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Inferno
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Inferno circa 2012

Owner

FELD Motorsports

Driver

Frank Krmel (2012)

Body Style

Cadillac Escalade (2012) Chevy Aerostar (2002-2006)

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-speed

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

2002

Inferno was a monster truck created by FELD Motorsports that ran from 2002-2006 and a one off event in East Rutherford 2012.

The truck was essentially WCW Nitro Machine, just with any WCW remnants removed and the name changed.

History

  • 2002 - Inferno, the old WCW Nitro Machine, debuts with Kathy Winston behind the wheel.
  • 2003 - Bryan Winston takes the wheel in 2003
  • 2004 - Inferno, now with no specific driver, is run only twice in 2004, once at San Antonio under John Seasock, and a second time in Cincinnati, by an unknown driver.
  • 2004 - Inferno is shown off at the Monster Jam World Finals 5 with an unfinished paint scheme
  • 2005 - This unfinished body is run on the truck, with added red fire
  • 2005 - A new ford body debuts in Europe.
  • 2006 - The last two shows for the first Inferno are ran in Arnhem Holland, using an Altered Hot Wheels (European) body
  • 2006 - Meanwhile, Hot Wheels and Pastrana 199 run competitions in Europe on the Inferno chassis.
  • 2012 - An Escalade version of Inferno runs for an encore in East Rutherford with Frank Krmel driving.
  • 2013 to Present - Inferno is put on hold. The truck is still shown and used in Yearbooks and merchandise, implying it still has a possibility of returning. For what and when, is unknown.

Trivia

The original Inferno had to be called Flashfire for the toy release in 2003 . It also had a very rare release under the original name. The new one in 2013 went by Inferno. The reason for this renaming was that Monster Jam had issues trademarking the inferno name, and thus couldn't mass produce it. The same thing happened for the case of Spitfire/ Dragon's Breath 6 years later.

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