Springfield Jamboree Highlights

Bigfoot 18 monster truckAnother great weekend of events went down at the Springfield Jamboree in Springfield, Missouri, with AllMonster.com’s own Ed Hoormann (photos in this update) and Chris Kaelin on hand to cover it. Mat Dishman continued his rapid rise through the monster truck ranks, finishing with two more racing victories for a weekend sweep. Outback Thunda was also in attendance in a special appearance. With no racing on the last event of the weekend, all the drivers let it hang out, with Bigfoot drivers Dan Runte (Bigfoot 18) and Darron Schnell (Vicor Bigfoot “Bessie”) enjoying highlight runs on Sunday. Keep checking the site for photos from both Hoormann and Kaelin, and thanks goes out to Special Events for their hospitality on the weekend. Click the link below for more photos.

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Heavy Hitter Website Announcement

Heavy Hitter Website AnnouncementWe are proud to announce the official release of the Heavy Hitter Monster Truck’s web site! We thank Derick and the entire Heavy Hitter team for their great support not only with the web site, but running an AllMonster.com flag on their truck. They are in the process of building another truck and filling their summer schedule with plenty of shows. Follow them on Facebook at This link and enjoy the brand new site. Also Special thanks to Matt Ison, Brett Moist and Ed Hoorman for the use of there photos.  http://heavyhittermonstertruck.com More news soon!

Monster Profile: Lee O’Donnell

Lee O'Donnell - Iron Man - Monster Profile

Lee O’Donnell is an accomplished off-road racer who is known for being able to drive almost anything with an engine, specializing in short-course off-road racing, and now monster trucks. O’Donnell made his debut in 2001, took a break to go back to off-road racing, then returned as a “super sub” of sorts, winning a big race in Atlanta filling in for Linsey Weenk in Blue Thunder. After several successful fill-in roles, Lee was back to driving monster trucks. He is also known for his colorful personality and open, honest, and humorous interviews. After bouncing around to several teams in the industry to begin his career, Lee has settled into the role of the main driver for the Iron Man truck. Josh Rhodes and Ed Hoormann caught up with Lee in St. Louis, Missouri before the show to get his thoughts on a wide variety of subjects, including the Monster Jam World Finals. We thank Lee and Brenda O’Donnell for their time. [Read More …]

Lafayette Monster Jam Photos

Monster Jam at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana featured a dominant weekend from Grave Digger (Pablo Huffaker) and Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christenson). Huffaker took a sweep of the racing competitions, then got one of two freestyle victories, with the other going to Paxton, Illinois and the Maximum Destruction team. Enjoy the photos, and thanks to Jeremy Verret for the support!

Monster Jam World Finals 13 Photos; More to Come!

Thanks to our contributor for his great photos from Monster Jam World Finals 13, which saw Tom Meents get his tenth world championship in racing and Cam Mcqueen enjoy a career night to win freestyle. We are working on several clients’ web sites, and Jeremy Slifko has checked in via the OFFICIAL Backdraft Facebook page. All in a day’s work for AllMonster. More updates to come!

Indy and Du Quoin Monster Truck Photos Online

It was another busy weekend for monster truck fans and drivers alike! With double-digit shows happening all over the country, you know AllMonster was bound to cover a bunch of them. Chris Kaelin was in Du Quoin, Illinois and took in some great action; his gallery of the Special Events show is online. Thanks go out to Jessica Hubley for her hospitality. Also, Ed Hoormann and Josh Rhodes both have fresh galleries from the huge Indianapolis Monster Jam that saw Tom Meents flip twice on the night and win racing, while Lucas Oil Crusader brought home a freestyle victory. Highlight runs in freestyle also included Jon Zimmer (Amsoil Shock Therapy) and Bari Musawwir. Enjoy all three galleries, and thanks go out to Chris, Ed, and Josh for all their hard work. Stay tuned for more updates!

The Puglisi Files – Wheeling and Pittsburgh Monster Trucks

Our own Jeremy Puglisi has taken in a lot of monster trucks lately, and his galleries from both the Wheeling and Pittsburgh Monster Jams are now online in the 2012 photos section. Pittsburgh was a wild show, as we covered in the most recent Beyond the Lens podcast, and Wheeling had its moments too, with teammates Norm Miller (Batman) and Joe Miller (Monster Mutt) combining to take 7 out of 8 event wins on the weekend. Thanks go out to Jeremy for his great photos as always; stay tuned for more monster truck coverage!

Beyond The Lens 39

In this week’s Beyond the Lens, we discuss the Young Gun Shootout who we think the last 2 spots should be, Hampton, and Pittsburgh. Enjoy, and check back next week for more on the Young Gun Shootout!

 

**NOTE** This was recorded before the announcement from Monster Jam on Facebook about the last two names of  Young Gun Shootout.

Rosemont Monster Jam Photos as Promised; Pittsburgh, Worcester, Hampton Updates

Brett Moist covered all five great shows at the Rosemont Monster Jam this weekend with his unique style of photography; his photos are now online and we thank him and Team Scream for their hospitality and support. The event ended up being a Mohawk Warrior- and Grave Digger-dominated weekend, with George Balhan and Pablo Huffaker winning eight of the ten combined races and freestyles on the weekend. Balhan has already qualified for the World Finals and has taken several victories during the season. Also, don’t forget to check out our newest Beyond the Lens podcast, and stay tuned for live updates this weekend from Pittsburgh, Worcester, and Hampton by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook!

Hartford Monster Jam Galleries Online; More to Come

Steve Parry’s galleries from the Hartford Monster Jam and the wild three-show weekend are now online; we thank Steve for his support! Highlights of the show included rollovers from Crushstation and Thrasher, Randy Brown in Grave Digger winning two races and two freestyles, and both Stone Crusher and Monster Magic picking up victories on the weekend. Enjoy Steve’s photos, and look for coverage from Rosemont to appear online shortly.