Monster Photos: Monster Truck Show – Xenia, OH 2016

Event Information

Event: Monster Truck Show
Venue: Kil-Kare Raceway
Location: Xenia, Ohio
Date: June 4th, 2016
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Holman’s Beast (Bobby Holman), Predator (Allen Pezo), Samson (Allison Patrick), Son of Beast (Cody Holman), Virginia Giant (Diehl Wilson) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: East Texas Summer Spectacular – Lufkin, TX 2015

Event Information

Event: East Texas Summer Spectacular
Venue: Angelina County Expo Center
Location: Lufkin, Texas
Date: July 31st-August 1st, 2015
Photographer: Matthew Ison (Check out Matthew Ison Photography on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Amsoil Shock Therapy (Roddy Fahnestock), Big Chief (Chris Trussell), Gun Slinger (Scott Hartsock), Predator (Allen Pezo), Pouncer (Ron Nelson), Tantrum (James Chandler) [Read more…]

TMB TV: Highlights – Monster Trucks – Clarksville, TN 2014

Event: Monster Trucks
Venue: Clarksville Speedway
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
Date: June 17th-18th, 2014
Videographer: Macey Nichter

Lineup: Full Boar (Ed Eckert), Pouncer (Danny Tassone), Predator I (Allen Pezo), Prowler (Lenny Kuilder), Samson (Allison Patrick), Shotgun Harry (JJ Cook) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Nationals – DuQuoin, IL 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: Southern Illinois Center
Location: DuQuoin, Illinois
Date: March 1st, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Lucas Oil Bigfoot #14 (Eric Tack), Predator (Allen Pezo), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Samson (Allison Patrick), War Wizard (Vern House) [Read more…]

TMB TV: MT Unlimited 5.5 – Monster Nationals – DuQuoin, IL 2014

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Episode Information

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: Southern Illinois Center
Location: DuQuoin, Illinois
Date: March 1st, 2014
\Videographer: Colby Marshall

Featured Monster Trucks

Lucas Oil Bigfoot #14 – Eric Tack
Predator – Allen Pezo
Raminator – Mark Hall
Rammunition – Mat Dishman
Samson – Allison Patrick
War Wizard – Vern House

Featured Links

www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.FamilyEvents.com
www.PredatorRacingInc.com
www.Raminator.com
www.Samson4x4.com
www.WarWizardRacing.com

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The Allen Report: 3rd Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion – Auburn, IN 2013

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Weekend Recap

This time on “The Allen Report” we again look back to 2013, when we caught a plane to northern Indiana to make the 3rd Annual International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame Ceremony and Reunion in Auburn, Indiana, just outside Fort Wayne in the northeastern part of the state. Nearly 300 people came from many different places to see the following monster truck personalities get inducted:

• Allen Pezo of Predator
• Dan Patrick of Samson
• Gary Porter of Carolina Crusher & Grave Digger
• Scott Stephens of King Krunch
• Army Armstrong – announcer for both live events and television

During the weekend’s festivities, four monster trucks and one special monster vehicle were on display for one and all to examine up close. These included:

• Past Hall of Fame inductee Bob Chandler’s BIGFOOT 1
• Current inductee Allen Pezo’s Predator 1
• Alan Tura’s Goliath
• IMTM President and event co-emcee Jeff Cook’s Shotgun Harry
• Tommy Borders’ three-wheeled “Total Xtreme” super trike, complete with monster truck sixty-six inch tires

The afternoon of the big induction ceremony, the annual IMTM History Discussion was held with the inductees reminiscing about both monster truck history and personal careers. Some stories provoked laughs, others sympathy. Later that evening, a gourmet dinner was served, accompanied by induction videos from the first two Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Following dinner the induction ceremony commenced and each new inductee into the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame was rewarded with a standing ovation both preceding and following his induction and Question and Answer session hosted by TMB’s Ross Z. Bonar.

We at “The Allen Report” were honored to be part of the ceremonies and urge everyone who loves Monster Trucks and Monster Truck history to make the Hall of Fame ceremony a must this year – the date has just been announced and it will be going down on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Visit www.MonsterMuseum.org for more information and watch for tickets to go on sale.

Now that we’ve caught up with 2013, be looking for our huge recap of the 2014 Monster Jam World Finals coming very soon. So, thanks for reading, a gracious thank you to the International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame for hosting this great event, enjoy the photos and cheer on!

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Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Memphis, TN 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Fedex Forum
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Date: February 14th-15th, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Amsoil Shock Therapy (Steven Hill), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Ground Pounder (Brandon Lagarde), Monster Energy (Coty Saucier), Predator (Allen Pezo), Prowler (Lenny Kuilder), Spiderman (Bari Musawwir), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Dayton, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Wright State University Nutter Center
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: January 31st, 2014
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Full Boar (Ed Eckert), Man of Steel (Joey Parnell), Predator (Allen Pezo), Prowler (Jeff Cook), Triple XXX (Chrissy Moler), War Wagon (Andy Hoffman), West Virginia Mountaineer (R.B. Moler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Dayton, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Wright State University Nutter Center
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: January 31st, 2014
Photographer: Michael Harry

Truck Lineup

Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Full Boar (Ed Eckert), Man of Steel (Joey Parnell), Predator (Allen Pezo), Prowler (Jeff Cook), Triple XXX (Chrissy Moler), War Wagon (Andy Hoffman), West Virginia Mountaineer (R.B. Moler) [Read more…]

Video of the Week – 07/07/12

Week Ending: July 7th, 2012
Truck(s) Featured: Predator (Allen Pezo), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims)
Video Type: Fan Video
Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

Description: A very fast straight line racing course at Myrtle Beach Speedway leads to some wild action as Allen Pezo in Predator takes on Steve Sims in Stone Crusher. Once upon a time it was Steve Cain in King Kong taking out a Unocal 76 sign – this year, Allen Pezo in Predator loses a rear wheel taking out a Sunoco sign!

TMB TV: MT Unlimited 3.8 – Monster Truck Thunder Slam – Terre Haute, IN 2012

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Episode Information

Episode: MT Unlimited 3.8
Event: Monster Truck Thunder Slam
Venue: ISU Hulman Center
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Date: March 24th, 2012
Videographer: Colby Marshall
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Featured Monster Trucks

Rick Long in E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #15
Bryan Watros in “Mongoose”
Allen Pezo in “Predator”
Lenny Kuilder in “Prowler”
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Featured Links

www.AMPTour.com
www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.MichiganOffRoad.net
www.PredatorRacingInc.com
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The Allen Report: Monster Jam – Phoenix, AZ 2012

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Survival is crucial to success in monster truck racing. If you can’t keep your truck in one piece the whole night, someone else will walk onto the winner’s stage. And this year’s show at the Chase Field Monster Jam was a prime example of that. The show featured both Grave Digger and Son-Uva Digger with Carl Van Horn and Ryan Anderson driving. The “General” himself, Brian Deegan drove the Metal Mulisha for the first time in his career. Former World Finals fastest qualifier Marc McDonald brought El Toro Loco back. Linsey Weenk returned to Phoenix with the Lucas Oil Crusader. Former sprint car driver Taryn Laskey filled in for Nicole Johnson in Tasmanian Devil. The other teams were: Mitch Tulachka and Shane Phreed in Geter Done and Robo Machine. Allen Pezo and Ron Nelson drove Predator and Pouncer. Kelvin Ramer drove Time Flies and former California Kid driver Garrett Ladelle drove Detour. Rounding out the field were Mark Schroeder and Rod Wood driving the Felon and McGruff.

Grave Digger was ready to face the former Bustin’ Loose driver in Pouncer in the semi-finals when he lost oil pressure coming to the start line due to a rollover during introductions and had to be replaced by Felon, whom he had beaten the round before. Mark took advantage of the opportunity and won. In the other half of the semis with Son-Uva Digger taking on Crusader, Ryan spun out coming down the main straightaway of the so-cal style track only to get the win back when the former Canadian hit the jammer obstacle and flipped over. In the finals a broken ring and pinion in the back axle of Felon meant Predator, who had lost to him back in the opening round, had to take his place. In the final, it was neck and neck until the third member of the Anderson equation spun out again, giving Allen Pezo a huge win.

Brain Deegan set the bar early with a lead score of 20 and held the lead most of the night. El Toro Loco took the lead with only the two “Diggers” to go thanks to a score of 23. The man they call “CVH” saved his truck from another rollover, but was unable to fire back up and keep going with time still on the clock. When all was said and done, Ryan Anderson took the win by just one point, extending his perfect record of freestyle wins to five. But in true Anderson fashion, trophy or not, he came back out and unleashed his inner beast, giving the Digger-maniacs in the stands a wicked encore.

Monster Jam at Chase Field gets bigger every year this year’s show is one of the reasons why. For us at “The Allen Report”, Firebird Raceway is next on our schedule in April. Until then, thanks for reading, enjoy the great photos by Jim Allen and cheer on!

All content copyright TheMonsterBlog.com 2011.

Monster Photos: GasGuzzy.com Fall 4×4 Off Road Truck Show Challenge – Auburn, IN 2011

Event: GasGuzzy.com Fall 4×4 Off Road Truck Show Challenge
Venue: American Heritage Village
Location: Auburn, Indiana
Date: October 15th, 2011
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: High Horse (Eric Howe), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Mud Monster I (John Nowacki), Nitecrawler (Andy Hoffman), Predator 1 (Allen Pezo), Predator (Lenny Kuilder), Shotgun Harry (Jeff Cook), The Hawk (Jeff Cook) [Read more…]

TMB TV: Highlights – Speed Motorsports Tour – Cape Girardeau, MO 2011

Event: Speed Motorsports Tour
Venue: SEMO District Fairgrounds
Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Date: September 12th, 2011
Videographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Nite Stalker (Dalton Van Skyhawk), Pouncer (Allen Pezo), Stinger (Zane Rettew) [Read more…]

TMB TV: ActionTracks Episode 2.10 – Huntsville, AL 2011

Event: Old Skool Motorsports Monster Truck Extravaganza
Venue: Huntsville Speedway
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Date: August 20th, 2011
Videographer: Chris Parrish

Lineup: Bar’s Leaks Eliminator (Greg Adams), Lone Eagle (Robert Parker), Outlaw Clydesdale (Bennett Clark), Predator (Allen Pezo), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams) [Read more…]