Intense Action In Allentown For Week #11 Of The 2015 First Quarter

This past weekend was going to be a relaxing off weekend for Zane, Buddy, and Stinger, but when Monster Jam comes calling, you answer! Zane was able to be part of the official debut of monster trucks at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA with Monster Jam this past weekend with four sold out shows at the helm!

Despite not picking up any wins, Zane ran consistent the entire weekend; putting up good performances in the wheelie contest, obstacle course, donut contest, and freestyle at all four shows. Each sold out crowd loved watching the home state hero fly high and make some noise on the huge PPL Center floor.

The PPL Center had never had a monster truck show in it before, but the Allentown fans got one heck of a showing when Monster Jam brought 7 other elite drivers and monster trucks in to run all out. Zane and Buddy and the rest of the Rettew Motorsports team were honored to take part in the inaugural event, and hopefully this means more events to come in downtown Allentown for the future!

The team is already back at HQ preparing the truck for the final weekend of action in the first quarter of their 2015 season, and it’s happening close to home this coming weekend! Stinger will once again be attending the always great Race Track Promotions event at the Harrisburg Farm Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for two action packed shows on Saturday, March 21st! Our hardcore Pennsylvania fans will not want to miss this one!

Rear Wheel Riding Into The Winner’s Circle In Wilkes-Barre

After many weeks on the road in other great states, Zane was very happy to get to perform in front of his hardcore home state fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA for Monster Jam!

Stinger had been running strong the entire weekend, finishing near the top at the Friday night and Saturday afternoon events. At the Saturday night event in the wheelie contest, Zane stood on the Hot Foot a little bit too hard when going for a huge sky wheelie off of the steepest and most vertical ramps on the track and wound up rolling the truck over backwards, causing serious fiberglass damage. Nearly every panel received damage from the rollover, but the team was able to get every damaged piece off of it in time to return for freestyle.

Sunday afternoon went a little better as Zane picked up his second win of the first quarter season by winning the wheelie contest, but also destroying the signature Stinger tail and wheelie bar in the process.

Despite suffering some major fiberglass damage, everyone worked hard to get the truck pieced back together and ready to rock for this coming weekend at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA for Monster Jam! See you all out there!

Double Header For Week 8

For the first time in the 2015 season, Zane piloted Stinger for the Toughest Monster Truck Tour at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio! Stinger has had great success in the past with the Toughest Monster Truck Tour, and this past weekend was no exception!

Zane drove Stinger hard for all of his great Ohio fans, and he even went up against some of the toughest names in monster trucks today – Bigfoot, Over Bored, Quad Chaos, Heavy Hitter, and River Rat. There was no room for error in the wheelie contest, racing, and freestyle, as each driver piloted their machines to the fullest to try to grab a win.

Stinger definitely got some time on its tail as Zane walked the truck into some neat wheelies in both the wheelie contest and freestyle. He even pulled off an incredible save during freestyle on Friday night where he got the truck onto its sidewalls and was able to bring it back down onto all four wheels. All-in-all, he was able to bring home a wheelie contest victory at the Saturday night show!

Now, not only did Zane and Stinger tear it up in Youngstown, but he was also called in to fill in for Mechanical Mischief at the Monster Jam show at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, WV. It was a wild show with 5 competitions packed into a 2 hour time frame, but Zane got the job done. Despite not taking home any wins, all of the fans loved Stinger for the team’s debut in Wheeling!

We would like to thank the Toughest Monster Truck Tour for inviting us to run at their event in Youngstown and another thanks to Monster Jam for calling us in last minute to tear it up at their show in Wheeling! Another shout out to the fans in Ohio and West Virginia for coming out and watching us run! Next stop – the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA for a weekend of Monster Jam action!

Worcester Was Wild For Week 7

The DCU Center was host to another weekend of crazy Monster Jam action in the great city of Worcester, MA! Zane, Buddy, and Stinger were making their first visit to the arena for what was expected to be a pretty hectic four show weekend.

At the Friday night show, Zane finished 7th place in the wheelie contest by earning a score of 24 out of 40 points. He then followed it up by finishing 5th in the obstacle course with a time of 15.767 seconds, falling short of the first round win to Marc McDonald in El Toro Loco in racing, and 6th in freestyle with a 24.

It took one show to get the truck used to running the newer style of arena course which incorporated stadium like obstacles on a downsized scale. The Saturday afternoon show went a little smoother right off the bat. Zane finished 2nd place in the wheelie contest with a 29, but after a strong performance in racing, he got an awesome freestyle going until an obstacle tripped him up and rolled him over for his first rollover of the season. Luckily, there was only fiberglass damage, so Stinger was ready for show #3.

Zane took a middle of the pack performance in the wheelie contest by earning a good score of 27 and placing 5th at the Saturday night show. He then went on to run strong in racing but came just short of the first round win to Michael Vaters in Monster Mutt Rottweiler, then took 5th place in the donut contest with a 22 and 9th place in freestyle with a 21.

The final show of the weekend took place on Sunday afternoon, and it was another hard running day for Stinger and the team. Zane took another 2nd place finish in the wheelie contest with a strong score of 34, and then went into 5th place once again in the donut contest and freestyle to round out the weekend.

Despite suffering some minor fiberglass damage to the roof of the concept body after the Saturday afternoon show along with some minor mechanical damage including a broken spindle after a strong, hard running Sunday afternoon show freestyle, Zane, Buddy, and the truck had a great weekend in the New England region! We would like to thank all of the fans for braving the cold and still coming out to the DCU Center to watch Stinger tear it up this past weekend! Our next stop is at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, OH for our first show with the Toughest Monster Truck Tour of the 2015 season!

Another Schedule Change For The First Quarter Of 2015

We have had two schedule changes done already, but here’s lucky #3! We were supposed to haul out west to Memphis, TN to run at the FedExForum, but due to another truck not being able to make it to the Monster Jam event at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, we will be heading up north for the weekend!

This will be our first visit to the DCU Center and we’ll have some stiff competition on hand, with the likes of 2014 Monster Jam World Finals Young Guns Shootout champion Mike Vaters Jr. in Overkill Evolution, Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger, El Toro Loco, Mohawk Warrior, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Black Stallion, Higher Education, After Shock, and Krazy Train! It’s going to be a fun 4 show weekend, and we can’t wait to catch up with our New England fans once again!

The XL Center Went Wild For Week #6 In 2015

Zane, Buddy, and Stinger hauled 300 miles up north to make their first appearance at the XL Center in Hartford, CT for another three show weekend with Monster Jam! This weekend would be one for the books, as it was Zane’s first time competing against 11 time Monster Jam world champion Tom Meents driving Max-D.

The Saturday afternoon show started with the wheelie contest, and Zane finished in 5th place with a score of 26 out of a possible 40 points. Obstacle course went a little better as Stinger was seeded 3rd place with a time of 26.05 seconds. In the donut contest, it would be another 3rd place finish for Zane, this time scoring a 31. The show wrapped up with freestyle, and Zane finished 3rd place once more with a 26.

Saturday night started off with a bang as Stinger saw 1st place for the first time in 2015 in the wheelie contest with a 32! Zane was pumped, and that fueled him to want to drive even harder for the rest of the show. In the obstacle course, he finished 3rd place with a time of 21.32 seconds, and then followed it up with another 3rd place finish in the donut contest with a 29. 4th place was the finishing position for Stinger in freestyle, as Zane scored a 28.

The final on Sunday afternoon started off by finishing 3rd once again in the wheelie contest with a 29, then went on by finishing 5th in obstacle course with a 25.06, then 3rd place again in the donut contest with a 26, and to wrap up the whole weekend, yet another 3rd place finish in freestyle with a 28.

Hartford was one of the team’s favorite shows of the year so far, because not only did Zane get to bring home some hardware, but Stinger suffered no breakage in the process! Thanks to all of our Connecticut fans for coming out and supporting us for our 6th consecutive week of action with Monster Jam! Our next stop will be at the FedExForum in Memphis, TN for another weekend of wild and crazy action with Monster Jam; see you there!

Stinger Invades Washington And East Rutherford For Weeks 4 & 5

We’ve been very busy these last two weekends running all out with Monster Jam! Zane and his crew chief Buddy Young have been working hard on the truck to make sure it’s working and running at 100%, and the results have proven it over these last two weekends!

On January 24th and 25th, Zane, Buddy, and Stinger trucked down to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. for three action packed shows. At the Saturday afternoon show, the truck suffered some minor issues and finished in 8th place with a score of 16 in the wheelie contest. Because these issues continued, Zane wasn’t able to make it to the obstacle course competition, but he made it up in the donut contest by placing 5th with a 33, and then getting a 23 in freestyle and placing 8th. Saturday night saw Zane place 3rd with a 30 in the wheelie contest, 3rd in obstacle course with a time of 39.164 seconds, 8th in the donut contest with a 23, and 4th in freestyle with a 23. At the Sunday afternoon show, Zane finished in a strong 5th place in the wheelie contest with a 23, then finished 2nd in obstacle course with a 35.199, 6th place in the donut contest with a 25, and 5th place in freestyle with a 24.

After a wild weekend full of hard running action and even some pretty nasty breakage (all rear shocks falling apart at the Saturday night freestyle), it was time to fix it all up and truck up north to the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ for the final Monster Jam event in that facility. With another three show weekend on hand, it was time to tighten everything up and get the show on the road. There was a brand new course design being tried out for the very first time at the IZOD Center, which featured over 30 crush cars on a concrete floor. It proved to be interesting as the weekend progressed.

Friday night, Zane was able to place 5th in the wheelie contest with a 27 out of 40 and 2nd in obstacle course with a time of 12.988 seconds. In racing, he was able to defeat Iron Outlaw in round one but fall short to Grave Digger in the semifinals. In freestyle, Zane placed 4th with a great score of 36. At the Saturday afternoon event, Stinger seeded 4th in the wheelie contest with a 26, defeated Hurricane Force in round one of racing but lose once again to Grave Digger in the semifinals, score a 27 and finish 2nd in the donut contest, and then finish 2nd again in freestyle with a 24. Saturday night was one of the wildest shows for Zane and Stinger of the first quarter so far. In the wheelie contest, he finished 6th with a 22, then finished 3rd with a 14.719, got beat by Grave Digger again but in round one of racing, finished 2nd in the donut contest with a 27, and wrapped up the whole weekend by finishing 2nd in freestyle and falling short of the win by one point to Bounty Hunter by earning a 27.

It’s been a hectic past couple of weekends for Rettew Motorsports, but the truck is sitting comfortably in the shop back at HQ now getting freshened up for the next show at the XL Center in Hartford, CT for Monster Jam! If you want to see us perform, get your tickets now!

Stinger Invades New York For Week #3 Of The First Quarter Of 2015

After two wild weekends of action, Zane and the team trucked up to the Times Union Center in Albany, New York for two more wild Monster Jam shows.

At the Friday night show, Zane and Stinger finished 3rd in wheelies with a score of 27 out of 40 points. Zane also finished 3rd place in the obstacle course with a time of 10.54 seconds. In racing, Zane took it all the way to the finals by defeating Iron Outlaw and Hurricane Force along with way, but fell just short of the win to Bounty Hunter. After finishing 6th in the donut contest with a 20, Zane came back strong in freestyle and finished 3rd once more with a score of 28.

The Saturday afternoon show was another wild one. A 4th place finish in the wheelie contest with a 26 and 4th place finish in obstacle course with a 10.23 was a decent start to the show, and the loss in round one to Hurricane Force threw a little monkey wrench into the plan. But, finishing 4th in the donut contest with a 25 and 3rd in freestyle with a 32 wasn’t a bad way to cap off a cold but exciting weekend in northern New York.

The next stop for the team will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC for the fourth straight weekend with Monster Jam – we’re excited and we hope our fans down in Washington, DC are just as excited as we are!

Stinger Rocks The Tar Heel State For The 2nd Weekend Of 2015

The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina was the second stop on the 2015 season tour for Zane and Stinger. The first weekend featured some stiff competition, but this weekend was no joke. With the likes of 2 time Monster Jam World Finals racing champion John Seasock driving the 2014 Monster Jam World Finals freestyle championship winning truck Metal Mulisha, it was already shaping up to be a weekend to run all out.

Friday night went very well for the team. Zane took 2nd place in the wheelie contest, 2nd place in obstacle course, 3rd place in the donut contest, and 2nd place in freestyle. Saturday afternoon was a little rough on the truck, by finishing 7th place in the wheelie contest then having to bow out of the rest of the show due to mechanical issues. But despite those issues, they were fixed and Stinger came back strong for Saturday night. With a 3-way tie for 1st place in the wheelie contest, Stinger ended up in 3rd place after the second round of judging. In obstacle course, Zane took 3rd place while also taking 4th place in the donut contest. Finally, 2nd place was Stinger and Zane’s finishing position in freestyle.

Despite having some issues during the Saturday afternoon show, the overall weekend went great for Zane, Stinger, and the rest of the team! We can’t thank Monster Jam and the Charlotte, NC fans enough for their continued support and inviting us in to run at the Time Warner Cable Arena! Now it’s time to prepare for our next show at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York!

Columbus, OH Kicks Off The 2015 Season

Our 2015 season kicked off in a big way last weekend at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio! We are excited about running with Monster Jam for most of our the first quarter of our 2015 season, and the first weekend of action was nothing short of awesome!

Zane and Stinger ran strong all weekend. Even though he didn’t pick up any wins at all three shows, he finished near the top in almost every competition. The best part was – Stinger didn’t suffer any breakage!

After a great weekend at the Nationwide Arena, Zane and the team are going to be performing at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend for another weekend of three big shows with Monster Jam! We hope to see all of our North Carolina fans down there this weekend!