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Team Scream is a monster truck team from Columbus, Michigan, consisting of 4 full-time trucks and some truck which ran because of special events, such as Weapon One, Monster Masher, Mega Bite, and General Tire.) The name of the team comes from Jim Koehler shouting into the microphone during interviews, which has won him the Golden Mic award numerous times.


Avenger was built in 1996 by Jim Koehler. Avenger was originally a Chevrolet S-10. In 2000, it debuted at the World Finals. In 2002, he introduced a unique 1957 Chevy Bel-Air body style. A year later, he won his first World Finals in Las Vegas. Starting in 2004, Koehler has driven with a new paint job every year at Vegas. in 2008, Koehler built a new chassis and introduced a new lime green paint scheme. In 2011, Koehler won his second World Finals.

Vegas paint jobs

2004 - Orange

2005 - Half Dark Green & Half Orange

2006 - Chrome

2007 - Toxic Green

2008 - Neon Green

2009 - Scuba Blue

2010 - Black & White

2011 - Candy Apple Red

2012 - Yellow & Red

2013 - Rainbow and Candy Apple Red

2014 - Purple Metallic with Fox Sports 1 logo around the Avenger Logo

2015 - White surf paint.

2016 - Blue Handpainted "Junkyard Rust" paint

2017 - Dark Green (original paint job)

2018 - Station Wagon


In 2000, Chris Bergeron debuted in Brutus, a monster truck with the same bodystyle that Avenger had at that time (Avenger had a Chevrolet S-10.). In 2004, the well-known 3-D canine concept Brutus debuted. In 2005, Jim Koehler brought both trucks to Vegas to compete. Both trucks have since competed at multiple World Finals events.

In 2010, Bergeron drove Wrecking Crew at World Finals 11.

In 2011, Bergeron drove a new chassis and paint job during World Finals 12.

In 2012, the old chassis was retired, and Bergeron ran his new scheme full-time.

In 2013, Bergeron retired at the end of the season, and the truck was retired.

In 2016, the truck returns with Brad Allen former driver of Mega-Bite.

Wrecking Crew

In 2005, Team Scream debuted Wrecking Crew, a yellow, black & grey Chevy S-10. It was driven by Steve Koehler. Dave Radzierez took over in the 2016 season. It is currently driben by Mike Thompson

General Tire

During the 2009 Monster Truck Thunder Drags season, Steve Koehler drove the General Tire monster truck, which was actually Wrecking Crew with a different paint job. In 2011, Koehler left the General Tire team, returning to Wrecking Crew, while Chris Bergeron took over General Tire. In 2012 Bergeron left General Tire When Bergeron left, Joe Nitcher took over.

Aussie Avenger

In 2009, Jim Koehler was going to drive Raptor Rampage in Australia, but instead he drove Avenger. He won the freestyle championship. in 2010, Jim Koehler won the freestyle championship again in Australia. In 2011, Paul Shafer announced that the Australian avenger will become the Tassie Devil.

Mega Bite

in 2012 Chris Bergeron drove mega bite for the first time ever in Monroe, Michigan. When Bergeron retired, Brad Allen took over the truck. It's now retired because Brad Allen switched to Brutus.


in 2005 Team Scream debut Spike. It was the same body style as Brutus, but with a husky paint scheme. It was driven by Rich Hilgendorf from 2008 to 2011, until Jeff Anderson took over Spike along with Brad Allen. In 2013 the truck was discontinued, but later that year they announced it was coming back, with Jeff Anderson, Croy Rummel, and Brad Allen sharing the helm. This truck is now Retired with Cory Rummel switching to Rage.


Rage is a Chevrolet S-10 monster truck that debuted in the Monster Truck Throwdown during the Summer of 2015. The truck made its Monster Jam debut in 2016. Cory Rummel is the current driver of the truck.


Axe is a 1941 Willys fire truck design that debuted in 2017. It is an alter-ego to Wrecking Crew.