Black Stallion and Iron Warrior Report

Trey Myers was kind enough to fill us in on what the Black Stallion/Iron Warrior team has been up to lately, and they have been very busy! With the news of the team purchasing the former American Dream chassis, Myers elaborated on what the team’s plans are for it.

“We plan on making that truck an excellent one,” said Myers. “This year is its 16th birthday (the chassis was the former Taurus Racer), and when it was originally built, it was built as the best truck out there. We want to return it to being that.”

Myers also mentioned that the truck is currently in the shop waiting to be powder coated, and that the team will insert new shocks, possibly the same setup as the current Black Stallion, as well as a “big motor” that is used on Black Stallion.

The team was headed to their first show in Rochester, New York as we spoke with them, and Myers is excited about driving Iron Warrior full-time there.

“I am definitely looking forward to it. We updated some things on Iron Warrior and redid the shocks a bit. It has the same combination but is set up better, and I hope it all works out,” he said.

The team also plans on their Monster Motorsports promotion company expanding for the summer season. We thank Trey Myers and the entire Black Stallion/Iron Warrior team for their time.

Ready to Go! Phil Foster Monster Profile

Hot Wheels and  Maximum Destruction monster trucksPhil Foster was kind enough to do an interview with us for the newest Monster Profile, and had some interesting things to say! Foster discussed his feelings about his new ride in the second Maximum Destruction truck, Team Meents’ search for drivers, some up and coming talent in their stable of drivers, and more! We thank Foster and Tom Meents Racing for their time and support.

Shockwave Racing Monster Truck Announces 2005 Plans and New Paint Scheme

Shockwave Racing Monster TruckShockwave Racing sent us the following press release late Tuesday evening; we thank Matt from EMU for the photo and David Rife for the press release:

“On the second weekend in January in Salem, Virginia, the Quick Chek Foot Stores-sponsored Shockwave will debut a new paint scheme at the Checkered Flag Productions (CFP) event at the Salem Civic Center.The body is currently being painted and will be done just in time for Salem. For more information on Shockwave, you can visit www.shockwave4x4.com. Shockwave will be doing battle Friday and Saturday with Bigfoot, Towasaurus Wrex, Demon, Mopar Magic, and Blackjack. Shockwave will run with CFP in January, but will go to Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) for February and then back to CFP in March for Dayton, Ohio.”

We thank the entire Shockwave Racing team for their support. Look for a Monster Profile with Phil Foster of Meents Racing tomorrow!

Wild Hair Sold!

Wild Hair SoldJason and Julie Witte of Wild Hair racing sent AllMonster.com a press release late Monday evening with the following information on their truck’s sale:

“Wild Hair Monster Truck has been sold to Ray and Kim Mowery of Extreme Attitude Racing, which is based out of  Virginia, they purchased the entire operation from Jason and Julie Witte.  Jason wants to thank everyone for their support over the years.  Jason will be driving the Wild Hair truck in the 2005 USHRA winter season.  We would like to give special thanks to the other drivers who have helped us out over the years and we would also like to thank Clear Channel Motorsports, Rich Schaeffer of the Monster Truck Challenge Series, all of our sponsors and especially the Wild Hair pit crew. We wish a successful future for Ray and Kim Mowery and the Wild Hair.”

 

Jason will be driving Wild Hair at:
Pontiac, Michigan January 15
Kansas City, Missouri January 21-23
Indianapolis, Indiana January 29
Houston, Texas February 5
St. Louis, Missouri February 12
Minneapolis, Minnesota February 19

We thank the Witte’s for their time and commitment to the sport, and wish them the best of luck in the 2005 racing season.

AllMonster.com is currently being redesigned for 2005 and hopes to be back at full strength by the end of the week. We thank you for your patience.

Catching Up with War Wizard

 

Scott Bryant was kind enough to send us an interview he did with Randy Moore of War Wizard Racing.  We thank Scott, Randy, and the entire War Wizard team for their time.

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Predator Racing Times Two!

Scott Bryant was kind enough to send us an interview with Allen and Diane Pezo of Predator Racing.

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Moto GP and Monsters

Monster trucks are intense, with some of the best rivalries and battles in any motor sport today. Whether it’s Ryan Anderson in Son Uva Digger taking on Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction or Dennis Anderson’s Grave Digger doing work against Damon Bradshaw’s Monster Energy, things are always going down at a monster truck event. Another great event is Moto GP. While it doesn’t have the fan base that a lot of other motor sports have, it is certainly growing in popularity.

Damon Bradshaw and Alex Blackwell both have experience in motocross, as does Frank Schettini of Big Dummy Motorsports. This two-wheel transition to monster trucks has been quite entertaining and farmed some great drivers from other forms of motorsports. Is a driver from Moto GP next? We will see, but an interesting phrase to note—“throttle rhythm is throttle rhythm” is a phrase I hear being used a lot, and it’s quite true. Some of the most successful drivers in any sport, monster trucks included, grew up on something with an engine constantly. Jon Zimmer started in Snocross. Many drivers, Meents and Tim Mente of Storm Damage included, started in mud bogging. George Balhan was a Quad Wars racer, and the Jolly sisters were swamp buggy racers. The list goes on for a long time.

I am a fan of people becoming drivers after working on trucks for a long time and earning their spot, but if not through that route, I’m definitely a fan of hiring drivers that have prior motorsports experience.  This will foster a better on-track product for the future of monster trucks, and I’m a fan of bringing people from Moto GP or wherever the talent is deemed quite transferrable to monster trucks. Whether it’s from within or outside monster trucks, I want to see a great product on track, as well as the sport growing. Don’t you?

It’s true that monster trucks are different, and there’s no denying that there is a learning curve. I would vote that a driver like Charlie Pauken come in after his full-time driving days are over and teach all the young drivers the “tricks of the trade” so that new drivers have some great training instead of being thrown into a big stadium, or small arena, and learning with a “trial by fire” attitude. Throttle rhythm is developed with seat time and by watching and learning and studying others. Pauken is the man for that job, and I sincerely hope to see his knowledge and teaching abilities be put to good use whenever the day comes that he isn’t thrilling fans worldwide. Paul Cohen, a great driver in his own right, learned from Pauken his rookie year. Frank Krmel was paired with Pauken and soaked up plenty of knowledge. The list goes on, and hopefully, so will the great driving—regardless of source! It would definitely be interesting to see a Moto GP driver make sense of a monster truck and take to the course. Hopefully that happens one day!

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