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  • Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Indianapolis, IN 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: September 14th-16th, 2012
    Photographer: Paul M. Harry

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Bobby Holman), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Odyssey Batteries Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Cody Holman), Summit Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte) Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Darron Schnell)
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    Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Indianapolis, IN 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: September 14th-16th, 2012
    Photographer: Michael Harry

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Bobby Holman), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Odyssey Batteries Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Cody Holman), Summit Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte) Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Darron Schnell)
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    Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Indianapolis, IN 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: September 14th-16th, 2012
    Photographer: Danny Maass

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Bobby Holman), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Odyssey Batteries Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Cody Holman), Summit Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte) Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Darron Schnell)
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    Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Indianapolis, IN 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: September 14th-16th, 2012
    Photographer: Candace Marshall

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Bobby Holman), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Odyssey Batteries Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Cody Holman), Summit Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte) Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Darron Schnell)
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    Monster Photos: Monster X Tour – Colorado Springs, CO – 08/18/12

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    Event: Monster X Tour
    Venue: Norris-Penrose Events Center
    Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Date: August 18th, 2012
    Photographer: John Roberts

    Lineup: El Perro Loco (Rod Wood), Nasty Boy (Ronnie Sturges), Ninja Rat Attack (Ronnie Sturges), Tuff Enuff (Jack Koberna), Unnamed & Untamed (Sam Sturges) [Read more...]

    Monster Photos – Monster X Tour – Colorado Springs, CO – 08/17/12

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    Event: Monster X Tour
    Venue: Norris-Penrose Events Center
    Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Date: August 17th, 2012
    Photographer: John Roberts

    Lineup: El Perro Loco (Rod Wood), Nasty Boy (Ronnie Sturges), Ninja Rat Attack (Ronnie Sturges), Tuff Enuff (Jack Koberna), Unnamed & Untamed (Sam Sturges) [Read more...]

    Monster Photos: Monster X Tour – Colorado Springs, CO 2012

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    Event: Monster X Tour
    Venue: Norris-Penrose Events Center
    Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Date: August 17th, 2012
    Photographer: Raymon Morehouse

    Lineup: El Perro Loco (Rod Wood), Nasty Boy (Ronnie Sturges), Ninja Rat Attack (Ronnie Sturges), Tuff Enuff (Jack Koberna), Unnamed & Untamed (Sam Sturges) [Read more...]

    Video of the Week – 07/14/12

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    Week Ending: July 14th, 2012
    Truck(s) Featured: Chalkboard Chuck (Michelle Simpson), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Jeff Bursey), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez), Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Darron Schnell), XDP Diesel (Dave Radzierez)
    Video Type: Promoter Video
    Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

    Description: Highlights from the 25th Anniversary of the Bloomsburg, PA 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals!

    Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Lima, OH 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Allen County Fairgrounds
    Location: Lima, OH
    Date: May 18th-20th, 2012
    Photographer: Paul M. Harry

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Michelle Simpson), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez), Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim), XDP Diesel (Dave Radzierez)
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    Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Lima, OH 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Allen County Fairgrounds
    Location: Lima, OH
    Date: May 18th-20th, 2012
    Photographer: Michael Harry

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Michelle Simpson), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez), Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim), XDP Diesel (Dave Radzierez)
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    TMB TV: Original Series 5.9 – 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2012

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    TMB TV's Original Series Presented By E3 Spark Plugs
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    Episode Information

    Episode: Original Series 5.9
    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Missouri Entertainment & Events Center
    Location: Springfield, Missouri
    Date: May 5th-6th, 2012
    Host: Ross Z. Bonar
    Videographers: Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar
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    Featured Monster Trucks

    Chalkboard Chuck – Michelle Simpson
    E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #18 – Dan Runte
    General Tire – Joe Nichter
    Lucas Oil Stabilizer – Bobby Holman
    Outback Thunda – Clive Featherby
    Raminator – Mark Hall
    Rammunition – Mat Dishman
    Star Marshal – Dave Radizerez
    Vi-Cor Bigfoot #11 – Darron Schnell
    XDP Diesel – Dave Radzierez
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    Featured Links

    www.Bigfoot4x4.com
    www.E3SparkPlugs.com
    www.FamilyEvents.com
    www.OutbackThunda.com
    www.Raminator.com
    www.SmokinMonster.com
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    Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Missouri Events & Entertainment Center
    Location: Springfield, Missouri
    Date: May 5th-6th, 2012
    Photographer: Rajeana Bonar

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Michelle Simpson), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez), Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Darron Schnell), XDP Diesel (Dave Radzierez)
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    Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Lima, OH 2012

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    Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
    Venue: Allen County Fairgrounds
    Location: Lima, Ohio
    Date: May 19th, 2012
    Photographer: Chris Parrish

    Lineup: Chalkboard Chuck (Michelle Simpson), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Joe Nichter), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Outback Thunda (Clive Featherby), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez), Vi-Cor Bigfoot #16 (Larry Swim), XDP Diesel (Dave Radzierez)
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    The Allen Report: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2012

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    (Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

    Weekend Recap

    When the 2011 4 Wheel Jamboree season rolled around, Dan Runte was back and ready to stop the Hall Brothers decade long win streak. When all was said and done, Dan stood head and shoulders above the rest, bringing the trophy back to Midwest 4-Wheel Drive. Now another battle royal for the 4 Wheel Jamboree Series Title has begun in Springfield, MO. Dan Runte was driving the new E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #18 with sophomore season driver Darron Schnell with him in Vi-Cor Bigfoot “Bessie” #11. Those two went up against Mark Hall and Mat Dishman in Raminator and Rammunition. The other trucks in the field of ten were Bobby Holman in Lucas Oil Stabilizer with Michelle Simpson and Chalkboard Chuck, regular Stomper driver Joe Nichter with the General Tire body on the Ironman chassis and Dave Radzierez driving both Star Marshall and the XDP sponsored Diesel Monster Truck. Rounding out the field was Australian Champion Clive Featherby and Outback Thunda.

    The track construction crew put together a brand new, “Double S” race course. The two trucks complete half a clock-wise roundy-round lap before making a hairpin turn to the left and flying over one more jump to the finish line. After some photo finishes, tight turns and a lot of dust, the semi-finals featured the Rammunition gunning down the reigning champion Bigfoot, while Bigfoot Bessie “udderly” embarrassed the Stabilizer. In the finale, it was neck and neck all the way to the end where Mat stood on the throttle and edged out the world’s only dairy themed monster truck by less than a truck length. In the following freestyle and the second show freestyle (which was the only competition for the second show with no racing), no official winner was crowned, but the fans cheered on.

    The second day of racing saw only 7 trucks hit the track for the afternoon and only show on Sunday. Star Marshall gave up his two front tires to make up for a broken rim on the Stabilizer. Bigfoot Bessie had blown a motor the night before during freestyle and the XDP Diesel had some gear problems that were fixed but a steering line was also broken with no chance of being fixed in time.

    In racing, the Aussie legend went head to head with the American legend Bigfoot #18 in the first semi final. It was neck and neck until Clive spun out in the final corner leading up to the final jump. Mat Dishman demoted the General and 20 plus year veteran Joe Nichter in the other semi to put together a classic Hall Brothers/Bigfoot finale. For the first two-thirds of the race there was no clear leader until Bigfoot went into the final corner too hot, giving the Hemi powered Rammunition the weekend sweep. Like the night before, there was no winner in freestyle. But the best runs of the day belonged to “Horse with Attitude” Outback Thunda and the 10 time champion Dan Runte. Both drivers pushed their trucks to the limit, much to the increasing noise from the crowd.

    Throughout the weekend, the Sergeant Smash ride truck gave rides to anyone who wanted one and Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters both raced and gave freestyle runs, showing the future of the monster truck industry looks bright. With two Bigfoot/Hall Brothers battles in two races, this reporter is confident that the rivalry can only get hotter as the season winds down. Right now: Hall Brothers 2; Bigfoot 0. Next stop for The Allen Report is the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California over Independence Day weekend. In the meantime, thanks to Family Events for their hospitality, enjoy the photos, thank you for reading and cheer on!

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    Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters Featured On ABC’s “20/20″

    Kid KJ & The Lil' Mighty Monsters will be featured on ABC's "20/20" on Friday, May 4th at 10:00PM Eastern.

    (Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Uncle Tod Motorsports PR) – Uncle Tod Motorsports is very excited to announce that Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters will be featured on the nationally acclaimed television program “20/20″ on ABC. The team will be part of a special report on “Xtreme Parents” that will air on Friday, May 4th at 10:00PM Eastern.

    Film crews for “20/20″ joined the pro mini-monster team at Monster X Tour events in Daytona Beach, Florida and Porterville, California to get a behind the scenes look at Uncle Tod Motorsports and watch Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters in action.

    The “Xtreme Parents” special report will tell the story of how 8-year-old Kaid Jaret Olson-Weston, better known as “Kid KJ”, became the first professional youth mini-monster truck driver and how his family’s support has taken him all over the USA, thrilling crowds and inspiring kids to chase their dreams.

    Kid KJ & The Lil' Mighty Monsters will be featured on ABC's "20/20" on Friday, May 4th at 10:00PM Eastern.

    Beginning in 2012, growing interest in Kid KJ and his professional 1/2 scale monster truck, the Monster Bear, has led Uncle Tod Motorsports to expand its team to three trucks. Sir Crush-A-Lot and the Demolition Diva have joined the team to create Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters.

    Kid KJ is now joined behind the wheel by younger brother, 6-year-old Jake Olson-Weston, driver of Sir Crush-A-Lot, and girl drivers 9-year-old Morgan Matheny and 14-year-old Cassie Berry, who split seat time in the new Demolition Diva.

    Kid KJ & The Lil' Mighty Monsters will be featured performers on the 2012 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals tour.

    Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters have been a featured act on the entire Monster Nationals indoor tour in 2012, along with selected Monster X Tour events. At each event, the pro mini-monsters compete against one another in racing and freestyle competitions, just like the full size monster trucks.

    The team now readies for a big outdoor season which will include being featured on the entire 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals tour and a return to the prestigious Monsters on the Beach event in Virginia Beach.

    Click here to read ABC’s preview article and don’t miss this incredible exposure for the entire monster truck industry tomorrow night, Friday, May 4th at 10:00PM Eastern as Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters are featured on ABC’s “20/20″.

    The success and popularity of Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters, along with the continuing growth of Uncle Tod Motorsports would not be possible without the support of incredible sponsor partners like E3 Spark Plugs, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Harness, K&N Filters, Simpson Race Products and Auto Meter Competition Instruments.

    For more information on Uncle Tod Motorsports and Kid KJ & The Lil’ Mighty Monsters, check them out online at www.KJMonsterTrucks.com and follow them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KidKJMonsterTruckRacingTeam.