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 – Phoenix, AZ 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Chase Field
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: January 25th, 2014
Photographer: Jim Allen

Truck Lineup

Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Blue Thunder (Dan Evans), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Captain USA (Travis Groth), Devastator (Mark Schroeder), Double Trouble (Tyler Groth), El Toro Loco (Lupe Soza), Geter Done (Mitch Tulachka), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Madusa (Debra Miceli), McGruff (Rod Wood), Metal Mulisha (Todd Leduc), New Earth Authority (Norm Miller), The Patriot (Dan Rodoni), RoboMachine (Shane Phreed), Tropical Thunder (Andrew Peckham) [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 – Columbus, OH 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 4th-5th, 2013
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Grinder (Lupe Soza), Illuminator (Jay Snyder), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Samson (Dan Patrick), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Superman (Joey Parnell) [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 – Cleveland, OH 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: February 24th & 26th, 2012 (2 shows)
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Grave Digger (Chad Tingler), Grinder (Lupe Soza), Madusa (Debra Miceli), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach), Samson (Dan Patrick), Spiderman (Bari Musawwir), War Wizard (Randy Moore)
[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…]