WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - All monster trucks can run over cars, but none of them can move like Dodge Ram's Raminator. The 10-foot, 10,300-pound vehicle is the fastest monster truck in the world. The four-wheeler topped out at 99.1 mph in front of the folks at Guinness World Records back in 2014 and no one has been able to top it since.
The Raminator is owned by the Hall Brothers, who built it at their headquarters in Champaign, Illinois. Brothers Mark and Tim Hall power their beast with a supercharged hemi engine, pushing its horsepower over 2,000.
The Raminator’s speed isn’t just for rolling over cars. It’s for blowing past them, too. Mark has won a number of races driving the truck, earning him the title of Driver of the Year seven times. That’s also a record. Add their 17 season point championships to their resume, and you can see just how dominant the Raminator has been for the past few years.
Jessi Ott, a truck driver for Hall Brothers, says they do about 300 events a year. He says they wrap up just around Thanksgiving without vacation.
“You’re always on vacation doing this,” said Ott.