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  • Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Loveland, CO 2013

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    Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    Venue: Budweiser Events Center
    Location: Loveland, Colorado
    Date: January 19th, 2013
    Photographer: John Roberts

    Lineup: El Loco Hombre (Shannon Miller), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Malicious (Gabriel Montoya), Nasty Boy (Ronnie Sturges), SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 (Larry Swim), Unnamed & Untamed (Travis Sturges) [Read more...]

    Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Monroe, LA 2013

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    Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    Venue: Monroe Civic Center
    Location: Monroe, Louisiana
    Date: January 11th-12th, 2013
    Photographer: Matthew Ison

    Lineup: Bar’s Leaks Eliminator (Dallas Barr), El Loco Hombre (Shannon Miller), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Heartbreaker (Paul Strong), Outtacontrol (Orville Hill), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams) [Read more...]

    Video of the Week – 01/05/13

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    Week Ending: January 5th, 2013
    Truck(s) Featured: Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), SPEED Energy BIGFOOT #19 (Larry Swim)
    Video Type: Fan Video
    Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

    Description: Wild wheelie contest in Cincinnati as both Larry Quick in Ghost Ryder and Larry Swim in SPEED Energy BIGFOOT #19 go for wild rides.

    Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Cincinnati, OH 2012

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    Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    Venue: Cincinnati Gardens
    Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    Date: December 29th, 2012
    Photographer: Paul M. Harry

    Lineup: El Loco Hombre (Larry Quick), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Heartbreaker (Paul Strong), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams), SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 (Larry Swim) [Read more...]

    Video of the Week – 12/29/12

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    Week Ending: December 29th, 2012
    Truck(s) Featured: El Loco Hombre (Larry Quick)
    Video Type: Fan Video
    Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

    Description: Tough landing for Larry Quick and El Loco Hombre on a backflip attempt that didn’t quite go as planned.

    Monster Photos: Monster Truck Summer Nationals – Greeley, CO 2012

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    Event: Monster Truck Summer Nationals
    Venue: Greeley Stampede Arena
    Location: Greeley, Colorado
    Date: June 15th-16th, 2012
    Photographer: John Roberts

    Lineup: Bigfoot Nation #16 (Larry Swim), El Loco Hombre (Corey Schlichler), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Monkey’N Around (Steven Hill), Outtacontrol (Orville Hill) [Read more...]

    TMB TV: MT Unlimited 3.9 – Monster Truck Grand Nationals – Pocatello, ID 2012

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    Episode Information

    Episode: MT Unlimited 3.9
    Event: Monster Truck Grand Nationals
    Venue: ISU Holt Arena
    Location: Pocatello, Idaho
    Date: April 21st, 2012
    Videographer: Colby Marshall
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    Featured Monster Trucks

    Greg Adams in “Bar’s Leaks Eliminator”
    Larry Swim in “Bigfoot Bad Boy #14″
    Darren Migues in “Bounty Hunter”
    BJ Johnson in “California Kid”
    Corey Schlichler in “Daredevil”
    Larry Quick in “Ghost Ryder”
    Zach Adams in “Rislone Defender”
    Bill Payne in “Rock Star”
    Rob French in “Twisted Dragon”
    Chris Rogers in “Wildfire”
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    Featured Links

    www.2XtremeRacing.com
    www.Bigfoot4x4.com
    www.CheckeredFlagProductions.com
    www.E3SparkPlugs.com
    www.QuickMotorsports.com
    www.StraightUpRacing.com
    www.TrukWurksOffRoad.com
    www.WildfireMotorsports.com
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    BIGFOOT’s Larry Swim Wins Third CFP Monster Truck Winter Nationals Title

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    (Hazelwood, MO – BIGFOOT PR) – The Checkered Flag Productions Monster Truck Winter Nationals indoor racing tour wrapped up this past weekend in Pocatello, Idaho at the ISU Holt Arena and, for the third time in four seasons, Team BIGFOOT driver Larry Swim and BIGFOOT Bad Boy #16 walked away as the Series Champion.

    Over the course of the 2012 season, more than 20 different teams, trucks, and drivers battled for the right to qualify for the annual Monster Truck Grand Nationals in Pocatello. Part of the field in Pocatello is traditionally reserved for teams that have run the bulk of the 12+ week tour, while the other part of the field is an “invitation only” arrangement, in which trucks that competed well on the tour earlier in the season but did not compete the entire tour are invited to compete for the event win, but not the title itself. So, with a field stacked full of championship contenders and high-powered spoilers, Swim and the BIGFOOT Team had their work cut out for them.

    The evening’s race track, featuring a tight 180-degree U-turn, favored the smaller wheelbase trucks in attendance, and, it is worth noting, the bulk of the trucks in the field were considered to be long-wheelbase machines, including Swim’s BIGFOOT #16. This did not stop Swim from marching through the brackets far enough to clinch the 2012 Winter Nationals racing title and the large trophy that goes with it. Although Swim did not capture a win in the final round of eliminations, his string of victories in each event leading up to the Grand Nationals all but secured his place as season champion. Swim would wrap up the night with a stellar freestyle despite the fact that most of the freestyle obstacles had already been smashed into oblivion. And, perhaps most impressive of all, Swim drove #16 off the track under its own power without any significant damage, a feat most drivers that night failed to accomplish!

    Larry Swim picked up his third Monster Truck Winter Nationals in four years after a great performance in Pocatello!

    “This is what we race for. This is why we try to make every pass count every weekend,” said Swim in a post-race interview. “This is why every guy back in our shop works his tail off every week, why our fleet maintenance guys make sure my hauler covers every mile to every show, and why myself and my pit crew check every inch of this truck over before every run. Everything counts. That’s why we get to head back to St. Louis with this trophy and the bragging rights that go with it. It was a team effort getting to this point, and so this trophy is for our team!”

    By winning his third career championship in Pocatello, Swim helped raise Team BIGFOOT’s championship count to a mind-boggling 32, a feat completely unmatched in the monster truck industry. This title also marks the first time a driver other than Dan Runte has piloted the team’s BIGFOOT #16 truck to a championship, as Swim (in his first year driving #16) is the only other driver on the team to have piloted the truck for a complete racing season.

    Swim elaborated some on that fact: “Dan and the guys at the shop have had their hands full getting Dan’s new truck (BIGFOOT #18) dialed in, on top of helping to keep the rest of the fleet fixed up and running. So I am very grateful to Dan and the guys in the shop for helping me with the transition from #14 into #16. I think a lot of fans might just assume the rest of us drivers are left to fend for ourselves when a new truck like #18 comes into the mix, but that’s definitely not the case. Every truck receives equal attention, and, because of that, it is possible for three of our trucks to win three different championships this winter!”

    Swim added “I just want to say ‘thanks’ to all the fans, all of my team, my wonderful wife Susan, and my kids. I couldn’t have done it without any of them. They’re awesome!”

    BIGFOOT #16 and Swim will now catch a very brief breather before heading into the outdoor season, which for him will consist of a variety of event types including races, freestyle exhibitions, and sponsor appearances for Firestone and Summit Racing Equipment, among others. To follow Larry and his teammates, log on to the team’s online home at www.Bigfoot4x4.com to view a complete online schedule. You can also check-out news updates, photos, videos, and an all-new online store!

    Monster Truck Radio 04/16/12 – Larry Swim, Larry Quick & Rob French

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    Monster Truck Radio With Host Ross Z. Bonar
    Date: Monday, April 16th, 2012
    Guest #1: Larry Swim, driver of Bigfoot Bad Boy #16
    Guest #2: Larry Quick, driver of Ghost Ryder
    Guest #3: Rob French, driver of Formula 1-noni Iron Horse [Read more...]

    Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Rio Rancho, NM 2012

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    Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    Venue: Santa Ana Star Center
    Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
    Date: March 16th-17th, 2012
    Photographer: Anthony Cordova, SouthwestMonsterTrucks.com

    Lineup: Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 (Larry Swim), Clydesdale (Bennett Clark), Daredevil (Corey Schlichler), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Strait Jacket (Kevin King) [Read more...]

    Video of the Week – 03/24/12

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    Week Ending: March 24th, 2012
    Truck(s) Featured: Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 (Larry Swim)
    Video Type: Fan Video
    Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

    Description: Larry Swim ends a solid freestyle run in Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 by catching some huge air at the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kansas!

    Video of the Week – 03/03/12

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    Week Ending: March 3rd, 2012
    Truck(s) Featured: Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick)
    Video Type: Fan Video
    Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

    Description: Larry Quick has got the new Ghost Ryder working great as evidenced by this strong freestyle performance in Monroe, Louisiana.

    Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Monroe, LA 2012

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    Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    Venue: Monroe Civic Center
    Location: Monroe, Louisiana
    Date: February 24th-25th, 2012
    Photographer: Matthew Ison

    Lineup: Clydesdale (Bennett Clark), Daredevil (Corey Schlichler), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Iron Horse (Rob French), Strait Jacket (Kevin King), Wildfire (Kyle Carrington) [Read more...]

    TMB TV: MT Unlimited 3.4 – Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Cape Girardeau, MO 2012

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    Episode Information

    Episode: MT Unlimited 3.4
    Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    Venue: Show Me Center
    Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    Date: February 11th, 2012
    Videographer: Colby Marshall
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    Featured Monster Trucks

    Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 – Larry Swim
    Clydesdale – Bennett Clark
    Monkey’N Around – Steven Hill
    Outtacontrol – Orville Hill
    Strait Jacket – Kevin King
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    Featured Links

    www.Bigfoot4x4.com
    www.E3SparkPlugs.com
    www.StraitJacketMonsterTruck.com
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    Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Cape Girardeau, MO 2012

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    Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    Venue: Show Me Center
    Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    Date: February 11th, 2012
    Photographer: Danny Maass

    Lineup: Bigfoot Bad Boy #16 (Larry Swim), Clydesdale (Bennett Clark), Monkey’N Around (Steven Hill), Outtacontrol (Orville Hill), Strait Jacket (Kevin King) [Read more...]