TMB TV: Original Series 6.4 – O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Miami, OK 2013

TMB TV's Original Series Presented By E3 Spark Plugs

Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 6.4
Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals
Venue: Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Location: Miami, Oklahoma
Date: June 7th-8th, 2013
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger – Jim Koehler
Barbarian – Devin Jones
Bounty Hunter – Jimmy Creten
Brutus – Chris Bergeron
Ghost Ryder – Larry Quick
Megabite – Brad Allen
Scarlet Bandit – Dawn Creten
Smashosaurus – Doug Noelke
Stinger – Zane Rettew
Strait Jacket – Kevin King
Wrecking Crew – Steve Koehler

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.BigDawg4x4.com
www.BountyHunter4x4.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.GhostRyderMonsterTruck.com
www.MAPMotorsports.com
www.RettewMotorsports.com
www.StraitJacketMonsterTruck.com

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Monster Photos – Monster Truck Madness IV – Mt. Pleasant, MI 2013

Event Information

Event: Monster Truck Madness IV
Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Date: July 6th, 2013
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Ice Cream Man (TJ Tripp), Lady Luck (Jocelyn Perrin), Nitemare (Andy Hoffman), Samson (Allison Patrick), Razin Kane (JR McNeal), Reckless Drivin’ (Jeremy Hosman)
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Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 2nd, 2013
Photographer: Paul Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Batman (Norm Miller), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), Iron Man (Morgan Kane), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Metal Mulisha (Brian Deegan), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Rod Schmidt), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Son Uva Digger (Ryan Anderson), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 26th, 2013
Photographer: Chris Parrish

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Megabite (Brad Allen), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 26th, 2013
Photographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Megabite (Brad Allen), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown – Monroe, MI 2012

Event: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Date: August 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Ben Winslow), Excaliber (Jon Zimmer), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Megabite (Chris Bergeron), West Virginia Mountaineer (Rich Hilgendorf), Spike (Brad Allen) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown – Monroe, MI 2012

Event: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Date: August 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Ben Winslow), Excaliber (Jon Zimmer), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Megabyte (Chris Bergeron), West Virginia Mountaineer (Rich Hilgendorf), Spike (Brad Allen) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Toughest Monster Truck Tour – Erie, PA 2012

Event: Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Tullio Arena
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
Date: April 27th-28th, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Odyssey Batteries Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke), Toxic (Travis Petri) [Read more…]

The Allen Report: NAPA Monster Truck Nationals – Chandler, AZ 2012

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona has something for just about any racing fan. Throughout the year, the track hosts the opening and closing races for off-road racing, one round of hydroplane racing, the second race of the year in NHRA pro drag racing and every April, one of the biggest monster truck shows the Grand Canyon State has to offer: the NAPA Auto Parts Monster Truck Nationals. This year’s competitors were: Jim Koehler in Avenger and Chris Bergeron in Brutus from Team Scream, Jimmy Creten driving Bounty Hunter was back to defend his crown from the past several years along with Ben Winslow in Iron Outlaw from 2Xtreme Racing, and rounding out the field were Dan Runte in Summit Bigfoot #18 and home state favorite Sam Sturges in Unnamed & Untamed.

Saturday night saw the wheelie, donut and freestyle contest each with a total score of 30 for each contest, with whoever getting the closest to an overall perfect score of 90 taking the trophy. Sam and Unnamed & Untamed nearly repeated his incredible move from this show 5 years ago, but did not end up on all fours, suffering a hard rollover. Sam was okay. As it had been the past two years, all eyes were on Team Scream and 2Xtreme Racing. Both Brutus and Avenger gave applause worthy runs and they also impressed the judges. But Bounty Hunter got the highest scores of all three competitions, two of which were perfect 30’s and the freestyle attempt, which included a jump over Iron Outlaw, gave the Tonganoxie, Kansas based team the Saturday night victory with a nearly perfect score of 86.

Sunday saw only two of those same competitions as the wheelie contest was cancelled thus bringing a perfect combined score down to 60. Bounty Hunter was off to a great start in the donut contest when his motor blew. This eliminated any chances of a Sunday donut win. Bigfoot had problems of his own, breaking a rear axle part called the third member bringing the end of his day a little sooner. The win went to Brutus, despite great efforts from teammate Avenger. When the points race was won and the smoke plume cleared Chris had combined his donut efforts with a wicked freestyle to execute an almost perfect 56 point effort, claiming the Sunday win. Still, Bounty Hunter’s combined winning number from the night before was the higher of the two, ensuring that the new Firebird champion was the same as the old champion, Jimmy Creten and Bounty Hunter.

Also in the show was Robosaurus, a 40 foot tall, 60,000 pound car eating, fire breathing transforming dinosaur that thrilled kids and adults alike with his car eating, breaking and burning. Jelly Belly Ed Jones also performed with his wheel standing stage coach and bags of Jelly Bellies. He went 100+ mph in the quarter mile all on his back wheels. Finally, Ronnie Sturges, Sam’s nephew, drove the “Boogie Monster” ride truck all afternoon on both days.

For us at The Allen Report, we’re now off to Springfield, Missouri for our first ever 4 Wheel Jamboree; where it all began for monster trucks just under 40 years ago. In the meantime, thank you for reading and a special thanks to a great sponsor of Firebird Raceway, Loud Pedal Motorsports, for their hospitality under the blazing Arizona sun. 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 Truck Radio 03/26/12 – Pablo Huffaker & Chris Bergeron

Monster Truck Radio With Host Ross Z. Bonar & Co-Host Chris Parrish
Date: Monday, March 26th, 2012
Guest #1: Pablo Huffaker, driver of Captain’s Curse
Guest #2: Chris Bergeron, driver of Brutus [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)
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Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Toronto, Ontario 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Rogers Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: January 21st-22nd, 2012
Photographer: “Monster Truck Fan”

Lineup: Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), Grave Digger (Rod Schmidt), Krazy Train (Mark Noto), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Mohawk Warrior (George Balhan), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Spike (Jeff Anderson), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler)
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Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 6th-7th, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Batman (Norm Miller), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Grinder (Nicole Johnson), Monster Mutt (Joe Miller), Samson (Dan Patrick), Superman (Sean Duhon), Tasmanian Devil (Taryn Laskey)
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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…]