Monster Photos: BIGFOOT 4×4 Autism Speaks Benefit Crush – Hazelwood, MO 2014

Event Information

Event: Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue With BIGFOOT
Venue: BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc.
Location: Hazelwood, Missouri
Date: April 2nd, 2014
Photographer: Danny Maass

Truck Lineup

Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #20 (Jim Kramer), Summit Bigfoot #19 (Chris Ludwig) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster X Tour – Fort Wayne, IN 2014

Event Information

Event: Monster X Tour
Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Date: March 15th, 2014
Photographer: Paul Harry

Truck Lineup

Ballistic (Mac Plecker), California Kid (Justin Cluster), Firestone Bigfoot #11 (Kevin Koszala), Nite Stalker (Dalton Van Skyhawk), Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #20 (Jim Kramer), Reverse Racer (Robert Brett) [Read more…]

TMB TV: MT Unlimited Moment – Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #20 Car Crush

Event: BIGFOOT 4×4 Autism Speaks Benefit
Venue: Midwest 4-Wheel Drive
Location: Hazelwood, Missouri
Date: April 17th, 2013
Videographer: Colby Marshall

Lineup: Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #20 – Jim Kramer [Read more…]

The Allen Report: Autism Speaks – Phoenix, AZ 2013

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Weekend Recap

At the time of this writing, just days remain before the first ever Stadium Super Trucks race at University of Phoenix Stadium. But before that, Team Bigfoot had some special audience members to please: Young people with autism. On World Autism Awareness Day dozens of families gathered in the stadium’s parking lot to watch Bigfoot #20 crush cars to benefit the team’s newest sponsor, Autism Speaks.

Driving duties went to Monster Truck Hall of Famer Jim Kramer. And there was no problem whatsoever with noise. Bigfoot #20 is the worlds first and, thus far, only all electric powered monster truck. So the biggest noise came from the cars themselves as the 66 inch tall tires rolled right over them. The night culminated in the unveiling of Team Bigfoot’s Autism Speaks body, complete with the company’s signature puzzle piece logo. The families must have loved it because they clapped and cheered and took many pictures of the new body.

Now the curtain is about to rise on Robby Gordon’s reboot of stadium off road racing, and more highlights are on the way from us here at “The Allen Report” from just that event. That being said, thank you for reading, thanks so much to University of Phoenix Stadium for hosting this touching event, enjoy the photos and cheer on!

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Monster Photos: Odyssey Battery BIGFOOT #20 Test Session – Hazelwood, MO

Event: Odyssey Battery BIGFOOT #20 Test Session
Venue: BIGFOOT 4×4
Location: Hazelwood, Missouri
Date: November 8th, 2012
Photographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #20 (Jim Kramer) [Read more…]

Odyssey Battery BIGFOOT #20 Unveiled at SEMA

As previously announced here a couple of weeks back, ODYSSEY® batteries by EnerSys, a primary sponsor of Team BIGFOOT, provided 36 ODYSSEY® PC1200 batteries to power the brand new ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT #20. The new truck was officially unveiled to the public at on Tuesday, November 2nd at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The brand new Odyssey Battery BIGFOOT #20.

A big thanks to the folks with Odyssey Battery for sending over these press photos for this follow-up piece.

Team BIGFOOT has been busy in 2012, as #20 is their third brand new truck to make its public debut.

The truck’s first car crush testing session will take place at the BIGFOOT 4×4 shop in Hazelwood, Missouri on Thursday, November 8th at 11AM. Hall of Fame driver Jim Kramer will handle the driving duties, and the public is invited to come out and see the electric truck in action.

Electric Powered Odyssey® Battery BIGFOOT #20 to Debut at SEMA

(Reading, Pennsylvania – Odyssey Battery PR) – EnerSys® will debut the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT #20 Monster Truck, the world’s first electric monster truck manufactured by BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc., at the SEMA Show at 2 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at ODYSSEY® battery Booth 24967 in Central Hall. The SEMA Show will run from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ODYSSEY® batteries by EnerSys, a primary sponsor of the 2012 BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc. monster truck team, provided 36 ODYSSEY® PC1200 batteries to power the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT No. 20 Monster Truck. The new truck will be under a tarp at the ODYSSEY® battery booth until its unveiling on Tuesday.

Odyssey Battery and BIGFOOT are teaming up to bring you the first electric powered monster truck!

The ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT® No. 20 Monster Truck carries a custom-designed 2012 fiberglass body and includes a battery-powered electric motor, which was designed and built by Dennis Berube of Phoenix to wield high-horsepower and high-RPM capabilities. Three banks of 10 ODYSSEY® batteries will power the engine for a total of 360 Volts. The additional six ODYSSEY® batteries will power the brakes and steering systems. Other custom features include onboard battery chargers and variable-speed programmable speed controller.

Each of the 36 ODYSSEY® PC1200 batteries that power the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT® No. 20 Monster Truck weighs 38.2 pounds, but provides 1,200 five-second pulse hot cranking amps (PHCA), as well as 540 cold-cranking amps (CCA), 78 minutes of reserve capacity and 400 cycles of deep cycle capability at 80 percent depth of discharge (DOD).

“We’ve been sponsoring BIGFOOT® monster trucks for almost 10 years,” said Dave McMullen, director of commercial marketing for specialty and UPS markets at EnerSys®. “The punishing conditions of a monster truck race are a perfect demonstration of ODYSSEY® batteries at their rugged best. We are particularly excited to be part of the world’s first battery-powered monster truck, and are proud of BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc.’s confidence in our batteries that they play such a crucial role in the truck’s performance.”

“ODYSSEY® batteries have helped our team to win more than 20 monster truck championships,” said Jim Kramer, vice president of research, technology and driver development of BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc. “We’re happy to have ODYSSEY® batteries as a partner in the development of the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT No. 20 Monster Truck. Developing a custom electric monster truck is part of our efforts to keep up with ever-changing technology. For now, the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT® No. 20 Monster Truck will be used in static displays and parades, but as we become more experienced with the electric power unit, battery maintenance, controller adjustments, drive lines and weather, our fans may just see it perform car crushes or even compete in monster truck shows.”

About EnerSys®

EnerSys®, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures, distributes and services reserve power, motive power and starting, lighting and ignition (SLI) batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. SLI batteries are used for trucks and buses, passenger cars, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, motorcycles and garden tractors. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from more than 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. For more information about EnerSys® and its ODYSSEY® batteries, visit www.enersys.com or www.ODYSSEYbattery.com.