Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Memphis, TN 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Fedex Forum
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Date: February 14th, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), Fatal Attraction (Jeff Murphy), Hotsy (Mike Miller), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Mechanical Mischief (Jim Burns), NEA Police (Lee O’Donnell), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Strait Jacket (Kevin King) [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…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Date: February 2nd, 2013
Photographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (John Seasock), Iron Outlaw (Joe Miller), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Date: February 2nd, 2013
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (John Seasock), Iron Outlaw (Joe Miller), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam World Finals XIII – Las Vegas, NV 2012

Event: Monster Jam World Finals XIII
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: March 24th, 2012
Photographer: Jim Allen

Lineup: Avenger – Jim Koehler, Bounty Hunter – Jimmy Creten, Brutus – Chris Bergeron, Captain America – Chad Fortune, Captain’s Curse – Pablo Huffaker, El Toro Loco – Marc MacDonald, Grave Digger – Dennis Anderson, Grave Digger The Legend – Adam Anderson, Grinder – John Seasock/Lupe Soza, 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 Dalmatian – Candace Jolly, Northern Nightmare – Cam McQueen, Son-uva Digger – Ryan Anderson, Spider-Man – Chad Tingler, Stone Crusher – Steve Sims, Team Hot Wheels – Neil Elliott, Wolverine – Alex Blackwell
[Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Hot Wheels (Dan Evans), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Metal Mulisha (Brian Deegan), Spike (Jeff Anderson), Superman (Sean Duhon), War Wizard (Randy Moore), Wolverine (Alex Blackwell), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler)
[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.

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Cincinnati, OH 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: July 23rd, 2011
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Air Force Afterburner (Damon Bradshaw), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Lupe Soza), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt (Rod Schmidt), Son Uva Digger (Ryan Anderson) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Philadelphia, PA 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: June 4th, 2011
Photographer: Jason Miller

Lineup: Air Force Afterburner (Damon Bradshaw), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (Lupe Soza), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt (Carl Van Horn) [Read more…]

The Allen Report: Monster Jam – Phoenix, AZ 2011

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Chase Field in downtown Phoenix once again played host to Monster Jam on Saturday, January 29th and it all kicked off as the most famous on-track rivalry in monster truck racing roared out of the tunnel. The most decorated lineup Phoenix has ever seen included Chad Tingler behind the wheel of Grave Digger, Kreg Christensen returning to Maximum Destruction, Madusa in her Phoenix debut, Norm Miller driving Batman, Alex Blackwell in Captain’s Curse, Todd Leduc in Blue Thunder, the “voice of Monster Jam on SPEED” Mark Schroeder in The Felon, all four members of Team Scream and local favorite Rod Wood driving McGruff. Throughout the night, both Norm Miller and Alex Blackwell were announced as Monster Jam World Finals qualifiers.

The style of course for UTI Racing was Southern California, or, so-cal style. The trucks start by racing each other off a large tabletop before turning away from each other, flying down a straightaway, making a u-turn and racing back the way they came. Max D would take the top spot in qualifying with a time of 25 seconds flat, but it proved useless as he fell to Grave Digger in the quarter finals. Also advancing to the semis were Captain’s Curse, Blue Thunder and Avenger as the fastest loser even after a mid-air collision with Madusa back in Round 1. Grave Digger and Blue Thunder were even through most of the finals, but then the slippery track finally bit Tingler and spun him out in the final turn, giving Todd Leduc his first ever racing victory!

For the third consecutive year, the 30 second bonus time rule was in place. Of the first six of the twelve truck field, Blue Thunder was one of only three drivers who could make it to bonus time with a score of 22. Chris Bergeron in Brutus tried to do a back flip of his own off the side of the tabletop, but the wheelie bar caught the dirt and Brutus went belly-up with a full minute left in the run. Avenger nailed cross threads, big air and did not roll until just moments before his time was up. But after falling short of a racing win, Chad Tingler clearly had blood in his eyes and gave the fans a vintage Grave Digger freestyle, never rolling over and flying long after his time was finished. With a score of 26, Grave Digger saw the Phoenix victory lane for the first time since 2008.

After what happened here in 2011, how can the monsters do better still next year?  They will try and we will be there for all of it. Until next time, check out some of Jim Allen’s great photos from the event and thanks for reading!

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Monster Photos – Monster Jam – Phoenix, AZ 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Chase Field
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: January 29th, 2011
Photographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Batman (Norm Miller), Blue Thunder (Todd Leduc), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), Grave Digger (Chad Tingler), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), McGruff (Rod Wood), Spike (Rich Hilgendorf), The Felon (Mark Schroeder), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]