Mark Hall & Raminator Win 18th Series Championship

(Champaign, Illinois – Hall Brothers Racing PR) – Mark Hall, driving the Ram Truck-sponsored Raminator Monster Truck, charged to victory on Sunday, September 16th, at the 31st Annual 4 Wheel Jamboree Fall Nationals in Indianapolis. For the native of Champaign, Illinois, the victory helped secure the 2012 title in the General Tire Monster Truck Thunder Drags Series, and marked his 18th overall national championship in Monster Truck racing.

Hall piloted Raminator to seven wins and 12 final round appearances in 14 General Tire Monster Truck Thunder Drags Series starts this season en route to claiming the title. Teammate Mat Dishman added three wins aboard Rammunition to bring the team’s total to 10 victories in 2012.

Mark Hall and Raminator were crowned the 2012 Monster Truck Thunder Drags Champions in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“It was a great finish to a fantastic season,” said Hall. “We really had a terrific summer. All of the wins show just how good our pair of HEMI-powered Ram trucks were this year. The crew worked hard, we had some luck on our side here and there, and we did it.”

Hall Brothers Racing, co-owned by Mark and Tim Hall, will wrap up 2012 by making a number of appearances at Ram dealerships throughout the country to promote the new 2013 Ram Truck line. The pair is already gearing up for the 2013 racing season.

“Our new 2013 Raminator will be improved in several areas to make it even better,” noted Tim Hall. “I can’t wait to get it on the track. We have a great package with our pair of Ram trucks and HEMI powerplants.”

For more information on the Hall Brothers Racing team, visit them online at

Hotsy® Renews with Hall Brothers Racing – Team Expands for 2013

(Champaign, Illinois – Hall Brothers Racing PR) – Hotsy® Pressure washers and Hall Brothers Racing are pleased to announce the continuation and expansion of their partnership for 2013.

“For 2013, we will be racing the Hotsy® monster truck at several events, including select Monster Jam races, some Monster Nationals, and the 4 Wheel Jamboree series,” said HBR president Tim Hall. “I am excited that this Hotsy® sponsored truck will join Raminator and Rammunition on the track in 2013.”

The Hotsy Raminator will see more on track action for the 2012 season.

Team co-owner and Raminator driver Mark Hall added, “Hotsy® has been a very good partner of our team for a number of years now. I am pleased they chose to expand the effort and get out on the track. It is going to be a lot of fun with all 3 trucks out there!”

The Hotsy monster truck will get to the track in style with an all new hauler wrap in the works as well.

Hotsy® Marketing manager, Robin Paul, said “We are very excited to continue with Hall Brothers Racing and have made a bigger commitment for 2013. Look for a new Hotsy® transporter to deliver the Hotsy® Monster Truck to Monster Jam, Monster Nationals, and 4 Wheel Jamboree events where the Hotsy® brand will gain greater exposure with a wider group of fans. We are pleased Hall Brothers Racing has chosen the toughest name in cleaning equipment to keep their trucks clean. Hotsy® will not let them down!”

For more information on where you can see the Hall Brothers Racing team in action, head on over to

MTRA Weekend In St. Louis Staff was in attendance this weekend for the 24th Annual Monster Truck Racing Association Tech School, Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.  Members from around the country visited the Sheraton Westport Hotel & Conference Center in St. Louis, Missouri to participate in productive discussion on rule changes and on the future direction of the organization as it prepares for its 25th year of working to improve safety in the monster truck industry.  TMB is thankful for all those members who shared their thoughts, ideas and opinions this weekend and for all those members who participate throughout the year in doing the work of the organization.

To finish up the weekend, members gathered for the MTRA Awards Banquet where the membership honors outstanding achievements by those in the organization. Nominations by the membership were accepted and ballots mailed out, with all members having the opportunity to vote on who they found most deserving for each award. With all the votes tabulated, the winners in each category were announced and presented at last night’s banquet.

The first of the MTRA Awards presented was the Safety Award which is given to the individual who the membership believed did the most to advance safety during the preceding year. The winner was Dan Patrick for all his great work as the MTRA’s Technical Director, a very well deserved honor for a man who has done an incredible amount for the industry over the years.

The Sportsman of the Year Award followed, awarded to the member whose peers believed was the best example of sportsmanship in 2010. The award went to Team Scream who can always be counted on to help out a fellow competitor. A big congratulations on another well deserved award for the team consisting of great guys like new owner/driver members Jim Koehler and Chris Bergeron and the rest of their great crew. The MTRA was very appreciative of Jim and Chris joining the organization in 2010.

Each year the MTRA membership honors their fellow member they feel has done the best job wrenching on and setting up trucks over the long season with the Mechanic of the Year Award. Tim Hall was the winner for 2010 as he helped guide the Hall Brothers Racing team to another Monster Truck Thunder Drags title and to many big wins throughout the year.

Tim Hall, 2010 MTRA Mechanic of the Year

Team who have stepped up their programs with new trucks, better quality equipment and stronger performance are nominated by the membership for the Most Improved Team of the Year Award. The big winner this year was Tim Mente’s Team Natural Disaster with the Storm Damage and Hurricane Force monster trucks. The team expanded to two trucks for 2010, each with great looking graphics and ran strong all season, a big congratulations on a well deserved victory.

Steven Thompson, driver of Hurricane Force, accepts the Most Improved Team Award for Tim Mente's Storm Damage team.

The MTRA’s Jr. Associate program gets kids involved with the organization at an early age as a way for them to learn about monster truck safety. As a fun privilege, the members choose their favorite Driver of the Year each season and this year the winner was Doug Noelke and the great looking Tail Gator truck.

During the middle of the Awards Banquet, MTRA welcomed Promoter Members Family Events and Checkered Flag Productions as they honored their champions from the 2010 season. Family Events honored Mark Hall, their Monster Truck Thunder Drags Champion, Rick Long, the Monster Nationals Racing Champion and Jocelyn Perrin, the Monster Nationals Wheelie and Freestyle Champion. Checkered Flag Productions paid tribute to their 2010 points champion Larry Swim with a great video presentation.

Rick Long, driver of Bigfoot #15, is honored as the 2010 Monster Nationals Racing Champion.

Mark Hall receives his 2010 Monster Truck Thunder Drags Championship Award from Family Events.

Larry Swim gives his acceptance speech after being honored as the 2010 CFP Champion.

The 2010 season saw many great new drivers enter their first full season of monster truck competition. From young guys like Steven Thompson and Mat Dishman to Ryan Rice and even a veteran of the sport who completed his first full season of racing a truck this year, Greg Winchenbach, the MTRA membership had a really great group of rookies to choose from. Coming off a huge win at the Pontiac Silverdome a few weeks back, Mat Dishman was named the MTRA’s Rookie of the Year Award winner. Congratulations to Mat on a great honor from his fellow members.

Mat Dishman, driver of Rammunition, winner of the 2010 MTRA Rookie of the Year Award.

Each year the membership chooses the Promoter Member that they feel put on the best quality events, excelled in the area of event safety and who best supported the MTRA. As the only promoter in 2010 to require MTRA Membership from teams running their events and for operating a series that featured great shows all year with some of the top trucks in the industry, we congratulate Vaters Monster Motorsports on a very well deserved win in this category.

2010 Promoter of the Year, Mike Vaters, Vaters Monster Motorsports.

Every MTRA Certified Truck is up for the Truck of the Year Award which allows the membership to pick the truck they felt was the highest quality, best looking, best performing that season. After some great video clips from Colby Marshall and BMPS Video of all the MTRA Certified Trucks, the announcement came that Tail Gator from the Big Dawg 4×4 team was the big winner. Congratulations to Doug & Brenda Noelke and their great team on this honor from their peers.

Big Dawg 4x4 with their Truck of the Year and Jr. Associate Driver of the Year Awards.

Finally the night ended with one of the longest-running and most prestigious awards in monster trucks, the MTRA Driver of the Year Award. Every driver of an MTRA Certified Truck is nominated for this award and MTRA drivers had great seasons in 2010, many even winning championships in series they ran. On the strength of another Monster Truck Thunder Drags points championship and a great season overall, Mark Hall is your 2010 MTRA Driver of the Year. A big congratulations from all of us at TMB to Mark on this great honor.

Mark Hall accepts the MTRA Driver of the Year Award.

A big thanks from all of us at to the MTRA for allowing us to assist in recognizing the accomplishments of this great group of teams in 2010. We always have a great time visiting with all of our friends in the monster truck industry and working with them to support our industry’s only safety organization.

TMB's Colby Marshall, Ross Bonar and Kaedon Berry at the 2010 MTRA Awards Banquet.

We would also like to our good friends “Roller” Jeff Richards and Tyson McKenzie from Monster Truck Radio for being on hand to broadcast live from the MTRA Weekend and for bringing the Banquet to fans live online. Monster Truck Radio is also joining the MTRA as a Sponsor Member in 2011 and we thank them for that support of the organization. Check out their MTRA Weekend Coverage on and you can see the full Awards Banquet presentation by clicking the link below.

We encourage everyone who visits TMB to consider joining the MTRA. MTRA is a member ran organization and can only make progress and advancements through the work, input and support of its members – whether you are a promoter, a driver, a sponsor, a fan, it doesn’t matter – everyone can play a part in improving your industry. Visit for more information on how you can become a member and roll your sleeves up – there is always work that can be done!

Hotsy Renews Deal With Hall Brothers Racing

(Champaign, IL) Hall Brothers Racing is proud to announce that Hotsy Pressure Washers has returned as primary sponsor of one of the RAMINATOR trucks and associate sponsor on the team’s entire fleet.

“I am very pleased that Hotsy has determined that the exposure we provide with RAMINATOR is a good value. In these tough economic times, we know companies have to make tough decisions. We are happy that Hotsy has chosen to renew with us and we look forward to a great partnership into the future” said team co-owner Tim Hall. “We have met a lot of great people through our association with Hotsy…dealers, customers, Hotsy users from all types of industries…and it has been great so far. We have a lot of Hotsy appearances planned already for 2011, so I am excited about the opportunities”.

Championship winning driver Mark Hall added “we get a lot of compliments on the cleanliness of our trucks and haulers…and it wouldn’t be possible without our Hotsy equipment. No matter how dirty the trucks get at an event, our Hotsy pressure washers get them sparkling clean every time. This is a very important element of our success.”

Robin Paul, marketing director for Hotsy, said “Hotsy has enjoyed our sponsorship with Hall Bros. Racing over the past few years, and are pleased to continue into 2011. Not only do we keep the RAMINATOR spotless for races, but we share similar characteristics – rugged durability, power, and performance – which make our sponsorship a perfect fit. The Hotsy RAMINATOR is one tough truck, just like Hotsy pressure washers. More and more people have been exposed to the Hotsy name as a result of our sponsorship, and the truck is a great draw for us at appearances around the country. Nothing can clean the RAMINATOR like a Hotsy!”

Hotsy joins RAM trucks as major sponsors of Hall Bros. Racing. “It looks like 2011 will be a great year for Hall Bros. Racing” said Tim Hall. “I can’t wait to get back out there!”

For more information on Hall Brothers Racing and the Raminator and Rammunition monster trucks, visit

Hall Brothers Monster Truck Bodies For Sale

(Champaign, IL) Hall Brothers Racing has the new 2010/11 RAM HD body for sale. Both stock hood and extended hood versions are available. Headlight, taillight and grille decals are also available. In addition, several previous model used body parts are available, including cabs, hoods, bedsides, tailgates and bumpers.

Please contact Hall Brothers for a complete listing and pricing either by phone at (217) 643-6375 or through email at

TMB TV Episode 2.11 – On the Road With HBR

Event(s):  Thompson Metal Monster Madness & Prairieland Monster Nationals
Venue:  Bristol Motor Speedway & Champaign County Fairgrounds
Location:  Bristol, Tennessee & Champaign, Illinois
Date:  July 25th-26th, 2009
Host:  Ross Z. Bonar
Videographer:  Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup (Bristol):  Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Equalizer (Isaiah Morales), Heart Breaker (Kaila Savage), Ragin Rebel (Brandon Budd), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Tim Hall), Samson (Dan Patrick), War Wizard (Randy Moore)
Lineup (Champaign):  Bar’s Leaks Eliminator (Greg Adams), Nitemare (Andy Hoffman), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams) [Read more…]