Monster jam is the motorsports competition where 12,000pound trucks and the worldclass athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravitydefying feats. It is currently driven by linsey weenk, former blue thunder driver, who. He also drove sting at monster jam world finals 2 in the same year. Blue thunders driver stepped out of the car to overwhelming boos. Then at monster jam world finals 2, 3, and 4, he drove blue thunder and after he retired, tony farrell took over. The first thing i learned about monster trucks is that they are loud. Monster jam is adrenalinecharged family entertainment featuring some of the most famous trucks in the world. He was famous for driving blue thunder and creating the wild thang truck. When the blue thunder debuted in 2001, lyle hancock was the primary driver.
Through the years, norm miller, bobby zoellner, george balhan and tony farrell have also been drivers. Farrell first garnered fame with wild thang and drove the truck through 2001 when he joined feld motorsports. Blue thunder with driver matt cody and monster mutt rottweiler with driver cory. Funeral home officials say farrell owned a trucking company and was also a former monster truck driver who drove blue thunder. Lucas oil crusader is a monster truck currently racing in the monster jam professional monster truck racing series. Blue thunder monster jam truck highlight reenactments at. A trip into the cult of the monster truck the observer. Farrell from an suv accident at a concert and millican. Lyle hancock would drive blue thunder again and compete at monster jam world finals 3 but would miss out on racing due to mechanical problems and 4.
He also came out of retirement again and drove sudden impact in 2008. Blue thunder freestyle monster jam world finals xiv youtube. Tony farrell was a driver from north vernon, indiana. Diecast vehicles free delivery possible on eligible purchases. When the blue thunder debuted in 2001, lyle hancock was. Monster jam is the worlds largest and most famous monster truck tour. He also created blue ribbon bandit, and also drove sting and grave digger the legend. Plus, keep track of your collection with the exclusive collectors poster. Highlights from monster jam s february 810, 2019 appearance at the ppg paints arena in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. Former monster truck driver, indiana native killed in tennessee. Pablo huffaker in blue thunder hammers down on that action as he takes the freestyle lead.
Worldclass drivers push these perfectly engineered monster jam trucks to their limits that promise to put families on the edge of their seats in this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event. Eight monster jam drivers will compete for the weekends. In 2015, two blue thunder drivers, former driver tony farrell and driver dalton millican tragically pass away. In 2004, tony farrell and george balhan took over driving duties as lyle retired from the sport in late 2003. Each official monster jam truck includes a driver molded to the drivers seat. Blue thunder debuted on january 6, 2001 at the houston astrodome in houston, texas. Blue thunder driver, pablo huffaker takes a few minutes prior to practice to talk to s heather nichols.
In july 2007, it was announced that linsey weenk of csk motorsports joined live nation motorsports to drive blue thunder. He started his monster jam career driving at monster jam world finals 1 in 2000 and becoming the runnerup as dennis anderson won. Blue thunder freestyle monster jam world finals ix youtube. Blue thunder has competed regularly at the monster jam world finals including an appearance in the racing finals in 2001.67 1325 1333 874 435 683 1266 1463 604 334 1295 419 686 731 872 969 1507 250 1360 149 203 1255 293 518 1481 372 428 1047 1023 26 960 42 872 1511 1199 844 1045 1120 1035 1184 662 1173 46 1414 1172 695 1098 1377 809