Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2017

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: January 28th, 2017
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Big Kahuna (Shane England), Dragon (Jon Zimmer), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hurricane Force (Steve Thompson), Mad Scientist (Lee O’Donnell), Mechanical Mischief (Jim Burns), Metal Mulisha (Matt Buyten), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candice Jolly), Quad Chaos (Aaron Cain), Raminator (Mark Hall), Samson (Rick Steffens), Soldier Fortune (Chad Fortune), Storm Damage (Tim Mente), Xtreme Diesel (Dave Radzierez) [Read more…]

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 – Detroit, MI 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: February 28th, 2015
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Steven Sims Jr.), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), War Wizard (Darren Goins), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Bari Musawwir) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – St. Louis, MO 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Date: January 31st, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Bruce Haney), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Steven Sims Jr.), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), War Wizard (Darren Goin), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Bari Musawwir) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 24th, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Bruce Haney), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Steven Sims Jr.), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), War Wizard (Darren Goin), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Bari Musawwir) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 4th, 2014
Photographer: Michael Harry

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Iron Man (Dustin Brown), Megabite (Brad Allen), Samson (Allison Patrick), Spike (Jeff Anderson), Triple XXX (Chrissy Moler), West Virginia Mountaineer (R.B. Moler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 4th, 2014
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Iron Man (Dustin Brown), Megabite (Brad Allen), Samson (Allison Patrick), Spike (Jeff Anderson), Triple XXX (Chrissy Moler), West Virginia Mountaineer (R.B. Moler) [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 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
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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)
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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 – 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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Monster Photos – Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2011

Monster Jam made its annual visit to downtown Indianapolis last weekend as 14 trucks competed in racing and freestyle at the beautiful new palace that is Lucas Oil Stadium. Fittingly, it was Monster Jam driver Linsey Weenk who took the big racing win in Feld’s new Lucas Oil sponsored truck, the Crusader. Freestyle would see strong runs from several drivers but when defending Freestyle World Champion Charlie Pauken is on his game, there is no stopping the Grave Digger as Chuckie took the big win.

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TMB was out in force for the big event in Indy as Chris Parrish, Paul Harry and Michael Harry were all shooting photos. Check out the links below to see all of their great work and a big thanks to all the guys for their efforts!

Photos By Chris Parrish

Photos By Paul M. Harry

Photos By Michael Harry

Monster Photos – Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 29th, 2011
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Air Force Afterburner (Damon Bradshaw), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Black Stallion (Mike Vaters), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Dragon’s Breath (Becky McDonough), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Ground Pounder (Chris Ryan), Iron Outlaw (Ben Winslow), Iron Warrior (Trey Meyers), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Lagana), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach), Superman (Chad Fortune) [Read more…]