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TMB TV: Original Series 8.2 – Toughest Monster Truck Tour – Loveland, CO 2015

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 8.2
Event: Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Budweiser Events Center
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Date: April 3rd-4th, 2015
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Ross Z. Bonar, Bryan Wagner

Featured Monster Trucks

Double Trouble – Tyler Groth
Over Bored – Jamey Garner
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Summit Bigfoot #21 – Dan Runte
Trouble Maker – Travis Groth
Wild Thang – Doug Charles

Featured Links

www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.MTXEventProduction.com
www.MirrorImageRacing.com
www.OverBoredMonsterTruck.com
www.ThunderbirdEntertainment.com
www.ToughestMonsterTrucks.com

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TMB TV: Original Series 8.5 – Monsters on the Beach – Virginia Beach, VA 2015 Part Two

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 8.5
Event: Monsters on the Beach
Venue: Virginia Beach
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: May 8th-10th, 2015
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Ross Z. Bonar, Danny Maass

Featured Monster Trucks

Bounty Hunter – Jimmy Creten
Heavy Hitter – Derrick Anson
Hooked – Steven Sims Jr.
River Rat – Vern House
Scarlet Bandit – Dawn Creten
Stone Crusher – Steve Sims
Summit Bigfoot #21 – Dan Runte
Walking Tall – Bryan Wright

Featured Links

www.2XtremeRacing.com
www.BeachStreetUSA.com
www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.HookedMonsterTruck.com
www.MTXEventProduction.com
www.StoneCrusherMonsterTruck.com

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TMB TV: Original Series 8.4 – Monsters on the Beach – Virginia Beach, VA 2015 Part One

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 8.4
Event: Monsters on the Beach
Venue: Virginia Beach
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: May 8th-10th, 2015
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Ross Z. Bonar, Danny Maass

Featured Monster Trucks

Bounty Hunter – Jimmy Creten
Heavy Hitter – Derrick Anson
Hooked – Steven Sims Jr.
River Rat – Vern House
Scarlet Bandit – Dawn Creten
Stone Crusher – Steve Sims
Summit Bigfoot #21 – Dan Runte
Walking Tall – Bryan Wright

Featured Links

www.2XtremeRacing.com
www.BeachStreetUSA.com
www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.HookedMonsterTruck.com
www.MTXEventProduction.com
www.StoneCrusherMonsterTruck.com

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TMB TV: Original Series 8.6 – Back to School Monster Truck Bash – Concord, NC 2015

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 8.6
Event: Back to School Monster Truck Bash
Venue: The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Location: Concord, North Carolina
Date: August 8th, 2015
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar, Shane Skinner

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger – Jim Koehler
Gun Slinger – Scott Hartsock
Heavy Hitter – Derrick Anson
Hooked – Steven Sims Jr.
River Rat – Vern House
Stone Crusher – Steve Sims
Summit Bigfoot #21 – Dan Runte
Wrecking Crew – Steve Koehler

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.GunSlinger4x4.com
www.HookedMonsterTruck.com
www.MTXEventProduction.com
www.StoneCrusherMonsterTruck.com

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TMB TV: Monster Sights & Sounds 2.1 – Toughest Monster Truck Tour – Salina, KS 2015

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Episode Information

Event: Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Bicentennial Center
Location: Salina, Kansas
Date: February 6th-7th, 2014
Videographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Featured Monster Trucks

Over Bored – Jamey Garner
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Snake Bite #14 – Josh Gibson
Summit Bigfoot #21 – Dan Runte
Wild Thang – Doug Charles

Featured Links

www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.DirtShows.com
www.OverBoredMonsterTruck.com
www.ToughestMonsterTrucks.com

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TMB TV: Original Series 8.1 – Toughest Monster Truck Tour – Southaven, MS 2015

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 8.1
Event: Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Landers Center
Location: Southaven, Mississippi
Date: January 9th-10th, 2015
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Ross Z. Bonar, Danny Maass

Featured Monster Trucks

Over Bored – Jamey Garner
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Snake Bite – Rick Long
Summit Bigfoot #21 – Dan Runte
Walking Tall – Maxie Broaddus
Wild Thang – Doug Charles

Featured Links

www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.MTXEventProduction.com
www.OverBoredMonsterTruck.com
www.ThunderbirdEntertainment.com
www.ToughestMonsterTrucks.com

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TMB TV: Original Series 7.4 – O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Miami, OK 2014

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 7.4
Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals
Venue: Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Location: Miami, Oklahoma
Date: June 6th-7th, 2014
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger (Jim Koehler)
Barbarian (Devin Jones)
Brutus (Brad Allen)
Equalizer (Mike Hawkins)
Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson)
Ice Cream Man (Jimmy Walker)
Red Solo Truck (Steven Thompson)
River Rat (Steven Snellen)
Xtermigator (JR McNeal)

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.EqualizerRacing.com
www.MAPMotorsports.com
www.RazinKaneMonsterTrucks.com

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TMB TV: Original Series 7.3 – Monster X Tour – Chico, CA 2014

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 7.3
Event: Monster X Tour
Venue: Silver Dollar Speedway
Location: Chico, California
Date: April 11th-12th, 2014
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar

Featured Monster Trucks

California Kid – Tehvyn Goodwin
Identity Theft – Brad Keller
MegaMerc – Gabe Montoya
Rock Star – Bill Payne
Summit Bigfoot #19 – Larry Swim
Titan – Donald Epidendio

Featured Links

www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.EpidemicMotorsports.com
www.MonsterXTour.com
www.StraightUpRacing.com

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TMB Status Update

Quick update for all you fans of TheMonsterBlog.com as we get ready to start our 10th year in 2014. As you’ve all probably noticed, not a lot of updates here on the site at the end of 2013. We have experienced a lot of technical difficulty with the website and the culprit has been identified as the software that runs our Photo Galleries.

This has been corrected, but has unfortunately broken all the photo galleries on the site. The problem has been fixed going forward and we will be restoring old photo galleries as time allows. With things now working properly and all the technical issues (hopefully) behind us, updates will return to normal.

Remember, even when there are issues with the site itself, you can always keep up with everything we’re doing by following us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheMonsterBlog and there are always new episodes of TMB TV and other videos popping up on our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/TheMonsterBlog.

Thanks for your continued support and we’re looking forward to another fun year of monster truckin’ in 2014!

Ross Z. Bonar
TheMonsterBlog.com
ross@themonsterblog.com

Monster Photos: Monster X Tour – Chico, CA 2013

Event: Monster X Tour
Venue: Silver Dollar Speedway
Location: Chico, California
Date: April 14th, 2013
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: American Graffiti (Justin Cluster), California Kid (Tehvyn Goodwin), Reverse Racer (Ed Miller), Rock Star (Bill Payne), Titan (Donald Epidendio), Vi-Cor Bigfoot #15 (Darron Schnell) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout – Las Vegas, NV 2013

Event: Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: March 22nd, 2013
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), El Diablo (Jean-Paul Ruggiero), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Hooked (Steven Sims), Iron Man (Morgan Kane), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Taryn Laskey), Nitro Hornet (Daron Basl), Razin Kane (JR McNeal), Titan (Donald Epidendio), Wolverine (Dustin Brown) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Date: February 2nd, 2013
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (John Seasock), Iron Outlaw (Joe Miller), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson) [Read more…]

The Insider: TMB Leaderboard Update – March 2012

(Article By Ross Z. Bonar) – The second edition of the TMB Leaderboard for 2012 is out following the last weekend of competition in first quarter! Based on all of the information gathered through the TMB Results Tracker, we are able to statistically see who the top performing drivers have been so far in 2012. A total of 201 drivers have competed in monster truck events this year with an incredible 137 different drivers scoring a competition win.

The Grave Digger team celebrated their 30th Anniversary in style during 1st Quarter as Dennis Anderson, Pablo Huffaker and Gary Porter combined to lead 6 of our 9 statistical categories on the TMB Leaderboard.

See below for the top 10 drivers in each of our statistical categories:

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Total Racing Wins

1) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 20
2) Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 16
3) Larry Swim – Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 – 13
4) Dan Runte – Summit Bigfoot #18 – 12
5) Rick Long – E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #15 – 11
6) Norm Miller – Batman – 10
7) Bari Musawwir – Spiderman – 9
— Alex Blackwell – Wolverine – 9
— BJ Johnson – California Kid – 9
— Kyle Doyle – Firestone Bigfoot #14 – 9

Total Freestyle Wins

1) Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 25
2) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 24
3) Randy Brown – Grave Digger – 22
4) Bill Payne – Rock Star – 16
5) Jerry Perry – Brute Force – 13.5
6) Chad Tingler – Grave Digger – 12
— Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 12
— Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 12
— Joe Miller – Monster Mutt – 12
— Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 12

Total Combined Racing/Freestyle Wins

1) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 44
2) Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 41
3) Randy Brown – Grave Digger – 29
4) Larry Swim – Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 – 23.5
5) Bill Payne – Rock Star – 23
6) Chad Tingler – Grave Digger – 20
7) Dan Runte – Summit Bigfoot #18 – 19
— Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 19
— Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 19
10) Joe Miller – Monster Mutt – 18

Total Wheelie Competition Wins

1) Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 16
2) Greg Winchenbach – Crushstation – 15
— Jerry Perry – Brute Force – 15
4) Bill Payne – Rock Star – 14
5) Larry Swim – Bigfoot Bad Boy #14 – 13
6) Dan Runte – Summit Bigfoot #18 – 12.5
7) Joe Miller – Monster Mutt – 12
— Cam McQueen – Northern Nightmare – 12
9) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 11
10) Larry Quick – Ghost Ryder – 10

Total Donut Competition Wins

1) Jocelyn Perrin – High Maintenance – 15
2) Randy Brown – Grave Digger – 10
— Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 10
4) Joe Miller – Monster Mutt – 6
5) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 5
— Chris Ryan – Ground Pounder – 5
— Bobby Holman – Lucas Oil Stabilizer – 5
8) Jerry Perry – Brute Force – 4
— Dave Radzierez – Star Marshal – 4
10) Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 3
— Marc MacDonald – El Toro Loco – 3
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Best Racing Win Percentage

1) Kyle Doyle – Firestone Bigfoot #10 – 64%
2) Dan Runte – Summit Bigfoot #18 – 63%
3) Larry Swim – Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 – 59%
4) Rick Long – E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #15 – 58%
5) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 57%
6) Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 50%
7) Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 48%
8) Neil Elliott – Maximum Destruction – 44%
9) Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 39%
10) BJ Johnson – California Kid – 38%

(A driver must have competed in 15 racing competitions to be listed in this category)

Best Freestyle Win Percentage

1) Jerry Perry – Brute Force – 90%
2) Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 76%
3) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 69%
4) Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 67%
— Randy Brown – Grave Digger – 67%
6) Bill Payne – Rock Star – 64%
7) Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 63%
8) Bobby Holman – Lucas Oil Stabilizer – 60%
9) Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 56%
10) Larry Quick – Ghost Ryder – 52%
— Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 52%

(A driver must have competed in 15 freestyle competitions to be listed in this category)

Best Combined Racing/Freestyle Win Percentage

1) Gary Porter – Grave Digger – 63%
2) Pablo Huffaker – Grave Digger – 62%
3) Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 53%
— Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 53%
— Larry Swim – Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 – 53%
6) Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 50%
— Dan Runte – Summit Bigfoot #18 – 50%
8) Bill Payne – Rock Star – 44%
— Randy Brown – Grave Digger – 44%
10) Bobby Holman – Lucas Oil Stabilizer – 43%

(A driver must have competed in a combination of 30 racing and/or freestyle competitions to be listed in this category)

Most Wins In Fields of 10+ Trucks

1) Dennis Anderson – Grave Digger – 12
2) Tom Meents – Maximum Destruction – 8
— Neil Elliott – Maximum Destruction – 8
4) Ryan Anderson – Son Uva Digger – 7
5) Charlie Pauken – Grave Digger – 6
6) Carl Van Horn – Grave Digger – 5
7) Adam Anderson – Grave Digger The Legend – 4
8) Jim Koehler – Avenger – 3
— Alex Blackwell – Wolverine – 3
— Linsey Weenk – Lucas Oil Crusader – 3
— Damon Bradshaw – Monster Energy – 3
— Jimmy Creten – Bounty Hunter – 3
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Great job to all of the drivers on their outstanding performances thus far in 2012. Stay tuned to the TMB Results Tracker to find out what went down at events all around the country and watch for another Leaderboard update later this season!

(Photo By Chris Parrish)

Monster Photos: Monster Truck Thunder Slam – Jonesboro, AR 2012

Event: Monster Truck Thunder Slam
Venue: ASU Convocation Center
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Date: March 2nd-3rd, 2012
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: 1/2 Pint (Travis Sturges), Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 (Larry Swim), Nasty Boy (Ronnie Sturges), Unnamed & Untamed (Sam Sturges), War Wizard (Robert Parker) [Read more…]