Monster Photos: Ashlin Tweedy Benefit – Jonesboro, IL 2012

Event: Ashlin Tweedy Benefit
Venue: Trail of Tears Lodge & Resort
Location: Jonesboro, Illinois
Date: September 22nd, 2012
Photographer: Danny Maass

Lineup: Ballistic (Mac Plecker), Captain USA (Doug Charles), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams) [Read more…]

Monsters of Destruction Coming to Jonesboro, Illinois This Weekend

(Jonesboro, Illinois – Trail of Tears PR) – Monster Trucks will make their first ever appearance at the Trail of Tears Lodge in Jonesboro, Illinois this weekend, July 29th-30th as the Monsters of Destruction rolls into town featuring six of the top monster trucks in the nation. Two-time World Finalist Jon Zimmer in Amsoil Shock Therapy will take on 2011 Monster Nation Champion Doug Noelke in Tail Gator, rookie sensation Derrick Anson in the Heavy Hitter, legendary name Excaliber and Evansville, Indiana’s Quadzilla.

Two-time Monster Nationals Racing Champion and 2011 Monster Nation Champion Doug Noelke in the Tail Gator will be part of the Monsters of Destruction event in Jonesboro, Illinois.

In addition to the monster trucks, fans will be treated to the incredible high-flying, death-defying antics of freestyle motocross. As if all that great action wasn’t enough, fans will also be able to enjoy a pre-show Pit Party each night where they will have the chance to meet the stars of the show, take photos with the trucks up close and get autographs. Also available will be the opportunity for the ride of a lifetime in a real monster truck, as fans will be able to purchase a ride in the Massive Machine monster ride truck during pre and post show activities.

Two-time Monster Jam World Finalist Jon Zimmer in Amsoil Shock Therapy rides a summer hot streak into the Jonesboro event - can he sweep the weekend?

Gates open at 5:00PM each night with the pre-show Pit Party beginning at 5:30PM and a show time of 7:00PM. Advance tickets and further information is now available online now at, be sure to head on over and check it out – don’t miss your chance to see the Monsters of Destruction!

(Photos Courtesy Ross Z. Bonar, Lauren Z. Bonar)