled again. Five of ten trucks rolled overall in freestyle, including War Wizard, Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Avenger, and Hot Wheels. In related news, Monster Jam will become a regular part of SPEED Channel’s programming very soon. Starting in December and running through February, Monster Jam will be on every weekday at 6 PM!

Happy Halloween

Think your Halloween costume is cool? Check out this one! Sandy Kott sent us this picture of her son all ready for Halloween as Guy Wood’s Bulldozer. Happy Halloween from!

Englishtown Rundown; Joliet Coverage

Eradicator breaks transmissionGary Porter and Grave Digger 12 won the racing, donut, and freestyle competitions at today’s monster truck event in Englishtown, New Jersey, while Mike Vaters and Black Stallion took the wheelie contest. Andy Slifko’s Eradicator caught on fire after exploding a transmission while performing a donut(see picture above), but both truck and driver were fine. Joliet coverage is also available; enjoy, and thanks for visiting! (photo courtesy Andrew Palochko)

Anderson On Display!

Dennis Anderson will be making a special appearance at Courtesy Ford in North Carolina tomorrow and Saturday. More information is available HERE, and photographer Dustin Hart will have photos and maybe some extras for AllMonster when he returns!

Dennis Anderson Grave Digger

Dungeon Shots’s new photographer, Dustin Hart, recently took a trip to Digger’s Dungeon and was kind enough to give us a few shots.

Monster Profile: Andy Hoffman

Andy Hoffman - Nitemare - Monster Profile

Andy Hoffman got started in monster trucks working for Kirk Dabney, eventually starting out with Steve Hess’ Nitemare truck on the Thunder Nationals circuit. Hoffman now owns and runs Nitemare through many changes and has a new truck in the works. We thank Andy for his time and support.

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Wild Night in Joliet!

Avenger Joliet Freestyle

Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois played host to some wild action last night. Highlights included Mark Hall winning the racing final against Avenger, John Seasock and Sudden Impact rolling in round one, and Avenger taking a wild ride in freestyle, as illustrated by the photo above! More updates and photos will be available soon!

Joliet, Illinois – Route 66 Raceway October 9, 2004

Photos By: Robert Haught
Event:Route 66 Speedway
City: Joliet, Illinois
Date: October 9, 2004

Field of Trucks: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (), Sudden Impact (John Seasock), and Wild Hair (Jason Witte). [Read more…]

Road Trip! Oshkosh Available

Rammunition and Sudden ImpactThis weekend is making the trip to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois for what matters-the monsters! Trucks scheduled at the raceway include Raminator, Rammunition, Sudden Impact, Eradicator, Equalizer (in place of Airborne Ranger), Avenger, Brutus, and Wild Hair. More information can be found HERE. Look for updates here first! Photos from Oshkosh, Wisconsin are also available in our photo gallery.

Monster Profile: Andy Slifko

Andy Slifko - Eradicator - Monster Profile

Andy Slifko got started in monster trucks in 1998 with the former Toyzilla chassis, naming his truck “Eradicator.” In 1999 Slifko debuted a new Patrick chassis and it runs as the current Eradicator. Slifko was kind enough to do an interview with us recently; we thank him for his generosity and support.

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