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02/28/06 -
The full gallery of Bryan Wagner's shots from this past weekend's Jackson-ville Monster Jam is now up in the Blog Photo Gallery!!
02/27/06 -
Bryan Wagner's teasers from Jacksonville here on the main page!!
02/26/06 -
Huge Recap From last night's St. Louis Monster Jam with over 50 pictures now posted in the Coverages section!!
02/25/06 -
Teasers & Recap from tonight's St. Louis Monster Jam!!
02/23/06 -
Kyle Carrington Fund announced, and Chris Kaelin's photos from a Team Meents display in O'Fallon, IL, promoting this weekend's St. Louis Monster Jam!!  Added 11 new events to the Monster Truck Event Schedule!!
02/22/06 -
Three new galleries  in the Fan Photo Gallery, thanks to Bari Musawwir, Jim Mace, and Jeremy Puglisi!!
02/21/06 -
News Update, Kyle Doyle's latest "Behind the Scenes" article in the Features section, and a much needed update to the Monster Truck Art Gallery, including five new drawings!!
02/20/06 -
News update from Shane Smith!!  Posted the Chattanooga, TN COVERAGE!!  Also, Kyle Doyle's full gallery from this past weekend's Sioux City, IA Monster Nationals in the Blog Photo Gallery and Matt Sorensen's Fargo Monster Jam pics in the Fan Photo Gallery!!  And Traxxas T-Maxx Press Release!!
02/18/06 -
Posted the Phoenix Monster Jam COVERAGE!! Updates from Sioux City, IA Monster Nationals, and the Salt Lake City, UT Monster Jam!!
02/17/06 -
New VIDEOS from our good friend Kaedon Berry of 2004's Darryl Starbird Monster Truck Races in Tulsa, OK!!  Bryan Wagner's full gallery from the Ocala, FL PSM show last weekend now in the Blog Photo Gallery!!  Two new galleries in the Fan Photo Gallery from Rob McGraw, including PSM Huntington & Charleston Monster Jam!!  Also, News Updates!!  And, Fifteen New Events on the MT Schedule!!
02/16/06 -
Kyle Doyle's latest "Behind the Scenes" article now posted in the Features section!!
02/15/06 -
VIDEOS from the Cape Girardeau, MO show this past weekend now up in the Videos section!!
02/14/06 -
Kyle Doyle's photo gallery from this past weekend's Monster Nationals in Champaign!!  Also, new LZ's Pit Report article in the Features section!!
02/13/06 -
Teasers and Recap from the Sunday Philadelphia Monster Jam thanks to Dave VanArtsdalen, and the Friday Pittsburgh Monster Jam thanks to Jeremy Puglisi!!
02/12/06 -
Teaser Pictures & Recaps from Cape Girardeau, Ocala, & Chattanooga right here on the Main Page!!
02/10/06 -
See the Fan Forum for updates from the Cape Girardeau, MO CFP show, the Ocala, FL PSM show, and the Chattanooga, TN Thunder Nationals all this weekend!!
02/06/06 -
Three new photo galleries including Miami & Orlando courtesy of Bryan Wagner, and East Lansing thanks to Kyle Doyle!!  Also some new fan pics here on the main page!!
02/05/06 -
Teasers from Miami up courtesy of our own Flyin' Bryan Wagner!!
02/04/06 -
Teasers & Recap from the Houston Monster Jam!!  New "Behind the Scenes" article from KD in the Features section!!  Juan Perez's San Antonio Monster Jam Pictures up in the Fan Photo Gallery!!
02/03/06 -
Posted Two New Coverages, Glendale & Kansas City!!  Check them out now in the Coverages section!!
02/02/06 -
Archived January 2006 content!!  Posted a News Update here on the Main Page!!










  • Jacksonville Photo Gallery!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner has submitted his full gallery from Saturday night's Monster Jam in Jacksonville, and they can now be seen in the Monster Blog Photo Gallery in the Coverages section!!  It was Neil Elliott taking the Racing win in Maximum Destruction, while Jim Kohler in Avenger took the Freestyle win with an awesome run.  Check out the gallery of over 100 pictures now by clicking the link below!!  (02/27/06)




  • ST. LOUIS MONSTER JAM RECAP!!:  We just got back from tonight's St. Louis Monster Jam and all I can say is WOW, what a show!!  We had an absolute blast, in what was one of the best events we have been lucky enough to attend.  The Racing portion of the show was very exciting from top to bottom, with many photo finishes, but in the end it would be Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter taking the big win over Tony Farrell in Blue Thunder!!  Freestyle was insane, as the drivers all made great use of the awesome track setup, and really put on one heck of a show.  Very notable performances came from Lupe Soza in El Toro Loco and Tony Farrell in Blue Thunder, but it was Tom Meents who blew everyone away with an amazing run that won't be soon forgotten by anyone in attendance tonight!!  Meents took the Freestyle win, and in a very classy act, dedicated his victory to friend Calvin Carrington, who was killed last week in Tulsa, OK.  Overall, the show was awesome, no doubt the best we've been to this year.  I have put together a very cool Recap to hold everyone over until we finish the full coverage here in a few weeks, so click below for our full recap with 50 pictures!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/26/06)





  • Tragedy in Tulsa:  This weekend's tragic incident at the Darryl Starbird Car Show & Monster Truck Races in Tulsa, OK claimed the life of a prominent member of the monster truck community, Calvin Carrington, owner of Wildfire Motorsports, and driver of the Full Throttle monster truck.  Carrington was an accomplished racer, owning four American Monster Truck Association Championships, and was currently riding an 11 out of 12 winning streak into the weekend's events.  While no words can take away any of the pain caused by this accident, we here at The Monster Blog send out our deepest sympathies to the Carrington family and friends, and they will be in our thoughts & prayers.  Also injured in the incident was our good friend Shane Smith, driver of the Venom monster truck for Holman Motorsports.  We wish Shane a quick and full recovery from his injuries, and he too will be in our prayers.  (For news story on incident, go to  Memorial Tribute Photo by Jacob Smallwood.

  • UPDATE FROM SHANE SMITH!!:  We here at The Monster Blog are incredibly relieved to have spoken with Shane Smith this evening, and hear that he is doing ok and on his way home tonight.  Shane shared with us his chilling first hand account of this tragic incident, and he is indeed lucky to be alive.  Shane suffered a concussion and had to have six stitches in the back of his head, but beyond that and some heavy bruising, Shane is ok.  He was released from the hospital around 6AM the morning following the accident.  Shane stated that he was truly touched by the outpouring of concern, saying "I appreciate the calls and the thoughts from everyone, I have been truly impressed by the response folks have given."  We thank Shane for taking the time to call us, and are incredibly glad to have heard from him.  We continue to keep the Carrington family in our thoughts and prayers, and wish them the best in getting through this tragic time.  (02/20/06)

  • Calvin Carrington Funeral Arrangements:  There will be a visiting Wednesday, February 22nd from 7pm - 9pm at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home, 10451 US Hwy 84 East, Thomasville, GA 31799.  The phone number for the funeral home is (229) 226-5621.
         The Funeral Service will be held at the Boston Baptist Church on Main Street, Boston, GA at 11am. People may go to the the Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home and then go in procession to the Church and then a graveside burial at Boston Cemetery, Boston, GA to follow.

    Thank you and God Bless,
    Kelley and Kyle Carrington
    (This information was passed along from the Carrington family, and posted per their request).

  • Kyle Carrington Fund:  Robyn Brow, Secretary of Treasury for the Monster Truck Racing Association, has started a fund to benefit the Carrington family in their time of loss.  All proceeds will be given to Kyle Carrington, the son of the late Calvin Carrington, who was fatally injured at the Tulsa, OK event this past Saturday.
    This from Robyn Brow: "In case anyone has not heard, one of our Owner/Driver members was fatally injured this weekend at a show.  Calvin has been a racer, promoter for a long time.  I am starting a fund for his son Kyle.  Please find it in your hearts to help one of own."
    Checkered Flag Productions has issued a challenge to all MTRA members to match a $50 donation, and also encourages others to donate as well.
    There is no minimum donation, and any amount will be accepted and appreciated.  You may donate using Paypal to Robyn Brow's account at  Checks or Money Orders are also being accepted and can be forwarded to Robyn Brow at 14843 April Drive, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.  For any and all questions, please feel free to contact Robyn at (561) 662-5022.
    We at THE MONSTER BLOG will be answering Checkered Flag Production's challenge with a donation of our own, and we encourage all of you to show your support for the Carrington family by doing the same.  Thank you!!  (02/23/06)


  • Team Meents Display!!:  In advance of this week's upcoming St. Louis Monster Jam, two Team Meents trucks were on display at Frieze Harley-Davidson in O'Fallon, IL on Wednesday.  Our very own Chris Kaelin stopped by to take some pictures of the event, which featured Maximum Destruction and Bob & Tom, and you can now see them in the Monster Blog Photo Gallery!!  The Monster Blog will be attending this weekend's Monster Jam at the Edward Jones Dome and will be bringing you full coverage of the show, so stay tuned!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/23/06)




  • New "Behind the Scenes" Article:  Kyle Doyle has submitted his latest "Behind the Scenes" article entitled "I Can't Feel My Face" in the Features section!!  As always, its a must read, so check it out now by clicking here, and leave Kyle some feedback on the Fan Forum!!  (02/21/06)

  • Big Update Tonight!!:  Three big new event contents now online!!  Tommy Lee Byrd's Coverage from last weekend's Chattanooga Thunder Nationals, Kyle Doyle's full gallery from this past weekend's Sioux City, IA Monster Nationals, and Matt Sorensen's gallery from the Fargo Monster Jam!!  Check them all out now, and thanks to all of these guys for all of their hard work!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/19/06)









  • Rosemont Teasers:  Our good friend Andrew Pellegrine wanted to share a couple of teaser shots from his trip to the Rosemont, IL Monster Jam this past weekend, and we are proud to post his great shots.  Enjoy!!  (02/20/06)



  • Traxxas T-Maxx Press Release:  Minneapolis, Minnesota (February 18, 2006) – The USHRA Monster Jam® series visited downtown Minneapolis bringing 12 of the best monster trucks in the country together for an impressive display of horsepower and big air. The Traxxas T-Maxx®, driven by Carl Van Horn, looked to continue its winning ways in Minneapolis.
         The weekend kicked off with the pit party allowing fans to meet and greet their favorite drivers. R/C fans were out in force for the pit party and local R/C clubs provided fans with R/C truck demonstrations and racing action.
         Monster truck racing started out with qualifying on the Chicago-style course. The Traxxas T-Maxx lined up with Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction, and when the light went green Carl put the hammer down and set the fast qualifying time that held up until the final qualifier.
         The 2nd fastest qualifying time set by T-Maxx setup a first round battle with Hot Wheels®, piloted by Chuck Warner. Van Horn unleashed the 1,500+ horsepower of T-Maxx and sailed into the 2nd round with an impressive victory. Up next was a second round match-up with Air Force. In a demonstration of power and agility the Traxxas T-Maxx one again was victorious and earned a spot in the semi-finals.
         In the semi-finals the T-Maxx lined up against the Bounty Hunter® driven by Jimmy Creten. Both trucks had excellent runs but it was the Bounty Hunter edging out T-Maxx in a photo finish. The Bounty Hunter went on to defeat Grave Digger in the racing finals.
         Monster truck freestyle went well for the Traxxas T-Maxx team, and T-Maxx finished 3rd in freestyle with a score of 19. T-Maxx put on an exciting freestyle run filled with big air, donuts, and huge wheelies. The fans were on their feet cheering on the Traxxas T-Maxx in Minneapolis.
         T-Maxx can be seen at the USHRA Monster Jam event in Jacksonville, Florida this Saturday (February 25th).  Stock Photo By Ross Z. Bonar from Indy Monster Jam 1/28/06.

  • PHOENIX MONSTER JAM COVERAGE!!:  The much anticipated Phoenix Monster Jam Coverage is now up in the Coverages section!!  I do believe this may be our best coverage yet, and with some great story-lines and over 180 awesome pictures, it is a great read!!  A HUGE thanks to my dad, Lauren Z. Bonar, for putting together such an awesome coverage of this show!!  Check it out in the Coverages section or by clicking the link below, and leave some feedback on the Fan Forum!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/18/06)



  • Teasers from Sioux City, IA!!:  The Rams of Hall Brothers Racing were on their game once again in Sioux City, IA Friday night, with Dale Benear in Rammunition taking the Wheelie competition, and Mark Hall in Raminator just edging out Doug Noelke in Big Dawg for the Racing win!!  However, Freestyle would continue to be dominated by the reverse wheelie man himself, Andy Hoffman in Nitemare!!  A huge thanks out to our good friend Kyle Doyle for sending us this recap and these teaser shots, more to come soon!!  (02/18/06)

Andy Hoffman continues his Freestyle domination in 2006, winning another contest!!

  • Teasers from Salt Lake City, UT!!:  A great friend of The Monster Blog, Jason Rivas, is in Salt Lake City, UT this weekend for Monster Jam!!  On Friday night, it was Dan Rodoni, taking the upset win in the Patriot over Charlie Pauken in Grave Digger!!  However, Freestyle would be Digger's revenge, just taking the win over hometown favorite Kreg Christensen in the Dragon Slayer!!  More to come from this event, with two more shows today, and Jason will be there for all of it!!  Stay tuned!!  (02/18/06)

Charlie Pauken points Digger skyward Friday night!!

Frank Krmel in Del Scorcho flies over the cars!!

  • Darryl Starbird's Monster Truck Races '04 Videos!!:  In the spirit of this weekend's Monster Truck Races at the Tulsa Expo Center that will feature a strong 8 truck lineup including Holman's Beast, Venom, Terminator, Bulletproof, Bearfoot, Torqzilla, Monkey'n Around, & Wild Mann, we have posted VIDEOS from the 2004 version of the show!!  A HUGE thanks to our good friend Kaedon Berry for submitting these videos, and we will have much more from him over the next few months!!  Thanks and enjoy!!  (02/17/06)


  • Ocala, FL Photo Gallery!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner has submitted his full gallery from the Amsoil Rock'N'Monster Truck Winter Series event held this past weekend in Ocala, FL!!  Check them out now in the Monster Blog Photo Gallery which can be found in the Coverages section, or by clicking the link below!! Enjoy!!  (02/17/06)



  • Traxxas T-Maxx Press Release:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 10, 2006) – The USHRA Monster Jam tour made its annual stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania much to the delight of the Philadelphia fans. The three day event was packed with four competitions, each including a wheelie, racing, and freestyle contest. The Traxxas T-Maxx® was the truck to beat, taking the win in two of the four races! In route to its race victories T-Maxx defeated a stout field of trucks including Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt®, and Blue Thunder®.
         All weekend long the Traxxas T-Maxx scored in the high 20’s in freestyle and the wheelie contest. T-Maxx had outstanding wheelies in the wheelie contest throughout the entire weekend. T-Maxx was able to go vertical several times sending the monster truck fans into a frenzy. T-Maxx placed 2nd or 3rd in the wheelie competition all through the weekend.
         Van Han put on four incredible freestyle performances over the weekend. T-Maxx thrilled the fans with back-to-back runs filled with vertical wheelies, ferocious donuts, and monster air. It is easy to see why the judges awarded T-Maxx with high scores.
         Winning was the name of the game for T-Maxx in the straight-line drag racing competition. The full-size version of the #1 selling T-Maxx R/C monster truck made the semi-finals in each race contest, and on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon T-Maxx was the outright winner. On Saturday night Van Horn defeated Monster Mutt, Suzuki®, and then went on to beat Blue Thunder in the final race! The fans loved the awesome performance from the T-Maxx.
         During Sunday’s show T-Maxx took on Monster Mutt and El Toro Loco, and would find another final round match up with Blue Thunder. Carl put the hammer down and defeated Blue Thunder in a repeat performance from the previous day. The Traxxas T-Maxx prevailed much to the delight of the fans who were on their feet cheering, “T-Maxx, T-Maxx, T-Maxx.”
         Upon accepting the accolades for winning, Carl thanked everyone at Traxxas for their support. The Traxxas T-Maxx can be seen next Saturday (February 18) at the Minneapolis, MN USHRA Monster Jam event (02/17/05) Photo By Monster Blog Special Contributor Dave VanArtsdalen.

  • MTRA SPECIAL OFFER!!:  This letter was received from MTRA President Jeff Bursey: "I am writing you to let you know about an exciting offer that has been presented to the MTRA but because I want to show people what membership in the MTRA can do for someone, I am passing this offer along to everyone.   WESCO has said that they will sell us a SFI 3-2a/15 firesuit for $509.00 plus s/h, if we can fill an order of 50.  Many feel that the expense of this firesuit may be keeping many from seeing the other benefits of the MTRA.  Now that we have made it easier to obtain certification I would urge every monster truck owner/driver, and anyone who loves the sport to consider joining the flagship of monster truck associations.  Anyone who is interested can contact Jeff Bursey himself through email at!!"  So if you are looking to upgrade your current firesuit, or are breaking into the business and looking to buy one, get in touch with Jeff and take advantage of this great offer!!  (02/17/05)

  • Monsters on Mainstreet Sweepstakes!!:  AURORA, IL. (February 2, 2006) – The Monster Jam® World Tour (sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association®) announced today that Ford Trucks is furthering its relationship with Monster Jam and will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience through the Monsters on Mainstreet sweepstakes.
         Monsters on Mainstreet, brought to you by Ford Trucks and Monster Jam, provides an unparalleled prize package that is a must enter for all Monster Jam fans. Five winning finalists randomly selected from entrants registered at will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip for themselves and three guests to attend the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas on March 24-25, 2006. Included are VIP tickets, all-access tours, Blue Thunder Monster Truck ride passes, lunch with the Ford monster truck drivers, and more.
         In addition, one of the five finalists will host a private Monster Jam event in their hometown over the 2006 Fourth of July holiday weekend. During the Monster Jam World Finals, each finalist will be given a key to start a 2006 Ford Super Duty Truck. The finalist with the key that starts the Super Duty will become the Grand Prize Winner, receiving access to the exclusive 2006 Driver and Sponsor Awards Banquet in Las Vegas on March 26th. Next comes a few thousand tickets to a Fourth of July bash in the winner’s hometown – Monster Jam style. The dirt, the jumps, the trucks, the drivers all coming to one lucky fan’s town to provide the ultimate fan experience.
         Fans can enter now at until March 12th, 2006 for a chance to win a Monster Jam event in their hometown brought to you exclusively by Ford Trucks and Monster Jam.
         “Ford Trucks is proud to continue our partnership with Monster Jam and the Monsters on Mainstreet promotion represents another outstanding way to strengthen our connection to Monster Jam fans” states Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Marketing Manager. “Ford Trucks are the best selling in the country and Monster Jam delivers the ultimate in off-road action to an audience of loyal fans that appreciate and value extraordinary truck performance; so our partnership and the Monsters on Mainstreet promotion is truly a natural fit”.
         “As we enter the sixth consecutive season with Ford Trucks as ‘the official truck’ of Monster Jam, I am inspired by their enthusiasm and desire to compliment the Monster Jam experience and connect with our patrons in generous and rewarding ways” said Tim Murray, Vice President of Sales for Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports.
         For more information about the United States Hot Rod Association or Monster Jam Series, please log on to (02/17/05)

  • New "Behind the Scenes" Article!!:  Check out Monster Blog Special Contributor Kyle Doyle's latest "Behind the Scenes" article, telling the story of Hall Brothers Racing continuing quest for 2006 Monster Nationals Championship.  The article is, as always, a must-read, check it out now in the Features section or by clicking the link below!!  (02/16/06)



  • Videos From Cape Girardeau, MO!!:  We had a blast this past weekend in Cape Girardeau, covering the CFP Monster Truck Winter Nationals, and we are proud to have posted our VIDEOS from the show, now up in The Monster Blog Video Gallery!!  A HUGE thanks to all the folks from Checkered Flag Productions for allowing us to video the show for you all to enjoy right here at The Monster Blog!!  We had a blast at their show, and encourage all of you to get to a CFP show near you!!  We are already looking forward to the March show in Sedalia, MO, but in the meantime, check out the new vids by clicking the link below!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/15/06)


  • Champaign Monster Nationals!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Kyle Doyle's photo gallery from this past weekend's Monster Nationals in Champaign, IL is now up in the Blog Photo Gallery!!  Check it out now in the Coverages section or by clicking below!!  A big thanks out to Kyle for getting us his pictures so quickly for you all to enjoy!!  (02/14/06)



  • New LZ's Pit Report Article!!:  My father, Lauren Z. Bonar, has written a new article in his LZ's Pit Report series about some of the great things one Monster Truck driver has been doing in his community to help out.  Read the story about Pit Bull owner and driver Charles Benns now in the Features section, or by clicking here!!  Thanks and enjoy!!  (02/14/06)

  • Philly Monster Jam Recap & Teasers!!:  It wasn't easy, but a little bit of snow (12 inches+) wasn't going to stop Monster Blog Special Contributor Dave VanArtsdalen from getting his family and friends to the Wachovia Spectrum for a Sunday afternoon of Monster Jam excitement!!  Dave was also covering the event for The Monster Blog, and as always, got some awesome pictures!!  The action was fast and furious with Chad Tingler in Grave Digger winning the Wheelie & Freestyle competitions, while Carl Van Horn in T-Maxx took the Racing Finals over Tony Farrell in Blue Thunder!!  Click the link below to see some more of Dave's awesome teaser shots from Philly, and stay tuned in the coming weeks for an awesome full coverage of the event from our good friend Dave V.!!  (02/13/06)

Courtney Jollie turns in a wild performance in Pastrana 199 during the Wheelie contest!!



  • Pittsburgh Friday Night Teasers!!:  Another friend of the Monster Blog, Jeremy Puglisi has informed me that he will be sending in his gallery from Friday Night's Monster Jam at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA this past weekend!!  The photos will be appearing in the Fan Photo Gallery just as soon as we can get them up, in the meantime, enjoy a few teaser pictures that Jeremy sent over!!  (02/13/06)

Mark McFarland in Safe Auto rides a wheelie during Freestyle!!

Randy Brown then shows the fans in Pittsburgh how Digger does donuts!!

  • Cape Girardeau Recap & Teasers!!:  What a great weekend we had in Cape Girardeau, MO where the fine folks from Checkered Flag Productions put on two great shows this weekend!!  On Friday night, it was Rich Blackburne in Demon taking the win in Racing over Sean Duhon in Excaliber, while Allen Pezo in Predator would wow the crowd with some crazy in air on his way to the Freestyle win!!  Saturday, the stars of the Monster Truck Winter Nationals were at it again, with Predator taking the Racing win this time over John Seasock in the debut of his new chassis for Sudden Impact.  Seasock would come back with some awesome air in Freestyle, taking the win!!  We covered both shows, including both pictures and video, all of which will be seen here on The Monster Blog in the coming weeks.  In the mean time, check out the links below for more teaser pictures, and some teaser video clips!!  A special thanks to all the folks from Checkered Flag Productions for all their help with our coverage, and for putting on two great shows!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/12/06)

Allen Pezo in Predator gets some crazy air on his way to the Freestyle win Friday night!!


Click Here For The Friday Night Preview Video!!




John Seasock gets some awesome air in route to the Saturday night Freestyle win!!


Click Here For The Saturday Night Preview Video!!



  • Cape Girardeau Recap & Teasers!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner was in Ocala, FL this weekend for the Amsoil Rock'N'Monster Truck Winter Series!!  Six trucks did battle in three shows this Friday and Saturday, including Bearfoot, Captain USA, Kid Rock, Monster Patrol, Rampage, and Wild Thang!!  Click on the links below for results and more teasers from all three shows on the Fan Forum!!  Bryan's full photo gallery will be up here on The Monster Blog, coming soon!!  (02/12/06)




  • Chattanooga, TN Recap & Teasers!!:  The Monster Blog's very own Tommy Lee Byrd was in Chattanooga, TN this weekend for the USHRA Thunder Nationals!!  The weekend would be the Pablo Huffaker and Grave Digger show, as Pablo won the Wheelie, Racing, & Freestyle competitions both nights!!  Click the links below for more results and teaser pictures!!  Full Coverage to come soon, stay tuned!!  (02/12/06)




  • Big Weekend of Coverage!!:  Well, we are off to Cape Girardeau, MO Friday afternoon, and we will be seeing two awesome shows this weekend put on by the great folks at Checkered Flag Productions!!  An awesome lineup featuring Predator, Prowler, Demon, Monkey'N'Around, Sudden Impact, & Excaliber will compete in the two shows, and we will be there covering all the action!!  Additionally, Tommy Lee Byrd will be in Chattanooga, TN all this weekend for the Thunder Nationals, and Bryan Wagner will be in Ocala, FL for the Amsoil Rock'N'Monster Truck Winter Series!!  We will have a full recaps and teaser shots from the shows each night on The Monster Blog Fan Forum, so check back with us to see all the latest as myself, Tommy, and Bryan check in each night!!  Thanks!!  (02/10/06)


  • New Sponsor & Website!!:  We are very happy to announce another new sponsor of The Monster Blog, John Borba's WGAS Motorsports!!  WGAS Motorsports is the largest promoter of quality motorsports in California, and we are proud to welcome them aboard as a sponsor to the website.  Additionally, The Monster Blog's Ross Z. Bonar will be the new webmaster for the WGAS Motorsports site, which should launch in the next day or two, so keep checking to see the new site and to keep up with all the great events and information coming out of WGAS!!  (02/08/06)

  • Three New Photo Galleries!!:  Another big update tonight containing not one, not two, but THREE new photo galleries from 2006 events, courtesy of our awesome Monster Blog Special Contributors Bryan Wagner & Kyle Doyle!!  The Monster Blog is on a roll, as we continue to lead the way in Monster Truck Coverage in 2006!!  The new galleries can be found in the Monster Blog Staff Photo Gallery, or by clicking on the links right below!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/06/06)









  • New Pics From Phoenix:  We received these photos from a great fan named Patrick Markham, who just wanted to share them with everybody!!  Patrick seems like a great guy, and you will likely be seeing more of his pictures on the site from time to time, including in this week's Picture of the Week contest.  These are some shots of the now infamous finish to Rod Schmidt in Grave Digger's Freestyle run where he ended up on top of Kreg Christensen's Dragon Slayer in Phoenix on January 28th.  Thanks to Patrick for these great shots!!  (02/06/06)

The damage to Dragon Slayer was extensive, as evidenced from this photo.

  • Teasers from Miami!!:  Our very own Monster Blog Special Contributor Flyin' Bryan Wagner was in Miami this weekend, where the action was wet and wild!!  It was Scott Hartsock in Gun Slinger taking the win over Lupe Soza in El Toro Loco in the evening's Racing Finals, and Tony Farrell in Blue Thunder breaking through with the Freestyle victory!!  Thanks to Bryan for braving the we weather to get some awesome shots for us, full gallery to come soon!!  (02/05/06)

Ton Farrell in Blue Thunder takes on the boat in Freestyle on his way to the victory!!



  • Teasers from Houston!!:  Our good friend Juan Perez just got back from Houston, and being the awesome guy that he is, wanted to make sure and get us some teaser shots to share will all of you!!  It was a wild night down at Reliant Stadium in Houston, as Carl Van Horn broke through in Traxxas T-Maxx, defeating Chad Fortune in Superman for the big win in the Racing Finals!!  Unfortunately, during his victory celebration, Van Horn broke the transmission while attempting a cyclone and was done for the night.  After all was said and done in Freestyle, it was David Smith in King Krunch taking the upset victory.  More to come from this show, including Juan's full gallery of photos!!  A huge thanks out to Juan, and we hope you enjoy the pictures!!  (02/04/05)

Carl Van Horn would be the winner in Racing tonight!!

David Smith wheelies his way to the Freestyle victory with a score of 29!!

Neil Elliott in Max D fell just short of the win, scoring a 28.

Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger blows out a rear tire in Freestyle!!

  • Saturday Night Update!!:  Some more fun Monster Truck content for you all this evening on the eve of the Super Bowl!!  Another edition of "Behind the Scenes With KD" is up in the Features section, this one entitled "Have Tools, Will Race," continuing the chronicles of Hall Brothers Racing's start to the 2006 season.  Don't miss it, and leave some feedback for Kyle on the Fan Forum!!  Also, Juan Perez has sent in his pictures from the San Antonio Monster Jam of a couple weeks ago, and they are now in the Fan Photo Gallery.  Go check out the new goodies out, thanks, & enjoy!!  (02/04/05)







  • Glendale & Kansas City Coverages!!:  Well, after quite a bit of waiting on your part, and a lot of hard work on our part, we have finally posted two new coverages for your viewing pleasure!!  The Rolling Thunder Monster Truck Challenge in Glendale, AZ from January 7th and the Kansas City Monster Jam from January 21st!!  Both shows featured great 8 truck lineups, and were a ton of fun!!  Glendale was covered by my parents Lauren & Lynette Bonar, and Kansas City was covered by yours truly.  The new coverages can be found in the Coverages section, or by clicking on the links below.  We hope you enjoy both coverages, and please leave us some feedback on the Fan Forum!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (02/03/05)






  • 2006 Special Events Points Series:  With the 2006 Special Events season getting ready to kick off in just a couple months, The Monster Blog has been given an exclusive first look at some of the preliminary truck lineups for this year's Jamboree schedule!!  A special thanks to the folks at Special Events for sharing this information with us, so that we could share it with all of you!!  Please keep in mind that these lineups are preliminary, and are subject to change!!  Should be a great season which will see Raminator, Rammunition, Avenger, and Predator compete for the season title, as they will be running every event on the schedule.  The 2006 season will also see the return of Grave Digger to the series, as the incredibly popular truck will appear in Springfield, MO and Bloomsburg, PA.  The Monster Blog will be in Springfield covering the entire weekend's event in May, and could another trip to Indy be in the cards?  Stay tuned, and make sure to hit a 4 Wheel Jamboree near you!!  (02/02/06)

2nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Texas 4-Wheel Jamboree

Fredericksburg, TX – Gillespie County Fairgrounds - April 1st-2nd, 2006

Truck Lineup:  Avenger, Predator, Prowler, Raminator, & Rammunition

9th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree

Springfield, MO – Ozark Empire Fairgrounds - May 6th-7th, 2006

Truck Lineup:  Avenger, Grave Digger, Predator, Raminator, Rammunition, & Spike 

21st Annual Advance Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree

Lima, OH – Allen County Fairgrounds - May 19th-21st, 2006

Truck Lineup:  Avenger, Big Dawg, Nitemare, Predator, Prowler, Raminator, Rammunition, & Spike 

19th Annual Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree

Bloomsburg, PA – Bloomsburg Fairgrounds - July 7th-9th, 2006

Truck Lineup:  Avenger, Eradicator, Grave Digger, Predator, Prowler, Raminator, Rammunition, & Spike 

12th Annual Bond Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree

Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Expo - August 5th-6th, 2006

Truck Lineup:  Avenger, Predator, Prowler, Raminator, Rammunition, & Spike   

25th Annual Advance Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals

Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Fairgrounds - September 22nd-24th, 2006

Truck Lineup:  Avenger, Big Dawg, Bigfoot, Nitemare, Predator, Prowler, Raminator, Rammunition, & Spike 


  • January Archive:  With the beginning of a new month comes the archiving of the previous one...and none too soon, as the main page here was becoming VERY large with all of the great coverage we provided this past month here at The Monster Blog.  I have kept on the main page, however, material from this past weekend, including the Indy Recap & Teasers and the Orlando & Phoenix teasers, so that they are still highly visible.  All of the rest of January content can be seen by scrolling down to the bottom of the main page and clicking on the "January 2006" link in the Archive table.  Heading up the page is Chris Parrish's awesome picture of Grave Digger from Pontiac that has been awarded the "Picture of the Month" title for January.  Be sure to see all of the great stuff from last month if you haven't already, and we are ready to go wild in February!!  (02/02/06)

  • Indy Monster Jam Recap!! We have moved the Indy Recap and Teaser shots to another page to help with the congestion here on the main page, so click below to check out our full recap from the Indy Monster Jam!!  (02/12/06)

Jim Bendzick goes vertical in one of the Freestyle moves of the night!





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