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Nitro Hornet
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Nitro Hornet circa 2017

Owner

David Smith

Driver

Daron Basl

Body Style

1977 Chevy Pickup

Engine

540CI

Transmission

400 Turbo

Tires

66" Terra / BKT

Debut

2007

Nitro Hornet is a custom Chevy monster truck owned by Flame Motorsports out of Spring, Texas driven by Daron Basl since 2007.

History

  • 2007 - Nitro Hornet debuts as a Chevy Silverado for the MLMT series but only ran for one show under Daron Basl.
  • 2013 - The truck then returned to full time competition on a Baja body driven by Daron. He would compete at the same years Young Guns Shootout.
  • 2014 - The truck debuts a new blue paint scheme. Daron would compete in the Young Guns Shootout again.
  • 2015 - Daron runs a Monster Mutt Rottweiler on Nitro Hornet's chassis for the #MoreMonsterJam tours. The Nitro Hornet name still runs on non Monster Jam events.
  • 2016 - Daron once again runs on the tour as Monster Mutt Rottweiler.
  • 2017 - the truck once again competes at the More Monster Jam Tour with Daron driving. After the tour, the truck competed at the Toughest Monster Truck Tour debuting all new design, based of a 1977 Chevy pickup. It was unveiled in Lafyatte, LA with Aaron Basl driving.

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