Monster trucks are awesome — that holds true no matter how old you are. The latest example of that is the so-called “Raminator” breaking the Guinness World Record for the “fastest speed for a monster truck.” The truck took to the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas and laid down an impressive speed of 99.10 mph.

While that doesn’t sound super fast, it’s hauling tail for such a huge vehicle. Consider the massively tall tires and the wind resistance they inevitably make. The Raminator’s speed record easily surpasses the previous record of 96.8 mph.

The Raminator is one of two trucks sponsored by Ram Trucks and a third sponsored by Mopar. The Raminator, Rammunition, and Mopar Muscle trucks are all three owned and operated by the Hall Brothers Racing Team based in Champaign, Illinois.

“Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget,” said Hall Brothers Racing President and Crew Chief Tim Hall. “With the support of Ram and Mopar, we continue to add to our achievements and are honored to now be a Guinness World Records holder.”

The Raminator team has already seen its share of awards and accolades, including the Monster Truck Racing Association’s “Truck of the Year” a record eight times; “Driver of the Year” for Mark Hall, the driver of Raminator, nine times since 1996; and “Mechanic of the Year” five times for Raminator crew chief Tim Hall since 2006.

Click past the jump to see a video of the Raminator’s run.

Additional Video


Why it matters

Raminator is the World's Fastest Monster Truck
- image 586110

Setting a speed record for a monster truck is just cool — plain and simple. The sight of a huge truck fitted with agricultural tires speeding down the Circuit of the Americas at nearly 100 mph is one to behold.

Raminator

Raminator is the World's Fastest Monster Truck High Resolution Exterior
- image 586109

Press Release

Raminator, a monster truck sponsored by the Ram Truck brand, has broken the Guinness World Records® record for the "Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck" at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Hitting a new record speed of 99.10 miles per hour (mph), Raminator and driver Mark Hall secured the Guinness World Records title at 8:44 a.m. (CT), breaking the previous record of 96.8 mph.

As the fastest growing truck brand in America, the Ram Truck brand is a long time sponsor of the fastest Monster Truck, the Raminator. The Ram-sponsored monster truck lineup includes the 2014 Monster Truck Nationals Champion Raminator and Rammunition, sponsored since 2002. In 2014, Mopar also introduced Mopar Muscle; the monster truck it sponsors. The entire line of monster trucks are owned and operated by the Hall Brothers Racing Team based out of Champaign, Ill. Raminator has been named Monster Truck Racing Association’s (MTRA) “Truck of the Year” a record eight times, while Mark Hall, driver of Raminator, has been named MTRA “Driver of the Year” nine times since 1996, and Crew Chief Tim Hall has been named MTRA “Mechanic of the Year” five times since 2006.

“Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget,” said Hall Brothers Racing President and Crew Chief Tim Hall. “With the support of Ram and Mopar, we continue to add to our achievements and are honored to now be a Guinness World Records holder.”

Ram Trucks chose Circuit of The Americas, a multi-purpose facility and 3.4-mile race track situated on 1000-acre site in southeast Austin, as the site for this attempt at the record. Throughout the year, the Ram monster trucks compete in races and freestyle events and tour the country, making appearances at dealerships to offer ride-alongs and car-crushing spectacles for hundreds of thousands of fans of all ages.

View the full press release Hide press release
Press release
What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: