1992 the exhilarating and Exhausting world of monster trucks was now a reality. A rental truck to carry the tires, a borrowed trailer and a 1200 mile trek to Pennsylvania began our journey. Now many years later, 3 custom semi's later, 5 GunSlingers later, here we are! Simply amazing!
Air Dog Diesel MONSTER TRUCK in action!
Taken on 7/31 at Dragway 42 In West Salem, Ohio. The program was cut short
due to an odd sound coming from the truck. I later asked one of the air dog
mechanics and was told that the transmission had been recently replaced.
Apparently, during the replacement, the technicians did not space something
in the output shaft causing it to rub on something. A very minor problem
but it's better to be safe especially with something this powerful.
Scott Hartsock & Gunslinger
Scott Hartsock is certainly a madman behind the wheel of his cocked, locked
and ready to rock big bad red ford, the Gunslinger. Hartsock is known as
being one of the cockiest guys in the sport today, and when you have a
truck constructed like his set up perfectly for big air, wheelies and
donuts you can be cocky. Hartsock and his truck have made a name for
themselves with their memorable moments in monster truck history, including
some of the best wheelies, crashes and sick air leaps. The truck can take a
beating and so can the man manning the truck. The big black Cowboy ford is
also out of the Scott Hartsock truck fleet, obviously not as known for it's
ragged edge style driven due to a number of tame drivers behind the plate
but is certainly a solid truck. Scotty Hartsock is up there in the top 5
drivers today to have not won a world championship despite some great
moments at the World Finals in Las Vegas. Hartsock has certainly made a
name for himself and his team as one of the top 5 indy teams in the sport
Song: "If You Dare" by AC/DC
Beast Monster Truck .......walk around
2006 CHEVY SILVERADO
ENGINE: 540 CUBIC INCH BLOWN ALCOHOL INJECTED BY FOWLER ENGINES.
TRANSMISSION: MODIFIED 400 turbo BY BIG
AXLES: PATRICK HOUSING 106 AXLES FRONT & REAR WITH CLARK PLANETARY ENDS.
SUSPENSION: 8 NITROGEN BY-PASS SHOCKS WITH 30 INCHES OF TRAVEL.
TRANSFER CASE: SCS ALUMINUM DROP BOX.
DRIVE SHAFTS: CUSTOM MADE BY HEAVY DUTY PARTS.
WHEELS: VORES WELDING RACING WHEEL.
TIRES: 66X42X25 FIRESTONE.
CHASSIS:2009 CUSTOM 2" TUBE DESIGNED & BUILT BY BEAST-WERX.
BODY: FIBERGLASS WITH REMOVABLE DOORS & ONE PIECE FRONT END.
PAINT: FRAME AND PARTS ONLY BASF PAINT SUPPLIED BY PERFORMANCE PAINT. (BODY
IS ACTUALLY A VYNIL WRAP DECAL BY BOK-SIGNS.)
SAFETY FEATURES: FULL ROLL CAGE, RACING HARNESS TO INCLUDE HANS DEVICE,
FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEM, CUSTOM DRIVE SHAFT LOOPS, U-JOINT, BRAKE ROTOR, AND
TRANSMISSION SHIELDS, MANUAL AND ELECTRONIC SHUT-OFF SYSTEM, AND CUSTOM