TMB TV: ActionTracks 4.4 – Outlaw Nationals – Kansas City, MO 2013

TMB TV's Original Series Presented By E3 Spark Plugs

Episode Information

Episode: ActionTracks 4.4
Event: Outlaw Nationals “Royal Rumble”
Venue: Kemper Arena
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Date: November 23rd, 2013
Videographer: Chris Parrish, Colby Marshall

Featured Monster Trucks

Alter Ego – Devin Jones
Bounty Hunter – Darren Migues
Ghost Ryder – Larry Quick
Scarlet Bandit – Dawn Creten
Smashosaurus – Dale Gerding
SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 – Larry Swim
Tail Gator – Doug Noelke

Featured Links

www.2XtremeRacing.com
www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.BigDawg4x4.com
www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.GhostRyderMonsterTruck.com
www.MAPMotorsports.com

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TMB TV: ActionTracks 4.3 – Outlaw Nationals – Kansas City, MO 2013

TMB TV's Original Series Presented By E3 Spark Plugs

Episode Information

Episode: ActionTracks 4.3
Event: Outlaw Nationals “Royal Rumble”
Venue: Kemper Arena
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Date: November 22nd, 2013
Videographer: Chris Parrish, Colby Marshall

Featured Monster Trucks

Alter Ego – Devin Jones
Bounty Hunter – Darren Migues
Ghost Ryder – Larry Quick
Scarlet Bandit – Dawn Creten
Smashosaurus – Dale Gerding
SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 – Larry Swim
Tail Gator – Doug Noelke

Featured Links

www.2XtremeRacing.com
www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.BigDawg4x4.com
www.BIGFOOT4x4.com
www.E3SparkPlugs.com
www.GhostRyderMonsterTruck.com
www.MAPMotorsports.com

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The Allen Report: Stadium Super Trucks – Los Angeles, CA 2013

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Weekend Recap

This time on “The Allen Report”, we follow Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks series to the venue where Mickey Thompson first created stadium off road racing: the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Monster trucks had not been here since the dusk of the 1990s. In addition, stadium off road racing had not happened at the Coliseum for almost 20 years. So history was being made all night long. The mechanical gladiators of the night included not one, not two, but four Bigfoot trucks. Counterattacking the Bigfoot invasion were Darren Migues and Trent Montgomery in Bounty Hunter Blue and Iron Outlaw. The father and son Swanson team of Rick and Eric ran their new trophy truck bodies to wrap up the starting grid. Rick’s was purple and Eric’s was his signature blue.

The monsters had to race roundy-round “Chicago Style” on a half-blacktop, half dirt figure 8 track with a crossover jump in the middle with the winner first back to his starting jump. Once each lap, the drivers had to climb towards, drive through and around and free fall back down from the venue’s world famous arches. Getting a 12 foot wide monster truck through a 13 foot wide arch twice proved a formidable task.

Bigfoot trucks are always tough on long courses, as evidenced by every spot in the semi finals occupied by a team Bigfoot truck. The end of the night came a little sooner for Phoenix Champion Darren Migues, who saw his chances at repeating slip away when he had to back up to avoid cutting a turn beyond the arches too sharp. With two Bigfoot relative newcomers in one semi-final and two veterans of the same team in the other, the original monster truck team’s domination was unstoppable. The world’s only cow-themed monster continued to tame the tough track with a win over Kyle Doyle and Firestone #14 in the first semi-final race. Larry Swim and SPEED Energy #19 bested Dan Runte and Summit #18 to meet “Bessie” in the finals.

In the feature, Darron Schnell finally fired a blank as Larry Swim went on to victory for his truck’s sponsor, SPEED Energy, which made it an all orange night for eventual SST main event winner Robby Gordon. In other action, a former competitor in the Mickey Thompson Off Road Series named Jerry Whelchel was shown the money with a win in the Super Buggies main event.

Next up for us at “The Allen Report” is a monster marathon of three back to back days at the San Diego County Fair and the annual 4th of July Pomona, California, KaBoom event, all put together by our friends at WGAS Motorsports. That being said, thanks for reading, we wish much success to SST, enjoy the photos and cheer on!

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The Allen Report: Stadium Super Trucks – Glendale, AZ 2013

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Weekend Recap

This time on “The Allen Report”, we cover NASCAR and off road favorite Robby Gordon’s effort to revive Mickey Thompson style stadium off road racing. The inaugural event of Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks featured eight of the best monster trucks in the west and it was just down the road from us at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. No less than five Bigfoot trucks were in the house. The rest of the competition was Darren Migues and Bounty Hunter along with the father and son team of Rick and Eric Swanson running special bodies on their Obsessed and Obsession chassis.

The first ever SST race featured a rare occurrence in that racing would be the only competition for the monster trucks. It was fascinating to watch the monsters battle each other side by side on an off road style track, with over-under jumps, hairpin turns and mid-race lane choice. Without a single true finish line, the winner would be first back to his starting line jump.

Once the quarter finals were complete, only Dan Runte and Larry Swim were still alive for Team Bigfoot with Bounty Hunter and Eric Swanson taking the other two spots in the semis. Darren was just too fast for Dan’s new Autism Speaks Bigfoot #18, but Larry Swim in the SPEED Energy Bigfoot machine downed Eric’s bright purple trophy truck to set up a classic Bounty Hunter/Bigfoot 2-lap finale.

In the main event, Bounty Hunter had the inside lane at his starting point and took full advantage of the route’s benefits. Despite Larry’s best efforts, the first ever Stadium Super Trucks Monster Truck Division Champion was Darren Migues and Bounty Hunter.

In front of a modest crowd, the first ever win of the Stadium Super Trucks main event, the “big show” of the series, went to Rob MacCachren. Rob is a former champion of SST’s predecessor, the Mickey Thompson Off Road Championship Gran Prix and was clearly thrilled to receive the first ever main event trophy. So, until you hear from us at “The Allen Report” again, thanks to University of Phoenix Stadium for their hospitality, thank you for reading, enjoy the photos and cheer on!

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Monster Truck Radio 01/21/13 – Show #502

Monster Truck Radio With Host Ross Z. Bonar & Co-Host Chris Parrish
Date: Monday, January 21st, 2013
Guest #1: Adam Anderson, driver of Grave Digger The Legend
Guest #2: John Seasock, driver of Grinder
Guest #3: Mike Vaters, driver of Black Stallion
Guest #4: Larry Swim, driver of SPEED Bigfoot #19
Guest #5: Bobby Holman, driver of Lucas Oil Stabilizer
Guest #6: Bari Musawwir, driver of Spiderman [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Loveland, CO 2013

Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
Venue: Budweiser Events Center
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Date: January 19th, 2013
Photographer: John Roberts

Lineup: El Loco Hombre (Shannon Miller), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Malicious (Gabriel Montoya), Nasty Boy (Ronnie Sturges), SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 (Larry Swim), Unnamed & Untamed (Travis Sturges) [Read more…]

Video of the Week – 01/05/13

Week Ending: January 5th, 2013
Truck(s) Featured: Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), SPEED Energy BIGFOOT #19 (Larry Swim)
Video Type: Fan Video
Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

Description: Wild wheelie contest in Cincinnati as both Larry Quick in Ghost Ryder and Larry Swim in SPEED Energy BIGFOOT #19 go for wild rides.

Monster Photos: Monster Truck Winter Nationals – Cincinnati, OH 2012

Event: Monster Truck Winter Nationals
Venue: Cincinnati Gardens
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: December 29th, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: El Loco Hombre (Larry Quick), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Heartbreaker (Paul Strong), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams), SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 (Larry Swim) [Read more…]

Video of the Week – 11/03/12

Week Ending: November 3rd, 2012
Truck(s) Featured: SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 (Larry Swim), Summit Bigfoot #18 (Dan Runte)
Video Type: Fan Video
Courtesy: www.YouTube.com

Description: Team BIGFOOT rocks a dual freestyle to close out The Return of Monster Trucks to Aruba 2012!

SPEED Energy BIGFOOT #19 Set to Debut in Aruba

(Hazelwood, Missouri – BIGFOOT PR) – After a successful test session on Saturday, September 29th, BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc. is proud to announce that BIGFOOT #19, the Speed Energy BIGFOOT® monster truck, will debut at the Don Elias Mansur Ballpark in Aruba the weekend of October 26th-28th, 2012!

Larry Swim will debut the brand new SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19 in Aruba later this month.

Veteran driver Larry Swim will take the seat of this beast, battling for the weekend title. Larry’s aggressive driving style will be sure to test this truck to the max. While everyone anxiously waits for the new Concussion Motorsports chassis for BIGFOOT #21 for Long-jump Record Holder Dan Runte, Larry will fill-in with BIGFOOT #19 until his move into BIGFOOT #18. Larry’s prior ride, BIGFOOT #16, is being retired after its 6 year life, following a major crash in Indianapolis in September of this year.

Bigfoot #19 is a very different ride for Team Bigfoot – a bright orange, Chevy bodied and powered, CRD chassis monster truck.

Bob Trent, BIGFOOT VP of Sponsorships and Business Development, was quoted as saying, “We wanted another Concussion chassis BIGFOOT and this just gives us the excuse to go there. The damage to #16 was not so extensive that the awesome BIGFOOT shop guys couldn’t have repaired it – we just wanted another chassis like #18, which has proven, again and again, that it is the very best out there!”

Be sure to look for Larry in the Checkered Flag Productions Monster Truck Winter Nationals Series in 2013 and see him defend his title. Check out www.Bigfoot4x4.com or www.CheckeredFlagProductions.com to see where Larry will be appearing!

BIGFOOT Teams Up with Robby Gordon & Speed Energy

(Charlotte, NC – SPEED Energy PR) – What is another form of racing that Robby Gordon can mark off his impressive list of racing series? If you guessed monster trucks, you guessed correctly. Robby Gordon Motorsports and SPEED Energy have formed a partnership with BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc., owner of the most well -known monster truck in the United States.

NASCAR and Off-Road racer, Robby Gordon, and BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc. have entered into a multi-year agreement beginning with the 2012 season. The addition of the monster truck, built at Gordon’s race shop in Charlotte, NC, will be the nineteenth chassis in the line-up of BIGFOOT trucks.

Artist rendering of the new SPEED Energy Bigfoot #19.

Gordon’s energy drink company, SPEED Energy, will be the co-primary sponsor of the monster truck. “This partnership with BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc. is a big step for our company. It opens the door to market SPEED Energy to a new demographic.” Being featured as a sponsor on the truck is just one element to the relationship, we will also be selling SPEED Energy/BIGFOOT #19 diecasts, t-shirts, hats and other merchandise,” says Gordon. During the first year of the agreement the monster truck will be used primarily for display purposes. From there the truck will participate in events, with the possibility of Gordon being behind the wheel. “I’m excited about the opportunity to drive the SPEED Energy/BIGFOOT #19 monster truck. We built the truck a few years ago and we’ve played around with it, but actually competing in events would be a lot of fun,” Gordon remarks.

“We are really looking forward to teaming up with Robby and Speed Energy! Robby and Bob Chandler go back to the early days when both teams were Ford sponsored. Robby’s dynamic outlook and his racer’s mentality fit right in with the BIGFOOT way of life! Be on the lookout for a whole line of Robby Gordon’s Speed Energy/BIGFOOT #19 merchandise,” says Bob Trent, Vice President of Sponsorships & Business Development at BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc.

About SPEED Energy

SPEED Energy is available in four flavors: Ethanol, Unleaded, Fuel and Octane, which provide the human machine with the fuel it needs to keep up with the SPEED of life. Each drink contains a potent blend of B-vitamins, caffeine, taurine and ginseng. SPEED, packaged in 16 ounce cans, is available in singles, 4 packs, and cases. SPEED Energy is available at major retailers, convenience stores, grocery stores, bars and nightclubs. For a retailer near you, please visit www.speedenergy.com.

About BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc.

Since its inception in 1975, BIGFOOT, The Original Monster Truck®, has gone on to achieve worldwide notoriety, and spawned an entire family of BIGFOOT® monster trucks that have pioneered the growth of the monster truck industry. Created by St. Louis-area contractor Bob Chandler and his wife Marilyn in 1975 as a promotional tool for their Midwest Four Wheel Drive business, the BIGFOOT fleet has captured 30 National Championships, set numerous world records, and travelled to over 26 countries. In 2009, BIGFOOT was named one of the “Top 5 Marketing Vehicles of All Time”. Since 1975 over 20 BIGFOOT vehicles have been constructed, and today the team campaigns eight (soon to be nine) BIGFOOT monster trucks full-time in North America, in addition to one BIGFOOT truck based full-time in England. The team expects to average over 900 appearance days starting in 2012, and will achieve in excess of 30 million impressions each year. Visit the team online at www.bigfoot4x4.com.