06/28/06 -

- Clio, MI Highlight Video now posted!!

- The Gallup, NM Extreme Monster Nat's event for this weekend has been rescheduled!!

06/22/06 -
- Four new photo galleries courtesy of Kyle Doyle now up in the Blog Photo Gallery!!
06/20/06 -
- Pictures from the Bridgeport Day of Destruction and Eradicator's display at the NHRA K&N SuperNationals!!
06/17/06 -
- Recap & Teasers from the Extreme Monster Truck Nationals in Clio, MI!!
06/14/06 -

- Lancaster Article, Photos, & Highlight Video now posted on TEN!! See below!!

- Vaters Monster Motorsports Press Release!!

- WMTRL Press Release!!

06/12/06 -

- The Monster Blog partners with The Enthusiast Network!!  See below for more!!

- 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!!

06/08/06 -
- Monster Blog Weekend Update!!
06/07/06 -

- Welcome Vaters Monster Motorsports as our newest sponsor!!

- Kyle Doyle's new "Behind the Scenes" article now posted in the Features section!!

06/05/06 -
- Pictures of the new Monkey'N Around body & paint!!
06/04/06 -

- 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 posted!!

- Bryan Wagner's Eustis, FL SMTS Coverage now posted!!

- R/C Monster Motorsports Press Release!!

- Performed the May 2006 Archive!!

06/03/06 -
- Monster Blog Weekend Update!!













  • 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)



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  • Gallup, NM Event Rescheduled:  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)


  • Bridgeport Speedway Day of Destruction!!:  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 & Enjoy!!  (06/20/06)

  • Eradicator Displays at NHRA Event!!:  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 picture!!  (06/20/06)

  • Auto City Speedway Monster Trucks!!:  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!!  (06/17/06)

  • 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 for your viewing, so head over and check it out!!  There is a small highlight video (5MB) on the 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 & Enjoy!!  (06/14/06)






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  • 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 at


  • 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 ( 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!!: 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:  "'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,, and to, the original, and the internet home of Trucks Magazine,!!
        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!!  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 - Article

O'Reilly Outlaw Nationals - Miami, OK - Photo Gallery

Monster Truck & Jet Car Jam - Chandler, AZ - Article

4 Wheel Jamboree - Springfield, MO - Article

  • Monster Blog T-Shirt Coming Soon!!: 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 and 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)




  • Monster Blog Hosts New WMTRL Message Board!!:  As an extension to our relationship with the World 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 out!!



  • 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 Widow!!

  • Welcome Vaters Monster Motorsports!!:  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!!  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)

  • New Monkey'N Around Design!!:  The Monkey'n Around 4x4 Motorsports team debut a brand new GTS Fiberglass body this past weekend in Gaffney South Carolina!!  The 2001 Dodge Ram Extended Cab was placed on the truck after ripping part of the body off during a hit on a motorhome at the Eustis SMTS event.  The paint and graphics were done and designed by the team to give the truck the continued "cartoon" and "kid friendly" feel.  Thanks to the team for submitting these photos taken by Johnel Everett in Gaffney!!  (06/05/06)

  • Prescott Valley Recap & Teasers!!:  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!!  (06/04/06)

  • THANK YOU to Sturges Motorsports!!:  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 "" 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!!  (06/04/06)




  • Trenton 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)




  • R/C Monster Motorsports Press Release!!:  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 incredible.
         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!  (06/04/06)

  • 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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