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9.28.06      [Monsters of Destruction]   Patrick & Samson Conquer Muddy M.O.D. Rounds

Rain nor mud could not stop Dan Patrick & Samson from taking home the trophies in the Straight Line and Obstacle Course racing at the Monsters of Destruction event at the Ross County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe, Ohio on Friday night.  Patrick continued the dominance on Saturday night, for a clean sweep of the weekends racing competitions.

After getting all the mud off the truck Sunday morning, Dan headed to Red bluff, California for the West Coast Monster Truck Nationals, promoted by Joe Froome and J & K Motorsports.

For more information, go to: www.samson4x4.com or www.monstersofdestruction.com

 

8.13.06      [Monsters of Destruction]   M.O.D. Series Heads to Ohio

The Monsters of Destruction racing series is coming to Dan Patrick & Samson’s home state of Ohio!

The next two stops on the 2006 Monsters of Destruction racing series are September 15th & 16th in Zanesville, Ohio at the Muskingum Speedway and at the Ross County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe, Ohio on September 22nd & 23rd. These events will be filmed and televised by The Outdoor Channel.

Monsters of Destruction is the only true monster truck racing series featuring electronic timing equipment. The series consists of 26 rounds of competition and features Straight Line Drag Racing, Obstacle Course Racing and Monster Truck Freestyle. All rounds of competition are nationally televised on The Outdoor Channel.

For more information, go to: www.samson4x4.com or www.monstersofdestruction.com

 

5.13.06      [Event Recap]  Trois Rivieres and Quebec City

The United States may be where monsters know how to race and freestyle, but Canada is where the promoters know how to put on perhaps the most exciting events ever, and we mean it. Chris Arel Motorsports invaded Trois Rivieres and Quebec City on May 12th and 13th. Samson, Screamin' Demon, Iron Warrior, Brutus, and Avenger roared into both sold out events with 7,000 insane fans on their feet the entire night in Trois Rivieres and 13,000+ in attendance for the Monster Spectacular event in Quebec City. Dan Patrick in Samson dominated the field of trucks in both cities and brought two victories back to the States. Friday night straight-line racing took Patrick into the finals while Chicago-style racing sent Patrick into the finals once more for two great victories. Patrick sent Samson into victory lane once more during freestyle, defeating Black Stallion, Screamin' Demon, and Avenger with great runs.

 

8.1.06      [Monsters of Destruction]  >> Patrick Doubles Up in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD – Dan Patrick in his #50 Samson monster truck proved once again he is one of the toughest competitors to beat in the industry.  Only one other driver has been able to sweep back to back rounds of competition in the MOD Series and that was accomplished earlier this year by Dan Runte.  With Patrick’s wins in Round 12, he now leads both Straight Line Drag and Obstacle Course Racing standings for the 2006 MOD Series.

“I’ve said it before, we are either really good or really bad”, said Dan Patrick.  “This weekend we were on the good side.  This series is the most demanding series we compete in and it feels good to walk away with all four trophies this weekend.  Now I get to go back to the shop and build more parts for more customers.”

Rick Swanson in the #95 Fabtech Obsession slipped out of first place in Obstacle Course Racing to Patrick, but a second place finish would keep him hot on his tail.

“This weekend Dan (Patrick) was on”, said Swanson.  “When he is on I don’t think there are too many people that can beat him.  We ran this weekend with our back-up engine and still finished in second all weekend.  I couldn’t ask for much more out of this truck.”

Kreg Christensen in his #01 Dragon Slayer would lay down the quickest time in qualifying, but would drop a valve starting his truck to come out for Straight Line Drags.

“It’s horrible to be the fastest qualifier and not be able to make a single pass in racing”, said Kreg Christensen.  “This is really going to hurt us in points.  This was a new motor for this event and it is just unfortunate that this had to happen.”

Round 11 is scheduled to air on The Outdoor Channel August 12th and Round 12 will air August 19th.  Both will air at 11AM PST.  You can now also order any round of racing as the MOD Series is available “On Demand”.

Next stop on the 2006 MOD Series is Evergreen Speedway.  This event is the largest event in the season with 10 trucks competing.  Trucks scheduled to race are Obsession, Dragon Slayer, Spider-Man, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Monster Jerky, Natural High, Captain USA, Monster Moose and Public Disturbance.  The event is held at the Evergreen Speedway August 24th and 25th in Monroe, Washington.

 

May 12, 2006
Trois Rivieres, Quebec
Hippodrome

Samson

May 13, 2006
Quebec City, Quebec

Chris Arel Motorsports
Monster Spectacular

Samson

The United States may be where monsters know how to race and freestyle, but Canada is where the promoters know how to put on perhaps the most exciting events ever, and we mean it. Chris Arel Motorsports invaded Trois Rivieres and Quebec City on May 12th and 13th. Samson, Screamin' Demon, Iron Warrior, Brutus, and Avenger roared into both sold out events with 7,000 insane fans on their feet the entire night in Trois Rivieres and 13,000+ in attendance for the Monster Spectacular event in Quebec City. Dan Patrick in Samson dominated the field of trucks in both cities and brought two victories back to the States. Friday night straight-line racing took Patrick into the finals while Chicago-style racing sent Patrick into the finals once more for two great victories. Patrick sent Samson into victory lane once more during freestyle, defeating Black Stallion, Screamin' Demon, and Avenger with great runs.

 

Samson

Samson

April 2006


Monster Spectacular - Olympic Stadium
Chris Arel Motorsports
April 22, 2006
Montreal, Canada

Samson

This was a sell out event and was one of the biggest and best monster truck show at the Olympic Stadium!!! There were 14 monster trucks racing, jumping, with a lot of air, and free styling!!! - Samson, Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Godzilla, Bigfoot, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Equalizer, Hot Tamale, Brutus, Avenger, Back Draft, Eradicator and Screamon Demon. Frank Krmel piloted Samson for the night. This is the first time in quite a while that someone other than Dan Patrick has driven Samson!!! Dan was very pleased with Frank's driving and handling of Samson!!

Samson

Samson

Samson
 


Round 4 -Del Rio, Texas -- Runte and Christensen Repeat Performance
Milestone Motorsports
[
** 04/01/06 Press Release** ]


MONSTERS OF DESTRUCTION
ON THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL
The Outdoor Channel
Monsters of Destruction
Round 2 - Saturday - April 8th - 2:00 pm EST

**This event was filmed at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds**
**Roswell, NM - March 10 & 11, 2006**


Round 3 -Del Rio, Texas -- Standing Room Only
Milestone Motorsports
[
** 3/31/06 Press Release** ]


Race Results

Monster Jam / USHRA
US Bank Arena
Thunder Nationals – Cincinnati, OH
March 24 - 25, 2006


Competitors: SAMSON – GRAVE DIGGER – NINJA TURTLE – RAP ATTACK
– BLACK STALLION – IRON WARRIOR

Friday

1ST Round:
    Samson vs Rap Attack- Samson wins
    Black Stallion vs Ninja Turtle – Black Stallion wins
    Grave Digger vs Iron Warrior – Grave Digger wins

SEMI Finals:
    Samson vs – Black Stallion - Samson wins
    Grave Digger vs – Ninja Turtle (Fast Loser) - Ninja Turtle wins

FINALS:
    Samson vs - Ninja Turtle - Samson wins


Saturday Night

1ST Round:
    Samson vs Rap Attack - Samson wins
    Black Stallion vs Ninja Turtle - Ninja Turtle wins
    Grave Digger vs Iron Warrior – Grave Digger wins

SEMI Finals:
    Samson vs - Black Stallion (Fast Loser) - Samson wins
    Grave Digger vs Ninja Turtle - Grave Digger wins

FINALS:
    Grave Digger vs Samson - Grave Digger wins


March 2006


MONSTERS OF DESTRUCTION
Rounds 3 and 4

Monsters of Destruction heading to Del Rio, Texas for rounds 3 and 4.
See Milestone Motorsports press release for the latest info.

Milestone Motorsports
[
** 3/17/06 Press Release** ]


MONSTERS OF DESTRUCTION
ON THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL
The Outdoor Channel
Monsters of Destruction
Round 2 - Saturday - April 8th - 2:00 pm EST

**This event was filmed at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds**
**Roswell, NM - March 10 & 11, 2006**

Milestone Motorsports
[
** 3/14/06 Press Release** ]


Race Results

Monster Jam / USHRA
Nutter Center
Thunder Nationals - Dayton, OH
Feb. 24 - 25, 2006


Competitors: SAMSON - GRAVE DIGGER - VIRGINIA GIANT -
-
FULL BOAR - BAD NEWS -

SAFE AUTO MINIMIZER

Samson

Friday

1ST Round:
    Samson vs Bad News- Samson wins
   
Grave Digger vs Virginia Giant - Grave Digger wins
    Safe Auto vs Full boar - Safe Auto wins

SEMI Finals:
    Samson vs Safe Auto - Safe Auto wins
    Grave Digger vs Bad News - Grave digger wins

FINALS:
    Grave Digger vs Safe Auto - Grave Digger wins

*** SAMSON flipped on his side while doing a donut during the Freestyle Competition ***

Samson


Saturday Afternoon

1ST Round:
    Full Boar vs Virginia Giant -Full Boar wins
    Samson vs Safe Auto - Samson wins
    Grave Digger vs Bad News - Grave Digger wins
    Last Chance Qualifier - Bad News vs Virginia Giant - Bad News wins

SEMI Finals:
    Bad News vs Full boar - Bad News wins
    Samson vs Grave Digger - Samson wins

FINALS:
    Bad News vs Samson - Bad News wins

Samson


Saturday Night

1ST Round:
    Full Boar vs Virginia Giant - Virginia Giant wins (Full Boar broke axle in race)
    Safe Auto vs Samson - Safe Auto wins
    Grave Digger vs Bad News - Grave Digger wins
    Last Chance Qualifier - Samson vs Bad News - Samson wins

SEMI Finals:
    Samson vs Virginia Giant - Virginia Giant wins
    Grave Digger vs Safe Auto - Grave Digger wins
(Grave digger broke during race, so he gave his Finals spot to Safe Auto, Digger could then be fixed and run freestyle)

FINALS:
    Safe Auto vs Virginia Giant - Safe Auto wins

Samson

After the trucks competed in the Donut Competition (with the exception of Full Boar and Grave Digger) and all the trucks had done their freestyle (with the exception of Full Boar), Grave Digger was ready to do his Freestyle. At the end of Diggers Freestyle, Samson received a hard hit to the back of the truck, when Digger, running without front brakes, could not get turned in time and slammed into the back side of Samson. Luckily, Dan was not sitting in his truck, there was no major damage to the truck and no was hurt. Needless to say, the show was over for the evening!!


February 2006


Race Results

Monster Jam / USHRA
Hampton Coliseum
Thunder Nationals – Hampton VA
Feb. 17 & 18, 2006

Competitors: SAMSON – GRAVE DIGGER – TEENAGE MUTANT NIJA TURTLE
AFTERSHOCK – VIRGINIA GIANT – WILD HAIR


Friday

1ST Round:
    Samson vs Virginia Giant - Samson wins
    Grave Digger vs Aftershock – Grave Digger wins
    Turtle vs Wild Hair (broke) – Turtle advances

SEMI Finals:
    Grave Digger vs Virginia Giant (Fast Loser) – Grave Digger wins
    Samson (RII problem) vs Turtle– Turtle advances

FINALS:
    Grave Digger vs Turtle - Grave Digger wins


Saturday Afternoon

1ST Round:
    Virginia Giant vs Turtle - Turtle wins
    Samson vs Aftershock - Samson wins
    Grave Digger vs Wild Hair - Grave Digger wins

SEMI Finals:
    Grave Digger vs Virginia Giant (Fast Loser) – Grave Digger wins
    Samson vs Turtle - Turtle wins

FINALS:
    Grave Digger vs Turtle - Grave Digger wins


Saturday Night

1ST Round:
    Grave Digger vs. Aftershock – Grave Digger wins
    Samson vs. Wild Hair – Samson wins
    Virginia Giant vs. Turtle - Turtle wins

SEMI Finals:
   
Grave Digger vs. Virginia Giant (Fast Loser) – Grave Digger wins
    Samson vs. Turtle - Samson wins

FINALS:
   
Grave Digger vs. Samson - Grave Digger wins


Race Results

SAMSON WINS RACING FRI & SAT NIGHT AT ROCKFORD, IL

Monster Jam / USHRA
Rockford Metro Center
Thunder Nationals - Rockford, IL
Feb. 3 & 4, 2006

Competitors: SAMSON - PREDATOR - AVENGER - BRUTUS - FULL BOAR


Friday

1ST Round:
    Samson vs. Avenger - Samson wins
    Predator vs. Full Boar - Predator wins

SEMI Finals:
    Samson vs. Predator - Samson wins
    Brutus - Winner of Wheelie contest, which gave him a bye in first round racing

FINALS:
    Samson vs. Brutus -
Samson wins


Saturday

1ST Round:
    Samson vs Avenger - Samson wins
    Predator vs Full Boar - Predator wins

SEMI Finals:
    Samson vs Predator - Samson wins
    Brutus vs Avenger - Brutus wins

FINALS:
    Samson vs Brutus - Samson wins


Monsters of Destruction, Behind the Scenes to visit Patrick Enterprises
[ ** See Press Release** ]


SAMSON to compete in the
2006 Monsters of Destruction National Monster Truck Racing Series
To be aired on The Outdoor Channel.
[
** see Press Release** ]


January 2006


Race Results

1 - Monster Jam / USHRA
Nationwide Arena - Columbus, Ohio
January 6 & 7, 2006 

Competitors: SAMSON, GRAVE DIGGER, SAFE AUTO, RAP ATTACK, FULL BOAR, AFTERSHOCK 

RACES - 3
SEMI FINALS - 2
WINS - 1 

The first event of 2006 turned out well for Dan Patrick and Samson with a win Friday night and to the semi final rounds Saturday afternoon and night. While Friday night freestyle landed Samson on its top during a donut! 

Samson

Samson

 Samson


2 - Monster Jam / USHRA
Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC
January 13 & 14, 2006 

Competitors: SAMSON, GRAVE DIGGER, TEENAGE MUTANT NIJA TURTLE, STONE CRUSHER, CLYDESDALE, RAP ATTACK, BIG CRUNCH, EXCALIBER 

RACES - 2
SEMI FINALS - 1
FINALS - 1
WINS - 0



November 2005


National Geographic
Monster Truck Tech
to air
Wednesday, December 14th @ 8:00 pm. and 11 pm
and Wednesday, December 21 @ 4 pm.
on the National Geographic channel.

The Michael Hoff Production film crew from Emeryville, California came to Dan’s shop and home in February and July of 2005 to interview and film for a new project about the Evolution of Monster Truck Racing for the National Geographic Channel. The air date for Monster Truck Tech will be Wednesday, December 14th @ 8:00 pm and Wednesday, December 21 @ 4 pm on the National Geographic channel.


July 2005


The "New" Hulk Monster Truck made its first racing appearance at Radford, VA on July 1, 2005 at the Motor Mile Speedway. The Hulk will be appearing again in Fishersville, VA, July 29 & 30, Connellsville, PA on August 3 and Carlisle, PA on August 5, 6, & 7th.

Look for Samson/Hulk toys
by
Muscle Machines
at a toy store near you!

HULK

HULK

HULK

HULK


June 2005


MONSTER TRUCKS 2005 TRADING CARDS DEBUT!

The first set of monster truck trading cards since 1990 hits the shelves this week. The set of 36 cards exclusively features some of the top independent teams in the world.

Cards will be sold in plastic sleeves with nine cards per sheet. They are packaged numerically to make it easy for fans to collect entire sets in one purchase. 

The trading cards will be sold at novelty stands, in shops, and over the internet by the teams that are participating in this year's set. The theme is "support the independents", so purchasing a set of cards from your favorite monster truck team directly supports the independents that brought our sport to the phenomenon that it is today!

So support your sport and support your favorite teams! Look for the trading cards at a show near you this summer!

Send an e-mail to sales@samson4x4.com to order your trading cards today! Sets are $16.00 (all 36 cards).

Check out our Merchandise page for more info.
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