AllMonster.com 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.