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Scarlet Bandit
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Scarlet Bandit circa 2017

Owner

2Xtreme Racing

Driver

Dawn Creten

Body Style

2005 Ford Expedition

Engine

555 CI Blown Alcohol

Transmission

Hughes Performance 2-Speed Powerglide

Tires

66" Terra / BKT

Debut

2000

Scarlet Bandit is a Ford Expedition monster truck driven by Dawn Creten, team mate and wife to Jimmy Creten of the Bounty Hunter. Since 2000, Dawn has become one of the most famous female monster truck drivers, with her truck being in three Monster Jam World Finals. Scarlet Bandit is known for its infamous crash at the Monster Jam World Finals 9 in 2008 where she was the only female driver in the lineup. She finished second in freestyle falling short from Adam Anderson. The truck has appeared in two video games, Monster Jam: The Video Game and Monster Jam: Urban Assault.

History

  • 1999 - Dawn begins driving the truck 2Xtreme Racing.
  • 2000 - Scarlet Bandit debuts on a Chevy S10 body.
  • 2002 - A new Ford Expedition body Scarlet Bandit debuts to coincide with Bounty Hunter.
  • 2004 - A brand new paint scheme debuts on the truck.
  • 2005 - Dawn and the truck competes in her first Monster Jam World Finals.
  • 2006 - Dawn takes the season off on maternity leave. The truck is replaced by Iron Outlaw.
  • 2007 - Scarlet Bandit is resurrected on a brand new chassis and design. The truck is also featured in Monster Jam the Video Game.
  • 2008 - Dawn Creten scores a 36 at the Monster Jam World Finals, finishing 2nd, next to Adam Anderson. Scarlet Bandit was also featured in Monster Jam: Urban Assault
  • 2017 - The truck runs a new design and Dawn competed in the FS1 West Series.
  • 2018 - The truck competes in one of the Monster Jam Stadium Tours. Preston Pérez drives the truck for a couple shows in the summer.

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