Monster Photos: Monster X Tour – Gonzales, LA 2013

Event: Monster X Tour
Venue: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Date: January 25th-26th, 2013
Photographer: Matthew Ison

Lineup: Ballistic (Mac Plecker), Boogey Van (Mike Barnes), Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson), River Rat (Vern House), Stinger (Zane Rettew) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Indianapolis, IN 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: March 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Captain America (Chad Fortune), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Excaliber (Mike Barnes), Grave Digger (Chad Tingler), Grinder (John Seasock), Incinerator (Ryan Rice), Iron Man (Scott Buetow), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Charles Benns), Spiderman (Bari Musawwir)
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TMB TV Episode 3.9 – Summer Odyssey

Events:  Monster Truck Mayhem & All Star Monster Truck Tour
Venues:  Spud Speedway & Vermont State Fairgrounds
Locations:  Caribou, Maine & Rutland, Vermont
Dates: July 9th-10th, 2010 & July 16th-17th, 2010
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Kaedon Berry, Ross Z. Bonar

Lineup:  Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Razin Kane (Chris Lagana), Screamin Demon (Dave Waple), War Eagle (Mike Barnes) [Read more…]

Video of the Week – 09/18/10

Week Ending:  September 18th, 2010
Truck(s) Featured:  Cult Energy Activator (Mike Barnes)
Video Type:  Fan Event Video

Description:  War Eagle owner/driver Mike Barnes will be appearing behind the wheel of a Sudden Impact Racing truck in a handful of fall events, beginning with this weekend’s AMP Tour Monster Truck Thunder Slam event in Austin, Texas. He started this new gig in style with a wild winning wheelie contest performance!

All Star Monster Truck Tour Debuts In Rutland, Vermont

(Sarasota, FL) The All Star Monster Truck Tour blasted through the Vermont State Fairgrounds this past weekend with 5 of the nation’s best monster trucks battling it out each night to become the king of the hill. The Friday Night Wheelie Contest went to Greg Winchenbach in Crushtation putting up a score of 28, narrowly edging out Jeremy Slifko’s score of 27. Chicago-Style Racing was up next with the brackets being set by the wheelie contest finishing order. The brackets made their way down to the finals and it was Jeremy Slifko in Backdraft edging out Mike Barnes in War Eagle for the racing victory. Jeremy’s final round win earned him the coveted 5th and final spot in the freestyle order. All the drivers put it on kill for monster freestyle, with each driver scoring a well-deserved 27 or better. Jeremy Slifko made the most of his final freestyle spot and laid down a fantastic run to score a perfect 30, which put Jeremy as Friday Night’s King of the Hill.

Truck / Wheelie / Racing / Freestyle / King of the Hill
Backdraft – 27 – 30 – 30 – 87/90
Crushtation – 28 – 24 – 29 – 81/90
War Eagle – 23 – 27 – 27 – 77/90
Eradicator – 24 – 24 – 27 – 75/90
Razin Kane- 19 – 21 – 28 – 68/90

The second and final night of the All Star Monster Truck Tour kicked off with a bang with Greg Winchenbach trying to make it 2-for-2 in wheelie wins scoring a 29 for his effort, but by the luck of the pre-show hat draw, the final truck out was Mike Barnes in the War Eagle who threw his Chevrolet into the air and destroyed his wheelie bar on the landing en route to a perfect score of 30 and the wheelie contest victory. Mike Barnes continued his hot streak making into his 2nd strait final round appearance of the weekend, this time facing off against Crushtation. When the dust settled, literally, the “monstah lobstah” was able to reach the finish line first and take the 30 racing points heading into freestyle. The night wrapped up with another wild freestyle contest, which again saw all the competitors scoring no lower than a well-deserved 26. Tonight was ended up being about the man from Maine as Crushtation was able to throw up three 10s to knock down a perfect 30 and end up with only 1 point away from a perfect night in the King of the Hill standings.

Truck / Wheelie / Racing / Freestyle / King of the Hill
Crushtation – 29 – 30 – 30 – 89/90
War Eagle – 30 – 27 – 28 – 85/90
Backdraft – 23 – 24 – 27 – 74/90
Eradicator – 19 – 21 – 26 – 66/90
Razin Kane – 25 – 24 – DNR – 49/90

The response from the fans and the Vermont State Fairgrounds staff was loud and clear, the All Star Tour will return in 2011 with an even bigger and better show. For more information on the All Star Monster Truck Tour, visit them online at

Video Highlights – Florence, SC – 02/12-13/10

Event:  Monster Truck Winter Nationals
Venue:  Florence Civic Center
Location:  Florence, South Carolina
Date:  February 12th-13th, 2010
Videographer:  Jonathan Barnes

Lineup:  Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), Equalizer (Troy Rose), Razin Kane (Chris Lagana), Screamin Demon (Dave Waple), Viper (Rich Blackburne), War Eagle (Mike Barnes) [Read more…]

TMB TV Episode 3.1 – Trenton, NJ

Event:  Monster Truck Winter Nationals
Venue:  Sun National Bank Center
Location:  Trenton, New Jersey
Date:  January 8th-9th, 2010
Host:  Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers:  Colby Marshall

Lineup:  Bigfoot Bad Boy #14 (Larry Swim), California Kid (Donald Epidendio), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), Rock Star (Bill Payne), Viper (Rich Blackburne), War Eagle (Mike Barnes) [Read more…]

TMB TV Episode 2.1 – Winston-Salem & Charlotte, NC

Event:  Monster Truck Winter Nationals
Venue:  Lawrence-Joel Coliseum & Bojangles Coliseum
Location:  Winston-Salem, NC & Charlotte, NC
Date:  January 2nd-3rd, 2009
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographer: Colby Marshall

Lineup (Winston-Salem):  Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Equalizer (Billy Chapin), Excaliber (John Killenger), Martial Law (Paul Strong), Summit Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte)
Lineup (Charlotte):  Bigfoot Bad Boy #14 (Larry Swim), Bombshell (Jennifer Campbell), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Isaiah Morales), Public Disturbance (Brad Campbell), War Eagle (Mike Barnes) [Read more…]