Archives for December 2005

First Look: Del Scorcho Arrives at Digger’s Dungeon

The new Del Scorcho arrived recently at Digger’s Dungeon. The wild 2004 F-150 truck driven by Frank Krmel will be traveling this season with Charlie Pauken and Grave Digger 15. Check out these quick shots of the new Del Scorcho at the shop (photos by Dustin Hart).

Frank Krmel

Inverness – Gun Slinger Wins Racing, VanHorn Wins Freestyle

Carl VanHorn’s first show of the three-show weekend in T-Maxx started off on the right foot. He took the truck to the racing finals, losing a close race to Gun Slinger and Scott Hartsock.

“I thought I had him, but we looked at the tape and I ended up passing him after the line,” said VanHorn. “The truck felt good; we’re gonna mess with the front shocks some before tonight’s show, but overall it was good, and I hope I made some fans by the end of the night.”

The wheelie contest was a T-Maxx win, with VanHorn putting the wheelie bar to good use. Hartsock pushed VanHorn hard with some big jumps in freestyle, and the only move he did not match was VanHorn’s donuts. T-Maxx won in a crowd cheer-off.

VanHorn to Drive T-Maxx at Inverness

T-Maxx Monster TruckAfter speaking today with Brandon Lagarde of Sudden Impact Racing, then with Carl VanHorn, it is confirmed that VanHorn will be driving T-Maxx this weekend at the Southern Monster Truck Showdown in Inverness, Florida.

“I had given notice with Clear Channel and was ready to start my lumber hauling job here in North Carolina,” said VanHorn. “Then Brandon called and said he would pay my way down to the show here, and I could see how I liked driving the truck.”

Lagarde and VanHorn both stated that there are future possibilities as far as VanHorn driving, but both will see how the weekend goes, and that nothing beyond this show is definite.

VanHorn will be joined by Gun Slinger, Clydesdale, Monkey’n Around, Wild Hair, and Iron Horse. For more information, check out

Also, we are working on a 200-plus photo gallery from Minneapolis. Stay tuned for that!

Anderson vs. Anderson Exclusive

Grave Digger vs. Taz monster truckRobert Haught sat down with Dennis and Adam Anderson to get their thoughts on racing each other for the first time before the show in Minneapolis. We thank them for their time; the article is at the link below:

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Monster Jam – December 3, 2005

Photos By: Robert Haught
Event: Monster Jam
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date: December 3, 2005

Field of Trucks: Blue Thunder (Tony Farrell), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Hot Wheels (Phil Foster), Iron Outlaw (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt (Brian Winston), Pastrana 199 (Paul Cohen), and Taz (Adam Anderson). [Read more…]

Heading to Minneapolis? We Are! will be making the trip to tomorrow’s Minneapolis Monster Jam for the last major stadium show of the 2005 season. Dennis Anderson (Grave Digger) will be in competition against his son, Adam, who will be driving the Taz truck. Also included in the field are Maximum Destruction, Hot Wheels, Monster Mutt, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, and Pastrana 199. We will have all the updates and photos online as soon as possible after the event!