Larry “The Legend” Swim makes it 2 in a row
with a little help from his friends!
May 8, 2019 (Pacific, MO) – The 2019 Toughest Monster Truck Tour started off early in January and ran all the way through to April 13th. It is a long, tough and very competitive series that leaves very little room for error. Larry Swim started off the year on the disabled list, so he wasn’t able to compete until the 7th weekend of the year!
So, when looking for fill-in drivers to start the season, who else would you turn to besides 5-Time TMTT Champion Dan Runte and Josh Gibson (AKA “Vinny Venom”), also a Toughest Monster Truck Tour Champion. Runte started the 2019 season competing in the first 5 events, and it became apparent that he had not lost his touch, winning 4 of the first 5 races. Then, Gibson assumed the driving duties for the next 3 events, driving a BIGFOOT Truck he had never driven and sweeping all 3 races! Once Larry was released for duty, he raced in the remaining 13 events, and like the champion he is, ended with a whopping 11-2 racing record!
While the Toughest Monster Truck Tour is one of the most, if not THE most, competitive series in all of Monster Trucks, Dan, Josh, and Larry were able to put together a season to remember, taking the overall 2019 Toughest Monster Truck Tour Championship!
We would like to THANK everyone from BIGFOOT for all of the long hours and long days necessary to compete at this level, with a special shout-out to our shop and crew guys. To be able to put 3 guys in the same BIGFOOT truck and go 18-3 in racing and win the Championship says a LOT about the quality of your work. This is what being a team is all about!