Monster Photos: Monster Truck Nationals – Springfield, IL 2016

Event Information

Event: Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: Illinois State Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Date: June 4th-5th, 2016
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Bigfoot #19 (Darron Schnell), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Snake Bite (Vinny Venom), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke) [Read more…]

TMB TV: ActionTracks 7.7 – Monster Truck Nationals – Springfield, IL 2016

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Episode Information

Episode: ActionTracks 7.7
Event: Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: Illinois State Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Date: June 4th-5th, 2016
Videographer: Chris Parrish (Check out Mean Duck Productions on Facebook)

Featured Monster Trucks

Bigfoot #19 – Darron Schnell
Raminator – Mark Hall
Rammunition – Mat Dishman
Snake Bite – Vinny Venom
Tail Gator – Doug Noelke

Featured Links

www.4WheelJamboree.com
www.BigDawg4x4.com
www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.FamilyEvents.com
www.Raminator.com

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Monster Photos: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Springfield, MO 2015

Event Information

Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals
Venue: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: August 1st, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Trent Montgomery), Iron Outlaw (Brian Maes), Smashosaurus (Dale Gerding), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Nationals – Springfield, MO 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Nationals
Venue: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: June 21st, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Alter Ego (Devin Jones), Lucas Oil Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Retro Bigfoot #14 (Josh Gibson) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Mega Trucks – Springfield, MO 2014

Event Information

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals (Mega Trucks)
Venue: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: June 21st-22nd, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Going Deep – Cory Rummel, Sota Boyz – Craig Sopetto, Louisanimal – Shawn Goodeaux, Too Sexy – Scott Betts, Second To None – Grant Charlick, Reckless – Dusty Ramacher, Sail – Scott Green, Shell Shock – Adam Ford, Old Man Auto – Scott Lewis, Show Stopper – Marty York, Cajun Sling – Mama Sue Goodeaux, Wiggle Train – Kenny Gambling, Black Betty – Bill Dickerson, Singer Slinger – Shawn Goodeaux, Opielicious – Opie Labarbera [Read more…]

Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2014

Event Information

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Venue: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: June 21st-22nd, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), General Tire (Steve Koehler), Lucas Oil Bigfoot #19 (Larry Swim), Mopar Muscle (Mike Miller), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Summit Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte), War Wizard (Darrin Goin), XDP (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]

TMB TV: Original Series 6.5 – 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2013

TMB TV's Original Series Presented By E3 Spark Plugs

Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 6.5
Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Venue: Missouri Events & Entertainment Center
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: June 22nd-23rd, 2013
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Ross Z. Bonar, Shane Skinner

Featured Monster Trucks

Firestone Bigfoot #14 – Kyle Doyle
General Tire – Joe Nichter
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Hotsy – Mike Miller
Lucas Oil Stabilizer – Bobby Holman
Raminator – Mark Hall
Rammunition – Mat Dishman
River Rat – Steven Snellen
XDP – Dave Radzierez

Featured Links

www.4WheelJamboree.com
www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.FamilyEvents.com
www.HeavyHitterMonsterTruck.com
www.Raminator.com
www.SmokinMonster.com

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

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

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

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

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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The Allen Report: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2012

(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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TMB TV: Highlights – 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2011

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Venue: Missouri Entertainment & Events Center
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: May 14th-15th, 2011
Videographer: Colby Marshall

Lineup: Airdog Diesel (Michelle Simpson), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Chalkboard Chuck (Jeff Bursey), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Chris Bergeron), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]

TMB TV: MT Unlimited Episode 2.3 – Springfield, MO 2011

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Venue: Missouri Entertainment & Events Center
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: May 14th-15th, 2011
Videographer: Colby Marshall

Lineup: Airdog Diesel (Michelle Simpson), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Chalkboard Chuck (Jeff Bursey), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Chris Bergeron), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Springfield, MO 2011

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Venue: Missouri Entertainment & Events Center
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: May 14th-15th, 2011
Photographer: Rajeana Bonar

Lineup: Airdog Diesel (Michelle Simpson), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Chalkboard Chuck (Jeff Bursey), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Chris Bergeron), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]