- Chattanooga, TN Thunder Nationals Coverage Posted!!
- Six More Trucks Announced for The World Finals!!
- Lots of "Picture of the Week" Contest News!!
- Hall Brothers Racing Press Release!!
- "Road to the World Finals" Week Eight Update!!
- WMTRL Week Thirteen Recap!!
- Old School Photo Gallery Updated!!
- Dayton Monster Jam Photo Gallery!!
- Sioux City Monster Nat's Photo Gallery!!
- Jacksonville Monster Jam Photo Gallery!!
- Three New Fan Photo Galleries!!
- Jacksonville Monster Jam Update!!
- Monster Madness Heads to the
- "Road to the World Finals" Week Seven Update!!
- Darryl Starbird's Monster Truck Races Recap & Photos!!
- Minneapolis and Cleveland Monster Jam Photo Galleries!!
- St. Louis Monster Jam Photo Gallery Posted!!
- St. Louis Monster Jam Recap & Teasers!!
- Phoenix Monster Jam Coverage Posted!!
- Special Events Lineups for Second Half of '07!!
- BIGFOOT Cartoon Nominated For Emmy!!
- WMTRL Week Eleven Recap!!
- The Monsters of Motorsports Set to Invade Brandon, FL!!
- Champaign Monster Nationals Photo Gallery Posted!!
- Special Events 2007 Lineups Announced!!
- "Road to the World Finals" Week Six Update!!
- Cincinnatti and Pittsburgh Monster Jam Photo Galleries!!
- Philly Monster Jam Recap & Teasers!!
- Major League of Monster Truck PR!!
- Big Red Monster Fire Truck PR!!
- Monster Blog Update!!
- WMTRL Week Ten Recap!!
- Two new photo galleries posted!!
- "Road to the World Finals" Week Five Update!!
- Tallahassee, FL
Recap & Teasers!!
- Meents Doubles Down in Houston!!
- Charleston Monster Jam photos, including the new War Wizard!!
- The Aztec, NM AMP Tour Coverage has been posted!!
- Recap & Teasers
from the Friday night Chattanooga Thunder Nationals!!
- Madison, WI Monster Nationals Photo Gallery Posted!!
- Little Rock, AR
PICTURE OF THE MONTH!!
Photo by: TREVOR ANDREWS
Chattanooga, TN Thunder Nationals Coverage Posted!!: Tommy Lee Byrd's coverage of the Chattanooga, TN Thunder Nationals is now posted!! Featuring Gun Slinger, Cowboy, Full Boar, Bad News, and Virgina Giant, read about all the weekend's action in Tommy's new coverage. Check it out now by clicking on the link below, and be sure to stop by the Fan Forum and let Tommy know what you thought. Thanks & Enjoy!! (02/28/07)
Six Additional Trucks
Qualify for the Las Vegas World Finals!!: (Aurora, IL)
The quest to battle against the best at the Monster Jam World Finals next
month is heating up as six more teams have qualified to compete at Sam
Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on March 24th.
- Air Force Afterburner
The above selected
include five-time World Finals veterans Monster Mutt and Hot Wheels, as
well as inaugural competitor, Monster Mutt Dalmatian. Of these contenders
challenging for the championship, Linsey Weenk in Iron Outlaw is favored
to prevail. Last year he was one of the fastest on the circuit, but was
unable to advance to the semi finals. This year he is geared up to claim
his place in World Finals history.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The eight trucks previously announced are: Grave Digger, Bounty Hunter, Maximum Destruction, Avenger, Batman, Superman, El Toro Loco, and Blue Thunder.
the Week News!!: TheMonsterBlog.com is proud to announce
that our Picture
of the Week contest has acquired a sponsor!! 4 Wheel Parts of
OH began their relationship with The Monster Blog by partnering with
Special Contributor Kyle Doyle to be the title sponsor of his "Behind the
Scenes" section. Now these fine folks have decided to sponsor our Picture
of the Week contest, and will be awarding $25 gift certificates to all of
the Picture of the Month winners, as well as awarding a "to be announced"
prize for the 2007 Picture of the Year winner!! Accordingly, the
Picture of the Week section has been re-themed red and yellow to reflect 4
Wheel Parts' sponsorship of the contest. We are proud to partner with 4
Wheel Parts of Cleveland, OH and we thank them for their support of The
In other Picture of
the Week contest news, we have finally crowned the winner of the 2006
Picture of the Year!! When all the ballots were in and the average
finishs calculated, there was one clear winner and that was Melanie
Sharrow for her August Picture of the Month winning photo of Raminator's
roll at Bloomsburg. We congratulate Melanie on her victory and also give
kudos to all last year's Picture of the Month winners.
Hotsy® to Keep Dodge
Monsters Clean in 2007!!:
(Champaign, IL) North America’s #1 name in pressure washers and
cleaning systems is teaming up with the #1 monster truck
team in the country for 2007, and beyond. Hotsy Cleaning Systems and Hall
Brothers Racing have signed a deal that will have Hotsy Pressure Washers
and Part Washers doing their part to help keep the team’s Raminator and
Rammunition Dodge monster trucks looking their best.
But the support from
Hotsy doesn’t stop there; the team will also be utilizing a variety of
Hotsy products in their Champaign, IL –based racing shop. “When the trucks
come into the shop after a hard weekend on the road, we will be counting
on Hotsy’s 7530 front-loading automatic parts washer to help clean up
critical engine, transmission, and axle components,” explained Raminator
driver Mark Hall. He went on to add that “We have a reputation for racing
clean and powerful monster trucks, and with the help of Hotsy, we will be
able to take that to the next level.”
"Road to the World Finals" Update - Who Earned Their Way In??: Traditionally, the Jacksonville Monster Jam occurs on the last weekend before the World Finals competitors are released, and the official announcement could come as early as today!! Our UNOFFICIAL Monster Jam "Road to the World Finals" standings are updated with all of this past weekend's results factored in!!
Up front Tom Meents
in Maximum Destruction and Adam Anderson in Grave Digger XX continue to
dominate, while the only big jump made this week in our ranking system
comes courtesy of a big performance by Damon Bradshaw in Air Force
Afterburner in Jacksonville, who jumped all the way up into the 10th
position overall!! The rookie's quick adaption to the sport of
monster trucks has been nothing short of amazing, and Bradshaw will no
doubt be a factor at the World Finals just over a month from now.
WMTRL Announcer -
Week Thirteen Recap!!: (WMTRL.com) Michael Vaters has
given his homestate crowd in Baltimore, Maryland plenty to cheer about in
recent years. After winning the
event in 2005, Vaters swept all 4 events in 2006, and won the first two
races at 1st Mariner Arena this year. The Black Stallion was finally
defeated by Randy Brown during the semi-finals on Saturday night. But, the
two wins this weekend has moved Vaters into 4th place in the world.
More Old School Photos!!: Trevor Bryant of Brandon, Manitoba was kind enough to send over some vintage photos from his collection to add to our new Old School Photo Gallery. A huge thanks to Trevor for this blast from the past!! If you have old school photos or videos that you would like to share with the monster truck community, contact us at email@example.com today!! Thanks again to Trevor, enjoy his pics!! (02/27/07)
Dayton & Sioux City Photo
Monster Blog Staff Member Paul Harry was in Dayton, OH Saturday night for
two Thunder Nationals shows at the EJ Nutter Center. Rod Schmidt in Grave
Digger dominated Saturday, sweeping the early show and then winning racing
in the evening show. Diehl Wilson in Virgina Giant picked up the evening
freestyle victory. Click the link below to see photos from all the
Jacksonville Monster Jam Photo Gallery!!: Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner was in Jacksonville last night, and his photo gallery is now posted!! Containing over 100 photos from all the evening's monster truck action, check them out now by clicking the link below. Thanks to Bryan for the great photos, enjoy!! (02/25/07)
Three New Photo Galleries!!: Big update to the Fan Photo Gallery today courtesy of Chad Dobbins, Steve Parry, and Clive Featherby / Chris George. We've got photo galleries from the Albany, NY Thunder Nationals, the Greensboro, NC Monster Jam, and the Monsters Tour of Destruction in Toomwooba, Queensland. Thanks to Chad Dobbins and Steve Parry for their photo submissions, and to Chris George of DownUnderMonsters.com for sending us the Aussie photos courtesy of Clive Featherby. Click the links below to check out the photos, or head over to the Fan Photo Gallery. Thanks & Enjoy!! (02/25/07)
Jacksonville Monster Jam Update!!: Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner was in Jacksonville, FL tonight for Monster Jam at Alltel Stadium and was kind enough to call in an update at the conclusion of the event. Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction defeated Damon Bradshaw in Air Force Afterburner for the racing victory, while Bradshaw came back to tie Adam Anderson in Grave Digger for the freestyle win!! Freestyle would see lots of carnage, including hard hits by Maximum Destruction, Blue Thunder, Destroyer, and more. Lots more great photos will be coming you way soon courtesy of Bryan right here at TheMonsterBlog.com!! (02/24/07)
Edge Monster Madness Heads to the "Holy Land"!!: (Chicago, IL) Edge Motorsports, the Motorsports division of FMG Events, announced today a newly added Monster Madness tour stop for 2007 in Tel Aviv, Israel. This inaugural event is the first of its kind in Israel and will showcase a world-class line up of both Monster Trucks and Freestyle Motocross riders.
“We have been working on the logistics of this event for over eight months and look forward to producing a high quality event for the fans of Israel,” said Ralph Moore, Vice President of Booking for Edge Motorsports. “With the talent we have booked and our continued ability to produce high quality events, I know they are going to be blown away!”
Monster Madness will take place at the Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 28th and 30th, 2007. The shows will feature five top caliber Monster Trucks including former World Champion Bounty Hunter and former World Finalist Sudden Impact, which will piloted by recently un-retired celebrity driver Lyle Hancock. The shows will also feature the stars of the Big Air Insanity FMX Tour performing a carnival of awe-inspiring tricks over a 70’ gap…including the fan-favorite BACKFLIP!!
Photo of Ramat Gan Stadium - Image Courtesy Wikipedia.com
Tickets will be going on sale at the beginning of April at the stadium box office and Leann Ticket locations throughout Israel.
“We are extremely excited to have an event of this caliber coming to
Israel,” said Jonathan Clayman, a partner of NKP, the event promoter.
“Edge’s ability to bring an event of this quality to our country is
something our fans will remember forever. It’s not everyday that we get to
see the most famous monster trucks and freestyle motocross riders in the
"Road to the World Finals" Update - Big Shake-Up!!: This past weekend brought lots of drama to our UNOFFICIAL Monster Jam "Road to the World Finals" standings!! Several drivers jumped into the top 24, while others fell out...but the big news is that less than 15 points seperate 18th place Chad Forunte in Superman from 34th place Michael Vaters in Black Stallion. Its that close!!
Very few changes in
the top 10, most notably Lupe Soza in El Toro Loco jumping up to the 8th
spot, while George Belhan in Escalade falls back to 11th. The biggest
mover this weekend was Damon Bradshaw in Air Force Afterburner. With a big
performance in Minneapolis this weekend including runner-ups in both
racing and freestyle, Bradshaw jumped all the way up to the 15th spot from
being lower than 30th before.
Darryl Starbird's Monster Truck Races!!: The annual Darryl Starbird car show and monster truck races invaded the Tulsa Expo Center this weekend and Special Contributor Bryan Wagner was on hand for all the action!! The monster trucks would compete in four racing-only shows, and the fact that they were racing for extra cash only made the drivers go that much harder!! Dan Runte in Summit Bigfoot took the overall weekend points victory, winning three of the four competitions. Wayne Tigue in Amsoil Shock Therapy ended up second overall after a victory over Venom in the Saturday evening competition. Click below for all of Bryan's great pictures from the weekend's shows, and of some of the great custom cars on display!! Thanks & Enjoy!! (02/20/07)
Minneapolis & Cleveland
Photo Galleries Posted!!:
Monster Blog Staff Member Paul Harry was in Cleveland, OH this past
weekend for three Monster Jam shows at the Quicken Loans Arena. The
weekend was a battle between Rod Schmidt in Grave Digger and Mark
MacDonald in Safe Auto, with each taking three wins among the racing and
freestyle competitions. Click the link below to see photos from all the
St. Louis Monster Jam Photo Gallery!!: Our photo gallery from last night's St. Louis Monster Jam is up, containing over 170 photos from all the evening's monster truck action!! Check them out now by clicking the link below, and be sure to stop by the Fan Forum to let us know what you thought. Thanks & Enjoy!! (02/18/07)
Maximum Destruction In St. Louis!!: A sold out crowd of Monster Jam fans packed into the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis tonight and yours truly was on hand for all the action!! Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction lived up to the name on the side of his truck tonight and dominated the event. Starting out by setting fast time, Meents worked his way through the brackets, eventually defeating Jon Zimmer in T-Maxx for the racing victory.
Freestyle started out slow and was hampered by a lot of the trucks having mechanical difficulties. The adrenaline was pumped up about ten notches however, when Pablo Huffaker in Grave Digger pulled off a giant leap that resulted in a front wheel breaking clean off. Huffaker went on to to fill the clock, finally stuffing Digger in between the van stack and the car set, where it would become another freestyle obstacle for Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction.
Meents roared out onto the track, and from there on it was Maximum Destruction, literally. Meents brought huge air, annihilated a camper, and then took on the van stack sideways landing right next to the disabled Digger and rolling onto his roof. Meents wasn't done however, ordering the track crew to turn Max D back over without even getting out of the truck. The judges flipped up a 28, tieing Meents with Digger for the freestyle victory.
After re-firing, Meents continued his aerial assault, with one huge jump resulting in the body being completely skinned from the truck. But the move that will stand out in everyone's mind will be the mind-boggling save Meents pulled off after hitting the bus stack sideways and flipping end over end off the obstacle. The run finally came to an end with Max D on its roof once again.
A wild night in St. Louis came to a close, and Tom Meents' performance will no doubt go down as one of the craziest freestyle runs ever. We will have a huge photo gallery from the show very soon, so stay tuned!! (02/17/07)
Phoenix Monster Jam Coverage Now Posted!!: Monster Blog Staff Members Lauren and Lynette Bonar were in Phoenix, AZ a couple weeks ago for the annual Monster Jam at Chase Field, and their coverage from the event has now been posted. Featuring an all-star lineup including Grave Digger, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Scarlet Bandit, Pastrana 199, Superman, King Krunch, el Matador, McGruff, and Tuff E'Nuff, there are lots of great pics in this coverage. Check them out now by clicking the link below!! Thanks & Enjoy!! (02/16/07)
2007 Special Events Lineups--UPDATE!!: A couple days ago we brought you the first look at the 2007 Special Events Performance Series monster truck lineups, and the rest are now in!! With the exception of the Canfield, OH Truck & Jeep Fest lineup which is still being assembled, see below for lineups for the final part of the year. Scroll down a little further to view lineups for the first half of the year in our initial announcement from a couple days ago. A big thanks to our good friends at Special Events for the exclusive first look at the monster lineups, head on over to FamilyEvents.com for more information. You do not want to miss these events!! (02/16/07)
Monster Truck Thunder Drags
Rutland, VT - Vermont State Fairgrounds - July 20th-22nd, 2007
Lineup: Bigfoot, Avenger, Spike, Traxxas T-Maxx, Sudden Impact
Monster Truck Thunder Drags
Tomah, WI - Tomah Recreation Park - July 28th, 2007
Lineup: Bigfoot, Traxxas T-Maxx, Predator, Prowler
13th Annual Bond Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Expo - August 4th-5th, 2007
Lineup: Grave Digger, Raminator, Rammunition, Instigator, Black Stallion
26th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds - September 21st-23rd
Lineup: Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition, Nitemare,
Avenger, Spike, Big Dawg, Tail Gator
** All lineups subject to change, lineup for Canfield, OH Truck & Jeep Fest coming soon!! **
Emmy Nomination for BIGFOOT Cartoon!!: (Hazelwood, MO) “BIGFOOT PRESENTS: METEOR AND THE MIGHTY MONSTER TRUCKS", the Discovery Kids' cartoon tv show staring BIGFOOT, The Original Monster Truck®, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award!
The BIGFOOT Family is very proud of our continuing participation in the
creative development and promotion of the cartoon. We are completely
overwhelmed with this nomination!
We would like to congratulate and give a special thanks to the following people for helping BIGFOOT to be a part of this special project: Michael Braverman, Barry Bloom, & Jeffrey Kramer; Bill Gross, David Snyder, Frank Fraser, & Josh Fisher of Brandissimo! Inc; Marjorie Kaplan & Laura Sullivan of Discovery Kids; Douglas E. Hansen & Cindy Kirven of Endgame Entertainment. In addition, congratulations to James D. Stern, Kristine Klohk, Dave Beatty, Trevor Hierons, Debra Toffan, Shawn Kalb, Patrick Granleese for being recognized and Ann Trent for her creative input.
For more information on the “BIGFOOT PRESENTS: METEOR AND THE MIGHTY MONSTER TRUCKS,” cartoon, head on over to www.bigfoot4x4.com/meteor. (02/15/07)
WMTRL Announcer - Week Eleven Recap!!: (WMTRL.com) Pablo Huffaker proved his ability to adapt to different courses, as he took 3 of 4 wins on the slick concrete Chicago-style course in Nassau County this past weekend. Huffaker lost the opening event to Tom Meents, but then won the next three over John Seasock, Tony Farrel, and Tom Meents. Each event was worth a whopping 102 points due to the quality of trucks and an 8-truck field. Huffaker is now one of only two drivers to have more than 1000 points on the season. In fact, he’s over half-way to his points total from last year! Marc McDonald won only once in three tries in Philly, but made the final round each night, and has moved into 2nd place. Linsey Weenk won 2 high-ranking events in the Pepsi Center, defeating a field of Jimmy Creten, David Smith, Daron Basl, Charlie Pauken and Frank Krmel for 194 points.
The Monsters of Motorsports Set to Invade Brandon, FL!!: (Tampa, FL) Get ready for some intense, in your-face, real truck racing, sports fans! The dukes of the dirt, the kings of krash, the barons of bash are coming to Tampa Bay. Are you ready?
The Monsters of Motorsports will star popular Monster Trucks Wild Thang, Monster Patrol, T-Maxx, Bad News Travels Fast, Sudden Impact, Excalibur and others. Bandit Racing will join the madness and feature their famous Off Road Drags. The Extreme Street Monster Challenge will feature some of the fastest trucks in Florida competing for a nightly cash prize. Rounding out the show will be the Wall of Fire stunt team and Tug-A-Truck Wars.
The party starts two hours prior to showtime with the Extreme Pit Party with live music by Dr. Dave Band, Monster Truck Rides, Show-N-Shine Truck Show, Family and Extreme Zones, Remote Control Monster Truck Races, lots of vendors, great food and much more. All persons buying advance tickets will receive a FREE pit pass.
- DATES and SHOWTIME
April 13, 2007 (Friday) 7:30 pm & April 14, 2007 (Saturday) 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Gates open 2 hours prior showtime.
The Monsters of Motorsports takes place at Interstate Livestock Park at 915 Highway 92 West, Brandon, Fl 33584. Interstate Livestock Park is conveniently located within 15 minutes drive of Downtown Tampa, Riverview / Gibsonton, Bloomingdale, New Tampa, Thonotosassa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace.
- TICKET PRICES – IN ADVANCE
Kid’s tickets only $12 for all shows, Adult Tickets are $15 general admission and $19 Reserved.
- TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased online at www.themonstersofmotorsports.com and go on sale this Saturday at 10 am. The event is rain or shine.
For further information head on over to the new website listed above, thanks to Creative Sports & Entertainment for the Press Release!! (02/15/07)
Champaign Monster Nationals Photo Gallery!!: Monster Blog Special Contributor Kyle Doyle was kind enough to send us over a photo gallery from this past Saturday's Monster Nationals event at the U of I Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL!! The night began well for the hometown Hall Brothers Racing team with Raminator and Rammunition tie-ing for the donut contest victory. Andy Hoffman in War Wagon picked up the wheelie contest victory, and then met Mark Hall in Raminator in the racing finals. Hall would take the the big win to the delight of the hometown crowd, and would then tie Hoffman for the freestyle win to finish out the night. Click the link below to check out Kyle's photos!! Thanks and Enjoy!! (02/14/07)
2007 Special Events Lineups Announced!!: The 2007 Special Events Performance Series is only a little over a month away, and TheMonsterBlog.com has been given an exclusive first look at the official lineups for the first five events of the season. Its time to get excited fans, because the legendary Bigfoot versus Grave Digger match-up will be seen numerous times in 2007 on the Special Events tour!! But while the temptation is to focus on that match-up, the Hall Brothers Racing team is back to defend their string of championships on the Monster Truck Thunder Drags circuit with Raminator and Rammunition. See below for lineups!!
3rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Texas 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Fredericksburg, TX – Gillespie County Fairgrounds - March 31st-April 1st, 2007
Lineup: Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition, King Krunch, El Matador
10th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Springfield, MO - Missouri Entertainment & Events Center - May 5th-6th, 2007
Lineup: Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition, Grave Digger, Big Dawg
22nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Lima, OH - Allen County Fairgrounds - May 18th-20th, 2007
Lineup: Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition, Grave Digger,
Big Dawg, Instigator, Bad Habit, War Wagon
Inaugural O’Reilly Auto Parts Midwest 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fairgrounds - June 23rd-24th, 2007
Lineup: Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition, Grave Digger, Avenger
20th Annual Toyo Tires Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Bloomsburg, PA - Bloomsburg Fairgrounds - July 13th-15th, 2007
Lineup: Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition, Grave Digger,
Avenger, Spike, Instigator, Black Stallion
** All lineups subject to change, lineups for shows later in the year coming soon!! **
As you can see, this
year's primary championship contenders will be Bigfoot, Raminator, and
Rammunition as they are the only trucks currently scheduled to run all the
events on tour. However, there is an outside shot for Grave Digger, as it
is expected that the team will only be missing two points events. That
certainly puts them at a handicap, but doesn't completely rule them out
"Road to the World Finals" Update - Only Two Weeks Left!!: There are only two more weekends left before the end of February which typically marks the announcement of the World Finals lineup, and with time running out there is plenty of jockeying around for that final spot in our unofficial Monster Jam ranking system. No Elite or Major level shows occurred this weekend so there were not many siginificant changes in the overall standings, but a whole host of Normal level events did provide ample opportunity for drivers to make their move.
This week's big mover
is Gary Porter in Grave Digger who vaulted up to 13th from 19th with yet
another dominating performance this past weekend. Porter is ranked 13th
overall and has not even had the opportunity to race in any of the higher
points Elite or Major level events--he has just been that dominant in the
Normal level events he has competed in this year.
Cincinnatti & Pittsburgh Photo Galleries
Monster Blog Staff Member Paul Harry and his family began the weekend by
heading to Cincinnati, OH for Monster Jam at the US Bank Arena. Lupe Soza
started the evening off by winning the wheelie contest in dominant
fashion. Soza then piloted his way to the racing finals only to be upset
by impressive rookie Bobby Parr in the Team Suzuki truck. El Toro Loco was
not to be denied again however, as Lupe picked up the win in freestyle to
complete the evening's events.
Philly Monster Jam Recap & Teasers!!: This weekend would see the stars of Monster Jam roar into the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA, and Monster Blog Special Contributor Dave VanArtsdalen was on hand for the Saturday afternoon show. Rod Schmidt in Grave Digger narrowly defeated Mark MacDonald in the Safe Auto Minimizer for the racing victory. Freestyle would see a three-way tie between Damon Bradshaw in Air Force Afterburner, MacDonald in Safe Auto, and Schmidt in Digger, with Digger taking the win by crowd applause and the sweep!! See below for a few teaser shots from the show and watch for more from Dave coming soon!! (02/11/07)
Major League of
Monster Trucks Press Release!!: (Modesto, CA) The
Monster Truck Company based in Northern California has been busy about
preparing for it's tenth year in the
of Monster Trucks. From revamping the home on the internet (MajorLeagueofMonsterTrucks.com),
to reconstructing the company from the inside out for a better 2007
season, and to head strong going into the decade mark for MLMT.
"Ride Across America" Press Release!!: (New York, NY) So what is the “Ride Across America”? It’s taking a fully restored 1937, 37’ 6” fire truck, called “Big Red”, and making it into the largest and biggest Monster Fire Truck in the world…then driving it across America to raise a million dollars or more for local children’s charities in the cities Big Red will pass through.
The “Ride Across
America” will start mid May as Big Red departs from New York City and head
out towards Los Angeles stopping along the way for special event
appearances and promotions with local media to raise funds for children’s
Monster Blog Update!!:
Sorry to all for the lack of updates this week, we've been working on a
lot of different things and have just been keeping pretty busy. We're
mostly caught up on stuff now, be watching for full Coverages from the Las
Vegas Extreme Monster Truck Nationals, the Phoenix Monster Jam, and the
Chattanooga Thunder Nationals, all right around the corner. Also an
announcement on the 2006 Picture of the Year Winner, and an announcement
about some prizes for Picture of the Month winners and the '07 Picture of
the Year winner coming this week.
WMTRL Announcer - Week Ten Recap!!: (WMTRL.com) With a 3-race sweep this past weekend in Dallas, Pablo Huffaker has taken a commanding lead in the World Championship race. His 273 point weekend has placed him 1st in Total Points, 1st in Average Points, and 1st overall. Second place Mark Hall is over 200 points behind. Hall had 3 late reports from Madison, and is now in a much better position to defend his World Championship. Over the past 4 years, Hall has the 2nd best win percentage (48.9%), behind only Gary Porter (49.3%). Michael Vaters is the highest ranked independent driver, as he has been running hard to earn another Thunder Nationals crown. Dan Patrick is the highest Chevrolet independent, and has won 50% of his events.
Two New Photo Galleries Posted!!: Photos from this past weekend's Houston Monster Jam and Saturday night's Tallahassee Monster Jam have both been uploaded. Thanks to Special Contributor Bryan Wagner for the Tallahassee photos, and to our good friend Juan Perez for the Houston photos. Check them both out by clicking the links below!! Thanks & Enjoy!! (02/06/07)
Meents Extends Lead In "The Road to the World Finals"!!: With a huge "Double Down" performance in Houston, TX Saturday night, Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction has extended his lead in our unofficial Monster Jam points standings to over forty points!! Adam Anderson in Grave Digger XX takes over the second spot from Neil Elliott, but little else changes in the top 10 this week. Mike Wine in Monster Mutt and Carl Van Horn in T-Maxx leap their way into the top 24, while three drivers are now tied for that final spot. Check out the full standings and all the results and points earned this weekend by heading on over to our "Road to the World Finals" section, simply by clicking the link below!!
Candice Jolly Breaks Through In Tallahassee!!: Monster Jam rolled into the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center this weekend, and it was Candice Jolly in Monster Mutt Dalmation making the headlines. Jolly started off by taking her first Monster Jam victory in the Friday night racing competition. Michael Vaters in Black Stallion finished off Friday night winning freestyle but blew a motor in the process and would be out for the weekend. Jolly would be unstoppable on Saturday as she repeated her victory in racing, and then tied with George Belhan in Escalade in freestyle, only to be declared the winner on fan applause!! Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner was on hand for the Saturday show, and was kind enough to send over a few teaser shots which you can see below. Be watching for Bryan's full gallery coming soon!! (02/04/07)
Meents Doubles Down in Houston!!: Tom Meents continued his domination of the 2007 Monster Jam season at Reliant Stadium tonight, winning both the racing and freestyle contests at the second Monster Jam in Houston this year. Meents beat Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter in the racing finals, and held off Creten, Carl Van Horn in T-Maxx, Linsey Weenk in Iron Outlaw, and Adam Anderson in Grave Digger to take the freestyle victory. Thanks to our good friend Juan Perez for sending in a few photos from the show, and for the report. Watch for our updated Monster Jam "Road to the World Finals" rankings tomorrow evening!! (02/03/07)
Charleston Monster Jam Teasers & War Wizard's Debut!!: Our good friend Chad Dobbins was kind enough to send over the first photos of the brand new War Wizard monster truck, which debuted today in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Civic Center. The body features an incredibly detailed paint scheme and sits atop a newly completed Patrick chassis.
The two shows today would feature a lineup including the aforementioned War Wizard, Samson, Rap Attack, Thrasher, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and Gary Porter driving Grave Digger. Dan Patrick would take both racing victories, prevailing over Thrasher in the first show, and Digger in the evening contest. Porter however, would be untouched in freestyle, scoring a perfect 30 in both shows. Thanks to Chad for sending in the photos!! (02/03/07)
Aztec, NM AMP Show Coverage Posted!!: Lauren Z. Bonar's coverage of the AMP Tour Monster Truck Winter Thunderland event in Aztec, NM has been posted!! Check it out for the full story from the event, as well as tons of pictures. Featuring McGruff, Pit Bull, Sheer Insanity, TNT, and the Dust Devil, my parents were on hand for all of the action from the Saturday night show. Read the coverage now by clicking on the link below, and be sure to stop by the Fan Forum and let them know what you thought. Thanks & Enjoy!! (02/03/07)
Virginia Giant Dominates Chattanooga Friday Night!!: Monster Blog Staff Member Tommy Lee Byrd headed down to Chattanooga, TN Friday for the first of three Thunder Nationals shows at the UTC McKenzie Arena. Diehl Wilson flat out dominated the evening's contests, taking the wheelie and donut contests, as well as the racing and freestyle competitions. Gun Slinger was putting together a wild freestyle run when the truck hooked while attempting a donut, ending in a soft rollover for Scott Hartsock. Tommy will be back in Chattanooga tomorrow for the weekend's next two shows, but for now check out a couple teasers from tonight's action!! (02/02/07)
Madison, WI Monster Nationals Photo Gallery!!: Special Contributor Kyle Doyle was at the Madison, WI Monster Nationals this weekend and has submitted a full gallery of photos for you viewing enjoyment!! See all the action as Joe Sylvestor and Bad Habit make a cameo in the weekend's truck lineup, as well as the result of a wild final round race between Raminator and Tail Gator. Thanks to Kyle for the photos, Enjoy!! (02/01/07)
Little Rock, AR Outlaw Nationals Videos Posted!!: John Darnell's MAP Motorsports O'Reilly Outlaw Nationals series kicked off its 2007 season at the Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, AR at the beginning of the month, and our good friend Kaedon Berry was on hand for all the action. The show featured Monster Patrol, Wild Thang, and the debuts of Sin City Crusher, Barbarian, and Instigator, and Kaedon has been kind enough to allow us to post his video from the event. Click the link below or head on over to the Fan Submitted Videos section to check out the footage from both evening's freestyle contests. Thanks again to Kaedon, we hope you all enjoy the videos!! (02/01/07)
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