Adding to the flurry of updates coming into the site, Dustin Hart has checked in with a 100-photo gallery from Monsters on the Beach in Virginia Beach. Links below include our photo updates from the past couple of days:
Archives for October 2005
We have just received an update on the Montreal Monster Jam that took place earlier tonight, and it was a wild one! Three trucks rolled before freestyle, including Tony Farrell’s Blue Thunder during intros. In racing, Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents) rode a side surf that came too far back over, and Jim Koehler’s Avenger also rolled. Racing came down to Linsey Weenk in Iron Outlaw and Jimmy Creten’s Bounty Hunter, with Weenk taking the victory.
The sometimes-tacky, sometimes-slidy Montreal dirt had less of an effect in freestyle, but plenty of work remains to be done on trucks before their next show. Chris Bergeron in Brutus and Jim Koehler in Avenger each caught huge air during their runs, and each broke a wheel off upon landing, Koehler the right front and Bergeron a rear. Koehler continued and ended up rolling to finish his run. Andy Slifko took a liking to Hot Wheels and made the adjustment nicely, getting several solid hits in. Anderson rolled Grave Digger about halfway through his run. Meents took Maximum Destruction through its paces and earned a three way tie for the win with Charlie Pauken (Taz) and Creten, who had a standing start power wheelie included in his run. Meents took the victory by crowd cheer-off.
We thank our contributors for the update and photos from the event will be on the way soon!
Photos from the two-day Toledo, Ohio Monster Jam featuring Charlie Pauken driving Grave Digger XIV, Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Safe Auto, and Full Boar are now online in the Photos section. Also, we have a report in from Montreal that three trucks have rolled in racing, and more information will be available shortly, in addition to photos from a new AllMonster.com photographer!
The newest addition to the Grave Digger family, truck number 20, will debut at the SEMA convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in early November. The truck can currently be seen in the garage area of Digger’s Dungeon, where it is being worked on feverishly in preparation for its debut.
With this news brings the possibility of a competition debut before year’s end. The chassis was made in-house once again and is almost identical to the Digger 19 chassis. Dennis Anderson’s new truck will be similar to Digger 19, but with adjustments and mounts in more places for easier mid-race tuning. We will have more news as it is available.
Jack Koberna Racing (Cyborg, Tuff-E-Nuff, Beast, Surf Monster) was kind enough to send us a press release containing their plans for the 2006 season and much more. The full release is available below and includes information on the team’s expansion and new sponsorships. We thank Jack and Rocky Koberna for their time and support.