04/30/06 -

- Kyle Doyle's photos from this weekend's Erie, PA Monster Nationals now posted in the the Blog Photo Gallery!!
04/29/06 -

- Teasers & Recap from the CFP Trenton Saturday afternoon show!!

- KD's latest "Behind the Scenes" Feature Article now posted in the Features section!

- News Update!!

04/28/06 -
- New VIDEOS from two Phoenix events, the WGAS event and Bigfoot's Car Crush!!
04/24/06 -

- Welcome two new sponsors to The Monster Blog!!

- Bryan Wagner's photos from the Extreme Monster Truck Nationals in Ft. Pierce, FL!!

- Larry Quick debuts the Reaper monster truck at Joe Fisher's "Clash of the Titans"!

04/23/06 -

- Welcome to Andrew Palochko, as the newest Monster Blog Special Contributor!!

- Andrew's first photo gallery for the Blog, from this weekend's Valvoline Monster Spectacular event in Montreal, Quebec!!

- Photos from the Rammunition Car Crush in Pryor, OK, thanks to Kyle Doyle and Darrell Wagner!!

04/22/06 -

Pictures from today's WGAS Motorsports event and Bigfoot Car Crush in Phoenix, AZ, courtesy of Lauren Z. Bonar!!

"The Blogger's Take" Feature Article on MOD Round 3 from Del Rio, TX now posted in the Features section!!

04/21/06 -

- Coverage & Video from the Bigfoot Car Crush at Community Tire last weekend!!

- News Updates!!

04/18/06 -
Added 12 new shows to the MT Event Schedule!!
04/16/06 -
Pictures from the Bigfoot Car Crush at Community Tire in Prescott Valley, AZ!!
04/14/06 -

-  Pictures from today's Bigfoot Community Tire display in Prescott Valley, AZ!!

- Posted the new COVERAGE from the WGAS Motorsports event in Parker, AZ!!

04/13/06 -

A couple of news announcements & stories, see below!!

04/12/06 -
Added over 30 new events to the most complete MT event schedule on the 'net!!
04/11/06 -

- See below for a Monster Blog exclusive news announcement regarding a huge event to be held later this year!!

- Posted a brand new COVERAGE by Bryan Wagner of this past weekend's SMTS Bull Buckin' & Monster Truckin'!!

04/10/06 -
- See below for a new LZ's Pit Report feature article about the Natural High team!!
- Full results from the CFP Pocatello Final event now posted on the main page!!
04/09/06 -

- Three new photo galleries from KD, showing Team HBR's recent Texas trips, including last week's 4 Wheel Jamboree!!

- Pictures from Larry Quick's brand new Reaper monster truck display in Milan, IL!!  - Results From Dothan, AL & an upcoming PSM appearance info!!

- HUGE Update to the Fan Photo Gallery with SIX new galleries courtesy of Bill Mueller, Chad Dobbins, Geoff Cupit, & MC Kram!!  Check them out now in the Fan Photo Gallery!!

04/08/06 -
Congratulations to Brad Campbell & Monster Moose for winning the 2006 CFP Winter Nat's Championship!!  See below for more info on the Pocatello finals event!!
04/07/06 -
An Update From The CFP Winter Nationals Final in Pocatello, ID!!  Live Updates From The SMTS Opener in Okeechobee, FL all weekend long!!
04/04/06 -
News Update!!  Twelve New Events Added to the MT Event Schedule!!











Photo by:  CAROL MAASS


  • Erie, PA Monster Nationals!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Kyle Doyle has submitted his pictures from this weekend's Erie, PA Monster Nationals!!  It was a great weekend of action in Erie featuring Big Dawg, Raminator, Rammunition, Nitemare, & Lil' Miss Dangerous, so check out the photos now by clicking below!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (04/30/06)




  • Rock & Monster Truck Show!!:  (Perrin Motorsports Press Release)  Tuesday, July 25th, the Ionia Free Fairgrounds in Ionia, Michigan will host the Rock & Monster Truck Show featuring 2003 World Freestyle Champion Avenger, Brutus, Lil Miss Dangerous, and Devastator!!  The show will also include not one, but two LIVE rock bands!!  From Grand Rapids, Michigan, Foolish Pleasure, and from Ionia, A Plan of Action.  Draco the Dragonator will also be on hand to thrill the monster truck and rock fans in what will be a truly spectacular show.  What's the best part of Rock & Monster Trucks?  It's 100% FREE.  That's right a FREE monster truck show at the Ionia Free Fairgrounds in Ionia, Michigan on July 25th!!  Brought to you by Perrin Motorsports, check out for more information.
         The Monster Blog will be on hand for this show, and we are very excited about it!!  Check out this awesome commercial for the show put together by our friend Elliott Miller!!  (04/29/06)


(QuickTime Video Format, 5.4 MB, Courtesy Elliott Miller &

  • T-Maxx Sweeps CFP Trenton 2PM Show!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Dave VanArtsdalen was on hand as Checkered Flag Productions brought Monster Truck action to Trenton, NJ Saturday after-noon!!  Carl Van Horn in T-Maxx was just too much for the competition, winning Racing over teammate Sudden Impact, and also taking Freestyle, just edging Dave Harkey in Bigfoot!!  As always, Dave got some amazing pictures at the show and he will have a full coverage with many more photos coming your way soon!!  Stay tuned for more!!  (04/29/06)

Carl Van Horn in T-Maxx flying to the Racing win in Trenton Saturday afternoon!!

Dave Harkey in Bigfoot #14 getting wild in Freestyle!!

Carl Van Horn soaring T-Maxx to the Freestyle victory in Trenton!!

  • Video Section Update!!:  My parents, Lauren & Lynette Bonar, had a busy day last Saturday, which started at the F1 Race Factory in Phoenix, AZ to see Keith Sturgeon in Bigfoot perform a car crush, and ended at the Maricopa County Fair after seeing Maniac, Jurassic Attack, Unnamed & Untamed, Nasty Boy, and McGruff do battle for Freestyle supremacy.  Coverages from these events will be along shortly, but in the meantime, enjoy this awesome footage from the events in the Video gallery or by using the links below!!  A huge thanks to my parents for getting these awesome videos, and we hope you all enjoy it!!  (04/28/06)







  • Extreme Monster Truck Nationals!!:  The St. Lucie Fairgrounds was home to three days of Monster Truck action this past weekend as Brandon Legarde in Sudden Impact, Sean Duhon in Excaliber, Ray Mowery in Wild Hair, and Bennett Clark in Clydesdale did battle in Wheelie, Racing, & Freestyle competitions.  Clydesdale took the Wheelie contest Friday & Saturday, Sudden Impact took the Racing win Friday and the Freestyle wins both Friday & Saturday, Wild Hair won the Wheelie & Freestyle contest Sunday, and Excaliber won Racing Saturday & Sunday, along with Freestyle on Sunday.  Bryan Wagner was on hand Saturday & Sunday and got some awesome pics from the shows which are now posted in the Blog Photo Gallery.  Thanks to Bryan for the great photos, check them out by clicking the link below!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (04/23/06)




  • Reaper Debuts at the "Clash of the Titans"!!:  Reaper Racing owner & driver Larry Quick debuted his brand new Reaper monster truck at Joe Fisher's "Clash of the Titans" mud bogging event at the Shady Lakes Campground in New Windsor, IL Sunday afternoon.  Larry got a a chance to test out the new truck while entertaining the crowd with three exhibition runs intermixed with the day's mud bog competitions.  According to Larry, the new truck has still has some bugs to work out, but overall the team was pleased with its performance.  The truck is back home in the shop where the body has been removed to receive its brand new paint job before heading out to compete in the Edge Motorsports Monster Mania event at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Rusk, TX May 5th-6th.  Thanks to Larry and the Reaper Racing team for the update, and to Jennifer Dekezel of 4R Ranch for the great photos!!  (04/24/06)

  • Welcome Two New Sponsors!!:  The Monster Blog is proud to welcome two new sponsors to the site!!  A huge thanks to Todd Blaeser & 1st Place Apparel, and Tony Luciano & the R/C MTRA for coming aboard to sponsor The Monster Blog!!  1st Place Apparel specializes in apparel, caps, jackets, and other items for race teams and businesses, so be sure to visit their website for all your apparel needs!!  Radio Control Entertainment - Motorsports Group and R/C MTRA is one of the leading promoters of R/C Monster Truck Racing events, so be sure to check out their website to see when they will be holding an event near you!!  Again thanks to these fine folks for their support of!!  (04/24/06)


  • Valvoline Monster Spectacular!!:  The Monster Blog is very excited to welcome aboard Andrew Palochko as our newest Special Contributor!!   Andrew is a well-known name in the industry, having been a professional photographer and graphics designer for some time now.  Be sure to head over to his website to learn more about him and see more of his great work at!!  We are very privileged that Andrew will be submitting pictures from events he attends, and are happy to have him be associated with The Monster Blog!!
         Andrew was in Montreal, Quebec this weekend for the Chris Arel Motorsports Valvoline Monster Spectacular!!  Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter defeated Mike Hawkins in Equalizer for the Racing win, and all the trucks put on awesome Freestyles.  Isaiah Morales in Hot Tamale and Trey Meyers in Iron Warrior both were involved in roll-overs during the show.  Check out Andrew's photos in the Blog Photo Gallery, or click the link below!!  Thanks again to Andrew, and enjoy the pictures!!  (04/23/06)




  • Rammunition Car Crush!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Kyle Doyle and his fellow HBR team-mates were in Pryor, OK this weekend at Mayes County Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep performing car crushes in Rammunition and giving rides with the Raminator RT.  A huge thanks to Kyle and Darrell Wagner for the awesome shots from their weekend events, hope you all enjoy them!!  (04/23/06)




  • WGAS Motorsports Spectacular:  My parents, Lauren & Lynette Bonar, were in Phoenix, AZ tonight at the Maricopa County Fair for the second night of the WGAS Motorsports Spectacular.  Five monster trucks would do battle in a Freestyle only show, and it was Gary Schott Jr. in Nasty Boy taking the win for the second night in a row!!  Other trucks in attendance included Unnamed & Untamed, Maniac, Jurassic Attack, and McGruff.  The low light settings and dusty conditions at the show kept Dad from getting his best quality shots tonight, but Mom got some great video of the show.  Be looking for full coverage and video from this show later this week!!  Thanks to my parents for doing a great job covering yet another show this year, and to John Borba and all the folks from WGAS!!  (04/22/06)

Nathan Weenk in Jurassic Attack gettin' wild with a great sky wheelie!!

Sam Sturges in Unnamed & Untamed showing off his hot rod in Freestyle.

Don Frankish riding out a sweet wheelie in Maniac!!

  • Bigfoot Car Crush at F1 Race Factory:  Before heading over to the WGAS show, my parents stopped off at the F1 Race Factory in Phoenix to see Keith Sturgeon in Bigfoot #10 perform another car crush this weekend.  The event was sponsored by Community Tire, and there will be another crush tomorrow at 1:00PM, so be sure to stop by if you are in the area.  Like last week, Keith did a great job with the crush, and we will have lots more pictures and video here on the site later this week!!  Thanks to Keith for putting on a great performance and to F1 Race Factory and Community Tire for the fun event!!  Enjoy the teasers, more to come soon!!  (04/22/06)


  • Bigfoot Car Crush Coverage & Video!!:  My father, Lauren Z. Bonar, was in Prescott Valley, AZ last weekend to see Keith Sturgeon perform a car crush with Bigfoot #10 at Community Tire!!  We now have the Coverage & Video from this event posted in their respective sections, or you can also access them by clicking below.  Thanks to all the folks from Community Tire for their hospitality last weekend, and hope everybody enjoys the Coverage & Video!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (04/16/06)




  • Monster Nationals Championship Update!!:  With 8 of 13 events in the books, the battle for the championship currently has Doug Noelke in Big Dawg and Mark Hall in Raminator tied for the lead with 36.5 points a piece!!  Andy Hoffman is the odds-on favorite to walk away as the 2006 Monster Nationals Freestyle Champ, as he has taken the victory in 11 out of 17 Freestyle contests this year.  The series is currently in a short break, but will wrap up its indoor portion of the season with consecutive shows in Erie, PA and Bloomington, IL starting next week.  After another break, the series will then start back up in July with outdoor events in Columbus, NE, Mansfield, OH, and Champaign, IL to conclude the season.  Who will be the 2006 Monster Nationals Champ, Big Dawg or Raminator?  Or can Rammunition go on a tear and pass both from third place?  See the MT Points Series Standings in the left hand column of the main page for the full Monster Nationals Standings, and stay tuned because The Monster Blog will be bringing you all the latest Monster Nationals info in 2006!!  (04/21/06)

  • O'Reilly Outlaw Nationals in Miami, OK!!:  Spoke with John Darnell of Main Attraction Promotions the other day, and John was nice enough to give us some information on his upcoming show May 12th & 13th at the Miami Fairgrounds in Miami, OK.  The show will feature six Monster Trucks, including Bigfoot, Nitemare, Full Throttle, Terminator, D'Sturbed, & Road Rage!!  Billy Chapin in Terminator has been nothing short of dominant this year in the events he has competed in, but he will face his toughest competition yet, having to go head to head with Bigfoot in Miami.  The Monster Blog is planning on being at at least one of the shows, if not both, and we hope to see you there!!  (04/21/06)

  • Update:  Well, its been a little slow around here lately, not too much going on in the week or so around Easter weekend.  Hope everyone and their families had a nice holiday!!  New coverage and video today, which leaves only 5 Coverages still "Coming Soon".  Hoping to get all caught up before we get back on the road with Springfield's 4 Wheel Jambo in a couple weeks, because the following weeks will include Miami, OK, Lima, OH, and New Paris, IN, so we're gonna be pretty busy!! 
         One reason for things being a little slow on the Blog is I am currently designing a couple of new web pages, which will be coming out soon, so stay tuned for that!!  The TV Schedule in the right hand column is being kept up to date, as well as our tracking of Monster Truck Point Series Standings on the left.  We were just able to get the current Monster Nationals standings, and a special thanks to George Eisenhart for providing those for us, and allowing us to track the battle for their Championship for the rest of the year.
         We've got lots of exciting things in the works as well right now, so be looking for some cool announcements in the coming weeks!!  Thanks for your support of The Monster Blog!! (04/21/06)

  • WGAS Parker, AZ Coverage!!:  My parents, Lauren & Lynette Bonar, were in Parker, AZ a few weeks ago for WGAS Motorsports' second show of the year!!  Monster Trucks, Tuff Trucks, Buggies, ATV's, and Freestyle Motocross all were at the show, and it was a great night of action in a beautiful setting at the La Paz County Fair.  Don Frankish & Nathan Weenk drove Maniac & Jurassic Attack in two high-flying Monster Truck Freestyles, and my parents caught all of it with photos and video!!  Click the link below to see their Coverage of the event!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (04/13/06)




  • The Dixie Chopper Monster Truck:  Corae Neff has been kind enough to send us pictures of his new Dixie Chopper monster truck!!  Many may recognize the truck, as it has run for years as Maximum Torc, but now that he no longer races competitively, the truck has been fitted with a new identity.  In coop-eration with the Dixie Chopper Mower Company, makers of the world's fastest lawnmower, the truck currently displays at national power shows and large dealerships across the country.  Because the Dixie Chopper Mower Company is all about power, Corae is currently having a 640ci motor built by Fowler Engines out of Columbus, OH that will be capable of making over 3,000HP!!  This will certainly enhance the "Wow" factor when people see the truck on display!!  Corae tells us that at the last display in Pittsburgh, 400,000 people saw the truck over a 4 day span!!  Please visit the Dixie Chopper Mower Company for more information on their company, and a big thank you to Corae for sending us pictures of the awesome lookin' truck and for the update!!  Stay tuned to The Monster Blog for more updates on where you can see the Dixie Chopper Monster Truck!!  (04/13/06)

  • O'Reilly Monster Truck Racing Super Series Update!!:  (Monster Events, Inc. Press Release)  Wendy’s presents the O’Reilly Monster Truck Racing Super Series as it storms into Harper Stadium in Fort Smith, AR for one wild, heart-stopping weekend, Friday & Saturday, May 5-6th at 7:30 p.m. 
         Witness the top monster trucks in all out war!!  See Terminator, Annihilator, Full Throttle, D’sturbed & Road Rage in head to head, no holds barred, side by side & Chicago style racing competitions.  Plus see the monsters in the wildest freestyle competition ever.
         Kids of all ages can ride in the Hummer-Time monster truck, and will also be entertained by pro funnyman Cameron Keeton.
         Plus, you’ll see the Tuff Trux – Pro Stadium Trucks direct from TV as they fly over the obstacle course in all out motorized mayhem.  Wild & crazy action you have to see to believe!!!
         Also see the thrills and spills of the Quad Racing Super Series both nights, presented by Bill Eddy’s Motorsports.
         Come to the Wendy’s Pit Party – Friday and Saturday from 6-7 p.m.  Go to any area Wendy’s and get your free Wendy’s Pit Party coupon and then come and meet the drivers and see these monster machines up close.  (Wendy’s Pit Party coupon and valid event ticket both required)
         You’ve seen this motorized mayhem on TV…now experience it live.  Let your senses experience the madness.  Be a part of the wildest weekend of the year – monsters, tuff trux & quad racing, welcomed by FOX 46 and the Cumulus group of radio stations – Rock 100.7, Big Country & The Vibe.
         Get your tickets now!!!  Kids less than half price!!!  Tickets are just $16 for adults & $7 for kids.  All tickets $2 higher day of show.  On sale now at all O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, Kay Rodgers Park Box Office,, or charge 800-364-1080 or 479-783-2393.

  • R/C Monster Motorsports To Invade Digger's Dungeon!!:  Don't miss the first R/C Monster Truck racing event at Grave Digger's "Digger's Dungeon" on May 27, 2006.  Meet the legendary Dennis Anderson and watch as R/C Monster Trucks do battle in side-by-side racing & freestyle!!  Those interested in competing in this event must register with R/C Monster Motorsports to enter.  More information can be seen at the R/C Monster Motorsports website!!  (04/13/06)

  • Apex Motorsport Promotions To Rock New AZ Cardinals Stadium!!:  We at The Monster Blog are proud to be the first to announce that Apex Motorsport Promotions (AMP) will help kick off the first month of operations for the new, state of the art Arizona Cardinals stadium.  Apex will hold one of the largest Monster Truck competitions the state of Arizona has ever seen, as 20 trucks will do battle in a high-flying, nationally televised event on Saturday, August 26th, 2006!!  AMP is pulling out all the stops to make sure that this event will be one of the most unforgettable in Monster Truck history, as the original Monster Truck, Bigfoot, will make a World Record Long Jump attempt with Guinness Book of World Records officials on hand.  The Monster Blog will also be there to cover this huge event, continuing in our quest to bring you the most Monster Truck coverage on the internet.  AMP Promotions is in the process of putting together the Monster Truck lineup for this high profile show, and teams interested in participating are encouraged to contact Danny Torgerson at (480) 609-3232, or by email at  We thank Danny for sharing this news with us, and allowing us to be the first to release it!!  This upcoming event is one of many exciting things that AMP has in store, including the launch of their new website in the coming months.  Further details regarding this event will be released as they become available, and we will bring them to you right here at The Monster Blog!!  Mark your calendar folks, because this is one event that you simply can't miss!!  See below for more information about the new, state of the art Arizona Cardinals stadium in Glendale, AZ.  (04/11/06 - Article by Ross Z. Bonar, 

    (Image courtesy

    About The New AZ Cardinals Stadium:  The new, soon-to-open Arizona Cardinals Stadium is one of the true marvels of modern day engineering.  The 63,000-seat multi-purpose stadium, currently under construction, is slated to open in August of 2006 as the future home of the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals and numerous other sporting events, consumer shows, conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions.
         The feature most responsible for the multi-purpose capability is the stadium’s rollout field. With the field in the “outboard” position, the facility becomes one of the most versatile exhibit spaces in the country featuring 160,000 sq. ft. of contiguous column-free event space.
         In addition to Cardinals football and the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Cardinals Stadium will host the first ever 2007 BCS National Championship game, and Super Bowl XLII in 2008. Global Spectrum, operators for Cardinals Stadium, has secured 31 non-football events for Cardinals Stadium and continues to bring new and exciting events to the valley of the sun. (Information & Photo from Global Spectrum Press Release, see the Arizona Cardinals Stadium website for more info.)

  • Bull Buckin' & Monster Truckin' Coverage!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner was in Okeechobee, FL this past weekend, fulfilling his duties as a member of the Southern Monster Truck Showdown crew, and working hard to put on a great show for the Florida fans.  As always, we are amazed and impressed that he still managed to get some great photos amid all his other duties, and has even put together a special "Behind the Scenes" Coverage for the site that not only talks about what went on at the event, but all the work that went into putting it on!!  This is a must-read Coverage, so check it out now in the Coverages section, or by clicking below!!  Thanks to Bryan, hope you all enjoy it!!  (04/11/06)




  • A Chance Encounter Leads to a Natural High:  My parents Lauren & Lynette Bonar, who you all know from doing event coverage for the site out in the Arizona area, were on their way home from visiting my family and I here in Missouri when they had a chance encounter with Kelvin Ramer and his Natural High monster truck.  Click below to read the full story and see some more pictures!!  (04/10/06)




  • CFP Monster Truck Winter Nationals Championship!!:  The 2006 CFP Winter Nationals champion is Brad Campbell & Monster Moose!!  Congratulations to the whole Big Toyz Racing team on their upset win!!  Campbell had to work to win the championship, winning the Racing Finals over Kreg Christensen in Dragon Slayer tonight in Pocatello!!  The win propelled Monster Moose over Raminator & Bigfoot in the Final Standings!!  Hired gun Scott Anderson in Arachnaphobia rode a wild wheelie off the bus stack in Freestyle, ending up on his roof to win that portion of the competition tonight at the Holt Arena!!  Thanks to Brian Stellabote of Checkered Flag Productions for providing the Monster Moose pic from Saturday night below for our CFP Champion graphic, and for sending us the full results from the show!!  (04/10/06)




Qualifying Results

1st - Monster Moose - 9.81

2nd - Public Disturbance - 10.04

3rd - Bigfoot #11 - 10.56

4th - Dragon Slayer - 13.09

5th - Spiderman - 13.41

6th - Arachnophobia - 14.06

7th - Shattered - 16.91

8th - Raminator - 22.41

** No Time For Bigfoot #14 or Demon

Racing Results

Round 1

Bigfoot #14 def. Monster Moose

Public Disturbance def. Raminator

Bigfoot #11 def. Arachnaphobia

Demon def. Spiderman

Dragon Slayer (Auto-Advances as Shattered is broke)

Round 2

Bigfoot #14 def. Public Disturbance

Dragon Slayer def. Bigfoot #11

Monster Moose (Fast Loser) def. Demon


Dragon Slayer def. Bigfoot #14

Monster Moose (Automatic berth to Final Round due to being Fast Qualifier)


Monster Moose def. Dragon Slayer

Freestyle Results

1st - Arachnaphobia

2nd - Raminator

3rd (Tie) - Bigfoot #11, Monster Moose

5th (Tie) - Bigfoot #14, Demon, Spiderman

8th - Public Disturbance

** Dragon Slayer & Shattered did not run Freestyle



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  • Tons of New Pics From KD!!:  Monster Blog Special Contributor Kyle Doyle has spent a lot of time down in Texas the past few weeks, and has just sent us pictures from last weekend's 4 Wheel Jamboree in Fredericksburg, and two Dodge Dealer car crushes in Uvalde & Mt. Pleasant.  At Elliott Motors in Mt. Pleasant yesterday, Kyle drove Rammunition in a high flying car crush (pics by fellow HBR crew member Darrell Wagner)!!  We thank Kyle a ton for still sending us pictures and updates, even as he stays incredibly busy with Team HBR, and prepares to move into his new house.  Due to these time constraints, Kyle will be unable to write his "Behind the Scenes" article for a couple more weeks, but in the meantime, we thank him for sending in these three awesome galleries and look forward to seeing more from him in the coming weeks!!  Click the link below to see the new Texas monster truck photo galleries in the Blog Photo Gallery section!!  Thanks & Enjoy!!  (04/09/06)




  • The Reaper On Display In Milan, IL!!:  The brand new Reaper monster truck out of Larry Quick's Reaper Racing stable was on display yesterday in Milan, IL at the home of one of their primary sponsors, Milan Surplus!!  Milan Surplus has been instrumental in the building of Reaper Racing's new truck, supplying DOM tubing and metal plate for the chassis.  We at The Monster Blog are very excited to see the new truck ready to rock'n'roll, as Larry is one of our strongest supporters and a great friend of the site.  We can't wait to see Larry & the Reaper in action, visit the Reaper Racing site for more information!!  (04/09/06) 


  • PSM Trucks to Appear At the Heritage Motorcycle Rally!!:  Brothers James & Wayne Tigue will pilot their Bearfoot & Captain USA trucks for two exhibition shows Wednesday & Thursday, April 12th & 13th, at 6:00PM each night as part of the Heritage Motorcycle Rally in Charleston, SC.  For more information, see the Heritage Motorcycle Rally Website, and be sure to head over and see some Paul Shafer Motorsports Monster Truck action if you are in the area!!  (04/09/06) 

  • Results From Dothan, AL!!:  The Amsoil Rock'N'Monster Truck Winter Series was at the National Peanut Festival Arena Friday & Saturday for three big shows featuring Mac Pecker in Ballistic, Bruce Haney in Bad News Travels Fast, Paul Winkleman in Evolution, Wayne Tigue in Captain USA, and James Tigue in Bearfoot.  Friday night saw Ballistic defeating Captain USA, while Bad News swept the Saturday shows, beating Bearfoot in the afternoon show, and Captain USA in the evening show.  Congrats to the winners, and thanks to David Kranak of & James Tigue, driver of Bearfoot for the results from this show!! 

  • HUGE Fan Photo Gallery Update!!:  After a long wait, six new galleries have been posted in the Fan Photo Gallery, including three from Bill Mueller (Vegas '06, Uniondale '06. & Wilkes-Barre '05), and one each from Chad Dobbins (Roanoke '06), Geoff Cupit (Oklahoma City '06), & MC Kram (Rosemont '06)!!  Thanks to all these guys for their support and contributions of their awesome photos!!  Click below to visit the Fan Photo Gallery for all of the new galleries!!




Saturday Night Show Results!!: Well, the Saturday night show has come to an end, and Brandon Legarde in Sudden Impact capped off a great weekend in his return to the driver's seat by sweeping Racing & Freestyle Saturday night!!  All in all, it was a very successful weekend for the Southern Monster Truck Showdown, and be looking for tons of pictures & coverages from The Monster Blog's own Bryan Wagner coming soon!!


Round 1

Monkey'N Around def. Cowboy

Sudden Impact def. Clydesdale

Gun Slinger Bye Run


Sudden Impact def. Monkey'N Around

Gun Slinger def. Clydesdale


Sudden Impact def. Gun Slinger


- Cowboy - Solid run, hits on the car sets and donuts highlighted the run.

- Monkey'N Around - The left side door panel popped off during the run, nearly causing the truck to lose the body.  First truck to attack the van stack.

- Clydesdale - Awesome vertical sky wheelie highlights the run.

- Gun Slinger - Good air off the car sets, hit van stack twice.  On second van stack hit, landed hard on the rear end, breaking the rear axel and ending his run.

- Sudden Impact - Again, Brandon Legarde came right out and attacked the van stack for a huge hit, but the back tires caught on the top of the van going over, causing the truck to nosedive hard on the front end, blowing out the right front tire!!  Legarde tried to continue, but couldn't steer the truck due to the severe blowout.  That ended his run, but the one hit was enough for the crowd, and Brandon was declared the winner, giving him the clean sweep of the night!!

News & Notes

- After introductions, there was a very unique Monster Truck competition--a dance-off contest!!  Drivers danced on the tires of their truck, and Gun Slinger crew member Jason (don't know last name) who drove Cowboy out for Intros was declared the winner!!

- Racing format was Straight Line Drags.

- Durty Dingus McGee once again survived his much hyped kissing a bull between the horns stunt Saturday night!!

- Scott Hartsock drove both Cowboy & Gun Slinger as teammate Glen Logan was unable to make the show.


Friday Night Show In The Books!!: Well, the first show of the 2006 season for the Southern Monster Truck Showdown is now complete and it was Brandon Legarde in Sudden Impact taking the Racing victory over Bennett Clark in Clydesdale, while Scott Hartsock in Gun Slinger barely edged Legarde for the Freestyle win!!  More to come from Okeechobee tomorrow night as the Bull Buckin' & Monster Truckin' continues!!


Round 1

Monkey'N Around def. Cowboy

Sudden Impact def. Clydesdale

Gun Slinger Bye Run


Clydesdale def. Gun Slinger

Sudden Impact def. Monkey'N Around


Sudden Impact def. Clydesdale


- Monkey'N Around - Highlight of the run included some fast donuts. Engine was hurt during the donuts, but the truck will be ready to go for tomorrow night's show.

- Cowboy - Solid run, nothing too spectacular.

- Clydesdale - Biggest air of the night so far, solid run from Bennett Clark.

- Sudden Impact - Legarde wasted no time, getting some huge air over the van stack, and over the cars during his run, awesome run.  After the show it was found that the frame of Sudden Impact was actually cracked, but the crew will have it welded back together before tomorrow night's show.

- Gun Slinger - Scott Hartsock filled his run with big air, and some wild donuts to finish out the run.  At one point, Gun Slinger stood straight up and down over the van stack and ripped off one of the rear bed panels!!  Hartsock was declared the winner!!

News & Notes

- Although most of the trucks sustained damage of one kind or another during the show, all will be ready to go for the Saturday evening show.

- Racing format was Straight Line Drags.

- Durty Dingus McGee survived his much hyped kissing a bull between the horns stunt, more on that later!!

- Bennett Clark discovered a transmission bell housing cracked in half during the Pit Party, but amazingly, was able to have the new transmission installed in time for the show.

- Scott Hartsock drove both Cowboy & Gun Slinger as teammate Glen Logan was unable to make the show.


SMTS Live Updates This Weekend!!: The Monster Blog will be bringing you live updates from all the action this weekend as the Southern Monster Truck Showdown kicks off the 2006 season at the Okeechobee Cattleman Association Rodeo Arena!!  Gun Slinger, Cowboy, Clydesdale, Sudden Impact, and Monkey'N Around will do battle Friday & Saturday night, so stay tuned for all the latest right here at The Monster Blog!


  • CFP Monster Truck Winter Nationals Championship!!:  The winter season has come down to one last event at the Holt Arena in Pocatello, ID where the 2006 Winter Nationals Champion will be crowned!!  Ten trucks, one huge event!!  Going into the final event, Geremie Dishman & Raminator sit atop the standings with a very narrow lead over Rick Long & Bigfoot.  Dave Harkey & the second Bigfoot truck & Brad Campbell & Monster Moose are tied for third in the points, while Rich Blackburne & Demon, and Jason Grill & Public Disturbance round out the top 6 that will try to take home the championship Saturday night...But four other hired guns will also be looking to shine in Pocatello.  Kreg Christensen & Dragon Slayer, Paul Jensen & Spiderman, Scott Anderson in Arachnaphobia, and Matt Powers & Shattered will round out the 10 truck field and will be looking to play spoiler by taking home the victory in CFP's biggest event of the season!!  Stay tuned to The Monster Blog to find out who will be the 2006 CFP Winter Nationals Champion!!  (04/07/06)
    UPDATE:  Just spoke with Brian Stellabote of Checkered Flag Productions, and he has been kind enough to update us on the goings-on in Pocatello on the eve of the big event.  Racing will be a J-Course setup, something the drivers have yet to see on the 2006 Winter Tour.  Freestyle will be crazy, as obstacles include a 4 ft. wheelie hill that will allow drivers to hook up for a wheelie all the way down the length of the floor, an 8 ft. dirt hill in the middle for launching big air, a school bus, two car-van-car sets, a limousine, four motorcycles, and yes, even an RV camper!!  Brian sent us the pictures below, and you can see more at the CFP website by clicking below!!  Brian has also agreed to try to bring us LIVE UPDATES from the show tonight, so make sure to stay tuned!!  (04/08/06)

The Holt Arena marquee advertising tonight's CFP Monster Truck Winter Nationals Final!!

The track being setup Friday night in preparation for Saturday night's big show!!

An RV camper that has been brought in to be smashed during Freestyle!!

Team KCM display Friday at the local Nissan dealer that is sponsoring the show!!



  • - Update!!:  Well, its been a little slower around here than usual as of late, but we're ready to get back rolling again, with two big events this weekend!!  Monster Blog Special Contributor Bryan Wagner is in Okeechobee, FL for the the first Southern Monster Truck Showdown event of the year, and we will be bringing you live updates from the weekend's events!!  Staff Member Tommy Lee Byrd will be in Jasper, TN Saturday for two big shows featuring Bigfoot, Snake Bite, T-Maxx, Excaliber, Beast, & Venom!!  Also, watch for lots more content to be added over the next month or so as my next show isn't until Springfield and that should give us a chance to get some stuff done!!  (04/07/06)

  • March 2006 Archive:  Well, another month has passed, and that means another archive of the main page stories.  As always, anything from March '06 that you would like to find, simply scroll down to the end of the main page and click on "March 2006" under "The Monster Blog Archive."  Thanks!! (04/07/06)

  • Special Events Kicks Off '06 Season!!:  The first 4 Wheel Jamboree of 2006 was held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, TX this past weekend and it was Allen Pezo in Predator taking Racing victories over Geremie Dishman in Rammunition in both Saturday shows, while Mark Hall in Raminator took the win on Sunday, also over Dishman.  Jim Kohler in Avenger brought the crowd to their feet in Freestyle Saturday night, rolling the truck onto its lid!!  Chris Bergeron debuted the new colors of  the 4 Wheel Jamboree 25th Anniversary themed "Metallic Mayhem" truck that he will be running for the duration of the 2006 SE series.  The next stop for the Special Events tour will be in Springfield, MO at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds May 6-7th, and The Monster Blog will be on hand to cover all the action!!  (04/04/06)


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