IN MEMORY OF:
Clio, MI Highlight Video now posted!!
The Gallup, NM Extreme Monster Nat's event for this weekend has been
- Four new photo galleries courtesy of Kyle
Doyle now up in the Blog Photo Gallery!!
- Pictures from the Bridgeport Day of
Destruction and Eradicator's display at the NHRA K&N SuperNationals!!
- Recap & Teasers from the Extreme Monster
Truck Nationals in Clio, MI!!
- Lancaster Article, Photos, & Highlight
Video now posted on TEN!! See below!!
Vaters Monster Motorsports Press Release!!
- WMTRL Press Release!!
The Monster Blog partners with The Enthusiast Network!! See below
Preview of The Monster Blog's new t-shirts, which are coming soon!!
- Recap & Teasers from the Lancaster Raceway
Park monster truck show!!
- The Monster Blog hosts new WMTRL Message
Board on the Fan Forum!!
- Monster Blog Weekend Update!!
Welcome Vaters Monster Motorsports as our newest sponsor!!
Kyle Doyle's new "Behind the Scenes" article now posted in the Features
- Pictures of the new Monkey'N Around body &
Teasers & Recap from the Prescott Valley Speedway show last night!!
Exciting news story and a huge thank you to Sturges family!!
The Monster Truck Spring Nationals Coverage from Trenton '06 is now
Bryan Wagner's Eustis, FL SMTS Coverage now posted!!
R/C Monster Motorsports Press Release!!
- Performed the May 2006 Archive!!
- Monster Blog Weekend Update!!
THE MONSTER BLOG
PICTURE OF THE MONTH!!
Photo by: TREVOR ANDREWS
Clio, MI Highlight Video!!:
Our highlight video from Friday, June 16th's Extreme Monster Truck
Nationals has now been posted in the Video section!! You can also
see it by clicking below!! The video features footage from the
Freestyle portion of the show, with some great runs from Excaliber, Lil'
Miss Dangerous, and Equalizer!! Thanks & Enjoy!! (06/28/06)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW
THE AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY HIGHLIGHT VIDEO!!
(Please note that this
video is 18 MB, so please be patient when loading!)
Gallup, NM Event
My parents were planning on attending the Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
event at the Red Rock State Park this weekend, but it has been cancelled
and rescheduled for August 18-19th. Please take note of the date
change if you were planning on attending this weekend!! (06/28/06)
Four New Photo Galleries!!:
Monster Blog Special Contributor Kyle Doyle has submitted four new photo
galleries for you all to enjoy!! Pictures from Hall Brothers Racing
car crushes in Canadaiagua, NY, Richmond, IN, and Milford, PA, as well as
nearly 70 shots from the Lima 4 Wheel Jamboree!! All of these can
now be seen in the Blog Photo Gallery in the Coverages section.
Thanks to Kyle for his awesome shots, be sure to stop by the Fan Forum and
let him know what you thought!! (06/22/06)
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE
MONSTER BLOG PHOTO GALLERY!!
Bridgeport Speedway Day of
Another great show from the folks at Vaters Monster Motorsports as the
team roared into the Bridgeport Speedway on Father's Day. Black
Stallion, Iron Warrior, Storm Damage, Killer Bee, and Screamin' Demon put
on awesome performances for the New Jersey crowd, and Special Contributor
Andrew Palochko was kind enough to send us these shots!! Thanks &
Eradicator Displays at NHRA
Andy Slifko's Eradicator was on display this past weekend at the 37th
Annual NHRA K&N SuperNationals in Englishtown, NJ. The truck
displayed next to the Lucas setup all weekend, and was seen by over a
hundred thousand people!! Thanks to Andrew Palochko for the
Auto City Speedway Monster
The Extreme Monster Truck Nationals came to the Auto City Speedway in
Clio, MI Friday night for the first of three big shows this weekend, and
my father Lauren Z. Bonar and I were on hand for all the action!!
Equalizer, Excaliber, Hot Tamale, Lil' Miss Dangerous, & Sudden Impact
would do battle in Wheelie, Racing, & Freestyle competitions.
Jocelyn Perrin narrowly won the Wheelie contest, as everybody did an
awesome job and the win could have went to any of the trucks. In
Racing, it was Mike Hawkins in Equalizer beating Perrin in the Finals to
take the win. Sudden Impact and Hot Tamale were unable to Freestyle
due to problems suffered in Racing, but Sean Duhon led off with a great
run in Excaliber. Then, Jocelyn Perrin came out and wowed the crowd
with big air, a nice hit on the bus, and some crazy cyclones to end her
run. It would be up to Mike Hawkins in Equalizer to try and beat
her, but even though he brought big air, tons of momentum, and a great
overall run, the crowd vote went to Lil' Miss Dangerous!! It was a
great night of action at the Auto City Speedway, so if you're in the area,
make sure to catch the Saturday or Sunday show!! Thanks to Jim
Morris, the AMTA crew, and the Auto City Speedway staff for their
hospitality, and to the drivers for putting on such a great show!!
More to come from this event soon, right here on The Monster Blog!!
Lancaster Article & Video
Posted on TEN!!:
Following up with our announcement the other day, our Lancaster
Monster Truck Show article, photos, and highlight video are now up on The
Enthusiast Network!! Below is a link to the article at TrucksMag.com
for your viewing, so head over and check it out!! There is a small
highlight video (5MB) on the TrucksMag.com article, but we have posted a
higher resolution version of the video (20MB) here in The Monster Blog
Video Section, which is also linked to below. Enjoy the new content,
and stop by the Fan Forum and let us know what you think!! Thanks &
CLICK HERE FOR THE LANCASTER TRUCKSMAG.COM ARTICLE!!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW
THE LANCASTER HIGHLIGHT VIDEO!!
(Please note that this
video is 20 MB, so please be patient when loading!)
Vaters Monster Motorsports
"Day of Destruction"!!:
The all new Bridgeport Speedway announces its “Day of Destruction” Monster
Truck Show at the Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey!!
Father's Day at Bridgeport will be “just what dad wanted” with a day
packed with heart-pounding monster truck action, destruction, thrills, and
raw motorsports competition. Micro Nationals racing starts out the
day, followed by the “Day of Destruction” lineup with four rebels in
monster truck competition; Monster Jam World Finalist Black Stallion, the
all new Dodge Killer Bee, Screamin’ Demon and Storm Damage. If that
wasn’t enough for Dad, the popular Freestyle X-Treme Motocross riders will
be there pulling their tricks jumping an astounding 70-foot gap in mid-air
defying gravity. Wild Tough Trucks and a Demolition Derby round out
the “destruction” lineup. The Black Jack monster ride truck will be
there giving the crowd the ultimate monster truck experience. Bring
Dad and the entire family out to Bridgeport Speedway for an action packed
“Day of Destruction"!!
The gates open at 10:00AM, with the Black Jack monster
ride truck giving rides right away. The Micro Nationals begins at
Noon, with the Monster Trucks, X-Treme Motocross, Tough Trucks, and
Demolition Derby getting underway at 4:00PM. General Admission
tickets are $20, ages 5-12 are $10, and 4 and under are free!!
Family Packs, which include 2 Adult tickets, 2 Student Admissions, and 4
hot dogs and sodas, are available for Pre-Sale Only, so call 856-467-4407
and get yours now!!
For more information, you can call Bridgeport Speedway
at 856-467-4407 and Vaters Monster Motorsports at 301-991-1792 or by email
WMTRL Press Release!!:
After winning 3 of 4 events in Lewiston, ID, Dan Runte has jumped up 6
spots and is
now in 2nd place in the world. Rick Swanson ended Runte's 7-race MOD
winning streak by winning the Saturday obstacle course final. Rick
Long's final round appearance in Peterborough keeps him in first, which
means Team Bigfoot has the two highest ranked drivers in the world!
Ford trucks now hold 3 of the top 4 trucks, with Carl Van Horn and SIR's
Traxxas T-Maxx in 4th. Gary Porter is the lone Chevrolet in the mix,
ranking 3rd. Check out the WMTRL website (http://www.wmtrl.com)
for more results and statistics, and don't forget to check out the new
WMTRL Fan Forum!!
The Monster Blog Partners
With The Enthusiast Network!!:
TheMonsterBlog.com has become the leading source for monster truck
coverage on the internet over the last 10 months, and we continue to
explore ways to grow the readership on the site. In our most
exciting news yet, we are proud to announce our partnership with The
Enthusiast Network, publisher of the popular Trucks Magazine.
As part of the new working relationship, my father
Lauren Z. Bonar, and myself, Ross Z. Bonar, will be providing The
Enthusiast Network with exclusive content and monster truck event coverage
that will be run across TEN's network of internet sites, a few of which
will even be printed in Trucks Magazine. The Enthusiast Network's
internet sites reach 5.5 million unique visitors each month, and The
Monster Blog will benefit greatly from the extra exposure received by our
content appearing on TEN.
Rick Shandley, Director of Web Programming for The
Enthusiast Network had the following to say about The Monster Blog:
"TheMonsterBlog.com's race coverage and photography is all we could ask
for. Your team obviously understands the Monster Truck racing scene
wherever your coverage takes you and that really helps The Enthusiast
Network share these Monster Truck events with more than 5.5 million unique
viewers each month. Summer time is event season and keeping a steady
flow of great event coverages and solid action photography is an enormous
challenge. You and your team have really proven you can capture the
action and meet the challenge."
Our first event coverage for The Enthusiast Network was
actually the Springfield 4 Wheel Jamboree early last month. We have
also contributed exclusive content from the Firebird, Miami, and Lima
shows to The Enthusiast Network in addition to the content seen here on
The Monster Blog. For the first time, we are providing links to
those articles so that you all can join the hundreds of thousands of
readers who have seen each of them on TEN.
Why the delay in the announcement? We were using
the first month of the partnership as a trial period and we couldn't be
happier with the results to this point. Our content appears across
The Enthusiast Network, from
OffRoadTruckWorld.com, the original
TruckWorld.com, and the internet
home of Trucks Magazine, TrucksMag.com!!
Most exciting of all, the Lima 4 Wheel Jamboree
article and photos have been picked up for print in a future edition of
Trucks Magazine!! We will keep you all posted and let you know when
you can go to your local store and pick up your copy featuring content
from TheMonsterBlog.com!! Also, going forward we will post a link
here whenever new exclusive content from The Monster Blog appears on The
Enthusiast Network. See below for links to our previous content on
TEN, and be watching for more exciting news coming from this new
partnership. Thanks for your support!!
4 Wheel Jamboree - Lima, OH -
O'Reilly Outlaw Nationals - Miami, OK -
OffRoadTruckWorld.com Photo Gallery
Monster Truck & Jet Car Jam - Chandler, AZ
4 Wheel Jamboree - Springfield, MO -
Monster Blog T-Shirt Coming
TheMonsterBlog.com has t-shirts in the works and they are coming soon!!
Below is a preview of what the shirts will look like, stop by the Fan
Forum and let us know what you think of them. A big thanks to Todd
Blaeser and the folks at 1st Place Apparel for working with us to design
this awesome shirt, and for their support of the site as one of our
sponsors!! If you are needing t-shirts made, be sure to stop by
let Todd and the gang help you with all your apparel needs. We will
have a limited quantity of these shirts available for sale and will have
more information on that soon as well. Just wanted to give everyone
a preview of another one of the exciting things in the works here at The
Monster Blog!! (06/12/06)
Lancaster Monster Trucks!!:
What a weekend!! The family and I had a great time visiting Niagara
Falls, it is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world.
On Saturday night, we drove about a half an hour from the falls to
Lancaster, NY where four monster trucks would perform during intermission
at the Lancaster Raceway Park. The Tigue brothers would be
representing Shafer Motorsports, with James in Bearfoot, and Wayne in the
new Amsoil-sponsored Shock Therapy truck. Steven Baron's Black Widow
would be making its first appearance of the year, while Bob Robbins in
Aftershock would also be on hand. The trucks were asked to fill
about 20 minutes during intermission, and they would do so with Wheelie
and Freestyle contests. James Tigue II in Bearfoot just edged Bob
Robbins in Aftershock for the best Wheelie, and then brought big air and
donuts during Freestyle, winning the crowd vote for that victory as well.
Wayne Tigue also had a very impressive Freestyle in his first outing in
the Amsoil truck, while Bob Robbins in Aftershock and Steven Baron in
Black Widow both struggled. All in all, it was a fun time, and I
want to send out a big thank you to Jim & Marla Reid of Lancaster Raceway
Park for their hospitality and to the drivers for their efforts.
Click the link below for more photos from this show on the Fan Forum and
be watching for a short video of some of the action coming soon!
Thanks & Enjoy!! (06/12/06)
CLICK HERE FOR THE LANCASTER RACEWAY PARK RECAP & PHOTOS!!
Monster Blog Hosts New
WMTRL Message Board!!:
As an extension to our relationship with the
Monster Truck Racing League, we are now providing the WMTRL with their own
message board on The Monster Blog Fan Forum. For those of you who
aren't familiar with the WMTRL, it is the only all-inclusive ranking
system for the sport of monster truck racing. The new message board
will be a great way to get further involved with the series for WMTRL
fans, so head on over and get involved in the discussion right now by
clicking the link below!! You can even help out the WMTRL by posting
racing results from shows you attend on the new forum!! Check it
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW WMTRL MESSAGE BOARD!!
Monster Blog Update!!:
We are off to Lancaster, NY for a small show at the Lancaster Raceway Park
Saturday night!! We had been looking to take a trip to Niagara Falls
this summer, and with a Monster Truck Show only a half hour from the falls
this weekend, this was the perfect time for us to go!! Should be a
blast, be looking for an update on the Fan Forum on Sunday!! (06/09/06)
** Monster Truck Show -
Lancaster Raceway Park -
Ross & Rajeana Bonar **
Aftershock, Amsoil, Bearfoot, & Black
Welcome Vaters Monster
The Monster Blog is proud to welcome aboard Vaters Monster Motorsports as
our newest sponsor!! Vaters Monster Motorsports currently fields the
Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Storm Damage, & Killer Bee monster trucks,
the Psycho Jet Quad, and is also an event promoter, with events scheduled
this summer in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia!!
Michael Vaters and his team know what it takes to promote a successful
monster truck event, having over 23 years of experience in the industry.
So whether you're looking for a promoter to do your show or to book
monster trucks that will put on a performance fans won't soon forget,
check out the Vaters Monster Motorsports team at
http://www.vatersmotorsports.com!! We at The Monster Blog are
proud to be associated with Michael, Denise, and the whole crew and we
sincerely thank them for coming aboard to support The Monster Blog.
If you are anywhere near the Bridgeport, NJ area
Saturday, June 17th, be sure to make it out to the Bridgeport Speedway
where Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Storm Damage, Killer Bee, & Screamin'
Demon will perform along with Freestyle Motocross as part of another
exciting Vaters Monster Motorsports show!! (06/07/06)
Prescott Valley Recap &
Steve Quercio's Outlaw Monster Truck Spectacular invaded the Prescott
Valley Speedway last night with five monster trucks on hand to Race and
Freestyle for the Arizona fans!! It was sixteen-year-old Murph
McCrorey driving McGruff dominating the evening's events, first defeating
Tim Martin in el Bandito in the Racing Finals, and then putting on a great
Freestyle including donuts and a big hit on the RV camper!! My
parents were on hand for all the action and we will have video and a full
coverage on the site coming soon!! Check out some of dad's great
teaser shots, and keep checking back for more from this show!! Also
see below for an exciting story from Prescott last night and a huge thank
you from The Monster Blog to the Sturges Motorsports team!!
THANK YOU to Sturges
A great surprise awaited my parents when they showed up at the Prescott
Valley Speedway last night. Over the last year, my parents have been
privileged to see the Sturges team perform many times, and have gotten to
know Sam and his great family quite well. They are some of the
greatest folks in the business, and their kindness showed through in a big
way as they have outfitted their three trucks with "TheMonsterBlog.com"
logos!! We had no idea that they would do such an awesome thing for
us, and it really was a fantastic surprise!! Below are pics of the
logos on Nasty Boy and the Boogie Monster ride truck, while the logo is
visible on Unnamed & Untamed in the above donut shot in the teasers from
Prescott. On behalf of myself, my parents, and all of those who
contribute to The Monster Blog, we send out a HUGE Thank You to Sam,
Peggy, Ronnnie, and the whole Sturges team, and as always, we can't wait
to see them again!! (06/04/06)
Eustis, FL SMTS Coverage!!:
Another Behind the Scenes SMTS Coverage by Monster Blog Special
Contributor Bryan Wagner!! This Coverage is a look at all the
goings-on that went into putting on the Southern Monster Truck Showdown
event in Eustis, FL May 12-13th. Need to send out a special thanks
to Johnel Everett for allowing us the use his photos in this Coverage.
Bryan was working the show for SMTS and was unable to shoot photos, so he
arranged for Johnel to cover for him, so we could still bring you photos
from the event!! So again, a huge thanks to Johnel for the great
photos!! Click below to view the Coverage, and let Bryan & Johnel
know what you thought on the Fan Forum!! Thanks & Enjoy!!
CLICK HERE FOR BRYAN
WAGNER'S EUSTIS SMTS COVERAGE!!
We're still playing catch up here at the Blog, but that means some great
content from some events over the past month or so is finally getting
posted!! Monster Blog Special Contributor Dave VanArtsdalen has put
together a fantastic coverage of the Monster Truck Spring Nationals that
took place in Trenton, NJ at the end of April. Dave attended the
afternoon Checkered Flag Productions show at the Sovereign Bank Arena, and
as always, got some awesome photos!! Read about the event and see
Dave's great shots by clicking below or visiting the Coverages section!!
Thanks & Enjoy!! (06/04/06)
CLICK HERE FOR DAVE
VANARTSDALEN'S TRENTON COVERAGE!!
R/C Monster Motorsports
Over 80 R/C Monster Trucks were entered in the first ever R/C Monster
Truck event held at the Digger’s Dungeon in Poplar, North Carolina.
Drivers from Florida, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New
York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia completed in Side-by-Side racing
and a “Winner Take All” Freestyle event. Solid Axel Electric Monster
Trucks made up the largest class, with Big Block Nitro’s following close
behind. The level of craftsmanship found in the trucks was
The Wyatt Racing Team traveled from Dearborn Michigan
to showcase their Monster R/C trucks at the Dungeon. They dazzled
the crowd with their 1/6 scale Monster R/C truck that jumped clear across
the timing system sensors each time it raced. The Extreme Hobby Zone
Team from Polk County Florida took top honors in both the Small and Big
Block Nitro classes.
Bari Musawwir of Altamonte Springs, Florida won the
Freestyle event with a score of 29 out of 30 points to collect the $400
purse posted by Dennis Anderson. Brian Fowler won $120 for jumping
his Losi LST over 35 feet into the Monster Jam banner located at the end
of the track. Special thanks go out to the freestyle judges Carl Van
Horn (Driver of the T-Maxx Monster Truck), Dustin (Grave Digger's Crew
Chief), Dennis Anderson (Freestyle Commentator), and Ryan Anderson.
R/C Monster Motorsports would like to thank Dennis
Anderson and his entire staff at the Digger’s Dungeon for a great event.
There are already big plans for next year! The RC track at Digger’s
Dungeon was co-designed by USHRA/Monster Jam Senior Director of
Operations, Bill Easterly. Bill provided his full scale experience
for our R/C track design. Bill was responsible for designing the
Monster Jam World Finals track in Las Vegas, Nevada. His assistance
was greatly appreciated.
Race sponsors included: HPI , Traxxas, Proline, Parma,
Spaxstix, The Monster Blog, RC Driver Magazine and Dennis Anderson.
All together there was over $3,500 in prizes given away at the event.
Every driver entered received a limited edition race event plaque signed
by Dennis Anderson.
RC Driver magazine was on hand to take pictures and
interview drivers. Look for additional event coverage in the
September issue of RC Driver magazine and on
banner at the R/C Monster Motorsports Digger Dungeon event!!
May 2006 Archive:
Went ahead and got the May Archive of the Main Page content done today, so
that we can keep things loading at a decent speed. Congratulations
to Patrick Markham for winning the Picture of the Month for May with his
awesome shot of Monster Mutt at the World Finals. Anyway, as usual,
old content is archived by month at the bottom of the main page, Thanks!
Monster Blog Update!!:
My parents, Lauren & Lynette Bonar, are in Prescott Valley, AZ tonight for
the Outlaw Monster Truck Spectacular!! The event will take place at
the Prescott Valley Raceway and features five monster trucks!! My
parents will be getting pictures & video, so be looking for an update
later tonight!! (06/03/06)
** Outlaw Monster Truck
Spectacular - Prescott Valley Speedway -
Lauren & Lynette Bonar **
Awesome Kong, El Bandito, McGruff, Nasty
Boy, Unnamed & Untamed!!
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