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Donkey Kong
Donkeykong sb
Donkey Kong circa 2009

Owner

Nintendo of America (name), FELD Motorsports (truck)

Drivers

Frank Krmel, Kreg Christensen

Body Style

Ford F-150 with Custom Front End

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-speed

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

2007

Discontinuation

2010

Donkey Kong was a custom monster truck that competed from 2007-2010 and was based off of the Nintendo character of the same name. The truck was driven by Frank Krmel from 2007-2009 while Kreg Christensen took over in 2010 all the way to its retirement. The truck switched between eye decals and not, and was known for the tie on the front end. Some believe this mold was modified to create Zombie.

History

In 2007, Donkey Kong debuted being driven by Frank Krmel in the Metrodome.

In 2008, Donkey Kong competed in its first World Finals.

In 2009, one of the first CRD built chassis was placed under Donkey Kong.

In 2010, Kreg Christensen took over as driver for its last full season on the old Team Suzuki chassis as Frank moved to the Blue Thunder team.

World Finals Appearances

2008 - Frank Krmel

2009 - Frank Krmel

Trivia

  • At its debut show, Minneapolis 2007, the truck made its debut by emerging from a gigantic Donkey Kong Barrel. No footage of it's emergence from the barrel is known to exist.

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