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This monster truck has a need for speed


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.

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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.

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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.

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