- World Finals Updates!!
- Highland Heights, KY Monster Nationals
- World Finals XI Qualifying Results!!
- Activision Announces Monster Jam 2011 To Be Released This Fall!!
- Truk Wurks Welcomes Spies Hecker Paints & NGK Spark Plugs!!
- Fort Wayne, IN Monster Truck
- Meents Finishes #1 on 2010 "Road to the
- TMB TV Video Vault Clip #2!!
- Official Monster Jam World Finals Lineup
- Hoffman Estates, IL Highlight Video!!
- Pontiac Silverdome Truck Lineup & Event
- World Finals Display Trucks Announced!!
- Meents Retakes Lead on "Road to the World
- Pontiac Silverdome Reopens, Will Host Monster Trucks With Return of BIGFOOT!!
- Introducing Amber Walker, The New Ms.
- Mossy Oak & HBR Announce New Rammunition Design!!
- Jonesboro, AR Photos & Video Coverage!!
- Sedalia, MO MTRSS Highlight Video!!
- Anderson Takes Over Top Spot on "Road to the World Finals"!!
- BIGFOOT's Bob Chandler to Serve as Grand Martial for NHRA Southern Nationals!!
- Youngstown, OH and Wheeling, WV Photos!!
- DuQuoin, IL Monster Nationals Highlight Video!!
- Meents Continues to Lead on "Road to the World Finals"!!
World Finals Updates - Anderson Wins Racing, Pauken Wins Freestyle!!: Congratulations to Dennis Anderson and Charlie Pauken, your 2010 Monster Jam World Finals Racing and Freestyle Champions!! (03/27/10)
Wild racing in Round One as Chad Tingler, David Smith, Jim Koehler, Steve Sims, Scott Hartsock, Pablo Huffaker, John Seasock, and Jimmy Creten move on to round two to face off against the fast 8 from qualifying. The first round saw two hard rollovers by Debra Miceli in Madusa and Alex Blackwell in Captain's Curse.
Round 1 Racing
Spiderman def. Escalade
Only one of the fast eight falls in round two as David Smith took down Candace Jolly. Adam Anderson took the win over Gunslinger but rolled hard after and may not be able to return. Big names out of the competition include Pablo Huffaker, John Seasock and Jimmy Creten. Onto the quarterfinals!!
Round 2 Racing
El Toro Loco def.
After a great round three, we're down to the all company trucks final four in Vegas as fast qualifier Marc MacDonald, Dennis Anderson, Linsey Weenk and Tom Meents moves on.
Round 3 Racing
El Toro Loco def. King Krunch
(Smith rolls after finish)
Well, its down to the most hyped rivalry in Monster Jam for the final round...Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger will take on Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction for the Monster Jam World Racing Championship!!
Semi-Final Round Racing
Grave Digger def. El
Dennis Anderson is the 2010 Monster Jam World Racing Champion after taking down Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction in the finals!! A big congratulations to Dennis on his 3rd World Racing title and 4th Championship overall!!
Final Round Racing
Grave Digger def. Maximum Destruction (Anderson makes great pass, Meents bobbles in turn)
Freestyle Results (Possible 45 Points)
1) Monster Mutt - Charlie Pauken - 39 (Biggest air of the night, HUGE run, fills time, huge flip)
2) Air Force Afterburner - Damon Bradshaw - 31 (Strong run, lots of big air, fills time)
3) Escalade - George Balhan - 31 (Fills bonus time with huge air, donuts, strong run)
4) Stone Crusher - Steve Sims - 28 (Big air, great save, hits everything, fills bonus, HUGE run)
5) Grinder - Lupe Soza - 28 (Big air, fills bonus, solid run)
6) Maximum Destruction - Tom Meents - 28 (Some nice hits, but rolled early)
7) Bounty Hunter - Jimmy Creten - 26 (Huge hits, huge momentum, fills time, huge rollover)
8) TMNT - Pablo Huffaker - 26 (Big air, rips body off, strong run, flips it)
9) Avenger - Jim Koehler - 25 (Huge jumps, wild cyclone, fills bonus, great run, goes swimming)
10) Iron Man - Lee O'Donnell - 25 (Crossthreads entire track, huge run, nice save, fills bonus)
11) Blue Thunder - Linsey Weenk - 25 (Nice hits, lands on back of chassis, rolls too early)
12) Superman - Chad Fortune - 15 (First out, few solid hits, early rollover after big wheelie)
13) Madusa - Debra Miceli - 12 (Big air, breaks off tire early, smashes through boat on fountain)
14) Spiderman - Chad Tingler - 12 (Huge air over double and center jump, big crash)
15) Grave Digger - Dennis Anderson - 11 (Strong run going, broke rear wheel off early)
16) Nitro Circus - Cam McQueen - 10 (Hit the double, rolled early)
17) Captain's Curse - Alex Blackwell - 9 (Very early breakage)
18) Gunslinger - Scott Hartsock - 8 (couple big hits, good running going when breakage strikes)
19) Monster Mutt Dalmation - 8 (Couple big hits, pops both front tires on a hard landing)
20) Amsoil Shock Therapy - Jon Zimmer - 4 (Nice donut, rolls on first hit)
21) Batman - John Seasock - 4 (Hits the double jump and the truck shuts off - done)
22) Taz - Adam Anderson - 4 (Started strong, big rollover off the double early)
23) King Krunch - David Smith - Did Not Run
24) El Toro Loco - Marc MacDonald - Did Not Run
Encore Notes: 10 Truck Encore!! Scarlet Bandit, The Patriot, Cult Energy Activator, Wrecking Crew, Frank Krmel in Blue Thunder, Debra Miceli in a pink Madusa supporting breast cancer foundation, George Balhan in a new truck called Mohawk Warrior - with a giant mohawk on top of it and finally a 3 Grave Digger finale - one with the original red scheme, one with the old school blue/silver scheme and one classic black/green with Dennis, Adam and Ryan on track together. (03/27/10)
Highland Heights, KY Monster Nationals Video Highlights!!: The 2010 Monster Nationals tour has seen a lot of great action and we are proud to present our first video coverage from our good friend Chris Parrish from that series!! Earlier this year the tour returned to Highland Heights, Kentucky where Tail Gator, High Maintenance, American Guardian, Big Dawg and Anger Management battled it out in wheelie, donut, freestyle and racing competitions. Click the link below and a big thanks to Chris for a great job on his first video coverage!! (03/27/10)
TMB Video Vault Clip #3!!: As a new feature here on the site, we have been combing through our huge 5+ year video archives and begin posting some of the cooler/more unique stuff we've seen as we open up the TMB Video Vault! A lot of this video you may have seen before as part of a larger coverage, but some will be from second angles that were not used and thus, never before seen. For our third clip, we again travel back to 2006 and take a look at an early freestyle run from a driver who is now one of the best independent freestylers out there. Here we see Devin Jones driving the old style Road Rage truck to a freestyle win in his hometown of Miami, OK against Bigfoot, Nitemare and more - check it out below!! (03/27/10)
World Finals XI Qualifying Results!!: Qualifying for tomorrow night's racing championship has just been completed and it was Marc MacDonald in El Toro Loco taking the top spot with an incredible time of 16.00!! MacDonald actually tied with Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction for the top spot, but the tie breaker went to whichever driver went out first in the qualifying order, giving the top spot to MacDonald. Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter suffered a hard rollover in the turn and Chad Tingler in Spiderman did not run. Congratulations to Marc MacDonald on taking the top spot tonight in Vegas!!
Driver - Truck - Time
1 - Marc MacDonald - El Toro Loco - 16.00
2 - Tom Meents - Maximum Destruction - 16.00
3 - Adam Anderson - Taz - 16.00
4 - Jon Zimmer - Amsoil Shock Therapy - 16.03
5 - Dennis Anderson - Grave Digger - 16.03
6 - Linsey Weenk - Blue Thunder - 16.19
7 - Damon Bradshaw - Air Force Afterburner - 16.32
8 - Candace Jolly - Monster Mutt Dalmation - 16.44
The top 8 drivers are automatically seeded into Round 2 of racing while the other 16 trucks battle in Round 1.
9 - Lee O'Donnell - Iron Man - 16.50
10 - John Seasock - Batman - 16.63
11 - Pablo Huffaker - TMNT - 16.66
12 - Debra Miceli - Madusa - 16.72
13 - Alex Blackwell - Captain's Curse - 16.78
14 - Cam McQueen - Nitro Circus - 16.87
15 - Charlie Pauken - Monster
Mutt - 16.88
17 - David Smith - King Krunch - 16.93
18 - Chad Fortune - Superman - 17.16
19 - Lupe Soza - Grinder - 17.84
20 - Jim Koehler - Avenger - 17.87
21 - Steve Sims - Stone Crusher - 18.25
22 - Scott Hartsock - Gunslinger - 21.43
23 - Jimmy Creten - Bounty Hunter - DNF (rollover)
24 - Chad Tingler - Spiderman - DNF (didn't run)
Check out www.MonsterJam.com for more coverage from this year's World Finals!! (03/26/10)
TheMonsterBlog.com World Finals Preview!!: Well fans, its that time of the year again! Here we are on the eve of the 11th edition of our sport's most prestigious event - the Monster Jam World Finals. This one event garners more excitement and attention than any other, both with hardcore and casual monster trucks fans. And with all that excitement comes TMB's Annual World Finals Preview, featuring thoughts and analysis on the 2010 Monster Jam season and tomorrow's championship event. We're going to take a close look at the drivers selected as qualifiers for this year's event, talk about some of the best performers in the regular season this year and talk about our favorites to bring home the titles. Click the link below to check out TMB's World Finals Preview, and be sure to stay tuned to www.MonsterJamOnline.com for up-to-the-minute coverage of all this weekend's excitement!! (03/26/10)
TheMonsterBlog.com Welcomes AA Speed & Custom!!: TheMonsterBlog.com is proud to welcome on board our newest sponsor, AA Speed & Custom out of Woodbridge, Virginia!! AA Speed & Custom is a family owned and operated business since 1979, specializing in serving the monster truck industry. They carry a huge selection of parts ready to ship to you the same day with free ground shipping and unbeatable next day air prices. A big thanks to Patty Morrow and the gang for their support of the monster truck industry and of TheMonsterBlog.com. If you need parts, give them a call at 703-494-1330 or visit them online at www.aaspeed.com and be sure to tell them thanks for supporting TMB!! (03/26/10)
Activision Announces Monster Jam® 2011 To
Be Released This Fall!!:
(Minneapolis, MN) Activision
Publishing, Inc. and Feld Motor Sports today announced Monster Jam® 2011
for the Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system
from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systemand PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) system. The Monster Jam 2011 video game promises to
be the ultimate monster truck experience complete with unprecedented
realism, customization, truck handling and all-out destruction. The game
is scheduled for release in Fall 2010.
Truk Wurks Welcomes Spies Hecker Paints &
NGK Spark Plugs!!:
(Bainbridge, IN) Truk Wurks Off Road
would like to welcome their newest sponsors for 2010, Spies Hecker
automotive finishes, and NGK Spark Plugs!
With over 125 years of experience, Spies Hecker is one of the largest
suppliers of refinishing materials and regarded as a benchmark in vehicle
refinishing - a true global player with 12 subsidiaries, over 40 importers
present in 62 countries around the world. “Although our trucks use vinyl
wraps to cover the majority of their body work, I still choose to airbrush
by hand the headlight and taillight graphics,” said Adams. “We also plan
on running some special one-off paint schemes that will proudly feature
Spies Hecker finishes. We even used nearly four gallons of Spies Hecker
finishes to repaint our semi tractor that hauls our race trailer, and it
is still looking great tens of thousands of miles later.”
Fort Wayne, IN Monster Truck Thunder Slam Photo Gallery!!: Paul Harry was back at it again this past weekend, this time hitting up the AMP Monster Truck Thunder Slam at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Saturday night in Fort Wayne, Indiana!! Greg Adams drove the Eliminator truck to the racing victory while Rob French in Twisted Dragon picked up yet another AMP freestyle win. A big thanks to the AMP crew for their hospitality and to Paul for the great shots - check them out by clicking the link below!! (03/23/10)
Meents Finishes #1 on TMB's "Road to
the World Finals"!!:
With both Tom Meents and Dennis
Anderson enjoying a week off this weekend before the World Finals, its
official - Tom Meents has finished #1 in TMB's "Road to the World Finals"
unofficial point standings in 2010!! Meents narrowly edges out
Dennis Anderson by less than 5 points as 2010's best performing driver.
Anderson was #1 in our rankings the last two years in a row, but couldn't
quite get it done this year. Pablo Huffaker ends the year 3rd best
overall, with Randy Brown and Gary Porter rounding out the top 5.
For those not familiar with TMB's "Road to the World Finals" unofficial point standings, this is simply our way of trying to see which drivers have earned the right to compete at the World Finals based on their actual performance. These "power rankings" have no bearing on the way Feld Entertainment actually chooses the competitors, its just our way of following along with the Monster Jam season and recognizing outstanding driver performance. Check out the "Road to the World Finals" section for all the results thus far and the current standings and enjoy as we follow the Monster Jam series all the way to the World Finals in March right here on TMB!! (03/22/10)
TMB Video Vault Clip #2!!: As a new feature here on the site, we are going to start combing through our huge 5+ year video archives and begin posting some of the cooler stuff we've seen, as we open up the TMB Video Vault! A lot of this video you may have seen before as part of a larger coverage, but some will be from second angles that were not used and thus, never before seen. For our second clip, we again travel back to 2006 and take a look at a run from the first and only U.S. Smash Nationals at Bolivar Speedway USA in Bolivar, MO. At this event, Doug Noelke filled in as Bigfoot and put on a great freestyle run - check it out below!! (03/22/10)
Official Monster Jam World Finals Lineup Released!!: (Las Vegas, NV) Feld Motor Sports announced today the complete line-up of monster trucks and drivers scheduled to compete in the 11th Annual Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam NGK Spark Plugs World Finals on March 27, 2010 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The 24th and final monster truck named to the starting line-up of this year’s event is Shock Therapy driven by Jon Zimmer.
Last year, a sell-out crowd of over 37,000 fans with attendees from 9 different countries and all 50 states, witnessed the greatest monster truck racing and freestyle competition in the history of the sport. Unlike at any other sporting event, Monster Jam fans can get up-close-and-personal with the monster trucks and drivers as they are granted more fan access to the stars of the show than any other live event. This year’s line-up of competitors includes:
MONSTER TRUCKS / DRIVERS
1. Grave Digger® - Dennis
*Denotes first-time Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam NGK Spark Plugs World Finals competitors.
addition to this world-class competition, the world’s largest collection
of monster trucks (over 60 monster trucks) will be on display at the Built
Ford Tough Party in the Pits which takes place Noon-5:30pm prior to the
competition on Saturday. Fans with a ticket to the night’s event have the
opportunity to meet and get autographs of the star drivers, inspect the
monster trucks up close, enjoy live music and other interactive booths and
2010 Montreal Monster Spectacular Returns April 17th - One More Truck Needed!!: (Montreal, Quebec) Montreal fans get ready, the annual April Monster Spectacular is back again in 2010 with another jaw-dropping 12 truck lineup ready to battle it out at Olympic Stadium!! All the heavy hitters are back as Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter, Rick Long in Bigfoot, Jim Koehler in Avenger, Chris Bergeron in Brutus and Mike Vaters in Black Stallion are ready to go head to head in racing and freestyle on Saturday, April 17th.
They'll have a new challenger this year though, as the incredible new
Crushstation "monstah lobstah" heads north of the border. Maine's Greg
Winchenbach has created one of the wildest trucks out there and has been
putting the claws to big name competition all year. The event will also
see two lady drivers take center stage - veteran Dawn Creten is back with
Scarlet Bandit while Shelley Kujat in the Shell Camino makes her debut in
Montreal. Other trucks included this year are Iron Warrior, Easyriders and
Hoffman Estates, IL Monster Nationals Highlight Video!!: The Monster Nationals continued on with a great 2010 season last week at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and our own Colby Marshall was on hand for all the action Saturday night!! Jocelyn Perrin continued great performances in wheelie and freestyle competition this year, winning both and cementing her points lead in both categories. Rick Long in Bigfoot has dominated Monster Nationals racing this year and powered his way to another victory Saturday night. Doug Noelke picked up a donut contest win despite a strong effort from Shane Smith in Ironman. A big thanks to the Monster Nationals crew for their hospitality and a great show, and of course to Colby for another fantastic highlight video. Click the link below to check out all the fun!! (03/19/10)
Pontiac Silverdome "Domination in the Dome" Truck Lineup, Event Details Released!!: Last week we brought you news that the Pontiac Silverdome was re-opening and the first event would be "Domination In The Dome", a huge monster trucks and motorsports event. Well now TMB has got with FMG Events, the organization running the event, and we are excited to bring you all the great details on this historic event.
A total of 16 trucks will compete including the return of BIGFOOT to the Silverdome with legendary driver Eric Tack behind the wheel. As an opening act for the monster trucks, they will start off by splitting into three groups and compete seperately in sky wheelie, slap wheelie and donut contests. Then the trucks will join back together and go head to head in intense Chicago-style racing and freestyle competitions. The full list of trucks competing includes:
American Guardian - Rick Raab
Truck Lineup Subject to change. Driver combinations are "to our best knowledge" and may change.
16 trucks competing wasn't enough, Larry Quick will be on hand with the
Ghost Ryder to attempt to become the first driver to ever successfully
complete a double backflip. Along with the backflipping monster truck,
fans will also see backflips in high flying freestyle motocross and
freestyle snowmobile exhibitions. The FMX segment will feature riders
including former X Games Gold Medalist "Mad" Mike Jones, Cody Elkins,
Keither Slayers, Greg Hartman and Brody Wilson. Performing the snowmobile
backflip will be current X Games Gold Medalist Heath Frisby.
Toledo, OH Monster Jam Photo Gallery!!: TMB's super photographer Paul Harry visited Toledo, Ohio twice this weekend, attending the Friday and Sunday performances of Monster Jam at the brand new Lucas Country Arena!! Mike Vaters in Black Stallion picked up wins in racing both Friday and Saturday with Candace Jolly taking her first freestyle win of the year on Friday and hometown boy Charlie Pauken finishing the weekend with a freestyle victory Sunday. A big thanks to Paul for some more incredible shots, check them out below!! (03/18/10)
Monster Jam World Finals Display Trucks Announced!!: The official list of competitors in this year's Monster Jam World Finals are expected to be announced tomorrow but earlier this week, the Built Ford Tough Party In The Pits Map was released. On that map are the names of all the trucks coming out to Las Vegas to display this year - an incredible 37 in total!!
Check out www.MonsterJam.com for the map, but here is a list of all trucks displaying and participating in the pre-show parade of trucks this year:
Airborne Ranger, Airborne Ranger Too, Brute Force, Crash Master, Cult Energy Activator, El Matador, Excaliber, General Hazzard, Geter Done, Ground Pounder, Heart Breaker, Incinerator, Jurassic Attack, Maniac, Martial Law, Maverik Monster Trakkar, McGruff, Obsession, Obsessed, Pit Bull, Play'n 4 Keeps, RoboMachine, Screamin Demon, Scarlet Bandit, Sheer Insanity, Shell Camino, Shocker, Sin City Crusher, Storm Damage, Terminator, The Patriot, Time Flys, TNT, Triple X, Tropical Thunder, Virginia Giant, Wrecking Crew. (03/17/10)
Meents Retakes the Lead on TMB's "Road to
the World Finals"!!:
The next to last week of the Monster
Jam regular season is in the books and Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction
has retaken the lead in TMB's "Road to the World Finals" power rankings!!
Tom swept freestyle in Baton Rouge, Lousiana while Dennis Anderson took
the week off and that was enough to put Maximum Destruction back on top.
Grave Digger drivers round out the top five with Pablo Huffaker, Randy
Brown and Gary Porter all having great seasons. Only one change near the
all important 24th spot, as a racing win for Chad Fortune in Superman this
weekend is enough to jump in and bump out Jim Koehler and Avenger.
For those not familiar with TMB's "Road to the World Finals" unofficial point standings, this is simply our way of trying to see which drivers have earned the right to compete at the World Finals based on their actual performance. These "power rankings" have no bearing on the way Feld Entertainment actually chooses the competitors, its just our way of following along with the Monster Jam season and recognizing outstanding driver performance. Check out the "Road to the World Finals" section for all the results thus far and the current standings and enjoy as we follow the Monster Jam series all the way to the World Finals in March right here on TMB!! (03/15/10)
Checkered Flag Productions Statement on
Charlottesville, VA Accident:
(Bridgeport, TX) Veteran announcer and
CFP crew member Ken Dickinson was injured in an accident during the Friday
night event in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dickinson was attended to
immediately by on-site EMTs and was transported to University of Virginia
Medical Center. He is currently in stable condition and is expected to
make a full recovery from his injuries. Ken and his family send their
sincere gratitude for all the calls, prayers and well wishes they’ve
received and stated that they feel lucky to be involved in an industry
full of such great people.
Pontiac Silverdome Re-opens, Will Host
Monster Trucks With Return of BIGFOOT!!:
(Pontiac, MI) The Silverdome, one of North
America's largest stadiums, is returning to operation as a premier sports
and entertainment venue after years of inactivity. The Silverdome's
ownership group, Triple Investment Group LLC, today announced that the
82,000-seat arena will host six to eight quality and affordable sports and
entertainment events in 2010 with an expanded schedule in future years.
Introducing Amber Walker, The New Ms. BIGFOOT!!: (Hazelwood, MO) Following on the heels of the announcement that Team BIGFOOT would be reviving the legendary "Ms. BIGFOOT" name as part of their 35th Anniversary celebration, comes the announcement of the chosen driver for the re-incarnated machine. At a variety of events across the country this spring, summer, and fall, fans can expect to see 29-year-old monster truck veteran Amber Walker behind the wheel!
very excited to be joining Team BIGFOOT!" said a beaming Walker. Although
her name may be unfamiliar to some monster truck fans, her resume doesn´t
disappoint. From 2001 through 2006 Walker spent her time as a driver and
for a large monster truck team based out of northern Indiana, campaigning
trucks like Boogey Van and Monster Patrol at various events across North
America. Interestingly enough, Amber will find some familiar faces at Team
BIGFOOT, including Rodney Tweedy and Larry Swim, who both happen to be
alumni of the same team for which Amber worked. "I am so very fortunate to
be back working with some old colleagues and friends, as well as making
new ones along the way," stated Walker. She added that "this opportunity
is a wonderful chance for me to get back to doing what I love, and doing
it for the best team around."
in all, this is really just a great honor to be asked to drive a BIGFOOT
truck, especially carrying on the tradition of the Ms. BIGFOOT name," said
Walker. "I´ve loved this sport and its fans for a long time now, and I´m
ready to make some new ones behind the wheel of Ms. BIGFOOT. I´m ready to
show the boys that I´m not afraid to get my hands dirty and put the pedal
to the metal!"
TMB Video Vault Clip #1!!: As a new feature here on the site, we are going to start combing through our huge 5+ year video archives and begin posting some of the cooler stuff we've seen, as we open up the TMB Video Vault! A lot of this video you may have seen before as part of a larger coverage, but some will be from second angles that were not used and thus, never before seen. For our very first clip, we travel back in time to the fall of 2006 and feature a great freestyle run from Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter at Firebird International Raceway. Enjoy and stay tuned for more!! (03/11/10)
Mossy Oak & Hall Brothers Racing Announce New Rammunition Paint Scheme!!: (Champaign, IL) Mossy Oak, in a partnership with Ram Trucks and Hall Brothers Racing, is pleased to announce that the new 2010 paint scheme for the Rammunition monster truck will include Mossy Oak’s newest pattern Break-Up Infinity. Rammunition is part of the Monster Truck Racing Association (MTRA), which is made up of many of the top monster truck teams in the industry.
"We're fired up about Ram and Hall Brothers Racing decorating the
Rammunition truck with our new pattern Break-Up Infinity," said Ronnie
"Cuz" Strickland. "When these guys say they'll help us 'launch' a pattern
they mean for-real launch. Like 20 feet over a school bus launch. We can't
wait to see the new Rammunition this year."
Jonesboro, AR Monster Truck Thunder Slam Recap & Coverage!!: The AMP Monster Truck Thunder Slam tour returned to Jonesboro, Arkansas' ASU Convocation Center for the fourth year in a row and TMB was on hand for all the action!! The Convo is a great place for monster trucks, as every year we've been a capacity crowd has been on hand eating up the action. This year the packed house saw Rob French in Twisted Dragon take both the wheelie and freestyle wins, while Kevin King in Strait Jacket prevailed in the racing finals over Greg Adams in Eliminator. French would suffer a hard rollover after a wild hit in the wheelie contest. Check out the links below for photos from Ross Z. Bonar and two angles of video by Kaedon Berry and Mitch Kiefer. Thanks to AMP for their hospitality, enjoy the coverage!! (03/10/10)
Sedalia, MO Monster Truck Racing Super Series Highlight Video!!: Sedalia, Missouri enjoyed monster trucks this weekend as the Monster Truck Racing Super Series returned for their second stop at the Matthewson Exhibition Center!! Tail Gator, Big Dawg, Maximum Overkill, Monster Patrol and Grim Reaper would battle it out in wheelie, straight line and Chicago style racing and freestyle Friday and Saturday night, and our own Colby Marshall was there for all the fun. Doug Noelke and Dale Gerding teamed up to sweep both nights of wheelie, freestyle and Chicago-style racing, while Kirk Dabney's Maximum Overkill swept straight line racing. A big thanks to Brad Darnell and Monster Events for their hospitality and to Colby Marshall for another awesome highlight video. Click the link below to check out all the action!! (03/10/10)
Anderson Takes Over Top Spot on TMB's "Road to the World Finals"!!: After a wild weekend in El Paso, Texas, the legend Dennis Anderson has overtaken Tom Meents for the #1 spot in the "Road to the World Finals" power rankings!! Anderson took both a racing and a freestyle win in the two shows along with other strong performances, while Meents only managed a freestyle win. That great showing from Anderson in the head to head match-up launched him ahead of Meents in the standings with just two weeks of competition left before Vegas. Pablo Huffaker, Gary Porter and Frank Krmel round out the year's top performers thus far. Back in 23rd and 24th Debra Miceli and Jim Koehler are hanging on to those last two spots over Chad Fortune and Lupe Soza. Only two weeks left for drivers to show they've earned their invites by being in the top 24 of our "Road to the World Finals" power rankings - stay tuned!!
For those not familiar with TMB's "Road to the World Finals" unofficial point standings, this is simply our way of trying to see which drivers have earned the right to compete at the World Finals based on their actual performance. These "power rankings" have no bearing on the way Feld Entertainment actually chooses the competitors, its just our way of following along with the Monster Jam season and recognizing outstanding driver performance. Check out the "Road to the World Finals" section for all the results thus far and the current standings and enjoy as we follow the Monster Jam series all the way to the World Finals in March right here on TMB!! (03/09/10)
BIGFOOT's Bob Chandler to Serve as Grand Martial for NHRA Southern Nationals!!: (Hazelwood, MO) Race fans of all ages will be in for a treat during the 30th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals this May, as BIGFOOT #1, The Original Monster Truck®, and its creator, Bob Chandler, will be on-hand all weekend long. Chandler and will serve as the race´s Grand Marshall, while BIGFOOT #1 will be on display for the duration of the weekend (May 14-16), courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment.
30th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals will feature
top teams and drivers in several classes qualifying and competing in
thrilling side-by-side drag racing. Classes in competition include Top
Fuel Dragster and Funny Cars, Pro-Mod, Pro-Stock Motorcycle, and Pro-Stock
(featuring Summit Racing Equipment-backed drivers Jason Line and Greg
Anderson). All of the great action will take place at the legendary
Atlanta Dragway, just outside of Atlanta.
Youngstown, OH and Wheeling, WV Photo Galleries!!: TMB's super photographer Paul Harry continues to criss-cross the country, shooting events everywhere!! This weekend Paul and his son Michael hit events in Youngstown, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia. Friday night would see Rick Long in Bigfoot continue dominate Monster Nationals' racing in 2010 as he picked up another win, while Joe Sylvester picked up a big win close to home in freestyle. Saturday would bring two great Monster Jam events in Wheeling as Mike Vaters in Black Stallion continued a great season, winning both freestyles and the afternoon racing, with Geremie Dishman in Rammunition getting the evening racing win. Links to both photo galleries can be found below, check out Paul and Michael's great work and stay tuned - you never know where they are headed next!! (03/05/10)
DuQuoin, IL Monster Nationals Highlight Video!!: The Monster Nationals tour made its first ever appearance at DuQuoin's Southern Illinois Center two weeks ago and our very own Colby Marshall was on hand for all the action!! Click the link below to see Colby's highlight video from the three show weekend featuring Bigfoot, Tail Gator, Lucas Oil Stabilizer, High Maintenance and Ironman battling it out in wheelie, racing and freestyle action. Thanks to Colby for another great highlight video and to the Monster Nationals staff for a great weekend!! (03/01/10)
Meents Continues to Lead on TMB's "Road to the World Finals"!!: Two months of the Monster Jam season are in the books and Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction are still #1 on TMB's "Road to the World Finals"!! For Tom it was a strong weekend in Oakland that kept him out front, allowing him to stretch out his lead over Dennis Anderson and Pablo Huffaker. Another huge weekend for Gary Porter in Baltimore moved him up to 4th overall while Linsey Weenk hangs onto the top 5. Back around the 24th spot, lots of moving around this weekend. Huge performances from Carl Van Horn in Excaliber and Ryan Anderson in Monster Mutt moved them up into the top 24 pushing out big names like Jim Koehler and Chad Fortune. Only a few weeks before the World Finals, so not much more time for drivers to EARN their spots at the World Finals. In the meantime, Feld Entertainment has announced 21 of the 24 competitors at this year's World Finals events and they are denoted with a star next to their name in our "Road to the World FInals" power rankings. Stay tuned for another weekend of Monster Jam analysis!!
For those not familiar with TMB's "Road to the World Finals" unofficial point standings, this is simply our way of trying to see which drivers have earned the right to compete at the World Finals based on their actual performance. These "power rankings" have no bearing on the way Feld Entertainment actually chooses the competitors, its just our way of following along with the Monster Jam season and recognizing outstanding driver performance. Check out the "Road to the World Finals" section for all the results thus far and the current standings and enjoy as we follow the Monster Jam series all the way to the World Finals in March right here on TMB!! (03/01/10)
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