TMB TV: ActionTracks Episode 2.2 – Highland Heights, KY 2011

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: The Bank of Kentucky Center
Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky
Date: January 21st-22nd, 2011
Host: Chris Parrish
Videographers: Chris Parrish

Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Jeff Hatten), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Star Marshall (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]

E3 Spark Plugs Announces the 2011 E3 Spark Plugs BIGFOOT 4×4 Sweepstakes

E3 Spark Plugs is announcing the new 2011 E3 Spark Plugs BIGFOOT 4×4 Sweepstakes! One lucky winner will be offered an opportunity to ride along with a professional BIGFOOT driver in the E3 BIGFOOT Monster Truck, and he/she and a guest will have a chance to be VIP’s for the weekend at the 2011 4-Wheel Jamboree in Indianapolis, Indiana September 16th-18th. The sweepstakes will be promoted throughout the year from January 1, 2011 through August 19, 2011 on Stacey David’s GearZ syndicated on Speed channel, at the Monster Nationals Events, and the Lucas Oil/E3 Spark Plug Dyno Challenge events. Not only will the winner be a part of the crew for the racing portion of the show, but also get to meet Bob Chandler, inventor and owner of BIGFOOT, and Stacey David, producer & host of Stacey David’s GearZ and dine with them during lunch. The Grand Prize includes: round-trip airfare to and from Indianapolis, Indiana, two (2) day hotel accommodations, and transportation to & from the airport and the Jamboree.

Incredible sweepstakes from our friends at E3 Spark Plugs!

“We think the Monster Truck Series enthusiasts out there will be all over this idea,” said Steve Joiner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for E3 Spark Plugs. “At some of these events there will be upwards of 80,000 fans in attendance, many of whom have been following the records of BIGFOOT all of their lives. To think they get to not only go for a ride in it, but also meet and dine with Bob Chandler who invented the whole concept is just a really big deal.”

“Then throw into the mix the chance to also meet automotive industry celebrity Stacey David, producer and host of Stacey David’s GearZ, we think these fans will just be beside themselves,” stated Joiner.

“We at E3 Spark Plugs teamed with BIGFOOT, who was literally responsible for creating the monster truck itself, because we strive to associate with other innovative companies like ourselves. We will personally be on hand to meet our lucky sweepstakes winner in September and help make their weekend at the event as awesome an experience as possible,” said Todd Arey, President of E3 Spark Plugs.

To register for the 2011 E3 Spark Plugs BIGFOOT 4×4 Sweepstakes, please visit On the sweepstakes registration page you can also customize your own picture of BIGFOOT and automatically post it to your Facebook page for all your friends to see. Registrations are limited to one entry per email address, per 24-hour period. All other sweepstakes official rules also apply.

Rick Long piloted E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #15 to the 2010 Monster Nationals Racing Championship.

Backed by a five year, 100,000-mile warranty, E3 Spark Plugs, with their side-wire electrode, projects the combustion spark in a way that more quickly ignites the air/fuel mixture thereby creating a significantly faster and larger flame kernel. In effect, this burns more of the available fuel, resulting in increased combustion efficiency for improved power and fuel economy with reduced emissions. They are now available for most automotive and motorsports applications at automotive retail stores nationwide. For more information and complete test results, visit

For more information about Bob Chandler and Team BIGFOOT, visit

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Monster Photos – Monster Nationals – Highland Heights, KY 2011

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: Bank of Kentucky Center
Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky
Date: January 22nd, 2011
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Jeff Hatten), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Snake Bite #15 (Rick Long), Star Marshall (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]

Monster Photos – Monster Nationals – Highland Heights, KY 2011

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: Bank of Kentucky Center
Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky
Date: January 22nd, 2011
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Jeff Hatten), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Snake Bite #15 (Rick Long), Star Marshall (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]

Rick Long & BIGFOOT Awarded 2010 Monster Nationals Racing Title

(Hazelwood, MO) Team BIGFOOT is proud to announce that Rick Long, driver of BIGFOOT #15, has been officially crowned the 2010 Monster Nationals Racing champion!

Not since the 2005 Monster Nationals season has Team BIGFOOT fielded a vehicle for the full duration of the tour and challenged for the championship title. In fact, the last Monster Nationals title won by a BIGFOOT driver was Eric Tack in 2003 driving (you guessed it) BIGFOOT #15.

Although the 2010 season would be Rick Long’s first full trip through the Monster Nationals schedule, he is most definitely no stranger to the events, having competed in a number of them over the course of the 2006-2009 seasons.

Long’s road to the championship honors was a most impressive one, as the veteran driver showed he truly is one of Team BIGFOOT’s most aggressive and versatile wheelsmen. With only a couple exceptions, the Monster Nationals series primarily takes place on the bare concrete floors of various arenas across the country, due mainly to time constraints placed on the event organizers or venue regulations against using a track made of dirt. This, of course, presents the drivers and their crew with a host of challenges that they must conquer in order to find on-track success.
The Monster Nationals event format features several individual styles of monster truck competition, including the Wheelie Contest, Freestyle, and Side-by-Side drag racing over junk cars. Long and BIGFOOT showed no mercy in the side-by-side racing category! See the team’s jaw-dropping win statistics: over the course of 24 individual racing events, Long and BIGFOOT captured 16 event wins and took runner-up in a number of other final rounds. This 2-1 win ratio left Long with a total of 1,925 points at season’s end, nearly 1,000 points more than second place finisher Doug Noelke and Tailgator, who amassed 950 to his credit. With those facts on the table, it’s not hard to see why Rick Long is your 2010 Monster Nationals Racing champion!

Nearly as impressive as his racing success were Long’s achievements in both the Wheelie Contest and Freestyle segments of the events, where he finished in second place in both categories. This championship is Long’s second. His first was the 2007 Monster Madness

“We just had an outstanding year running the Monster Nationals tour,” said Rick Long. “Usually winning that many races means you’ve tore up a bunch of stuff, but we somehow lucked out and had it pretty easy this year,” he explained. He went on to add that “Our guys in the shop really took care of me this year, and whatever it is we did to the truck’s setup sure worked, because there wasn’t a truck out there this year that could run as fast and consistent as we did in side-by-side racing.” Perhaps even more interesting to note is the fact that despite its racing-biased tune-up and suspension setup, Long’s BIGFOOT truck proved to be a highly aggressive and successful competitor in both the wheelie contest and freestyle categories.

For the majority of the 2010 season Long competed as the only representative of Team BIGFOOT on the tour, the only exception being the 3-day Madison, WI event, where he was joined by teammate Chris Ludwig in Snake Bite (BIGFOOT #11). Ludwig would prove that Team BIGFOOT’s mastery of indoor non-dirt racing wasn’t strictly limited to just one truck, or one driver – Chris took second place honors in racing during the Saturday night event and captured his first ever indoor national event win on Sunday!

With the 2010 Monster Nationals tour in the books, Rick Long and company will shift their focus to a number of non-point events and a handful of special appearances for BIGFOOT’s two primary sponsors – Firestone tires and Summit Racing Equipment. One can certainly bet that by the time the 2011 Monster Nationals season kicks off in January, Rick Long and BIGFOOT will be ready to defend their title!

“We’re going to approach the 2011 season just like we did the 2010 season, with two goals in mind: win races, and make our fans happy,” said Long. “Thankfully, those two go hand in hand.”

For more information on Rick Long, BIGFOOT #15, and the entire BIGFOOT team, visit their online home at You can find driver and truck bios, an online store, the schedule for the team’s fleet of seven touring monster trucks, and much more.

Canfield, OH Monster Nationals Recap & Photos

Monster trucks returned to the Canfield Fairgrounds last weekend as Family Events brought the Monster Nationals series to town for the very first time!! 2010 Monster Nationals Racing Champion Rick Long in Bigfoot #15 would take on Avenger, Raminator, Brutus, Lucas Oil Stabilizer and Rammunition in racing and freestyle competitions.

Long would be the weekend’s big winner as he took one racing win and two freestyles with some great slap wheelies. Mark Hall in Raminator and Geremie Dishman in Rammunition each picked up racing wins, while Chris Bergeron in Brutus was the only driver to top Long in freestyle.

A big thanks to Family Events for a great weekend and of course to resident TMB Super Photographer Paul M. Harry for once again putting together an amazing set of photos. As the Monster Nationals 2010 Tour is now complete, a big congratulations to 2010 Racing Champion Rick Long and to 2010 Freestyle and Wheelie Champion Jocelyn Perrin in High Maintenance on their incredible seasons!!


Monster Nationals – Canfield, OH – 07/31-08/01/10

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: Canfield Fairgrounds
Location: Canfield, OH
Date: July 31st – August 1st, 2010
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup:  Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Geremie Dishman) [Read more…]

Warrenton, MO Monster Trucks Highlight Video

Monster trucks returned to the Warren County Fair in Warrenton, Missouri last Friday night and TMB’s Colby Marshall was on hand for all the action as Bigfoot, Cult Energy Activator, Ground Pounder and Prowler battled it out in wheelie, racing and freestyle competitions.

Rich Hilgendorf took the wheelie win after making a great save to keep Ground Pounder on all fours, but it was all Rick Long in Bigfoot in racing and freestyle. Big thanks to Brandon Lagarde for his hospitality and to Colby for another awesome highlight video, click the link below to check it out.


Highlight Video – Warrenton, MO – 07/09/10

Event:  Monster Truck Show
Venue:  Warren County Fairgrounds
Location:  Warrenton, Missouri
Date:  July 9th, 2010
Videographer:  Colby Marshall

Lineup:  Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Cult Energy Activator (Ben Winslow), Ground Pounder (Rich Hilgendorf), Prowler (Lenny Kuilder) [Read more…]

Monster Truck Radio 05/03/10 – Rick Long & Ross Z. Bonar

Monster Truck Radio With Host Jeff Richards
Date: Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Guest #1:  Rick Long, driver of BIGFOOT #15
Guest #2:  Ross Z. Bonar, owner/operator of [Read more…]

TMB TV Episode 2.15 – Montreal, Quebec

Event:  Monster Spectacular
Venue:  Olympic Stadium
Location:  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date:  October 24th, 2009
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographer:  Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup:  Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Excaliber (Chris Ryan), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Iron Outlaw (Joe Miller), Native Warrior (Mark Noto), Samson (Dan Patrick), Weapon One (Rich Hilgendorf), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

TMB TV Episode 2.14 – Indianapolis, IN

Events:  4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals & Midwest 4-Wheel Drive Open House
Venues:  Indiana State Fairgrounds & Midwest 4-Wheel Drive
Locations:  Indianapolis, Indiana & Hazelwood, Missouri
Dates:  September 18th-19th & September 26th, 2009
Host:  Ross Z. Bonar, Colby Marshall
Videographer:  Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup (Indianapolis):  Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), General Tire (Steve Koehler), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Geremie Dishman), Spike (Rich Hilgendorf)
Lineup (Hazelwood):  Bigfoot #10 (Rodney Tweedy), Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Snake Bite #14 (Larry Swim) [Read more…]

TMB TV Episode 2.6 – Chandler, AZ

Event:  NAPA Monster Truck Nationals
Venue:  Firebird International Raceway
Location:  Chandler, Arizona
Date:  April 25th-26th, 2009
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers:  Shane Skinner, Lynette Bonar

Lineup:  1/2 Pint (Ronnie Sturges), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Nasty Boy (Ronnie Sturges), Summit Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), Unnamed & Untamed (Sam Sturges) [Read more…]