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: January 10th, 2015
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Backwards Bob (Bryan Wright), Bounty Hunter (Trent Montgomery), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Pablo Huffaker), Hotsy (Dale Benear), Hurricane Force (Steven Thompson), Incinerator (Ryan Rice), Iron Outlaw (Todd Morey), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Mechanical Mischief (Jim Burns), Mohawk Warrior (George Balhan), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Cynthia Gauthier), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Saigon Shaker (Ryan Disharoon), Shell Camino (Shelley Kujat), Storm Damage (Tim Mente) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Columbus, OH 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: January 2nd-3rd, 2015
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Jon Zimmer), Instigator (Paul Breaud), Mohawk Warrior (George Balhan), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candice Jolly), Stinger (Zane Rettew), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 1st, 2014
Photographer: Paul Harry

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), D-Molisher (Brad Allen), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Instigator (Paul Breaud), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 1st, 2014
Photographer: Michael Harry

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Cleatus (Frank Krmel), D-Molisher (Brad Allen), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Instigator (Paul Breaud), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Dalmation (Candace Jolly), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson), Team Hot Wheels Firestorm (Scott Buetow), 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: 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 – 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 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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The Allen Report: Monster Jam – Phoenix, AZ 2012

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Survival is crucial to success in monster truck racing. If you can’t keep your truck in one piece the whole night, someone else will walk onto the winner’s stage. And this year’s show at the Chase Field Monster Jam was a prime example of that. The show featured both Grave Digger and Son-Uva Digger with Carl Van Horn and Ryan Anderson driving. The “General” himself, Brian Deegan drove the Metal Mulisha for the first time in his career. Former World Finals fastest qualifier Marc McDonald brought El Toro Loco back. Linsey Weenk returned to Phoenix with the Lucas Oil Crusader. Former sprint car driver Taryn Laskey filled in for Nicole Johnson in Tasmanian Devil. The other teams were: Mitch Tulachka and Shane Phreed in Geter Done and Robo Machine. Allen Pezo and Ron Nelson drove Predator and Pouncer. Kelvin Ramer drove Time Flies and former California Kid driver Garrett Ladelle drove Detour. Rounding out the field were Mark Schroeder and Rod Wood driving the Felon and McGruff.

Grave Digger was ready to face the former Bustin’ Loose driver in Pouncer in the semi-finals when he lost oil pressure coming to the start line due to a rollover during introductions and had to be replaced by Felon, whom he had beaten the round before. Mark took advantage of the opportunity and won. In the other half of the semis with Son-Uva Digger taking on Crusader, Ryan spun out coming down the main straightaway of the so-cal style track only to get the win back when the former Canadian hit the jammer obstacle and flipped over. In the finals a broken ring and pinion in the back axle of Felon meant Predator, who had lost to him back in the opening round, had to take his place. In the final, it was neck and neck until the third member of the Anderson equation spun out again, giving Allen Pezo a huge win.

Brain Deegan set the bar early with a lead score of 20 and held the lead most of the night. El Toro Loco took the lead with only the two “Diggers” to go thanks to a score of 23. The man they call “CVH” saved his truck from another rollover, but was unable to fire back up and keep going with time still on the clock. When all was said and done, Ryan Anderson took the win by just one point, extending his perfect record of freestyle wins to five. But in true Anderson fashion, trophy or not, he came back out and unleashed his inner beast, giving the Digger-maniacs in the stands a wicked encore.

Monster Jam at Chase Field gets bigger every year this year’s show is one of the reasons why. For us at “The Allen Report”, Firebird Raceway is next on our schedule in April. Until then, thanks for reading, enjoy the great photos by Jim Allen and cheer on!

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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…]

Monster Photos – Monster Jam – San Diego, CA 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium
Location: San Diego, California
Date: January 22nd, 2011
Photographer: Susan Clemens Woolley, www.123EventPhotography.com

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Batman (Norm Miller), Blue Thunder (Todd Leduc), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Chad Tingler), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Monster Mutt (Joe Miller), Obsessed (Rick Swanson), Obsession (Jeff Jones), Shocker (Pat Gerber), Spike (Rich Hilgendorf), Superman (Chad Fortune), Terminator (Gary Schott), The Felon (Mark Schroeder), Time Flys (Kelvin Ramer), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Monster Photos – Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: January 8th, 2011
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Dragon’s Breath (Becky McDonough), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Excaliber (David Brown), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Grinder (Frank Krmel), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Iron Man (Lee O’Donnell), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt (Joe Miller), Mopar Magic (Morgan Kane), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), War Wizard (Randy Moore) [Read more…]