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Batman
Batman2014
Batman circa 2014

Owner

FELD Entertainment, Live Nation (Truck), DC Comics (Name)

Driver

John Seasock

Body Style

Custom

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-Speed

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

2006

Discontinuation

2014

Batman was a monster truck owned by FELD Entertainment and Live Nation was driven by John Seasock. He has taken Batman to two Monster Jam World Finals Racing Championships, one in 2007 and the other in 2008. The truck's original driver was Jason Childress who drove the truck in the 2006 season.

History

  • 2004 - Batman was announced to debut in 2005.
  • 2005 - troubles in the 3D body caused its debut to be delayed. The truck wouldn't debut until 2006.
  • 2006 - Batman debuted, driven by Jason Childress
  • 2007 - John Seasock moved to the Batman truck as the new driver. He would win the racing competition of the Monster Jam World Finals 8
  • 2008 - Seasock would win the racing competition for a second year in a row, at the Monster Jam World Finals 9
  • 2011 - Norm Miller began driving Batman as Seasock moves to the Advance Auto Parts Grinder team.
  • 2012 - A new chassis debuts in December.
  • 2013 - An all new version of the Batman was created with a brand new body design and shape. The yellow from the original body was completely replaced by grey. At the World Finals, Miller raced with the truck although, got injured and couldn't freestyle. Carl Van Horn then took the wheel in the freestyle competition.
  • 2014 - John Seasock returned to the Batman team as Miller moved to the new New Earth Authority Police truck.
  • 2015 - The truck is retired as the DC license is expired.
  • 2017-Present - DC Comics return to Monster Jam indicating a possible comeback. However, Monster Jam still does not have any announcement regarding a return for the truck.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2006 - Jason Childress
  • 2007 - John Seasock (won racing)
  • 2008 - John Seasock (won racing)
  • 2009 - John Seasock
  • 2010 - John Seasock
  • 2011 - Norm Miller
  • 2013 - Norm Miller (racing), Carl Van Horn (freestyle)

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