Monster Photos: Monster Truck Nationals – Springfield, IL 2017

Event Information

Event: Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: Illinois State Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Date: June 11th, 2017
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Basher (John Fitzgerald), Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson), Hurricane Force (Steve Thompson), Lucas Oil Bigfoot #19 (Darron Schnell) [Read more…]

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: Monster Jam – Wheeling, WV 2016

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: WesBanco Arena
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
Date: February 19th, 2016
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Black Stallion (Matt Cody), Carolina Crusher (Gary Porter), Grave Digger (Jon Zimmer), Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey), Krazy Train (Lloyd Twitchell), Saigon Shaker (Ryan Disharoon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: February 28th, 2015
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Steven Sims Jr.), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), War Wizard (Darren Goins), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Bari Musawwir) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Date: January 31st, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Bruce Haney), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Steven Sims Jr.), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), War Wizard (Darren Goin), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Bari Musawwir) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 24th, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Bruce Haney), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Steven Sims Jr.), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), War Wizard (Darren Goin), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Bari Musawwir) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Cincinnati, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: US Bank Arena
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: April 5th-6th, 2014
Photographer: Paul Harry

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Damon Bradshaw), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), Grave Digger (Gary Porter), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Whit Tarlton), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Nationals – Columbus, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: The Schottenstein Center
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: March 29th, 2014
Photographer: Paul Harry

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Lucas Oil Bigfoot #14 (Eric Tack), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), War Wizard (Randy Moore) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Date: February 1st, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson), Iron Man (Lee O’Donnell), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Energy (Coty Saucier), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Rod Schmidt), River Rat (Steven Snellen), Son Uva Digger (Ryan Anderson), Spiderman (Bari Musawwir), Strait Jacket (Kevin King), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: January 11th, 2014
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), D-Molisher (Scott Liddycoat), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Grave Digger (Chad Tingler), Iron Man (Lee O’Donnell), Iron Outlaw (Trent Montgomery), Krazy Train (Lloyd Twitchell), Maximum Destruction (Morgan Kane), Mohawk Warrior (BJ Johnson), Mopar Muscle (Mike Miller), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Taryn Laskey), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Raminator (Mark Hall), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 4th, 2014
Photographer: Michael Harry

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Iron Man (Dustin Brown), Megabite (Brad Allen), Samson (Allison Patrick), Spike (Jeff Anderson), Triple XXX (Chrissy Moler), West Virginia Mountaineer (R.B. Moler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 4th, 2014
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Iron Man (Dustin Brown), Megabite (Brad Allen), Samson (Allison Patrick), Spike (Jeff Anderson), Triple XXX (Chrissy Moler), West Virginia Mountaineer (R.B. Moler) [Read more…]

The Insider: Good News for Bad News Fans

After a long search for a new owner to carry on the Bad News Travels fast name, Bruce and Jami Haney have officially announced the sale of the team to Brandon Derrow of Elkton, Virginia.

After nearly 15 years in the sport, Bruce and Jami leave monster trucks having created a great legacy as one of the most popular independent teams in the business. Bruce was a great racer, and despite not having the same budget as the bigger teams, you could always count on Bad News Travels Fast to pull off some big wins over the course of a season. More than the success on the track though, Bruce and Jami will be remembered for being some of the best people in the sport to be around, whether it be to lend a hand to a competitor or just shoot the breeze in the pits.

After nearly 15 years in the sport, Bruce Haney will ride off into the sunset.

For Brandon Derrow, the purchase represents an exciting new opportunity for a lifelong monster truck fan. Ever since attending his first event in Fishersville, Virginia in 1989 at the age of just 1 1/2 years old, Derrow’s dream has been to become a monster truck driver. With the love and support of a great family and a great group of friends, that dream will now be realized.

“My family and I had the awesome opportunity to purchase the Bad News Travels Fast monster truck from one of the best, if not the best husband and wife duos in monster truck racing,” said Derrow of the Haney’s. “The transaction went better than I ever could have imagined. Throughout the whole process, they were quick to answer any questions we had about the truck and teach us anything we wanted to know. Their patience and support was invaluable and it meant the world to us. I only hope in the coming years that my family and I can carry on the name and have as much success with the truck as they did.”

The "passing of the torch" - former owner/driver Bruce Haney holds the red Bad News while new driver Brandon Derrow holds the current orange Bad News.

The new chapter in the Bad News Travels Fast legacy begins October 29th in Swainsboro, Georgia where Derrow will compete for the first time against a field of trucks including Ballistic, Strait Jacket, Monkey’N Around and Outtacontrol at the Swainsboro Raceway. As Brandon Derrow prepares for his first on track adventures, he acknowledges all the people who have made it possible.

“Thanks to everybody who has helped my dream become a reality,” said Derrow. “Without the love and support of my parents who I am so grateful for, Sharon and Kent Derrow, my wonderful girlfriend of over 6 years Stephannie Turner, Mike and Ann Breeden, Chris Turner, the town of Elkton, other family, friends, and of course God, it would not be happening.”

The new driver with his new ride, Brandon Derrow and the Bad News Travels Fast monster truck.

All of us at TheMonsterBlog.com would like to thank Bruce and Jami Haney for all their contributions to monster trucks over the years and we certainly wish them all the best in their future endeavors. To Brandon Derrow and his great family, we congratulate you on becoming a part of this great industry and we wish you the best of luck on the track. We look forward to watching Brandon’s progress in 2012 as he competes for Rookie of the Year and we hope to cross paths soon!

(Article by Ross Z. Bonar, Photos by Ross Z. Bonar & the Derrow Family)

Video Highlights – Searcy, AR – 09/16/10

Event:  Monster Truck Jamboree
Venue:  White County Fairgrounds
Location:  Searcy, Arkansas
Date:  September 16th, 2010
Videographer:  Kaedon Berry

Lineup:  Bad News Travels Fast (Bruce Haney), Ballistic (Mac Plecker), Razin Kane (Chris Lagana) [Read more…]

Third Annual Texas Monster Shootout This Weekend

(The Woodlands, TX) That time of year is here again, the annual Texas Monster Shootout is just around the corner. October 30th is the date and we want to make this year the best so far. Our goal is to raise more money than we have in years past. We at Flame Motorsports challenge the fans to help us achieve that goal. Any one can contact us and donate to the cause. I have included a short explanation of the charity. If you feel compelled to help please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Just after Christmas in 1984, precious two-year-old Ann Denman lost her battle against cancer. Maggie LaBove and Nancy Dillard, friends of Ann’s parents, Trey and Sally Denman, pondered for several years what could be done in Ann’s memory that would make a difference. In 1989, they gathered a group of close friends together and decided that a luncheon to raise funds for pediatric cancer research would be a fitting memorial.

Over three million dollars later, Mothers Against Cancer continues to be a leader in funding childhood cancer research at Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. This group is a registered non-profit organization, composed of dedicated volunteer women whose primary goal is to raise funds for the research necessary to lead to a cure for all forms of childhood cancer … all because of the love for little Ann.

So if you are looking for something to do the night before Halloween and your kids are bugging you because they want to see Monster Trucks. Come down to Houston Motorsports Park and see some of the top independent Monster Trucks in the business. Our line-up includes Fiesta King Krunch, El Matador, Bad News Travels Fast, Instigator, Reptoid, Obsession and team truck Obsessed, and coming all the way from Reno, Nevada is the Airborne Ranger. We will also have some of the best Freestyle Motorcross rider in the country. So if your within hearing distance of this write-up bring the family out. You will have a great night of exciting motorsports action and you will be helping out a great charity.

For more information on this weekend’s Texas Monster Shootout, check them out online at www.TexasMonsterShootout.com.