A Busy Year Comes To a Close This Weekend for Rettew Motorsports

2014 has been a year like no other for Rettew Motorsports. From making our debut in Monster Jam, to adding a monster ride truck to our operation, it’s been all over the place in 2014.

The year started off on a great note by making our Monster Jam debut at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ, and we were able to pull off a wheelie contest victory at the Saturday night show with this wicked wheelie:

 

We followed it up the next weekend in our second and final Monster Jam event of the season down in North Charleston, SC with a freestyle win at the Friday night show. We had a great time running with Monster Jam, and hopefully we’ll be on their tour again for 2015!

After running with Monster Jam, we finished out our first quarter running with the great people at Monster X Tour, MAP Motorsports, and Outlaw Monster Truck Spectacular. In total, we put in well over 6,000 miles of traveling in the first quarter of the year alone.

After the first quarter finished up, we fired the truck right back up again and went back out on the road running at Monster X Tour, KSR Motorsports, Monster Events, Special Events, All Star Monster Truck Tour, Vermonster 4×4, and of course, our hometown Buck Motorsports Park shows.

 

It’s been one heck of a busy year for Rettew Motorsports, not alone just in traveling from show-to-show running the Stinger monster truck, but also building and running our newest addition to the team: Stinger: The Shuttle!

 

Stinger: The Shuttle is one of the baddest monster ride trucks out there, and expect to see it running for the majority of our spring, summer, and fall schedule in 2015!

As we said before, this weekend is our last event of the 2014 season down in Brasstown, NC for Monster Events. We’ve had a great time all year, but it’s time finish out the season strong! We can’t wait to put on a show for our North Carolina fans tomorrow and Saturday at the Tri-County Racetrack!

We also want to give a big shout out and thanks to our great sponsors for the 2014 season – Buck Motorsports Park, Black Rock Fabrication, J&B Motorsports, SMP, The Metal Shop, and Jay R. Reynolds Inc.!

New Year, New Truck, and New Opportunities For Rettew Motorsports

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2013 was a great year for the Rettew Motorsports team. Starting off the year as a two truck team with Stinger and Boogey Van, performing well throughout the country and making new fans along the way. After the dust settled from first quarter, new plans for the future were being put in place to make some big moves. Boogey Van was sold, helping the team consolidate their focus to Stinger and bringing their strongest performances to date.

For Zane Rettew and family, it was a busy Summer for monster trucks and life in general. With the busy schedule of campaigning a monster truck, to just the general day to day adventures of raising a family of three with his wife Lindsey, Rettew was a busy fellow throughout the Summer months. The family made a big move into a new home, as well as an all new Rettew Motorsports shop. After picking up some wins and gaining more confidence in his ability, Rettew felt it was time to make yet another move, this time into an all new truck for 2014.

The all new Stinger chassis is already near completion thanks to J&B Motorsports and Black Rock Fabrication who have been hard at work to bring the next generation of Stinger to life. With the new year and new truck comes a new look and new challenges. Rettew hasn’t revealed much about the new look for Stinger, simply saying “This new truck is going to be off the hook!” The new truck is going to see it’s first action on the first weekend in January, as Rettew Motorsports and Stinger will make their Monster Jam debut at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey. With a packed schedule from January to March, it’s going to be yet another busy winter, but the Rettew Motorsports team is up to the challenge. To see where they’ll be headed in the upcoming year check out the schedule here.

Stinger Flying High in Hometown Event

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(Photo By: Monster Truck Madness Photos)

Zane Rettew grew up going to the Buck Motorsports Park as a child, dreaming of the day he’d get the chance to pilot his own monster truck in front of his hometown crowd, and over the weekend Rettew fulfilled that dream when he and the Stinger took to the track. With many friends and family in attendance, the pressure was on for the pair to perform well, and they did just that as they ran their hardest for all the fans that packed the grandstands to see their local hero. Rettew flew the scorpion tailed Ford over the cars time and time again, getting more air with each pass. The brakes were glowing bright orange, but nothing was going to keep Rettew from holding back as he pushed the truck to the limits.  When the dust settled at the end of the night, Stinger wouldn’t move any further, and Rettew was able to tie two-time Freestyle Champion Jim Koehler and the Avenger for the freestyle win. With a great weekend in the books, Rettew hopes it will be the first of many more awesome events at Buck Motorsports Park.

Gonzales Madness and More!

Boogey Van and Stinger have been on a roll lately, including a wild weekend in Gonzales, Louisiana. Check out the photos below courtesy of Matt Ison:

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Start of a new season.

The 2013 season started for the Rettew Motorsports group in Bryan, Texas. This was the debut event for the brand new Boogey Van, which had a solid outing its first time out. Zane and the Stinger machine had a few bugs he was fighting with all day, but was able to get everything together to wow the crowd and win freestyle. The team’s next stop is Lubbock, Texas, where both trucks will be running. Keep a eye on Stingermt.com and rettewmotorsports.com for more updates.

Getting Things Going!

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of the updated Stinger and Boogey Van!

Boogey Van to Run With Monster X Tour; New Sponsor for Rettew Motorsports!

Lancaster, Pennsylvania-Rettew Motorsports is proud to announce the official return of an old name to a great home for 2013. Lindsey Rettew will be piloting the revamped Boogey Van monster truck during a full 14-show Monster X Tour schedule from January all the way through April! The truck will be ready for the 2013 season in style with some new graphics from Ash Robertson (AR Designs), who has been working hard day and night to give the name made famous by Pam Vaters and Shafer Motorsports the look it deserves.

Boogey Van Monster Truck 2013“We’re excited to bring on board the Boogey Van name to the Rettew Motorsports team,” said Zane Rettew. “I let Lindsey take a drive in Stinger a few shows back, and she liked it, so we can’t wait to get started in 2013 with a great new look for the Boogey Van. We’ll be two hard-running trucks with some new sponsor support as well.”

Cyclone GearboxThe support Zane refers to is Cyclone Gearbox, which will be providing a transfer case for the Boogey Van and great support to the team throughout the 2013 season. Lindsey and Zane had an opportunity to check out the old body and get it for a mold of the new one:

Boogey Van monster truckWith lots of great support and a hot new look, Lindsey and Zane will take Boogey Van and Stinger into the 2013 season with a full head of steam. Stay tuned for more udpates!

Big News Coming Soon…

Don’t let the Boogey Monster get you! Stay tuned…

Solid Showing in Lasalle!

Zane highlighted Monster Events’ trip to Lasalle, Illinois with his signature fantastic wheelies and an awesome double freestyle with Steve Thompson of Hurricane Force.

“Steve was awesome all weekend and I stepped my game up too,” said Zane. “We have a lot of great people behind us and that’s enabled us to have the confidence to run that much harder for the great fans in Lasalle!”

Check out our schedule for upcoming events, and stay tuned for photos and onboard footage of Stinger in action at Lasalle courtesy of the guys at AllMonster.com!

Great Support Heading Into 2012 Summer – Stinger Sponsors

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Rettew Motorsports shop, Lancaster, PA-Rettew Motorsports is proud to announce a busy summer schedule as well as some exciting team news. It is shaping up to be a busy and exciting second half of 2012 for the team, with new sponsorship, great new fans, and even a new truck on the way.

“The support we’ve gotten recently is tremendous,” owner/driver Zane Rettew said. “I am more excited to be behind the wheel now than ever, and with companies like Pristine Auto, Exhaust Pros, Clutch and Driveshaft, Alliance Equipment, CPS Graphix, and ProThings, it makes life that much easier on us to run the way we want.”

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