A Look Back at the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series

Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series

So far 2015 has been an interesting year for the monster truck industry, with a number of ups and downs. Few things generated as much buzz going into the new year as the announcement of the Fox Sports 1 Championship Series from Monster Jam. The series put 16 trucks together to compete over the course of nine weeks with four automatic qualifier positions into World Finals XVI and a championship trophy on the line. For Monster Jam, it would be the first points series in over a decade, which led to much discussion and anticipation about how the season would unfold. There would be many story lines played out over the nine-week season, which made for one of the most interesting first quarters in some time. We decided to take a look back to the Winter and provide our thoughts and analysis on the Fox Sports 1 Championship Series and the events that took place. [Read more…]

Cincinnati #MoreMonsterJam Teasers – Night 1

The #MoreMonsterJam tour rolled into Cincinnati, Ohio’s US Bank Arena for the first of three shows on the weekend, and did not disappoint. Colton Eichelberger took top honors in Grave Digger, and it was a wild first night of action. Rollovers from Scooby Doo (twice) and Blue Thunder, as well as a broken rear axle on Monster Mutt Rottweiler and a blown engine on Grave Digger were just some of the noticeable damage. With two shows looming today, the crews will work overtime to make another great day of monster trucks happen. Enjoy some teasers from our own Robby Haught, with full galleries of Friday night and Saturday night’s shows to come:

Cincinnati #MoreMonsterJam Teasers

Cincinnati, Ohio – #MoreMonsterJam – April 10, 2015 TEASERS

Photos By: Robby Haught
Event: #MoreMonsterJam
Venue: US Bank Arena
City: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: April 10, 2015

Field of Trucks: Blue Thunder (Dalton Millican), Grave Digger (Colton Eichelberger), Max-D (Neil Elliott), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Daron Basl), NEA Polica (Aaron Basl), and Scooby Doo (Bailey Shea)
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Anaheim, California – Monster Jam – February 7, 2015

Photos By: Trevor Andrews
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Angels Stadium
City: Anaheim, California
Date: February 7, 2015

Field of Trucks: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Eric Swanson), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa, Max-D (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), War Wizard (Darrin Goin), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), and Zombie (Bari Musawwir). Special Guest: Battlecorn (Rob Dyrdek)
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Indianapolis, Indiana – Monster Jam – January 24, 2015

Photos By: Chris Kaelin
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
City: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 24, 2015

Field of Trucks: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad News Travels Fast (Brandon Derrow), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Hooked (Steven Sims), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Madusa, Max-D (Neil Elliott), Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Monster Mutt (Dustin Brown), Stone Crusher (Steve Sims), Thunder 4×4 (Jim Bendzick), Titan (Donald Epidendio), War Wizard (Darrin Goin), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), and Zombie (Bari Musawwir)
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Press Release: Monster Jam FOX Sports 1 Championship Series Begins This Weekend in Houston

All Nine Championship Series Events To Air on FOX Sports 1

All Nine Championship Series Events To Air on FOX Sports 1

AURORA, Ill. (December 29, 2014) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today the Monster Jam® FOX Sports 1 Championship Series, an enhanced points-paying stadium tour, that awards the top four finishers a berth at the prestigious Monster Jam World FinalsSM at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on March 26-28. [Read more…]

Throw Down For What? New Monster Truck DVD Coming Soon!

Throw Down For What - Monster Truck DVD

The media crew at Monster Truck Throwdown had a busy 2014 working on an awesome new monster truck DVD titled Throw Down For What which follows the 2014 Monster Truck Throwdown season, featuring some incredible events in Illinois, Maine, and Michigan. The DVD takes an in depth look at the action on the track, as well as behind the scenes as the drivers and crews alike battle against each other, and the elements at some of the biggest independent Monster Truck events in the country. With some of the sports top drivers and rising stars Throw Down For What has plenty of thrills with wild action, but make no mistake this film is more than just jumps and crashes. The crew focused on bringing a different perspective to Monster Truck videos by focusing on what happens behind the scenes, both on and off the track. Several drivers were interviewed over the course of filming including the likes of Jim Koehler (Avenger), Steve Koehler (Wrecking Crew), Greg Wichenbach (Crushstation), Jamey Garner (Over Bored), Trent Montgomery (Bounty Hunter), JR McNeal (Xtermigator), and others to get their perspective on what it’s like to drive this machines and find out what they’re thinking as they chase the Monster Truck Throwdown championship. Filmed entirely in high definition, there’s plenty of stunning visuals like no other Monster Truck dvd of its kind. [Read more…]

Press Release: Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals® 2015 Winter Tour Celebrates the 40th Birthday of Bigfoot®

2015 Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals Tour - Bigfoot Birthday Bash

(Indianapolis) – The Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals returns for 2015 with a 13-show winter season tour celebrating the 40th birthday of the Original Monster Truck – Bigfoot.  The Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals invites fans to attend Bigfoot’s Birthday Bash and Smash Tour.  It opens at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA on January 16th and will visit six cities, wrapping up for the season in Columbus, OH on April 11th.  The five truck all-star show will feature three Monster Trucks from the legendary Bigfoot stable, including the Lucas Oil Bigfoot and the two Hemi-powered RAM Monster Trucks, Raminator and Rammunition from Hall Brothers Racing.  Making its debut on the Tour for 2015 will be a green 10ft. tall and 25ft. long fire-breathing, fast-moving mechanical creature called RockZilla that will amaze and delight audiences with its danger-hungry feats between Monster Truck runs. [Read more…]

Stafford Springs, Connecticut – Monster Jam – July 26-27, 2014

Photos By: Frank Werner
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Stafford Springs Motor Speedway
City: Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Date: July 26-27, 2014

Field of Trucks: Grave Digger (Pablo Huffaker), Madusa, Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Son-Uva Digger (Ryan Anderson), Strait Jacket (Kevin King), Thrasher (Shawn Oblean), and Wolverine (Jim Lenhertz)
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Troy, Missouri – July 12, 2014

Photos By: Chris Kaelin
Venue: Lincoln County Fairgrounds
City: Troy, Missouri
Date: July 12, 2014

Field of Trucks: Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Monster Medic (Rich Blackburne), Red Solo Truck (Joe Yatsko), and River Rat (Steve Snellen)
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