TMB TV: ActionTracks 7.8 – Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness – Bristol, TN 2016

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Episode Information

Episode: ActionTracks 7.8
Event: Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness
Venue: Bristol Motor Speedway
Location: Bristol, Tennessee
Date: July 16th, 2016
Videographer: Chris Parrish (Check out Mean Duck Productions on Facebook)

Featured Monster Trucks

Dawg Pound – Vern House
Dirt Crew – Jerry Beck
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Hooked – Bryan Wright
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Stone Crusher – Steve Sims
Summit Bigfoot #21 – Larry Swim
War Wizard – Shane Phreed

Featured Links

www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com
www.DirtShows.com
www.HookedMonsterTruck.com
www.StoneCrusherMonsterTruck.com
www.WarWizardRacing.com

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TMB TV: ActionTracks 4.1 – Monster Truck Madness – Bristol, TN 2013

TMB TV's Original Series Presented By E3 Spark Plugs

Episode Information

Episode: ActionTracks 4.1
Event: Thompson Metal Monster Madness
Venue: Bristol Motor Speedway
Location: Bristol, Tennessee
Date: July 20th, 2013
Videographer: Chris Parrish

Featured Monster Trucks

Barbarian – Devin Jones
Equalizer – Mike Hawkins
Hooked – Steven Sims Jr.
Red Solo Truck – Brandon Budd
Samson – Dan Patrick
Stone Crusher – Steve Sims
Summit Bigfoot #18 – Dan Runte
War Wizard – Randy Moore

Featured Links

www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.DirtShows.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.EqualizerRacing.com
www.Samson4x4.com
www.StoneCrusherMonsterTruck.com
www.WarWizardRacing.com

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Video of the Week – 07/28/12

Week Ending: July 28th, 2012
Truck(s) Featured: Summit Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim)
Video Type: Fan Video
Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

Description: Larry Swim freestyles BIGFOOT at Bristol Motor Speedway!

Randy Moore & Kirk Dabney Team Up to Break Monster Truck Speed Record

(Bristol, Tennessee – War Wizard Racing PR) – After two unsuccessful attempts at breaking the monster truck speed record since being set at 90.44 MPH in February by veteran Kirk Dabney, Randy Moore and the Aaron’s Outdoors team took a leap of faith and partnered up with the record holding rival.

Kirk Dabney, owner of Maximum Overkill, a well known pioneer in monster truck racing has been in a heated speed record battle with Bigfoot 4x4x4, Inc. since 2009. Previously Randy Moore, driving the popular War Wizard, held the speed record of 84.38 set in 2005.

Previously rivals, Moore and Dabney combined their vast knowledge of Randy’s drag racing experience with Kirk’s advanced technological skills in monster trucks and set out to clinch a speed record for Aaron’s Outdoors.

Randy Moore teamed up with Kirk Dabney to run an Aaron's body on the Extreme Overkill chassis and piloted it to a new speed record of 92 MPH.

Friday evening, September 9th, 2011, Randy Moore took to the strip at Bristol’s Thunder Valley Dragway to topple Dabney’s February speed record of 90.44. After a great launch off the line, Randy piloted the Aaron’s Outdoors monster truck down the quarter mile strip clocking a max speed of 91.88 MPH.

“I have my eyes set on being the first to break 100 MPH in a monster truck. It’s been a dream of mine since the first day my team started building War Wizard #1. We’re determined and will conquer the 100 MPH barrier, it can be done and we’ll get it accomplished. Working with Kirk, Aaron’s Outdoors and my team has been a blast, we’ll continue working together and we will be back to set a record over 100 MPH,” said an enthusiastic Randy Moore during his post run interview.

A future speed record attempt to break the 100 MPH barrier has yet to be set. Once a date is confirmed it will be released on www.warwizardracing.com.

Previous speed records:
• Kirk Dabney (OVERKILL), 90.44 MPH in February 2011
(http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Kirk-Dabney-Sets-Monster-Truck-Speed-Record-at-More-than-90-MPH.html)
• Dan Runte (BIGFOOT), 86.56 MPH in September 2010
(http://themonsterblog.us/2010/09/27/dan-runte-team-bigfoot-reclaim-monster-truck-world-speed-record/)
• Kirk Dabney (OVERKILL), 84.92 in 2009
• Dan Runte (BIGFOOT), 84.49 MPH in 2009
• Randy Moore (WAR WIZARD), 84.382 MPH in August 2005

About Aaron’s:

Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation’s leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 1,800 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada.

Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur R. Charles Loudermilk Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982.

In 2009, Aaron Rents re-branded to Aaron’s, Inc to bring the company in line with the same name that all stores now operate under. Over 55 million households across North America know and trust the Aaron’s name.

About War Wizard Racing:

War Wizard Racing is a Bristol, Tennessee monster truck race team owned and operated by Randy Moore. Randy Moore has over 30 years experience in drag racing competing in IHRA and NHRA events nationally. In early 2000’s Randy built and raced War Wizard, a custom built drag racing monster truck. In 2005 Randy Moore set a world speed record of 84.38 MPH. Randy Moore and WWR compete nationally at Monster Jam events and is featured on SPEED channel and official Monster Jam merchandise.

TMB TV: ActionTracks Episode 1.8 – Year In Review

Event: 2010 Year In Review
Host: Chris Parrish
Videographer: Chris Parrish

Lineup: All of the best action you’ve seen on ActionTracks in 2010 featuring some of the best trucks in the world! [Read more…]

Introducing “TMB TV: ActionTracks” Video Series

TMB TV is proud to unveil a brand new series produced in conjunction with our own Chris Parrish and CP Action Art, ActionTracks!! Chris has put together a great new format in a spinoff of TMB’s popular TMB TV series that features great monster truck action, interviews and features.

What better way to debut this new series than by covering one of the summer’s premiere events, the Monster Truck Challenge from Bristol Motor Speedway!! By clicking the link below, you’ll see eight of the top monster trucks in the country do battle in the infield of one of the most famous race tracks in the world.

A big thanks to Chris for his great work on the new series and to the MTC staff for their hospitality, click the link below to enjoy all the action!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW TMB TV: ACTIONTRACKS EPISODE 1.1

TMB TV: ActionTracks Episode 1.1 – Bristol, TN

Event:  Thompson Metal Monster Madness
Venue:  Bristol Motor Speedway
Location:  Bristol, TN
Date:  July 29th, 2010
Host:  Chris Parrish
Videographer:  Chris Parrish

Lineup:  Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Gun Slinger (Scott Hartsock), Hotsy Raminator (Mat Dishman), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke), War Wizard (Randy Moore) [Read more…]

Sylvester Ready to Defend Bristol Freestyle Title Tomorrow Night

(Bristol, TN) Ask Joe Sylvester and he will agree Bristol Motor Speedway is the perfect place for a monster truck freestyle session. He returns to the July 29 Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness as the defending freestyle champion.

In just five short years, Sylvester has turned himself into one of monster truck racing’s up-and-coming freestyle stars.

“Last year (at Bristol), was great, especially for the first year,” he said. “I won freestyle last year, so I’m hoping to repeat that. The truck is working better and we have another season under our belt. I’m ready to come back and put on a good show.”

Sylvester’s success in freestyle probably can be attributed to the fact that he sees it as an opportunity to showcase the abilities of himself and his truck, named Bad Habit.

“Freestyle absolutely is my favorite,” Sylvester said. “It allows the drivers more creativity and allows us to show our personality a little more on the track. It is good for our sponsors too, because we have a few minutes where you are the only truck out there. Everyone on television and in the stands is looking at one truck. From a sponsor standpoint, that is really cool. I think freestyle is where it is at with the trucks…I try to concentrate my game on freestyle.”

Even more impressive than his freestyle skills, the 26-year-old from Boardman, Ohio is the youngest owner/operator in the monster truck business. An acute business sense helped him achieve his goal of racing monster trucks.

“Since I was a kid,” he explained, “I’ve been around vehicles and machinery. I started running machinery when I was five. I’ve always liked monster trucks since I was a kid. I’ve raced cars, bicycles, motorcross. I did freestyle on bikes and quads. I decided I wanted to move on and monster trucks were the next thing I wanted to do.

“I worked with Randy Moore from Bristol. He helped me get my feet wet. I went to college for a few years. My family is involved in business with a construction company, and I’ve got a business mind. I was able to propose a business plan to the bank and was able to get the funding for a professional monster truck team. I bought a used monster truck team. I’ve got a different hauler now, and I built a new truck last year.”

Sylvester completely funds the business himself. He also drives the monster truck and the transporter. Not only does he work on the truck, he completely built it. With such a hands-on knowledge of the sport, Sylvester knows exactly what it takes to keep the machines running at the top of their game.
“It is a never ending battle,” he said. “The way we drive is hard on the trucks. You have to plan ahead to make sure you have spare parts on the trailer and back at the shop. The more fabricating and things you know how to do yourself helps. It is more cost effective and you don’t have to rely on anyone else.

“We build our own parts, we keep up on maintenance and we go over the truck with a fine tooth comb every week. If something looks like it is about to break, we replace it before it becomes a problem.”

Fans will have a chance to see Sylvester’s handiwork up close during the pre-race pit party at Monster Truck Madness.

“There is no other sport that offers something like that where fans have that hands-on experience with the drivers,” he said about the pit party. “It is cool to meet our fans and talk to them and answer their questions. It helps them relate to us and realize we’re all just regular guys trying to put on a good show for them.

“In today’s economy, people work hard for their money and they want to see a quality show. That is all part of the show we give them. We like to be personal with our fans and see what they are about and let them see what we are about.”

Sylvester has experienced much success in his relatively brief career, and he offered a few words of advice to kids hoping to find themselves in the same place.

“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it,” he said. “Keep your head up and keep a positive mental attitude. Don’t let drugs or alcohol get in the way of your goal, because that stuff will only hinder your performance and hold you down like a boat anchor from accomplishing your goal. Keep a positive outlook. When someone talks down to you, let it go in one ear and out the other. As long as you are willing to work and not let anything stand in your way, you’ll accomplish it. It is a mental thing.”

Eight of the biggest names in monster truck racing come to town for a show that will be just exciting as the ones on television. Trucks currently scheduled to appear are War Wizard, Avenger, Brutus, Equalizer, Gun Slinger, Tailgator, Raminator and Bad Habit.

Fans will see the trucks go head to head in racing, followed by freestyle. For those that want to get even closer to the action, the pre-race pit party allows fans to come to the infield of the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” to meet the drivers, get autographs and pose for pictures next to the trucks. Merchandise from the drivers also will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Coupons for $5 off adult admission tickets purchased on the day of the event will be available at Thompson Metal Services in Kingsport, Roadrunner Convenience Stores, and area Fas Mart locations. Children 10 and under are only $5.

To purchase tickets in advance, please visit the BMS ticket office located on the first floor of the Bruton Smith administration building or call (423) 989-6900. For more information, check out www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com.

BMS Becomes Playground for Monsters As Thompson Metal Monster Madness Returns

(Bristol, TN) Bristol Motor Speedway prepares for a high-flyin’, car-crushin’ good time during the Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness on Thursday night, July 29.

Eight of the biggest names in monster truck racing come to town for a show that will be just exciting as the ones on television. Trucks currently scheduled to appear are War Wizard, Avenger, Brutus, Equalizer, Gun Slinger, Tailgator, Raminator and Bad Habit.

After two rounds of qualifying, the trucks will line up to race each other through a course filled with crushed cars, ramps and anything else Speedway officials can throw at them. The trucks will race until only one is left standing as the overall champion.

If the racing action is not enough to get the adrenaline pumping, the massive machines will roar back onto center stage for everyone’s favorite event, freestyle.

Fans will see Bristol’s very own Randy Moore try to defend his house against “Mr. Excitement” Jim Koehler and the rest of the field as they tackle the obstacles to see who can cause the most mayhem and destruction.

Kids young and old will enjoy watching these 10,000 pound behemoths defy gravity and cause a little carnage in Thunder Valley.

For those that want to get even closer to the action, the pre-race pit party allows fans to come to the infield of the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” to meet the drivers, get autographs and pose for pictures next to the trucks. Merchandise from the drivers also will be available for purchase.

In addition, the Team FMX freestyle motocross team will put on a stunning display of awesome jumps and stunts just like the ones seen on TV. The routines are always a crowd-favorite and the Team FMX riders always are happy to put on an amazing show for their screaming fans.

New to this year’s event is a junk car burn down. A jet car, chained to an old junker, will turn on the afterburners and torch the car until it melts to the ground. The evening ends with a fireworks show to light up the skies above BMS.

The Monster Truck Madness Pit Party begins at 6 p.m. and takes place on the backstretch. Racing action begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Coupons for $5 off adult admission tickets purchased on the day of the event will be available at Thompson Metal Services in Kingsport, Roadrunner Convenience Stores, and at area Fas Mart locations. Children 10 and under are only $5.

To purchase tickets in advance, please visit the BMS ticket office located on the first floor of the Bruton Smith administration building or call (423) 989-6900. For more information on the event, check out www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com.

TMB TV Episode 2.11 – On the Road With HBR

Event(s):  Thompson Metal Monster Madness & Prairieland Monster Nationals
Venue:  Bristol Motor Speedway & Champaign County Fairgrounds
Location:  Bristol, Tennessee & Champaign, Illinois
Date:  July 25th-26th, 2009
Host:  Ross Z. Bonar
Videographer:  Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup (Bristol):  Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Equalizer (Isaiah Morales), Heart Breaker (Kaila Savage), Ragin Rebel (Brandon Budd), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Tim Hall), Samson (Dan Patrick), War Wizard (Randy Moore)
Lineup (Champaign):  Bar’s Leaks Eliminator (Greg Adams), Nitemare (Andy Hoffman), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams) [Read more…]