TMB TV Episode 3.4 Featuring Monsters on the Beach

The second episode in our four straight weeks of TMB TV is now online as we present our first ever Monsters on the Beach coverage!! No doubt one of the most unique settings for monster truck racing in all the world, the action on beautiful Virginia Beach does not disappoint. Catch all the fun in the sand from 4 action-packed shows featuring big names like Stone Crusher, Gun Slinger, Crushstation and more battling it out in both side-by-side straight line drag racing and the fan favorite freestyle competition!

Monsters on the Beach was one easily one of the most fun shows TMB has ever been part of! A huge thanks goes out to George Carpenter, Mike West, Beach Street USA, and all the teams for making this such a one of a kind experience.

All the action is just a click away, we hope you enjoy and we’ll see you again next week for another all new episode of TMB TV.


Team Beast to Display at Prelude to the Dream

Team Beast will be making a very special appearance at the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Prelude to the Dream this Wednesday, June 9th at the historic Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Stabilizer truck & driver Bobby Holman will be on hand along with a mystery truck with a very special driver to help celebrate the evening’s festivities.

Wednesday night’s 6th Annual Prelude to the Dream is a charitable event that donates to four of the nation’s top children’s hospitals. The race is filled with top names from various motorsports including Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson from NASCAR, Tony Kanaan from Indycar, Ron Capps and Cruz Pegregon from the NHRA and motorcycle legends Travis Pastrana and Ricky Carmichael, along with many other stars.

The Prelude to the Dream is available for fans to view live from home through HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 7:00PM Eastern Wednesday night. Ordering information can be found at, while more event info can be found at

Wednesday’s special appearance by Team Beast will be to help promote “Monster Trucks at Eldora”, a special event being held Saturday, August 7th in conjunction with Outlaw Monster Trucks. Both Team Beast trucks are scheduled to compete, along with Amsoil Shock Therapy, Excaliber, Predator and Prowler. For more information on the Lucas Oil Stabilizer and Team Beast, fans are encouraged to check out their website at

1st Annual Jesse “Twig” Barden Memorial Benefit To Be Held June 26th

(Mazeppa, MN) The first annual Jesse “Twig” Barden Memorial Benefit is being held Saturday, June 26th in Mazeppa, Minnesota at Leo’s Sports Bar. The event will include a Motorcycle & Classic Car Fun Run, Silent Auction, Dinner, Music, Door Prizes a display by the Xtreme Eagle monster truck and much more.

Jesse Robert “Twig” Barden, age 23, of Mazeppa, MN / Elizabeth City, NC, died in a jet ski accident on June 29, 2009 in North Carolina. Jesse enjoyed many things with family and friends, but ultimately he lived his dream by working in the world of Professional Monster Truck Racing. Starting from Track Crew at age 16 and working his way up to crew chief duties for Monster Jam’s Air Force Afterburner and driver Damon Bradshaw, Taz with Adam Anderson and Dennis Anderson’s Grave Digger in Europe, Jesse traveled the United States amd 18 European countries. Jesse earned several Monster Jam Awards, most recently, MVP & Crew Chief of the Year.

In honor of his life, in remembrance of his achievements, and with the hope to carrying on his vision, we invite you to be a part of our efforts in raising money for the “Jesse Barden Mechanic Scholarship Fund”, and the Make a Wish Foundation. Registration is $20 per person. This includes ride, which covers 120-150 miles ending back at Leo’s, memorial wrist band, dinner, door prizes, music, silent auction, Xtreme Eagle monster truck display & more!

For schedule updates and further information, please visit www.OurJesseBarden.Com. This is a “Rain or Shine” event. Those participating in fun run: Registration begins at 11:00 at Leo’s- return to Leo’s by 5:30. Silent Auction runs from 11am to 6pm. Food served from 5:30-7:00pm and music following.

If you wish to make a donation, please contact Joanne Barden at 507-250-2471, or through email at Contact can also be made to Jesse’s sister, Charise Mehrkens at 507-250-1071, or by email at We are also accepting donations for the silent auction. More information can be found on

Springdale, Akansas Monster X Tour Recap & Teasers

TMB was on hand to capture all the action from Danny Torgeson’s Monster X Tour’s first stop in Springdale, Arkansas in 2010. The weather was hot and the action was hotter as the legendary Bigfoot piloted by Dan Runte took on all of Team Scream including Avenger, Brutus, Spike, and Wrecking Crew in nightly wheelie, long jump, racing, and freestyle contests.

Night one started off strong as Chris Bergeron sent the snout of Brutus skyward, snagging the wheelie contest win. In the long jump competition, however, Mr. Excitement Jim Koehler lined up to the metal ramps and lofted Avenger up to grab the win. The racing set up was a tricky, Chicago style format over car-van-car stacks and the finals would come down to Bigfoot and Avenger. Showing his true knack for racing, Runte ousted the hard-charging Koehler for the Friday racing win. Freestyle would round out the night in Springdale as Koehler in Avenger would edge out both Runte in Bigfoot and teammate Chris Bergeron in Brutus.

The final show of the weekend was filled with more of the same great action. The wheelie contest would be taken by Runte in Bigfoot as he danced the rear tires of the truck all the way up and over the double van stack. The long jump competition would go to Steve Koehler in Wrecking Crew, as he just edged out Avenger and Bigfoot. Racing would get interesting as the finals, just as on Friday night, were set between Avenger and Bigfoot. Koehler snagged an impressive lead off the line and continued to hold on until the final turn when Avenger’s rear steer froze, ultimately preventing him from turning and allowing Runte and Bigfoot to power to the win. The final freestyle of the weekend was full of big air shots and donuts from Brutus and Bigfoot, but it wouldn’t be enough to top Jim Koehler’s momentum and wild cyclones in Avenger.

TMB was in full force in Springdale, so be on the lookout for a full photo gallery from Ross Z. Bonar as well as another edition of TMB-TV with footage from Colby Marshall and Kaedon Berry in the coming weeks. Thanks goes out to Danny Torgerson and the Monster X Tour crew for their hospitality, keep checking back for more coverage.

Hall Brothers Monster Truck Bodies For Sale

(Champaign, IL) Hall Brothers Racing has the new 2010/11 RAM HD body for sale. Both stock hood and extended hood versions are available. Headlight, taillight and grille decals are also available. In addition, several previous model used body parts are available, including cabs, hoods, bedsides, tailgates and bumpers.

Please contact Hall Brothers for a complete listing and pricing either by phone at (217) 643-6375 or through email at

TMB TV Episode 3.3 Featuring Springfield, MO 4-Wheel Jamboree

TMB TV is back as we begin an incredible 4 straight weeks of new episodes!! What better way to start it off than with the 2010 edition of the Springfield, Missouri 4 Wheel Jamboree. Watch some of the top trucks in the industry including Bigfoot, Raminator, and Avenger battle it out on the concrete in intense, side by side racing and freestyle competitions as they all vie for the early points lead in the 2010 Monster Truck Thunder Drags series. See new bodies from Team Bigfoot including the amazing “Retro-Foot” and Ms. Bigfoot and great new schemes for Raminator and Rammunition.

Thanks to everyone with the Family Events crew for their hospitality, as well as thanks to TMB’s Rajeana Bonar for the great footage. All the action of TMB TV Season 3, Episode 3 is only a click away!


Monster Photos: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Miami, OK 2013

Event Information

Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals
Venue: Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Location: Miami, Oklahoma
Date: May 21st-22nd, 2010
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Bruce Haney), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bearfoot (Mac Plecker), Cult Energy Activator (Sean Duhon), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Ground Pounder (Ben Winslow), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales)
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Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Lima, OH 2010

Event Information

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Venue: Allen County Fairgrounds
Location: Lima, Ohio
Date: May 14th-16th, 2013
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Airdog Diesel (Dave Radzierez), Avenger (Rich Hilgendorf), General Tire (Chris Bergeron), Holman’s Beast (Bobby Holman), Mrs. Bigfoot #11 (Amber Walker), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Retro Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke)
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Monster Photos: Monsters on the Beach – Virginia Beach, VA 2010

Event Information

Event: Monsters on the Beach
Venue: Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: May 7th-9th, 2010
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Truck Lineup

Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Gun Slinger (Scott Hartsock), Mopar Magic (Chris Baker), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Virginia Giant (Diehl Wilson)
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Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2010

Event Information

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Venue: Missouri Events & Entertainment Center
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: May 1st-2nd, 2013
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), General Tire (Chris Bergeron), Ms. Bigfoot #11 (Amber Walker), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Geremie Dishman), Retro Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte)
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Monster Photos: RPM Fest – LaPorte, IN 2009

Event: RPM Fest
Venue: LaPorte County Fairgrounds
Location: LaPorte, Indiana
Date: May 29th-31st, 2009
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Bar’s Leaks Eliminator (Greg Adams), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Cult Energy Activator (Sean Duhon), Excaliber (Kristy Edge), Geter Done (Mitch Tulachka), Havoc (Butch Tulachka), Hushpower Diesel (Dave Radzierez), Predator (Allen Pezo), Prowler (Lenny Kuilder), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams), Sudden Impact (Ben Winslow), Summit Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), War Wizard (Randy Moore) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monstergeddon – Odessa, MO 2008

Event Information

Event: Monstergeddon
Venue: I-70 Speedway
Location: Odessa, Missouri
Date: August 23rd, 2008
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Truck Lineup

Barbarian (Devin Jones), Big Dawg (Dale Gerding), Brute Force (John White), Monster Patrol (DJ Hickman), Ozz Monster (David Brown), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: MEGA Monster Truck Tour – Sedalia, MO 2008

Event Information

Event: MEGA Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Missouri State Fairgrounds
Location: Sedalia, Missouri
Date: June 28th, 2008
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Truck Lineup

Bearfoot (Doug Charles), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), El Matador (Daron Basl), King Krunch (David Smith), Viper (Rich Blackburne) [Read more…]