Monster Photos: Monster X Tour – Gonzales, LA 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster X Tour
Venue: Lamar Dixon Expo Center
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Date: November 6th-7th, 2015
Photographer: Matthew Ison (Check out Matthew Ison Photography on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Ground Pounder (Brandon Lagarde), Holman’s Beast (Bobby Holman), Mad Trax (Keith Ponthieux), Son of Beast (Cody Holman), Sudden Impact (Roddy Fahnestock) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Mechanical Mayhem – Amite, LA 2015

Event Information

Event: Mechanical Mayhem
Venue: Florida Parishes Arena
Location: Amite, Louisiana
Date: July 31st-August 1st, 2015
Photographer: Matthew Ison (Check out Matthew Ison Photography on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Amsoil Shock Therapy (Steven Hill), Ballistic (James Chandler), Ground Pounder (Roddy Fahnestock), Sudden Impact (Chad Poston), Tantrum (Dillon Fenley) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Memphis, TN 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Fedex Forum
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Date: February 14th-15th, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Amsoil Shock Therapy (Steven Hill), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Ground Pounder (Brandon Lagarde), Monster Energy (Coty Saucier), Predator (Allen Pezo), Prowler (Lenny Kuilder), Spiderman (Bari Musawwir), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Southern Monster Truck Showdown – Amite, LA 2013

Event Information

Event: Southern Monster Truck Showdown
Venue: Florida Parishes Arena
Location: Amite, Louisiana
Date: June 7th-9th, 2013
Photographer: Matthew Ison

Truck Lineup

Amsoil Shock Therapy (Brandon Lagarde), Cardiac Arrest (Roddy Fahnestock), Ground Pounder (James Chandler), Outtacontrol (Teddy Wallace), Sudden Impact (Steven Hill)
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TMB TV: MT Unlimited 4.2 – Monster X Tour – Jackson, MS 2013

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Episode Information

Episode: MT Unlimited 4.2
Event: Monster X Tour
Venue: Mississippi Coliseum
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Date: January 18th-20th, 2013
Videographer: Colby Marshall
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Featured Monster Trucks

Amsoil Shock Therapy – Jeremy Brady
Ballistic – Mac Plecker
Ground Pounder – Mike Dufrene
Heavy Hitter – Derick Anson
Project X – Rob French
River Rat – Vern House
Scorpion – Bruce Barto
Summit Bigfoot #10 – Tim Missentzis
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Featured Links

www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.ExtremeTeam4x4.com
www.HeavyHitterMonsterTruck.com
www.MarshallPublishingInc.com
www.MonsterXTour.com
www.SuddenImpact.com
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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 Truck Fest – Belle Rose, LA 2012

Event: Monster Truck Fest
Venue: No Problem Raceway
Location: Belle Rose, Louisiana
Date: November 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Matthew Ison

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jeremy Brady), Brute Force (Jerry Perry), Chiller (Bennett Clark), El Jalapeno (Jeremy Perry), Ground Pounder (Mike Dufresne), [Read more…]

TMB TV: Original Series 5.10 – Monster Truck Racing Super Series – Springdale, AR 2012

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 5.10
Event: Monster Truck Racing Super Series
Venue: Parsons Stadium
Location: Springdale, Arkansas
Date: June 1st-2nd, 2012
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar, Shane Skinner
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Featured Monster Trucks

Amsoil Shock Therapy – Jeremy Brady
Barbarian – Devin Jones
Bounty Hunter – Jimmy Creten
Ground Pounder – Chris Whatley
Iron Outlaw – Ben Winslow
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Featured Links

www.2XtremeRacing.com
www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.SuddenImpact.com
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The Allen Report: Monster Truck Show – Phoenix, AZ 2011

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

One year ago, WGAS Motorsports brought monster trucks back to the Arizona State Fair after a several year absence. And they must have done well because not only did the monsters play to a sold out house each night, but they came back for more just last weekend, November 3rd through 6th with my father Jim and I covering each night from the 4th onward. This year’s four drivers included father and son duo Rick and Eric Swanson driving their signature Obsession and Obsessed machines in front of an Arizona crowd for the very first time. Rounding out the field was Chris Lagana in the Ice Monster and Chris Ryan in Ground Pounder.

On the first night, 16 year old Eric and Obsessed impressed many, including the judges with a score of 27 out of 40. But the runs of his father Rick and Chris Ryan in the Ground Pounder were both so good, they could only tie, each with a score of 34. The next night, every driver took their runs to a whole new level. Obsessed had the fastest donuts of the night and Ice Monster had great air, but Ground Pounder finally found the signature slap wheelies he had been searching for and got a perfect 40 for the win. The final day saw the monsters perform to a sellout crowd. Rick and Obsession pulled off the gloves and went for broke, hitting everything on the track and had plenty of speed. The judges were impressed and gave him a score of 38, but in the end, Ground Pounder edged him out by just one point, giving Chris Ryan the weekend sweep.

In other action, Bob Johnson gave rides to everyone who wanted one in his Hog Wild monster while Jake Blackwell did the same with his 1947 Mack fire monster, the Extinguisher. Also, the term “Home wrecker” was taken to a whole new level with motor home demolition derbies. Next for me is the inaugural International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Then it’s on to 2012 for us at “The Allen Report”. Until then, thank you for reading, a special thanks to John Borba and WGAS Motorsports for their hospitality, enjoy the great photos by Jim Allen and cheer on!

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TMB TV: Highlights – Outlaw Monster Truck Spectacular – Rolla, MO 2011

Event: Outlaw Monster Truck Spectacular
Venue: Phelps County Fairgrounds
Location: Rolla, Missouri
Date: October 8th, 2011
Videographer: Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup: Bounty Hunter (Ben Winslow), Ground Pounder (Chris Ryan), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Lagana), Viper (Rich Blackburne) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Outlaw Monster Truck Spectacular – Rolla, MO 2011

Event: Outlaw Monster Truck Spectacular
Venue: Phelps County Fairgrounds
Location: Rolla, Missouri
Date: October 8th, 2011
Photographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Bounty Hunter (Ben Winslow), Ground Pounder (Chris Ryan), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Lagana), Viper (Rich Blackburne) [Read more…]

TMB TV: Highlights – All Star Monster Truck Tour – Primm, NV 2011

Event: All Star Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Star of the Desert Arena
Location: Primm, Nevada
Date: June 24th-25th, 2011
Videographer: Lynette Bonar

Lineup: Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Ground Pounder (Chris Ryan), Iron Outlaw (Gene Kinal), McGruff (Rod Wood), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Lagana) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: All Star Monster Truck Tour – Primm, NV 2011

Event: All Star Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Star of the Desert Arena
Location: Primm, Nevada
Date: June 24th-25th, 2011
Photographer: Lauren Z. Bonar

Lineup: Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Ground Pounder (Chris Ryan), Iron Outlaw (Gene Kinal), McGruff (Rod Wood), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Lagana) [Read more…]

Video of the Week – 06/18/11

Week Ending: June 18th, 2011
Truck(s) Featured: Captain USA (Jeff Bainter), Double Trouble (Travis Groth), Ground Pounder (Kevin Koszala), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Lagana), Razin Kane (JR McNeal), Summit Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte)
Video Type: Fan Video
Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

Description: Highlights from a wild weekend on the Toughest Monster Truck Tour in Yakima, Washington.

Monster Photos: Mighty Monster Truck Tour – Sandusky, OH 2011

Event: Mighty Monster Truck Tour
Venue: Sandusky Speedway
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Date: May 29th, 2011
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Ground Pounder (Kevin Koszala), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Lagana), Shell Camino (Shelley Kujat), Tail Gator (Doug Noelke) [Read more…]