World Record Holder And 5x Toughest Monster Truck Champion Dan Runte Drives BIGFOOT Again

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — There may not be a junior high or high school student alive from the 70’s and 80’s who doesn’t remember the gas station on the corner of Moseley and West by Read Park in Freeport, Illinois. There may not be many Freeport people at all who don’t remember. It was a fairly unspoken yet rather famous corner spot back in the day, and those who knew of it, and recall it, remember one thing.

The Monster truck.

It was home of the gigantic monster truck that sat on the corner of the shop /station that it was back in those days. Every so often you’d hear it start its engines and that raw sound coming from the coolest looking truck you ever laid eyes on, roared like nothing you’d ever seen or heard before.

Turns out it would be the birthplace of a Freeport kid made good, who’d go on to make quite a name for himself in the monster truck world. His name, Dan Runte and as it turns out this world record holder and 5 time Toughest Monster Truck Freeport Champion, is back in the drivers seat again.

The Toughest Monster Truck Tour announced earlier this month Runte will be filling in for regular driver Larry Swim for four shows, out for a knee injury. Two dates in Prescott Valley, Arizona and another two in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Runte told The Daily Courier the best part about driving Bigfoot are the fans, he said. He says many of whom he’ll run into again and again by going back to the same venues. He says a lot of the fans were the age he was or younger when he started driving and now they’re all adults who come to the events with their kids.

“The fans are just incredible,” Runte told The Daily Courier. “Bigfoot has a huge following.”

Runte will be in the driver’s seat for the first time since 2016. He’l be driving in the following Toughest Monster Truck Tour events.

– Prescott Valley, AZ – January 11 & 12, 2019
– Rio Rancho, NM-January 18 & 19

 

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If this is how your Monday is going,  then write your best caption of what Kreg was thinking at this moment and you could win tickets to your choice of  Kansas City,  Loveland or Grand Forks!

#Mondays   #FlyingBlind  #Kreggers   Team KCM  #DragonSlayer    Silverstein Eye Centers Arena  Budweiser Events Center  Alerus Center

 

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Free style is the stuff champions are made of follow me if u dare

The fans will tell me when to stop, right?!?!

If only I had been doing a flip, the hood would have been back in place!

Hold my beer!!!!!

$800 for the hood $350 for shipping $650 for the vinyl, and $250 for the headlights That’s what he was thinking.

WHO said I can’t drive blind!!!!!

sure glad there is a clear plexy glass floor in this truck

leave the hood on they said, it'll be fun they said. I should have listened to Roadkill

I got this...no problem. 😂

Jesus take the wheel....

All that money for lasik and I can’t see a thing !! That crew guy needs longer arms, he’s not cleaning the middle of the hood !! I’m not color blind but all I can see is yellow I must be in the Hood So this is what the hood looks like Ok, I’m done. Give the tickets to 2 nd place !!

LOOK MA NO FRONT WHEELS!!!🚍🚍🚍🚍

Let's smash our way to the weekend....blindfolded/hood up!

If I can’t see them they can’t see me 🙈

So that's what those extra bolts were for!!

Hey guys I found where those extra bolts were for!!

Ugh back to work 🙄

My son says “I’m dead” 😂 Then he goes “but I’m going to win”

“I can’t see my way to the Boudin and Crawfish”

I don't think this is what they mean by a flip top body

Hold my beer and watch this sh$t!!! 🤣🤣

Just Great ....

"Just keep swimming!!"

Blinded by the hood lol 😂

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Both nights were INCREDIBLE!!!

Really good stuff you guys!

Derek Rich 💪🏼

Great show'

Must've missed the note about a Long Jump contest. Mind boggling air for a mid-size arena.

Damn!!!! Looked like a great show!!

Awesome! 👍

Man I wish one of the shows would come to St Louis

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