digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Predator, Prowler, and Pouncer
Predator truck.jpg
Owner and Driver Information
Owner Allen Pezo
Driver(s) Allen Pezo, Larry Jaruzel, Dale Mitchell, Lenny Kuilder
Home city Nashville, TN
Truck Information
Year created 1988
Body style Experimental Panther (based on 2002 Chevy)
Engine 557 CI Keith Black Hemi

Predator Racing, Inc. is a monster truck team consisting of the trucks Predator, Prowler and Pouncer, all of which currently compete primarily on the USHRA Monster Jam circuit. The team is owned by Allen Pezo, and includes Pezo, Larry Jaruzel, Lenny Kuilder and Dale Mitchell as drivers. The trucks are famous for their "cat" designs, with the trucks modeled after a panther, tiger, and cheetah, respectively. The team also occasionally runs a conventional Dodge Ram by the name of Lone Eagle.

History[edit]

Allen Pezo built his first monster truck, the original Lone Eagle, out of a brand-new 1985 Chevrolet Silverado at the age of 15. After campaigning this truck, and another truck known as White Knight, for several years, he rebodied Lone Eagle and named it Predator. The truck originally started out as a 1988 Chevrolet Silverado that was on the former Lone Eagle chassis. The second Predator was an all new truck, also a Chevy Silverado. The chassis was painted yellow, but cosmetically the truck was a duplicate of the original truck. This truck was later converted to a race truck, with 12" shocks, was sold and became Radioactive. Near the end of the 1980s, Allen bought an M42 tank and converted it into the competition vehicle, Predator Trax.

The third Predator was Pezo's first "stage three" monster truck, and featured a four-link suspension, mid-mounted engine, and a new pink chassis and neon colored body. This chassis also ran as Hyperactive, whenever Pezo had Predator 4 and 3 at the same event. This truck was sold and is now running independent events as "Terminator".

Prowler in Cape Girardeau, MO

In 1993, Pezo second stage three monster truck was the first panther design Predator. This chassis was one of the first Patrick Enterprises Incorporated chassis that Dan Patrick didn't build for Bigfoot 4x4. Alan modified the chassis by adding a front-facing four-link suspension, which allowed the front tires to push the chassis, like the rear tires. The new body design and image was created for the Monster Wars television show. Although Predator had made several television appearances before this point, it was Monster Wars which put Pezo in the national spotlight for the first time. After being sold, the chassis was reacquired by the team in 2003 and now runs as both Predator and Lone Eagle.

Pezo's fifth Predator is a production Patrick chassis. The truck debuted in 1995 with a cantilever rear suspension, but was quickly changed to a more conventional straight-shock setup the next year. In 1999, a second Patrick chassis, identical to the first, debuted, with the new Prowler body. This truck was created to be a travelling partner to Predator, however it can "wear" the Predator body if necessary. Both Predator and Prowler have been Monster Jam World Finalists, with Predator most recently competing in the 2006 finals. Also in 2006, the team debuted a third identity called Pouncer, which was designed by Hot Wheels and typically runs as an alternate body for the Prowler chassis.

For the 2007 season, Allen built a brand-new Predator. The truck is similar to the others, utilizing Clark planetaries, an Aries engine, SCS transfer case and F-106 housings. Unlike the other three trucks Alan currently owns, the truck has one 4" Knight stalker shock on each corner, and is loosely based on Grave Digger 19 and 20. The truck also sports a paint scheme that resembles the Hotwheels die cast of Predator.

Hallmarks[edit]

Pezo is known as one of the best freestylers in the sport. He excels at keeping up momentum and performing huge jumps. Typically, he is also able to finish the run with his truck intact, although he does perform stunts which have a high degree of danger. One of his most famous moments is when Pezo was racing in the New Orleans Superdome. Pezo got massive air and the truck landed on its rear end. It was such a hard impact that it damaged the floor. His cartwheel crashes in Jacksonville, Florida in 2004 and Indianapolis, Indiana in 2005 were among the most spectacular moments of their respective years. Prowler/Pouncer drivers Larry Jaruzel, Dale Mitchell, and Lenny Kuilder are less spectacular and more consistent, but still post high scores often. The Predator team also has the reputation of being formidable racing opponents.

Awards[edit]

Predator[edit]

  • Monster Jam World Finalist - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006

Prowler[edit]

  • Monster Jam World Finalist - 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predator_(truck) — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
322596 videos foundNext > 

PREDATOR -- The Big Red Truck (Intro).wmv

This is just some photos I threw together while I am deployed to showcase my truck. You can see this beast driving down the street around the West Valley are...

Predator - The Truck

Soundtrack: Predator Composer And Conductor: Alan Silvestri Track Name: The Truck Track Number: 06.

Lego 4x4 PREDATOR Truck Instructions

Enjoy! Here are the instructions for this great MOC off-roader. Now you can go build and drive it over tough obstacles too! Statistics: - It is geared down 1...

To Catch a Predator 6 - Raw tapes - Fortson, Georgia (part 2 of 3)

In August 2006, Perverted-Justice announced[6] that the sheriff's department in Harris County, Georgia had arrested 20 men over four-and-a-half days in anoth...

Predator monster truck freestyle at Pontiac Silverdome 2010(Domination in the Dome)

Predator did his freestyle at the Pontiac Silverdome(Domination in the Dome) which re-opened.

Lego 4x4 PREDATOR Truck

This is a NEW (MOC) I built based of other designs from Brickshelf. It is one of my favorite models and yes I do have INSTRUCTIONS available. Statistics: - I...

Monster Jam World Finals 2 - Predator Freestyle

First Freestyle of tonight!

Predator RC Baja & Terminator Desert Truck

Predator Unleashed Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning System- Part 1

Predator Unleashed Truck Mount Carpet Steam Cleaner.

Dateline : To Catch a Predator. New Jersey 1 (part 4)

New Jersey 1, part 4. Go to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10912603/ for more information.

322596 videos foundNext > 

5 news items

TruckTrend Magazine

TruckTrend Magazine
Thu, 09 May 2013 06:19:26 -0700

Have you ever looked at the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and thought, "I really like that truck, but I wish it were offered with the EcoBoost," or regular-cab, or with a 5.0 V-8, or one of the many other configurations the Ford F-150 has? VWerks, the ...

CBS Local

CBS Local
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:56:15 -0700

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Attention child predators – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's revamped Child Predator Section is out to catch you. “Just this year alone, this unit has made 107 arrests. That's up from 19 in 2011,” Kane said at a press ...
 
Ferret
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:06:26 -0700

Home > New Aussie Predator truck mount diesel engine pressure cleaners. More About: Pressure Cleaners · Industrial Pressure Cleaners · Cleaning Products and Equipment · Occupational Hygiene and Environmental. Related Supplier News. Aussie Pumps ...

SpaceCoastDaily.com

SpaceCoastDaily.com
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:45:18 -0800

DON'T MISS THE LAST DAY OF THE SPACE COAST STATE FAIR, which will open at 1 p.m. today. More than 200 popular free rides, shows and games will be enjoyed from open at 1 p.m. to close for just $12 at the 2013 Space Coast State Fair at Space ...
 
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:00:00 -0800

Eventually, he ends up in the back of the predator's truck and realizes, to his horror, that he's snuggled up to bloody innards. Abbud doesn't learn his psycho killer's true identity until much later. On the platform atop the camp's shaky climbing pole ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight