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Monster Energy (Escalade)
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Escalade Monster Energy circa 2017.

Owner

FELD Entertainment (truck), Monster Beverage Corporation (name)

Driver

Todd LeDuc

Body Style

Escalade

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-Speed

Tires

66" Terra / BKT

Debuted

2012

Monster Energy (Ford F-150)
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Ford F-150 Monster Energy circa 2017.

Owner

FELD Entertainment (truck), Monster Beverage Corporation (name)

Driver

Coty Saucier

Body Style

Ford F-150

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-Speed

Tires

66" Terra / BKT

Debuted

Monster Jam World Finals 16 (March 27, 2015)

Monster Energy is owned by FELD Entertainment and sponsored by energy drink Monster Energy. It is driven by Coty Saucier, Steven Sims and former Metal Mulisha driver Todd LeDuc. It was announced in 2011 and began competing in 2012 with Damon Bradshaw, former Air Force Afterburner driver, behind the wheel. In 2013, it was announced that Bradshaw's former crew chief, Coty Saucier, would be driving a 2nd Monster Energy. He began driving the Ford F-150 version of the truck in 2015. In 2017, Bradshaw was unable to sign a contract in time with Monster Jam and was since then replaced by LeDuc. The same year, Mutant debuted as the replacement for Monster Energy. Although Mutant was run full time, Monster Energy still competed in areas where Mutant wasn't sold in 2017 and 2018, until in 2019, when the Mutant trucks were retired and converted back to being Monster Energy.

History

  • 2012 - Monster Energy debuts on the old Air Force Afterburner chassis with Damon Bradshaw behind the wheel. A few months after the truck's debut, a new chassis was built and was run on the truck. The same year, Damon took the truck all the way to the final round of racing at World Finals 13, however he lost to Tom Meents.
  • 2013 - the Monster Energy body was run on several different chassis' in the later part of the year. It was run on the Metal Mulisha chassis for the Abu Dhabi and European events in the summer and fall. In October of that year the body was put on the Northern Nightmare chassis for the debut shows at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, as the original Monster Energy chassis was returning from Mexico at the time.
  • 2014 - Coty Saucier began driving a 2nd Monster Energy. Coty made it to the final round in the Young Guns Shootout, but lost to Mikey Vaters. Damon went to World Finals 15, but once again he wasn't able to clinch a victory.
  • 2015 - Damon competed in the 9-city Fox Sports 1 Series and Coty competed in the 10-city More Monster Jam tour. Damon would end up in the top 4 of the Fox Sports 1 Championship Series, giving him a spot at the Monster Jam World Finals 16. Meanwhile, Saucier would get a spot in the 4th Young Guns Shootout, and eventually go on to win. Upon winning the YGS, a brand new Ford F-150 Monster Energy body was unveiled and was driven by Coty during the racing competition of The World Finals 16 having claimed the 32nd slot in the 32 truck line-up for that year. Both Coty's F-150 Monster Energy and Bradshaw's Escalade Monster Energy competed in the racing and freestyle of Monster Jam World Finals 16. Although Coty drove the brand new F-150 during the main competition, he actually did drive the Escalade during the Young Guns Shootout.
  • 2016 - The Ford F-150 Monster Energy from World Finals 16 in 2015 would return for full time competition with Coty driving. He drove the truck at the West Coast Monster Jam AMSOIL Series as Damon drove his at the Fox Sports 1 Series (2016). Both Coty and Damon were invited to Monster Jam World Finals 17. On said event, many claimed Damon should've won the freestyle title.
  • 2017 - Both trucks get brand new looks. Damon Bradshaw left Monster Jam before the start of the 2017 Season, Todd LeDuc replaced him and competed at the West Coast Fox Sports 1 Series (2017) and would later win getting him an automatic invite at Monster Jam World Finals 18. Coty ran his truck on Monster Jam Stadium Tour 3 and at the World Finals. Later that year, both trucks were converted to Mutant, to advertise Monster Energy's new "Mutant: Super Soda". Though the Monster Energy truck was no longer used for full time competition, it was still ran on events where Mutant has not yet been sold in.
  • 2018 - Leduc ran his truck on the European Tour as Saucier campaigned his on the Australian Tour. A third driver, Steven Sims, was added and drove on the South American Tour. All three drivers competed in select shows in the US.
  • 2019 - the truck returns to full time competition. Coty will run on the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series East while Todd competes on Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series 3. Steven Sims joins the team and will run his truck on the International Tour.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2012 - Damon Bradshaw
  • 2013 - Damon Bradshaw
  • 2014 - Damon Bradshaw (DDS: Coty Saucier)
  • 2015 - Damon Bradshaw (Escalade), Coty Saucier (Ford F-150) (DDS: Coty Saucier) (wins the DDS)
  • 2016 - Damon Bradshaw (Escalade), Coty Saucier (Ford F-150)
  • 2017 - Todd LeDuc (Escalade), Coty Saucier (Ford F-150)

Diecast Info

So far, neither Monster Energy truck has not been made into a Hot Wheels diecast of any size, nor has Monster Jam announced any plans to do so in the near future. There are two speculated reasons for this: 1, because Monster Energy and Hot Wheels do not have the corresponding sponsorship to allow this to happen, and 2, because Monster Jam has not been enthusiastic about putting an energy drink logo on a children's toy.

Trivia

  • The grill decal was removed for unknown reasons for Todd Leduc's Monster Energy for the 2017 season.
  • Monster Energy is currently the only non Fire & Ice FELD owned trucks to have two different trucks compete in different body styles.

Gallery

Todd LeDuc

Coty Saucier

Damon Bradshaw