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Blue Thunder MOnster Truck

Owner     Live Nation and Ford
Drivers   Linsey Weenk, Tony Farrell, Norm Miller
Style 2008 Ford F-350 Superduty
Engine   540 ci Merlin, Blown & Injected
Home city Detroit, MI
Year created   2001
Blue Thunder is a monster truck currently racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. It is sponsored by the truck division of Ford Motor Company and Live Nation. The truck has several similarities with the monster truck Bigfoot. Some fans have seen Blue Thunder as a replacement for Bigfoot in the Monster Jam series. The truck has been moderately successful and has won several major events. However, it has not yet won a championship. Blue Thunder is used by Ford Motor Company for promotional purposes along with competition.

  

Ford Motor Company teamed up with Live Nation to create a monster truck that would highlight its "Ford Tough" campaign. The body style would be based on the F series Ford pickup with the body style being changed with each model year. Patrick Chassis was chosen to construct the chassis for Blue Thunder. The drive line consists of a Merlin 540ci blown & injected engine with a Dedenbear two speed automatic transmission. The tires on Blue Thunder are 66" Goodyear Terra Tires. Construction of two trucks with the "Blue Thunder" name were completed. The debut of Blue Thunder was January 6, 2001 at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Since its debut, it has placed in the finals every year. It performs at more than 20 events per year and is displayed at various promotional events. It also has been licensed for various toys and an upcoming video game.


Blue Thuner Drivers
Lyle Hancock
Norm Miller
Bobby Zoellner
George Balhan
Tony Farrell
Linsey Weenk

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. In July 2007, it was announced that Linsey Weenk of CSK Motorsports joined Live Nation Motorsports to drive Blue Thunder. He debuted at Monsters on Mainstreet in Kankakee, IL Speedway.

There was also an earlier monster truck under the same name campaigned by Kevin Dabney and Kirk Dabney which had a Camaro body and raced in the 1980s [5]. The two vehicles are unrelated although the name of the current truck may have been derived from the earlier vehicle.
 

PRESS RELEASE

Linsey Weenk to Make Blue Thunder Debut at Monsters on Mainstreet
Source: Monster Jam Media

Weenk Joins Farrell on the Built Ford Tough Truck Team

AURORA, Ill.  (July 21, 2007) – Monster Jam® announced today that Linsey Weenk, a seasoned veteran of the Monster Jam tour, will make his debut performance this Saturday at Kankakee Motor Speedway in the Built Ford Tough Blue Thunder® monster truck to kick off the second-annual Monsters on Mainstreet season long promotion brought to you by Ford Trucks and Monster Jam.

The 28-year-old Weenk, who made his Monster Jam World Finals debut last year at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, has been racing monster trucks for the past seven years. After a breakout 2007 season with 21-consecutive race wins and six major stadium victories, Weenk qualified for the Monster Jam World Finals and finished in third place during the Monster Jam freestyle competition.

“I had a great year, and my hard work and dedication has paid off,” said Weenk. “Driving Ford’s Blue Thunder is a great opportunity for me. I am looking forward to a big win this weekend for the Ford team.”

“Linsey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Blue Thunder team,” said Bill Easterly, senior director of operations for Live Nation Motor Sports. “We are excited for his debut on such a special weekend for Ford Trucks as the second-annual Monsters on Mainstreet event takes place at Kankakee Motor Speedway.”

Weenk joins long-time Blue Thunder driver Tony Farrell on the Built Ford Tough Truck team.

“We are excited to welcome Linsey to the Blue Thunder team,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck & SUV Communications Manager, “He brings a wealth of experience and strong performance to the team.  We look forward to Linsey being an outstanding representative, along with Tony (Farrell), of the Built Ford Tough brand”.

 

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Maximum Destruction Monster Truck, currently racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. and driven by Tom Meents.

USHRA Driver Biography for Tom Meents
This 6-Time World Champion has several accomplishments under his belt. Rarely does a monster truck driver dominate the USHRA Monster Jam in the manner that Tom Meents has over the past few years and since his inception into the sport some years ago.  read more...

BACKYARD HOUSE JUMPING - PAXTON, IL
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Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction
A video game of the vehicular combat genre released in 2002 by Inland Productions.

Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction Game Profile
Get behind the wheel of the world's most famous monster trucks with a brutal arsenal of weapons and go head-to-head in savage vehicular combat.

Maximum Destruction on Monster Jam Online
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