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The Destroyer
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The Destroyer

Owner

Roger Stidell

Driver

Roger Stidell

Body Style

Offroad Body

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-speed

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

1999

The Destroyer is a custom Ford monster truck driven by Roger Stidell out of Washington, but is primarily known for its days with Dan Evans where the truck made several World Finals appearances. The truck is currently on hiatus after multiple financial issues occurred as well as a falling out with Tony Canedo, his touring partner.

History

  • 1999 - The Destroyer debuts as the old Blue Max truck.
  • 2000 - The Destroyer V2 chassis debuts, and Dan starts doing his signature reverse move.
  • 2001 - Dan makes his World Finals debut.
  • 2004 - A new scheme for The Destroyer debuts.
  • 2005- An inverse paint scheme is run in 2005.
  • 2005 - At the World Finals Dan unveils a yellow The Destroyer.
  • 2007 - The Destroyer 2 is fittingly destroyed via reverse at the World Finals. The new ford body with a Navy The Destroyer ship competes in Toledo Ohio.
  • 2008 - The Destroyer 3 makes its debut on a Ford body for first quarter Monster Jam.
  • 2011 - Roger Stidell buys The Destroyer in December.
  • 2012 - Roger Stidell competes in his first year as the owner and driver as Dan goes to drive Team Hot Wheels Firestorm for Monster Jam.
  • 2012 - The Destroyer tours with Canedo Motorsports.
  • 2013 - A new Baja body The Destroyer is unveiled and is continued to run to this day.
  • 2015 - The original chassis from World Finals 8 in 2007 was sold to Brian Christensen and became D'Sturbed.
  • 2016- The truck waits on a several year hiatus due to financial issues.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2001 - Dan Evans
  • 2005 - Dan Evans
  • 2006 - Dan Evans
  • 2007 - Dan Evans
  • 2008 - Dan Evans
  • 2009 - Dan Evans

​Trivia

  • Although the V2 version was destroyed at the 2007 World Finals the chassis was sold almost ten years later to Brian Christensen and turned into D'Sturbed.

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