Josh is an AllMonster mainstay, having been a fan of monster trucks his entire life. He enjoys getting good quotes in his Monster Profiles and interviewing everyone he can, as well as some great photography. Josh is a guest on the Beyond the Lens podcast and never afraid to pull punches when it comes to his thoughts and opinions on the sport he loves.

Joliet, Illinois – Monster Truck Mayhem – August 9, 2014

Photos By: Josh Rhodes
Event: Monster Truck Mayhem
Venue: Route 66 Raceway
City: Joliet, Illinois
Date: July 26-27, 2014

Field of Trucks: Ballistic (Mac Plecker), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Black Stallion (Matt Cody), Heavy Hitter (Derrick Anson), Mopar Muscle (Mike Miller),  Overkill Evolution (Mike Vaters II), Quad Chaos (Aaron Cain), Raminator (Dale Benear), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), and River Rat (Steven Snellen)
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JDR Blog: A Look at How to Improve the World Finals Racing Course

JDR Blog - Monster Jam World Finals Racing CourseIn the past 14 years at the Monster Jam World Finals, we’ve seen the fastest monster truck racing course determine Monster Jam’s World Finals Racing Champion. Trucks have been clocked at 64+ miles per hour down the straightaways in Sam Boyd Stadium. Next year, however, we’re going to be seeing the first ever two-day format for the World Finals, with 32 trucks competing in Monster Jam’s grandest stage. Perhaps it’s time to look at changing the course up just a tiny bit. Why? Let’s take a look at three examples, and then some suggestions on how to make racing better: [Read more…]

St. Louis, Missouri – Monster Jam – February 2, 2013

Photos By: Josh Rhodes
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
City: St. Louis, Missouri
Date: February 2, 2013

Field of Trucks: Advanced Auto Parts Grinder (Frank Krmel), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Bad Habit (Joey Sylvester), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Bounty Hunter (Darren Migues), Captain America (Chad Fortune), Captain’s Curse (Alex Blackwell), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Carl VanHorn), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Iron Outlaw (Joe Miller), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Raminator (Mark Hall), Rammunition (Mat Dishman), and Scooby Doo (Nicole Johnson).
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Indianapolis, Indiana – Monster Jam – January 26, 2013

Photos By: Josh Rhodes
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
City: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: January 26, 2013

Field of Trucks: Advanced Auto Parts Grinder (Frank Krmel), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Chuck Werner), Eradicator (Andy Slifko), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Higher Education (James Tracey), Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Maximum Destruction (Neil Elliott), Monster Mutt Dalmatian (Candice Jolly), Spike (Brad Allen), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler), and Zombie (Sean Duhon)

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Monster Jam – St. Louis, Missouri – February 4, 2012

Photos By: Josh Rhodes
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
City: St. Louis, Missouri
Date: Febuary 4, 2012

Field of Trucks:  Grave Digger (Carl Van Horn), El Toro Loco (Becky McDonough), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents) , Monster Energy (Damon Bradshaw),Lucas Oil Crusader (Linsey Weenk), Metal Mulisha (Todd Leduc), Iron Man (Lee O’Donnell), Advance Auto Parts Grinder ( John Seasock) , Tasmanian Devil (Taryn Laskey), Bounty Hunter (Jim Creten), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Stone Crusher(Steve Sims), Monster Magic (Bryan Wright), Incinerator (Ryan Rice), Razin Kane(JR McNeal), Ice Cream Man (Scott Sweat) [Read more…]

Evansville, IN – Monster Jam – January 6, 2012

Photos By: Josh Rhodes
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Center
City: Evansville, IN
Date: January 6, 2012

Field of Trucks: Iron Man (Scott Buetow), Monster Mutt® Rottweiler (Charles Benns), Bounty Hunter (Daron Migues), Iron Outlaw (Ben Winslow), Lil’ Miss Dangerous is High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Stone Crusher (Morgan Kane), and Shock Therapy (Jon Zimmer).
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JDR Blog: Bigfoot’s new sponsorship

Bigfoot “Bessie,” and Sponsorships within the Monster Truck Industry

The Bigfoot team recently announced a partnership with Vi-Cor to campaign a new body for the upcoming Monster Nationals season. Bigfoot “Bessie” as its been dubbed, is obviously not a small money deal for Team Bigfoot, as the truck has its own wrapped hauler to match the truck (see above, courtesy the Bigfoot site). As of now, it’s a two-year agreement between the team and Vi-Cor, and I say good for Bigfoot for securing another sponsorship. Seeing this sponsorship, the hauler, and the wrap on the truckreally makes me think about sponsorship within the sport as a whole, so here are my thoughts.

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Quincy, Illinois – Monster Jam – June 9-11, 2011

Photos By: Josh Rhodes
Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Quincy Raceway
City: Quincy, Illinois
Date: June 9-11, 2011

Field of Trucks: Advance Auto Parts Grinder (Frank Krmel), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aaron Basl), Grave Digger (Pablo Huffaker), Stone Crusher (Darren Migues), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), and Nitro Circus (Alex Blackwell) [Read more…]

Monster Profile: Dennis Anderson

Dennis Anderson - Grave Digger - Monster ProfileLast month in St. Louis our own Josh Rhodes got the chance to interview Dennis Anderson. The two covered a wide variety of subjects ranging from his future in the sport, past and present competitors, and track design. [Read more…]

Pontiac, Michigan – Domination in the Dome – April 17, 2010

Photos By: Josh Rhodes
Event: Domination in the Dome
Venue: Pontiac Silverdome
City: Pontiac, Michigan
Date: April 17, 2010

Field Of Trucks: Crashmaster (Jeremy Perry), Brute Force (Jerry Perry), Ice (Jordan Austin), Excaliber (Jon Zimmer), Sudden Impact (Sean Duhon), Ground Pounder (Ben Winslow), Michigan Ice Monster (Chris Ryan), Lucas Oil Stabilizer (Bobby Holman), Anger Management (Aaron Cromer), American Guardian (Rick Raab), Bigfoot (Eric Tack), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Ghost Ryder (Larry Quick), Lone Eagle (Dale Mitchell), Pouncer (Dave Pezo), Predator (Allen Pezo), and Prowler (Lenny Kuilder). [Read more…]