Monster Photos: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – Auburn Hills, MI 2012

Event: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Date: October 27th, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Brute Force (Jerry Perry), El Jalapeno (Jeremy Perry), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Brandon Budd), Temper Tantrum (Amy Perry) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – Auburn Hills, MI 2012

Event: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Date: October 27th, 2012
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Brute Force (Jerry Perry), El Jalapeno (Jeremy Perry), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Brandon Budd), Temper Tantrum (Amy Perry) [Read more…]

Wow Moments: Monster Nation Title Still Up For Grabs

The Monster Nation tour has been nothing short of spectacular in 2011. Some of the top, independent names in monster trucks including  Equalizer, Tail Gator, and Barbarian have put on impressive performances thus far in Southaven (Rounds 1-2) and Bossier City (Rounds 3-4). That great level of competition has left the points chase up for grabs going into the final weekend in Beaumont, Texas. After the first 4 shows on tour, Devin Jones and Barbarian hold the #1 position going into rounds 5,6, and 7, but Union, Missouri’s “Big” Doug Noelke in Tailgator and rising star J.R. McNeal piloting Razin’ Kane are hot on his heels. With the absence of Barbarian in Beaumont this coming weekend, the door is wide open to steal the title away from Jones.

“There are still a lot of points to be had,” said Monster Nation’s Ryan Seddon. “With three shows left, It comes down to who boasts the best, overall performance. Our point’s system breaks down as follows: a racing or freestyle winner is awarded 5 points while a second place finish in racing earns 3 points. A donut or wheelie contest winner is awarded 3 points. We encourage racing at Monster Nation. The guys will go out and freestyle on their own, but we really like to see them get after it in the racing portion.”, said Seddon. Below is the Monster Nation Point Standings going into the final weekend in Beaumont.

The Chase for the 2011 Monster Nation Title

As you can see, the quest for the 2011 championship is anyone’s game. Barbarian’s 18 points will be in danger as Noelke in Tailgator and McNeal in Razin’ Kane are in the best position to steal the title with 13 and 11 points, respectively. With so many points still left, one cannot rule out Mike Hawkins in Equalizer and Isaiah Morales in Hot Tamale, who both sit tied for 4th with 8 points each. Can Doug Noelke earn another title for the team? Can rookie J.R. McNeal earn his first title among the titans of the monster truck industry? Will it be Isaiah Morales in Hot Tamale making a repeat from 2010 and claiming his second Monster Nation title in a row? We at TMB will be anxious to find out how the weekend shakes down and wish Monster Nation and the competing teams the best of luck.

For those in the Beaumont area, this event will not be one to miss! Beaumont’s Ford Park will host the final 3 shows beginning Friday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m., again on Saturday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 20 at 3:0o p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nights and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. For ticketing information, visit the Ford Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at (800)-745-3000. For more information regarding Monster Nation or further event information, visit their website at www.Monster-Nation.com.

Monster Photos: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – Dayton, OH 2011

Event: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: Hara Arena
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: February 5th, 2011
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Brute Force (Jerry Perry), Crashmaster (Jeremy Perry), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Ice (Amy Perry) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – Dayton, OH 2011

Event: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: Hara Arena
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: February 5th, 2011
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Brute Force (Jerry Perry), Crashmaster (Jeremy Perry), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Ice (Amy Perry) [Read more…]

TMB TV: Original Series Episode 4.1 – Bossier City, LA 2011

Event: Monster Nation
Venue: CenturyTel Center
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Date: January 14th-15th, 2010
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Kaedon Berry

Lineup: Barbarian (Devin Jones), Big Dawg (Dale Gerding), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Razin Kane (JR McNeal), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke) [Read more…]

Monster Photos – Monster Nation – Bossier City, LA 2011

Event: Monster Nation
Venue: CenturyTel Center
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Date: January 14th-15th, 2011
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: Barbarian (Devin Jones), Big Dawg (Dale Gerding), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Razin Kane (JR McNeal), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke) [Read more…]

Video of the Week – 01/15/11

Week Ending: January 15th, 2011
Truck(s) Featured: Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales)
Video Type: Fan Video
Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

Description: With Equalizer unable to make Monster Nation freestyle on Saturday night in Bossier City, Lousiana, Isaiah Morales was the man to try the backflip in freestyle. Hot Tamale landed on the nose and Isaiah was able to work the throttle and bring it on around. Best of all, the truck wasn’t broke and he was able to continue on, winning freestyle.

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…]

Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – Auburn Hills, MI – 12/04/10

Event: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Date: December 4th, 2010
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup:  Brute Force (Jerry Perry), Crashmaster (Jeremy Perry), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Ice (Amy Perry) [Read more…]

Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – Auburn Hills, MI – 12/04/10

Event: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Date: December 4th, 2010
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Brute Force (Jerry Perry), Crashmaster (Jeremy Perry), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Ice (Amy Perry) [Read more…]

TMB TV: ActionTracks Episode 1.3 – Concord, NC (Freestyle)

Event:  Back to School Monster Truck Bash
Venue:  The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Location:  Concord, North Carolina
Date:  August 14th, 2010
Host:  Chris Parrish
Videographer:  Chris Parrish

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Mopar Magic (Carl Van Horn), Raminator (Mark Hall), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke), War Wizard (Randy Moore) [Read more…]

TMB TV: ActionTracks Episode 1.2 – Concord, NC (Racing)

Event:  Back to School Monster Truck Bash
Venue:  The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Location:  Concord, North Carolina
Date:  August 14th, 2010
Host:  Chris Parrish
Videographer:  Chris Parrish

Lineup:  Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Mopar Magic (Carl Van Horn), Raminator (Mark Hall), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke), War Wizard (Randy Moore) [Read more…]

Profile: Hot Tamale

Truck Name:  Hot Tamale
Driver Name:  Isaiah Morales
Team Name:  Rebel Pride Racing
Hometown:  Catlett, Virginia
Team Website:  http://www.EqualizerRacing.com

2009 TMB Results Tracker Statistics:
– Competed in 40 shows with 7 racing wins and 7 freestyle victories.
[Read more…]

TMB Weekend Update – Charlotte & RMR

Well fans, its a huge weekend for monster trucks as two of the biggest events of the summer are happening on opposite ends of the country and TMB is on hand for all the action!!

Tonight the Monster Truck Challenge Back to School Bash returns to The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway as 10 trucks will once again take on the wildest racing course in the history of monster trucks. TMB’s Chris Parrish is on hand filming for what will be Episode #2 of the new ActionTracks series and he’ll have all the highlights as Mike Hawkins in Equalizer looks to win it all for third straight year in Charlotte. He’ll take on Avenger, Raminator, Stone Crusher, Mopar Magic, Backdraft, Brutus, Hot Tamale, War Wizard and Tail Gator – what a lineup!  Check out www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for more information on one of the year’s biggest events.

Out west, its the annual Maverik Clash of the Titans at Rocky Mountain Raceway in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah today and tomorrow. Twelve trucks will take on the tricky figure 8 style race course and our own Colby Marshall is on hand for all the fun as he too will be filming for another new TMB TV spinoff video series – stay tuned for more news on that. The lineup will feature drivers who have dominated at RMR before – Dan Runte in Retro-Bigfoot, Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter and David Smith in King Krunch. They’ll take on some tough RMR first timers including Jon Zimmer in Amsoil Shock Therapy and Rick Swanson in Obsession who are both expected to contend for victories. El Matador, Ms. Bigfoot, Obsessed, Maverik Monster Trakkar, Excaliber, Iron Outlaw and Captain USA round out the lineup. For more information, check out www.RMRRacing.com as you do not want to miss this event.

Stay tuned to the TMB Facebook page this weekend as Chris and Colby will keep you updated on all the happenings with these two HUGE events!!