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First Ever R/C Monster Truck Racing Event at Digger's Dungeon was a Huge Success!

Posted: 5/30/2006

May 27, 2006 - Over 80 R/C Monster Trucks were entered in the first ever R/C Monster Truck event held at the Digger’s Dungeon in Poplar North Carolina. Drivers from Florida, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania and Virginia completed in Side-by-Side racing and a “Winner Take All” Freestyle event. Solid Axel Electric Monster Trucks made up the largest class, with Big Block Nitro’s following close behind. The level of craftsmanship found in the trucks was incredible.

The Wyatt Racing Team traveled from Dearborn Michigan to showcase their Monster R/C trucks at the dungeon. They dazzled the crowd with their 1/6 scale Monster R/C truck that jumped clear across the timing system sensors each time it raced. The Extreme Hobby Team from Polk County Florida took top honors in both the Small and Big Block Nitro classes.

Event winners were; Concourse (Best of Show) - David Pack, Virginia; Small Block Nitro - Tommy Feichtel, Florida; Big Block Nitro - Brian Fowler, Florida; Independent Axel Electric - Atom Wigley, Indiana and Solid Axel Electric - David Pack, Virginia.

Bari Musawwir of Florida won the “Winner Take All” Freestyle event with a score of 29 out of 30 points to collect the $400 purse from Dennis Anderson. Brian Fowler won $120 for jumping his Losi LST over 35 feet into the Monster Jam banner located at the end of the track.

Special thanks go out to the freestyle judges Carl Van Horn (Driver of the T-Maxx Monster Truck, Dustin (Gravediggers Crew Chief), Dennis Anderson (Freestyle Commentator) and Ryan Anderson.

Click here for a complete list of race event results.

Race raffle winners were; Tony Luciano from New York who won a HPI Savage X, Christopher Dixon from Florida won a HPI Savage KFX 700 ATV, Tommy Feichtel from Florida won a Traxxas Sport Maxx topped with a 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Parma Grave Digger Body autographed by Dennis Anderson.

R/C Monster Motorsports would like to thank Dennis Anderson and his entire staff at the Digger’s Dungeon for a great event. There are already big plans for next year! The RC track at Digger’s Dungeon was co-designed by USHRA/Monster Jam Senior Director of Operations, Bill Easterly. Bill provided his full scale experience for our R/C track design. Bill was responsible for designing the Monster Jam World Finals track in Las Vegas, Nevada. His assistance was greatly appreciated.

Race sponsors included: HPI, Traxxas, Proline, Parma, Spaxstix, The Monster Blog, RC Driver Magazine and Dennis Anderson. All together there was over $3,500 in prizes given away at the event. Every driver entered received a limited edition race event plaque signed by Dennis Anderson. RC Driver Magazine was on hand to take picture and interview drivers. Look for additional event coverage in the September issue of RC Driver magazine.

Click here for a complete list of drivers for the Digger’s Dungeon R/C Monster Truck event. Click here to view a photo gallery of the race. More pictures will be posted soon.

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