More From Virginia Beach – Bradshaw, Porter, and More!

We have a report from Virginia Beach on today’s afternoon show thanks to Monster World Online. Carl VanHorn (Blue Thunder) and “Fletch” Lewis (Bulldozer) tied for fastest qualifying time, but VanHorn broke a power steering belt and was unable to continue. Racing came down once again to Paul Cohen (Pastrana 199) and Gary Porter (Grave Digger) in the finals, with Porter’s transmission holding this time and Grave Digger grabbing the victory. Freestyle was spectacular as well, with highlights including Chad Tingler (Power Forward) riding out a slap wheelie on a blown tire, Brian Winston’s Monster Mutt getting some huge air and knocking a header off upon landing, and Gary Porter having perhaps the best freestyle of the event. Former pro arenacross and motocross rider Damon Bradshaw tested a monster truck out for the first time in Digger’s Dungeon in North Carolina earlier this week, then did a qualifying run today for George Balhan in Escalade (Balhan would run the rest of the event) as well. More information to come from the Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon shows!

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Beach Events – May 7, 2005

Photos By: Dustin Hart
Event: Beach Events
City: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: May 7, 2005

Field of Trucks: Grave Digger (Gary Porter), Pastrana 199 (Paul Cohen), Blue Thunder (Carl VanHorn), Power Forward (Chad Tingler), Bulldozer (Fletch Lewis), Escalade (George Balhan), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Brandon Harrington), and Monster Mutt (Bryan Winston). [Read more…]

Virginia Beach Thursday Rundown

Virginia Beach, Virginia kicked off a five-show, four-day monster weekend with many of the biggest names in the sport in attendance. Although today’s show is canceled due to weather, Thursday’s lived up to its billing, with Paul Cohen in Pastrana 199 taking a win over Gary Porter’s Grave Digger in the finals after Porter blew a transmission. Freestyle was unjudged, but highlights included George Balhan nailing a long slap wheelie and save, Carl VanHorn and Blue Thunder planting the truck into the cars on a sky wheelie, and Paul Cohen, reportedly 7-8 feet straight up and down in the air off  of a wheelie bump. More details and photos will appear on AllMonster courtesy of Dustin Hart and Trevor Andrews as the weekend rolls on.

Starting Line Returns

Robert Haught’s Starting Line column is back for the summer. This week he weighs in on the World Finals and previews the summer season, and much more. Check it out by clicking the Starting Line link to the left, and enjoy

Cincinnati Gallery Now Online, Photo of the Week, and More!

Lil miss DangerousCheck out our Photos section for a short gallery of the Cincinnati Monster Jam from Paul M. Harry. We thank him for his photos and support; enjoy the photos. Also, Starting Line will make its return for the summer season tomorrow!

At Long Last…Vegas

It may have taken us awhile, but 160+ photos from the Las Vegas World Finals 6 are finally available for viewing. Check out some of the great featured freestyle photos before seeing the airing of the show on television, and be sure to thank Andrew Ellingwood for his great photography!

MONSTER JAM WORLD FINALS 6 PHOTOS

Silverdome to Close

The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, home to many Detroit-area events including the origin of monster trucks and current Monster Jam events, will be closing soon. Click the link below for the full story:

SILVERDOME TO CLOSE

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World Finals 6 Freestyle Champion Speaks Out – Creten’s Thoughts

AllMonster.com caught up with World Finals 6 Freestyle Champion Jimmy Creten of Bounty Hunter recently and got his thoughts on winning the title, what his plans are for next season, and much more. We thank Jimmy for his time; the interview can be seen by clicking the link below:

CRETEN INTERVIEW-WF6 FREESTYLE TITLE

TMS Milwaukee Highlights

Torgeson Motorsports (TMS) came to Milwaukee for two days of action this weekend, and the first night started with a bit of excitement from Kevin Poore in Project X. Poore stood the truck straight up on the cars in the wheelie contest (see photo from Robert Haught above) and took a soft roll to the right to begin the night. Mark Schroeder and Devastator would win the wheelie contest at his hometown show. Racing would be next, and Devastator would make the finals against Dan Runte’s Summit Bigfoot, with Runte taking the win. Geremie Dishman in Raminator and Devastator would make the freestyle finals after each truck ran once, and Dishman’s hits on the vans and a donut on the tacky track sealed his victory. More photos and coverage from Milwaukee will be available soon, along with Vegas photos and more, but that’s not all. AllMonster.com will be in Milwaukee again for tonight’s final TMS show, and will have the scoop there too!

Las Vegas World Finals Report

We have received another report with some more information on Vegas, and have the racing brackets and freestyle scores for those of you that missed them (original brackets and photos from ushra.com); the link to the racing brackets is above, as are freestyle scores below:

WORLD FINALS 6 FREESTYLE SCORES

1. Bounty Hunter-31 (tiebreaker 37)
2. Blue Thunder-31 (tiebreaker 36)
3. King Krunch-27
3. Black Stallion-27
5. Destroyer-26
6. Scarlet Bandit-25
6. Escalade-25
6. Avenger-25
9. Superman-24
9. Monster Mutt-24
11. Power Forward-23
11. Grave Digger-23
13. Maximum Destruction-22
14. Brutus-20
14. Pastrana 199-20
14. Hot Wheels-20
17. Black Smith-18
18. Madusa-13
19. El Toro Loco-8
20. Gunslinger-DNS

Reports indicate that a majority of the trucks finished their allotted time or close to it in freestyle, and most trucks were also able to drive off the track afterwards. Jim Koehler finished his freestyle run and took a refreshing swim in the rock pile pool. It rained during the entire racing portion of the program, but stopped during freestyle. Madusa had lane choice in the finals against Dennis Anderson and Grave Digger, and was simply quicker through the turn and took the victory. We congratulate every driver at the world finals and thank our reporters for their help; keep checking back for more!