Monster Photos: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown – Monroe, MI 2012

Event: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Date: August 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Ben Winslow), Excaliber (Jon Zimmer), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Megabite (Chris Bergeron), West Virginia Mountaineer (Rich Hilgendorf), Spike (Brad Allen) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown – Monroe, MI 2012

Event: Monster Truck Summer Throwdown
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Date: August 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bounty Hunter (Ben Winslow), Excaliber (Jon Zimmer), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Megabyte (Chris Bergeron), West Virginia Mountaineer (Rich Hilgendorf), Spike (Brad Allen) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster X Tour – Evansville, IN 2012

Event: Monster X Tour
Venue: Vanderburgh County 4-H Center
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Date: July 13th-14th, 2012
Photographer: Chris Parrish

Lineup: El Loco Hombre (Corey Schlichler), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Hurricane Force (Steve Thompson), Quadzilla (Roger Gauger), Storm Damage (Rich Hilgendorf) [Read more…]

TMB TV: MT Unlimited Episode 2.7 – Wildwood, NJ 2011

Event: Thunder on the Beach
Venue: The Wildwood Beach
Location: Wildwood, New Jersey
Date: September 30th-October 2nd, 2011
Videographer: Colby Marshall

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Rich Hilgendorf), Grave Digger (Gary Porter), Gun Slinger (Scott Hartsock), Mopar Magic (Morgan Kane/Brian Wright), Spiderman (Whit Tarlton), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims) [Read more…]

Behind the Scenes: On the Road With Team Scream

Title: On the Road With Team Scream
Date: 1st Quarter 2011
Videographer: Stephanie Cotnoir
Featuring: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Spike (Rich Hilgendorf), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler)

Description: Team Scream’s Stephanie Cotnoir takes you behind the scenes of one of the most popular teams in the industry in her new video production, “On the Road With Team Scream”. Follow the team as they tackle 1st Quarter 2011, from Houston to California and beyond as Jim Koehler makes his way to Vegas to lock down yet another World Freestyle Championship! [Read more…]

Monster Photos: 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – Bloomsburg, PA 2011

Event: 4-Wheel Jamboree
Venue: Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
Location: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: July 10th, 2011
Photographer: Jason Miller

Lineup: Airdog Diesel (Michelle Simpson), Avenger (Rich Hilgendorf), Black Knight (Nancy Olson), Chalkboard Chuck (Dave Rife), E3 Spark Plugs Bigfoot #16 (Dan Runte), General Tire (Steve Koehler), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), Star Marshal (Dave Radzierez) [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 – Cleveland, OH 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: February 19th, 2011
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Excaliber (Kevin Koszala), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach), Spike (Rich Hilgendorf), Tasmanian Devil (Nicole Johnson) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Cleveland, OH 2011

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: February 19th, 2011
Photographer: Michael Harry

Lineup: Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Excaliber (Kevin Koszala), Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach), Spike (Rich Hilgendorf), Tasmanian Devil (Nicole Johnson) [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

Monroe Monster Truck Madness Photo Gallery

TMB Super Photographer Paul M. Harry started off another big weekend of monster trucks Friday night in Monroe, Michigan for the annual Midwest Monster Truck Events Monster Truck Madness!! Talk about a stacked lineup – Avenger, Amsoil Shock Therapy, Brutus, High Maintenance, Excaliber, Spike and Wrecking Crew.

The big stars did battle in wheelie, racing and freestyle and it was Jim Koehler starting off the night winning the wheelie contest, with a massive vertical leap. In racing it was all Chris Bergeron in Brutus while a hard fought freestyle would see Jon Zimmer in Amsoil Shock Therapy take top honors.

Big thanks to Tim Bush and Elliott Miller for a great event and of course to the man, Paul Harry, for the great photo gallery below. Click the link below to check them out!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAUL HARRY’S MONROE, MI PHOTO GALLERY!!

Monster Truck Madness – Monroe, MI – 08/06/10

Event: Monster Truck Madness
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Location: Monroe, MI
Date: August 6th, 2010
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup:  Amsoil Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Excaliber (Chris Ryan), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Spike (Rich Hilgendorf), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler) [Read more…]

Warrenton, MO Monster Trucks Highlight Video

Monster trucks returned to the Warren County Fair in Warrenton, Missouri last Friday night and TMB’s Colby Marshall was on hand for all the action as Bigfoot, Cult Energy Activator, Ground Pounder and Prowler battled it out in wheelie, racing and freestyle competitions.

Rich Hilgendorf took the wheelie win after making a great save to keep Ground Pounder on all fours, but it was all Rick Long in Bigfoot in racing and freestyle. Big thanks to Brandon Lagarde for his hospitality and to Colby for another awesome highlight video, click the link below to check it out.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COLBY MARSHALL’S WARRENTON, MO HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

Highlight Video – Warrenton, MO – 07/09/10

Event:  Monster Truck Show
Venue:  Warren County Fairgrounds
Location:  Warrenton, Missouri
Date:  July 9th, 2010
Videographer:  Colby Marshall

Lineup:  Bigfoot #15 (Rick Long), Cult Energy Activator (Ben Winslow), Ground Pounder (Rich Hilgendorf), Prowler (Lenny Kuilder) [Read more…]