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Iron Outlaw
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Iron Outlaw circa 2017

Owner

2Xtreme Racing

Driver

Tanner Root

Body Style

Custom Ford Expedition

Engine

540 CI Blown Alcohol

Transmission

Hughes Performance 2-Speed Powerglide

Tires

66" Terra / BKT

Debut

2005

Iron Outlaw is a Ford Expedition monster truck driven by Tanner Root out of Toganoxie, Kansas and is a part of 2Xtreme Racing. Many drivers have taken control of the Iron Outlaw truck over its career but is best known for being piloted by Linsey Weenk from 2005-2007. In this period, Iron Outlaw was one of the winning-est trucks on the circuit even making it to two Monster Jam World Finals' under Weenk. The truck has also competed in another World Finals under a different driver, Kreg Christensen.

History

  • 2005 - Iron Outlaw debuts with Linsey Weenk as the driver.
  • 2006 - A new scheme debuts on the truck. Linsey Weenk begins a streak of racing wins including the last Monster Jam racing win in the Silverdome and the first one in Ford Field.
  • 2007 - The truck is featured in Monster Jam (video game)
  • 2008 - A new Q-Torque Iron Outlaw debuts. Linsey leaves the team to drive Blue Thunder. Kreg Christensen takes over. The Q-Torque Iron Outlaw is featured in Monster Jam: Urban Assault.
  • 2009 - Joe Miller takes over Iron Outlaw. Kreg moves to Maximum Destruction.
  • 2010 - Dawn Creten drives Iron Outlaw for a few months on the Scarlet Bandit chassis, as Jim Creten builds a new truck for his wife. In Phoenix, she makes it all the way to the finals against her husband, but is unable to take the win and comes out first for freestyle.
  • 2011 - A matte black Iron Outlaw debuts with new driver Nick Owens as Joe moves to Monster Mutt. He would win the Rookie of the Year Award at the World Finals with El Toro Loco/Spider-Man/Zombie driver Bari Musawwir that same year. As the year was about to end, Nick tragically passes away from a ski accident and all upcoming shows were cancelled.
  • 2012 - As Nick passed, the team had multiple drivers drive the truck as a fill-in. The following drivers have driven the truck throughout the year.
  • 2013 - Ben Winslow takes over driving duties full time.
  • 2014 - A new custom bodied Iron Outlaw debuts in Montreal. Ben retires from driving. Trent Montgomery takes over.
  • 2015 - Todd Morey becomes the full time driver.
  • 2016 - A new Iron Outlaw design debuts with Mike Christensen driving. Todd moves to Bounty Hunter.
  • Summer 2016 - Matt Cody and Tim Missentzis drives Iron Outlaw.
  • 2017 - The truck debuts a new grey and red scheme, Mike Christensen continues to drive. Jeff Souza filled in Oakland. The original chassis is sold to Brian Christensen.  
  • 2018 - Mike drives the truck in one of the Monster Jam Tours (2018). In the second quarter, former Jester crew chief, Tanner Root took over driving duties.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2006 - Linsey Weenk
  • 2007 - Linsey Weenk
  • 2008 - Kreg Christensen

Trivia

Iron Outlaw's body is actually not made of fiberglass, like other trucks. It is actually made of a rubber compound, so the body won't be damaged as much as fiberglass, and in turn, can be used more than the fiberglass bodies.

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