December 24, 2015 (Pacific, MO) – Dan Runte, Larry Swim, and rookie Josh Gibson battled it out in the 4 Wheel Jamboree Series that ran from May through September. As the Racing Series drew to a close and the smoke settled, Larry Swim with the Firestone Tire/Lucas Oil BIGFOOT took the Series Championship, with Dan and the Summit Racing BIGFOOT in 2nd. Josh, after only a few months in a BIGFOOT truck, came in a very respectful 5th place.
Then came the big move – BIGFOOT 4X4 moved out of its old home of 31 years in Hazelwood, MO to its new home in Pacific, MO. We would like to give a very big THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the move and thank the people of Pacific for the very warm welcome.
To end the year, Team BIGFOOT attended the 29th Annual Monster Truck Racing Association
Tech School, Meeting, and Banquet. It was a very successful weekend, and included the following awards:
Rookie of the Year – Josh Gibson
Sportsman and Driver of the Year – Dan Runte
Safety Award and Mechanic of the Year – Bryan Bertoletti
Truck of the Year – BIGFOOT #21
The weekend also included an auction to raise funds for the MTRA. BIGFOOT showcased its 40th Anniversary by auctioning off the chance to drive BIGFOOT #5
, The World’s Tallest & Heaviest Pick-up Truck, over cars, raising thousands. However, the auctioned chance to cut off BIGFOOT Driver Larry Swim’s beard was a very big winner too – but twice as much money was raised to “Save the Beard!”
We could not have had a great year like 2015 without the hard work of all of our people.
So, THANK YOU: Kim Schroeder, Jeff Cook, Danny Maass
, AJ Straatmann, Bryan Bertoletti, John Peterson, Bob Brown, Rob Ross, Ron Bachmann
, Josh Gibson, Rick Long
, Dan Runte, Larry Swim, Darron Schnell
, Evan Trent, Scott White, Katelin White
, Dave Radzierez, Rich Inman, Butch Hartman, Ed and Kathy Dixon. And, of course, to all of our Promoters and our many Sponsors!
So what is on the horizon for BIGFOOT? We hope to have BIGFOOT #22 join the fleet in 2016. And maybe we will go really, really fast with that Truck… Or maybe we will see if we can get “Flight Clearance” and see how far we can fly.
A special “Thank You” to all of our families and friends and especially our FANS!
WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!