April 16, 2014 (KS – From the desk of Brian Manson) – Celebrating his 25th anniversary driving ‘The Original Monster Truck’®, Dan Runte can add another championship to his long list of accomplishments behind the wheel. He and the Summit Racing BIGFOOT won their 3rd consecutive title of ‘Toughest Monster Truck’; considered by many to be one of the most competitive circuits in the monster truck industry.
The championship comes from a combined schedule of events from the Toughest Monster Truck Tour and Monster Nation Tour which totaled 9 events and 21 performances from January to April. An innovative change to the points structure this year made it possible for nine trucks to compete fairly for the championship. “For 2014 we changed the points system to count each team’s 6 highest scores from the season, which rewarded consistency and gave more drivers a legitimate chance at winning,” noted event producer Brian Manson. “After each team posted 6 scores, the only way to gain more points was to improve on them. This forced each driver to give their best in each of our 3 competitions during each event and the real winner in the end was the fans”.