Category Archive: Driver Profiles

Marvin Smith

Name: Marvin Smith Name Of Truck: Crimson Giant, Stomper II & Wild Hair Year Started: 1984 Year Finished: 1995 Average Number of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 30 Contributions to Sport/ Industry: I was one of the first to do side by side racing and one of the first NPRA. I promoted monster trucks in the media especially on television and …

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Don Van Loo

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Name: Don Van Loo Owner & Driver Name Of Truck: Bad Mad, Magnum, Ram trax Description: Dodge Dakota, Dodge Caravan Year Started: 1986 Year Finished: 1994 or 1995 Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: Not Sure

Wayne Smozanek

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Name: Wayne Smozanek Owner & Driver Name Of Truck: Nightlife, Tropical Thunder Description: Track attack- El Camino tank (formerly owned by Dave Wiezorik) Nightlife- Burgandy Chevy leaf spring truck Tropical Thunder- white chevy coil over truck Year Started: 1989 Year Finished: unknown Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 45-50+ depends on year Contributions …

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Jerry Richmond

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Name: Jerry Richmond Owner & Driver Name Of Truck: Terminator, Lethal Weapon, Weapon 1, Driver- Builder Overkill Truck Year Started: 1984 Year Finished: 1994 Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 40

Allen Pezo

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Name: Allen Pezo Owner & Driver Name Of Truck: Predator, Prowler, Pouncer, Lone Eagle, Hyperactive, Avenger, & White Knight Year Started: Started Building 1983 & First Show 1984 Year Finished: Still active Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 50+ Contributions to Sport/ Industry: Concept Body Suspension Technology Multiple Truck Team Largest Accomplishment in …

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Mark Pedersen

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Name: Mark Pedersen Owner & Driver Name Of Truck: Reptoid & Shredder Description: Reptoid- 3D Chevy Body, Shredder- 1987 Chevy Year Started: 2012 Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 12 Contributors and/or people you would like to thank: George Eisenhardt, Jeff Cook, Allen Pezo, Jim & Linda Jack, Rodney Reeves, Austin Emig.

Gene Patterson

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Name: Gene Patterson Driver Name Of Truck: Stomper Bully, Thumper (1 time), Snakebite, Bigfoot, Samson, Magnum Force Year Started: 1986/1998 Year Finished: 1992/2001 Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 40 Contributions to Sport/ Industry: Colt Cobra Largest Accomplishment in Sport/ Industry: Colt Cobra Contributors and/or people you would like to thank: Everybody

John Nowacki

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Name: John Nowacki Owner & Driver Name Of Truck: Mud Monster Year Started: 1977 Year Finished: 2014 Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 5 Contributors and/or people you would like to thank: Everyone

Lenny Kuilder

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Name: Lenny Kuilder Driver Name Of Truck: Prowler, Predator, Pouncer, Lone Eagle, Predator Ride Truck Year Started: 2005 Year Finished: Still active Average # of Shows or Appearances Per Year: 50 Contributions to Sport/ Industry: Helped Allen on the build of several of his trucks along with several trucks for others in the industry as …

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Russ Gearhart

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Name: Russ Gearhart Owner Name Of Truck: Mud Hog Description: 1979 F-250 Year Started: 1975 Year Finished: Still active Contributions to Sport/ Industry: One of the 1st trucks on military running gear, 1st truck with trangleangaded  four link Largest Accomplishment in Sport/ Industry: Still working on it Contributors and/or people you would like to thank: …

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