It’s no secret that Monster Trucks are as American as baseball and apple pie and there’s nothing quite as American as setting top speed records. Ricky Bobby put it best when he said, “I wanna go fast!” Well hang on to your horses, there’s a new record holder for Top Speed in a Monster Truck.
The Raminator Monster Truck and Hall Brothers Racing team shatter the Guinness World Records’ record for the fastest speed for a Monster Truck. Raminator, a monster truck sponsored by the Ram Truck brand broke the record at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The big beast sped down the track hitting a new record speed of 99.10 mph with driver Mark Hall behind the wheel. The previous record for the fastest Monster Truck was 96.8 mph and while Mark Hall was looking to hit triple digit glory, he said he’d gladly take 99.10 mph.
“Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget,” said Hall Brothers Racing President and Crew Chief Tim Hall. “With the support of Ram and Mopar, we continue to add to our achievements and are honored to now be a Guinness World Records holder.”
The Ram-sponsored monster truck lineup includes the 2014 Monster Truck Nationals Champion Raminator and Rammunition, sponsored since 2002. In 2014, Mopar also introduced Mopar Muscle; the monster truck it sponsors. The entire line of monster trucks are owned and operated by the Hall Brothers Racing Team based out of Champaign, Illinois. Raminator has been named Monster Truck Racing Association’s (MTRA) “Truck of the Year” a record eight times, while Mark Hall, driver of Raminator, has been named MTRA “Driver of the Year” nine times since 1996, and Crew Chief Tim Hall has been named MTRA “Mechanic of the Year” five times since 2006.
For more information on Raminator or Hall Brothers Racing visit: www.raminator.com/