Archives for June 2005

Catching Up…Quincy, Baxter, and More! is back to full strength after some computer problems and more, and we’ve got reports from Quincy, Illinois (photo above courtesy Josh Rhodes) and Baxter, Tennesee’s Monster Jams. In Quincy, Carl VanHorn took the wheel of Grave Digger XIX and immediately took a liking to it, winning five of six events on the weekend, his only loss coming to teammate Chad Tingler and Safe Auto during Saturday afternoon racing. Phil Foster had drive shaft issues all weekend, breaking two on the weekend and running the Saturday evening show in two wheel drive. The highlight of the weekend came in Saturday evening’s freestyle. Chad Tingler laid down a blistering run that included two slap wheelies and a cyclone donut. He earned a 29, but VanHorn was one point better with a run that was incredibly varied. Two sets of fast cyclone donuts, two sidewall-scraping saves, and a huge hit on the van stack into a frame-dragging slap wheelie earned VanHorn the win.

Reports from Baxter’s Friday show indicate VanHorn taking another sweep of racing and freestyle. Allen Pezo’s Predator broke a rear steer belt during the finals. More to come.

Photos from Williams Grove Saturday Show Now Up!

monster truck photosThe fans packed the stands at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for an exciting show featuring five great monster trucks. Gary Porter went on to sweep the event, taking the wheelie contest, racing and freestyle. The finals came down to Randy Moore’s War Wizard and Porter in Grave Digger. The race was extremely close but the call went to Grave Digger. The freestyle contest saw a 4-way battle between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, War Wizard, Bad News and Grave Digger after Rap Attack broke what is believed to be a transmission. All the trucks put on great runs in the “funky” wet to dusty track conditions, but Gary Porter stole the show with his high-speed antics and awesome donuts.

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Monster Jam – June 18, 2005

Photos By: Dustin Hart
Event: Monster Jam
City: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: June 18, 2005

Field of Trucks: Bad News (Bruce Haney), Grave Digger (Gary Porter), War Wizard (Randy Moore), Destroyer (Dan Evans), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Brandon Harrington), The Broker (Jim Leahy). [Read more…]

Monster Trucks Return to Williams Grove

The Monster Jam Summer Heat tour is heating up and will be stopping by Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania at the famed Williams Grove Speedway for 3 action-packed events. The 1-800 SAFE AUTO Monster Jam Summer Heat will feature five great monsters: Gary Porter in Grave Digger, Brandon Harrington in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dave Rappach in Rap Attack, Bruce Haney in Bad New Travels Fast and Randy Moore in War Wizard. AllMonster will be bringing you the action from the Saturday afternoon event as both Dustin Hart and Trevor Andrews will be there covering the event.

Richmond Photos and More!

Stone Crusher Monster truckThanks to Dustin Hart, has some new material in the form of photos from the Richmond Thunder Nationals way back on March 19. Check them out at the photos section. Highlights included Jason Childress taking a ride in Grave Digger 7 and some great concrete racing. Enjoy!