Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Toledo, OH 2016

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: The Huntington Center
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Date: March 4th, 2016
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Mad Scientist (Lee O’Donnell), Mechanical Mayhem (Jim Burns), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candice Jolly), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Zombie Hunter (Miranda Cozad) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 2nd-3rd, 2015
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Jon Zimmer), Instigator (Paul Breaud), Mohawk Warrior (George Balhan), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candice Jolly), Stinger (Zane Rettew), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 1st, 2014
Photographer: Paul Harry

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), D-Molisher (Brad Allen), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Instigator (Paul Breaud), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 1st, 2014
Photographer: Michael Harry

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), D-Molisher (Brad Allen), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Instigator (Paul Breaud), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Date: February 1st, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson), Iron Man (Lee O’Donnell), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Energy (Coty Saucier), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Rod Schmidt), River Rat (Steven Snellen), Son Uva Digger (Ryan Anderson), Spiderman (Bari Musawwir), Strait Jacket (Kevin King), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 25th, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), El Toro Loco (Josh Hintz), Grave Digger (Marc MacDonald), Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson), Iron Man (Dustin Brown), Krazy Train (Mark Noto), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), River Rat (Steven Snellen), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 25th, 2014
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), El Toro Loco (Josh Hintz), Grave Digger (Marc MacDonald), Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson), Iron Man (Dustin Brown), Krazy Train (Mark Noto), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), River Rat (Steven Snellen), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam World Finals – Las Vegas, NV 2013

Event: Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: March 22nd-23rd, 2013
Photographer: Danny Maass

World Finals Lineup: Avenger – Jim Koehler, Bad Habit – Joe Sylvester, Batman – Norm Miller (Racing) / Carl Van Horn (Freestyle), Blue Thunder – Pablo Huffaker, Bounty Hunter – Jimmy Creten, Captain’s Curse – Alex Blackwell, Captain America – Chad Fortune, El Toro Loco – Marc MacDonald, Grave Digger – Dennis Anderson, Grave Digger The Legend – Adam Anderson, Grinder – John Seasock (Racing) / Lupe Soza (Freestyle), Hot Wheels Firestorm – Scott Buetow, Iron Man – Lee O’Donnell, Lucas Oil Crusader – Linsey Weenk, Madusa – Debra Miceli, Maximum Destruction – Tom Meents, Metal Mulisha – Todd Leduc, Mohawk Warrior – George Balhan, Monster Energy – Damon Bradshaw, Monster Mutt – Charlie Pauken, Monster Mutt Dalmation – Candace Jolly, Northern Nightmare – Cam McQueen, Scooby Doo – Nicole Johnson, Son Uva Digger – Ryan Anderson, Spiderman – Bari Musawwir, Stone Crusher – Steve Sims, Superman – Jon Zimmer, Zombie – Sean Duhon

Young Guns Shootout Lineup: Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), El Diablo (Jean-Paul Ruggiero), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Hooked (Steven Sims), Iron Man (Morgan Kane), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Taryn Laskey), Nitro Hornet (Daron Basl), Razin Kane (JR McNeal), Titan (Donald Epidendio), Wolverine (Dustin Brown) [Read more…]

The Allen Report: Monster Jam – Phoenix, AZ 2013

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Weekend Recap

This time on “The Allen Report”, the biggest field in the history of Monster Jam in the “Valley of the Sun” played their game to a sold-out crowd at Chase Field. The field of 16: Charlie Pauken represented Team Grave Digger. Familiar faces Batman with Norm Miller at the helm and Devastator driven by Mark Schroeder were also in the house. West Coaster Daron Basl drove King Krunch while sharing the seat of team truck Nitro Hornet with former Bigfoot and FELD driver Sky Hartley. Rookie Shane England rounded out the camp in Big Kahuna. Todd Leduc was back driving Metal Mulisha. Scott Buetow came piloting Team Hot Wheels Firestorm. Steven Hill took the wheel of Ground Pounder. Right behind him in the teammate Amsoil Shock Therapy was Dave Radzierez. Damon Bradshaw was present in Monster Energy. Hometown driver Rod Wood was there as always in McGruff. Mitch Tulachka and Shane Phreed returned in Jus’ Geter Done and Robo Machine. Pat Gerber and Shocker appeared and rounding out the field was first year driver J.P. Ruggiero in El Diablo.

From the first green light of the So-Cal style of racing, the monster from the Mulisha compound and the black and green wrecking machine were on a collision course with each other. Just four-tenths of a second separated them in qualifications. From there, the two bulldozed down the opposition. However, as Grave Digger came back to the pits after defeating Monster Energy in the semi-finals, there was smoke pouring from GD’s motor area. Unable to get fixed in time, Monster Energy took Digger’s place at the starting line where Metal Mulisha was there waiting. Halfway home at the “jammer” obstacle, Todd, a former short course off road racer, drifted a little too far out. From there, the win was Monster Energy’s. But the night’s action was far from over.

Nitro Hornet stung the field early with a score of 23. The Oregon native would remain the “hot seat” for a large part of the night. Then came the truck conceived by “the General” Brian Deegan and the other straight from the top secret Hot Wheels test facility. They both scored a 27 with the “coolest” monster truck around having a hair-thin edge of a single bonus point. Then on came the “Bad to the Bone” music. With the crowd roaring and the engine running on only seven cylinders, the 2010 Freestyle World Champion nailed huge air and had incredible speed followed by dizzying three-wheeled cyclones to take the winning score of 31, twenty-seven in regulation and no less than four bonus points for the win.

In other action, Team USA defeated Team Mexico in fast and furious quad war action. In addition, Tom Cunningham won the “off road truck-cross” main. From here, we at “The Allen Report” head out to Firebird Raceway for the last ever two day monster truck marathon on the merciless drag strip in Chandler, AZ. Till then, thank you for reading, enjoy the photos and cheer on!

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Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: March 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Captain America (Chad Fortune), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Excaliber (Mike Barnes), Grave Digger (Chad Tingler), Grinder (John Seasock), Incinerator (Ryan Rice), Iron Man (Scott Buetow), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Charles Benns), Spiderman (Bari Musawwir)
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Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Evansville, IN 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Center
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Date: January 6th-7th, 2012
Photographer: Chris Parrish

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Iron Man (Scott Buetow), Iron Outlaw (Ben Winslow), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Charles Benns), Stone Crusher (Morgan Kane)
[Read more…]

Feld Motorsports Teams Up With Marvel Entertainment to Expand Monster Truck Lineup

Aurora, Ill (December 8, 2011) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that they have teamed up with Marvel Entertainment, LLC to expand the line of branded monster trucks for the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® season to five. Joining the likes of the Spider-Man™ and the two Iron Man™ monster trucks will be none other than the First Avenger, Captain America, as well as the most popular member of the X-Men, Wolverine.

The relationship between Marvel and Monster Jam dates back to 2001 when they teamed up on the creation of the original Spider-Man and Wolverine monster trucks. Since the partnership’s inception, Marvel Super Heroes have continued to make their mark on the Monster Jam circuit, culminating in the re-launch of Spider-Man and debut of Iron Man in 2010.

Chad Fortune moves into the seat of the new Captain America ride for 2012.

The 2012 season proves to be a ground-breaking year for the Monster Jam and Marvel partnership as it will mark the first year that five Marvel themed monster trucks will be competing on the Monster Jam tour at one time. Beginning January 6, all five Marvel Super Hero monster trucks will be set to compete at numerous Monster Jam events each weekend throughout the country.

Captain America will make its Monster Jam debut at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. New to the scene in 2012, it will sport its trademark shield and red, white, and blue super-soldier theme. The 2003 Monster Jam World Finals℠ Racing Champion, Wolverine, is making its return to Monster Jam after eight seasons and is ready to dominate once again. The driving forces behind these two super heroes are none other than Monster Jam veterans Chad Fortune in Captain America and Alex Blackwell in Wolverine.

Alex Blackwell jumps behind the wheel or Wolverine as it returns to the Monster Jam truck lineup.

In addition to seeing the 10,000lb super hero monster trucks up close, fans will have the opportunity to purchase merchandise of their favorite Marvel-themed monster trucks including Hot Wheels® die casts, apparel, plush toys, and more.

Monster Jam is the largest touring monster truck property in the world, entertaining over 4,000,000 fans at 350 performances in 10 countries. Monster Jam events can be seen on SPEED and CBS Sports. For more information, log on to www.MonsterJam.com for the complete schedule and to purchase tickets for the select cities your favorite super heroes will be in. Also be sure to check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mjonline for all the latest news and photos of your favorite trucks.

Marvel Super Hero Monster Truck Touring Schedule

Wolverine

Captain America

Jan 6,7,8 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid-America Center Jan 6,7 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Jan 14,15 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome Jan 14 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
Jan 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Metrodome Jan 21 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
Jan 27,28 – Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall Jan 28 – Orlando FL – Florida Citrus Bowl
Feb 4 – Houston, TX – Reliant Stadium Feb 4 – Houston, TX – Reliant Stadium
Feb 10,11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena Feb 11 – Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium
Feb 17,18,19 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center Feb 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodgers Stadium
Feb 24,25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Energy Solutions Arena Feb 25 – Oakland, CA – O.co Coliseum
March 3 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field March 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
March 9,10,11 – Reno, NV – Livestock Events Center March 10 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome

Iron Man

Spider-Man

Jan 7 – Houston, TX – Reliant Stadium Jan 6,7,8 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
Jan 6,7 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center Jan 14 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Jan 13, 14, 15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome Jan 20,21,22 – Sacramento, CA – Power Balance Pavilion
Jan 14, 15 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome Jan 28 – Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium
Jan 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Metrodome Feb 3,4 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Dome
Jan 20,21 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center Feb 11,12 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Jan 28 – Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium Feb 17,18,19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
Jan 27, 28 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena Feb 24,25,26 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Feb 4 – St. Louis, MO – Edward Jones Dome March 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
Feb 3,4,5 – Chattanooga, TN – UTC Arena March 9,10,11 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center
Feb 10,11 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place March 16,17 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
Feb 11,12 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Feb 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodgers Stadium
Feb 17,18,19 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Feb 25 – Arlington, TX – Cowboy Stadium
Feb 25, 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
March 3, 4 – El Paso, TX UTEP Sun Bowl
March 10 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
March 9,10 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
*All schedules subject to change

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.

About Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz℠, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.

The Allen Report: Monster Jam – Anaheim, CA 2011

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

The Monster Jam superstars lowered the curtain on a triad of shows in the home of the Anaheim Angels Saturday, February 12th, 2011. The stacked 16 truck field featured the following top names in monster trucks: Charlie Pauken in Grave Digger, Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction, Adam Anderson in Grave Digger The Legend, Jimmy Creten in Bounty Hunter, Cam McQueen in Nitro Circus, Candace Jolly in the Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Becky McDonough in Dragon’s Breath, Scott Buetow driving Iron Man, Pat Gerber in Shocker, Don Frankish with Maniac, Scott Anderson in Jurassic Attack, Kelvin Ramer in Time Flys, Nick Owens driving Iron Outlaw, Mark Schroeder in The Felon, Dan Rodoni and The Patriot and Mike Pappas in Tropical Thunder.

The track of choice was an appropriate one for the locale and venue, the very popular so-cal style. That means they fall off a tabletop jump, turn away from each other, fly down a straightaway and race back the way they came. Early racing highlights saw Bounty Hunter advance with a bye after Jurassic Attack suffered fatal engine trouble during intros and Time Flys upset new World Finals qualifier Nitro Circus in the opening race, free of qualifying. In one of the semis, the blue and gray Digger and Max D crossed the finish line side-by-side with Grave Digger The Legend winning by an inch or two, if that much. The other Digger outraced Bounty Hunter to setup a history making Digger vs. Digger final. In the end, Adam proved himself more than just a freestyler by taking the huge racing win.

Freestyle started off a little slow, with most of the first half the field slowly strutting their way around the track with little air. Nick Owens in Iron Outlaw would hold the lead for the longest time with a score of 22. Even the young Anderson and Owen’s boss Jimmy Creten could not outscore him. But then, there were two. Tom Meents has four World Freestyle championships to his credit and showed why, finishing his run with an upside-down cyclone on the tabletop. With a score of 29, Meents looked to see a trophy for the first time at the Big A in a few years. To close the show, the reigning freestyle champion of the world Charlie Pauken gave the fans a potential winning freestyle in Grave Digger, but he only impressed the judges enough for second place, giving Meents the victory.

Although the Anaheim Monster Jam season was over, two weeks later Monster Jam would make its debut at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium. With Monster Jam, a great show is always guaranteed. On that note, thank you for reading, enjoy Jim Allen’s great photos and cheer on, we’ll see you down the road!

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