Archives for July 2005

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Stafford Springs – The Driver Shuffle

It will be a wild weekend in Stafford Springs, Connecticut this weekend when Monster Jam comes to town. Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson) and Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents) will be present, but some old faces will be there with new rides for the Stafford show only.

Rob Knell will be driving Meents’ Hot Wheels at the event, and Carl VanHorn will jump behind the wheel of Blue Thunder subbing for Tony Farrell. Add Charlie Pauken to the mix in the Taz truck, and Stafford Springs will be an unusual show. Eradicator, Thrasher, and Destroyer will also be on hand. For the first time in years, team Grave Digger will have three of its current drivers face each other in competition.

Monster Profile: Randy Brown

Randy Brown - Grave Digger - Monster Profile

Randy Brown sat down with AllMonster recently and was kind enough to give us some great insight on many aspects of monster truck racing. Before racing monster trucks, Brown was involved in pulling with his father and has always been involved in motor sports of some sort. We thank Brown for his time and courtesy. [Read more…]

What’s Up With Randy Brown?

AllMonster had the chance to sit down with Grave Digger 18’s Randy Brown and discuss the future of Randy Brown Motorsports, what it’s like to drive Grave Digger, and much more. We thank Randy for his time and support; click the link below for AllMonster’s newest Monster Profile!

Randy Brown – Grave Digger Monster Profile

Joliet Photos Now Online!

Joliet, Illinois monster truck photosPhotos from Joliet, Illinois are now available in the photos section; enjoy, and many more photos are on the way!


Catching Up On Summer

Charlie Pauken Grave’s reporters have been busy attending a variety of shows, including Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, West Lebanon, New York, Owego, New York, and Toledo, Ohio, among others. Photos will be online soon. Here is the rundown on West Lebanon’s first two nights:

Monday evening saw Dennis Anderson sweep racing (beating Maximum Destruction in the final) and freestyle, including an awkward rollover at the end of his run. Paul Cohen also rolled in Pastrana 199, and Charlie Pauken debuted the Tazmanian Devil truck as well. Tuesday has just been completed and Tom Meents’ Maximum Destruction took the racing and freestyle sweep, including one of the closest races in track history on the extremely wet and slippery track. Officials reviewed the tape of the finish between Meents and Anderson for a long time before declaring Meents the winner.

It was a busy week for Charlie Pauken, as he had just finished driving Grave Digger XIV in Toledo, Ohio. Pauken won every competition on the weekend but Friday’s racing, which went to Jimmy Creten’s Bounty Hunter. Pauken raced on a broken ring and pinion after round 1 on the Chicago-style cement course.

In Owego on Sunday, Randy Brown caught some serious air during freestyle after taking a final-round loss to Gun Slinger, then ended up rolling during a donut. Photos from Bloomsburg, Joliet, Owego, Toledo, and more will be online very soon. We thank all of our reporters and helpers for their continued support!

Toledo, Ohio – Monster Jam July 8-9, 2005

Photos By: Robert Haught
Event: Monster Jam
City: Toledo, Ohio
Date: July 8-9, 2005

Field of Trucks: Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Full Boar (Ed Eckert), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Iron Outlaw (Linsey Weenk), and Safe Auto (Chad Tingler).. [Read more…]

Time Travel to January; Route 66 Nears

Trevor Andrews’ photos from January 29’s Raleigh Monster Jam are now available in the Photos section.

Also, Route 66 Raceway’s monster truck show is all set for this weekend, and AllMonster will be covering the event. A “new” truck will debut at the show as the eighth truck (permission was not given for truck and driver name at this time) in a field that includes Raminator, Rammunition, Sudden Impact, T-Maxx, Eradicator, Airborne Ranger, and Stars and Stripes (Equalizer chassis, coloring contest body).

Team Raminator and the T-Maxx team both sent us press releases regarding Joliet; they are available at the links below:

Dodge Monsters Return to Chicagoland, Bloomsburg (.txt file)

T-Maxx to Generate Fireworks at Route 66 Raceway (Microsoft Word .doc)

We will have the updates from Joliet as soon as possible.

Joliet, Illinois – Route 66 Raceway – July 2, 2005

Photos By: Robert Haught
Event: Route 66 Raceway
City: Joliet, Illinois
Date: July 2, 2005

Field of Trucks: And More (Jon Zimmer), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (), Sudden Impact (Brandon Lagarde), T-Maxx (John Seasock), Kicker (Sean Duhon).

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