Robert Haught’s Moline, Ilinois 175-photo gallery from the two-day Monster Jam is now available. It includes Neil Elliott and Carl VanHorn’s big air battle in Maximum Destruction and Grave Digger, Rod Schmidt’s amazing wheelie on night one, and more! Enjoy!
Archives for November 2005
Josh Rhodes‘ gallery from last weekend’s Indianapolis Special Events show at the RCA Dome is now available, including Raminator’s power wheelie, Wrecking Crew’s incredible air, and more! Click the link below or the photo above to check it out; we thank Josh for the great photos!
All of our reporters have checked in and it was an exciting day in monster truck racing and freestyle. Coverage from Hampton is now available in our Coverage section thanks to Dustin Hart and Trevor Andrews, and some photos will be on the way tomorrow!
Josh Rhodes checked in from Indianapolis as well, and we have information on that as well. Doug Noelke’s Big Dawg was able to win on the Minneapolis style head-to-head racing course over Dan Runte (Bigfoot) in the finals.
Jim Koehler took the freestyle win with a perfect 30 from the judges after a huge launch on a large dirt pile pogoed the truck, then sent it onto two wheels, where he was able to save it and continue, eventually tearing the four link bars and a wheel off of the truck, named “Wrecking Crew” for the event.
Raminator had a couple of standing start power wheelies and plenty of air over the dirt pile as well, in addition to a strong run and several notable sky wheelies from Andy Hoffman’s Nitemare.
Photos and more information will be online as soon as possible; we thank Josh, Trevor, and Dustin for their help!
Field of Trucks: Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition, Wrecking Crew (Jim Koehler), Spike, Snake Bite, Black Stallion, Big Dawg, Bigfoot (Dan Runte), Nitemare (Andy Hoffman), Predator (Allen Pezo), Prowler.
Pull up a chair and lounge out by the computer tonight; AllMonster has your entertainment covered! First, we have updates from the Paul Shafer World Finals. Bad News suffered engine problems throughout the weekend, going out in the second round. In the end, the Kid Rock truck won racing. Freestyle is tomorrow, and Team KCM, Bigfoot, and others will still be competing, although some teams have already packed up, planning on forgoing freestyle.
But that isn’t all for tonight! Dustin Hart and Trevor Andrews are heading to Hampton, Virginia for tonight’s Monster Jam and have already checked in with us. Look for updates from them later on.
We also have Josh Rhodes, who checked in on his way to the Indianapolis Special Events show at the RCA Dome.
All in all it will be a busy weekend; pull up a chair and check out the updates later tonight
As the 2005 season in monster trucks winds down, I found it appropriate to reflect on all that has happened in our sport since I last posted a column here with a focus on the summer season.
The first stop for me was Quincy, Illinois for two days of Monster Jam. There were a couple of interesting storylines to look for in the winter season happening already at this event. Carl VanHorn was handed the keys to Dennis Anderson’s Grave Digger 19 and dominated the racing and freestyle both days. In his first hit on the van stack in freestyle, VanHorn did something even Anderson rarely does in 19–a slap wheelie, his trademark in Grave Digger 14. Rumors abound about which Grave Digger truck he will drive next year, but on this weekend and the following one in Baxter, Tennessee, VanHorn proved he will be a force in the season to come no matter what he is driving.