Congratulations Bounty Hunter and Madusa!

AllMonster.com would like to congratulate Jimmy Creten (Bounty Hunter) and Madusa (Madusa); Madusa took the racing title at last night’s World Finals and Jimmy Creten won the freestyle after a tiebreaker with Tony Farrell’s Blue Thunder. Congratulations to both drivers!

Around the USHRA, AllMonster-Style

AllMonster is awaiting their reporters and photographers from Vegas to come back, and will have information on that as soon as possible, however, there were some interesting stories at other USHRA events this weekend as well, and AllMonster has the scoop thanks to a few other reporters! In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the drivers’ meeting is just now concluding, and results from the first three shows are as follows:

Friday-Wheelie Contest-Grave Digger XIV

Racing-American Guardian

Freestyle-Grave Digger XIV

Saturday-Wheelie Contest-Grave Digger XIV

Racing-Grave Digger XIV

Freestyle-Grave Digger XIV

Saturday evening-Wheelie Contest-Safe Auto

Racing-T-Maxx

Freestyle-Grave Digger XIV

In the Saturday afternoon show, Safe Auto won the wheelie contest, damaging the body slightly. Reports are that driver Chad Tingler was past vertical on his wheelie, and received a perfect 30, as did Grave Digger XIV. Carl VanHorn of Grave Digger said that no cheer-off was necessary and to give the win to Tingler; he deserved it!

In other action, AllMonster.com’s Dustin Hart and Trevor Andrews have the scoop from last night’s show, where Virginia Giant won the Racing, Donut, and Freestyle competitons, and Jason Childress (Subbing for Rod Schmidt) in Grave Digger 7 won the Wheelie contest. More to come!

Lawton, Oklahoma – Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – March 20, 2005

Photos By: Jim Mace
Event:Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
City: Lawton, Oklahoma
Date: March 20, 2005

Field of Trucks: Wild Hair (Ray Mowery), Project X (Kevin Poore), Bigfoot, Equalizer (Mike Hawkins). [Read more…]

Report from the World Finals in Vegas

AllMonster has received the first report from Las Vegas, with updated information on qualifying and much more! Jimmy Creten and Bounty Hunter was the fast qualifier as the only truck to break the 16-second barrier Friday night, while many drivers suffered mechanical troubles or errors in their official qualifying runs after stellar practice runs. Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction fell to the bottom of the bracket after getting on two wheels in the final turn, and teammate Phil Foster had drive train problems that only allowed him to drive the broken truck to register a time instead of going all out. The team was up until about 2:30 this morning making repairs, among them changing planetaries in Maximum Destruction. Jim Koehler rolled after tapping the breaks on his landing to avoid a date with the rock pile, and Team Avenger/Brutus pulled an all-nighter, making repairs until 5:00 this morning. The pit party is now underway, and the drivers’ meeting had some interesting events. The left lane will be moved up five feet to combat the advantage of trucks usually winning in the right lane, although the lanes seemed even in qualifying yesterday. It was a near unanimous vote by the drivers to do such a thing. In freestyle, if a truck is stopped on top of an obstacle, the track crew will be given three minutes to remove it, and if it cannot be removed, it becomes “fair game” as was the case last year. The weather is cold, windy, and a slight possibility of rain today, making for an interesting day of excitement as we near the big show. We wish all the trucks and drivers in Vegas good luck, and hope to have reports and photos by later tonight or earlier tomorrow!

Cincinnati, Ohio – Monster Jam – March 19, 2005

Photos By: Paul Harry
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: US Bank Arena
City: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: March 19, 2005

Field of Trucks: Grave Digger (Gary Porter), War Wizard (Randy Moore), Lil’ Miss Dangerous (Jocelyn Perrin), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Brandon Harrington), Samson (Dan Patrick), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach). [Read more…]

Richmond, Virginia – Monster Jam – March 19, 2005

Photos By: Dustin Hart
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Richmond Coliseum
City: Richmond, Virginia
Date: March 19, 2005

Field of Trucks: Stone Crusher (Gary Wiggins), Grave Digger (Jason Childress), Virginia Giant (Diehl Wilson), Bad News (Bruce Haney), Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Annihilator (Greg Adams). [Read more…]

Las Vegas, Nevada – Monster Jam World Finals 6 – March 19, 2005

Photos By: Andrew Ellingwood
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: March 19, 2005

Field of Trucks: Field of Trucks: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Pastrana 199 (Paul Cohen), Bounty Hunter (Jim Creten), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Black Stallion (Mike Vaters), Black Smith (Pablo Huffaker), Blue Thunder (Tony Farrell), Destroyer (Dan Evans), Escalade (George Balhan), El Toro Loco (Lupe Soza), Hot Wheels (Phil Foster), Monster Mutt (Bobby Z), Power Forward (Frank Krmel), King Krunch (David Smith), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Madusa, Superman (Chad Fortune)
[Read more…]

More From Hampton; Photo of the Week

Trevor Andrews’ photo gallery from Hampton, Virginia is now available in the Photos section, and we have finally updated our photo of the week. We thank Trevor for his time. Enjoy!

Monster Profile – Jason Witte of Wild Hair Monster Truck

Jason Witte Wild HairAllMonster.com was able to catch up with Jason Witte of Wild Hair fame following his last race in the truck and get his thoughts on his career, his memories, and his future plans. We appreciate Jason taking his time out for us, and encourage everyone to take a look at our newest Monster Profile!

Minneapolis Monster Jam Photos Online!

126 photos from the February 19 Minneapolis Monster Jam are now available for your viewing pleasure, including photos of Grave Digger’s 6-minute freestyle and more! Look for a new Monster Profile with Wild Hair’s Jason Witte tomorrow. Enjoy, and thank you for visiting AllMonster.com!