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Firemouth was a short lived Chevrolet S10 monster truck owned by Clear Channel Entertainment that competed in the 2002 Monster Jam season. The truck was driven by Scott Stephens, then Charlie Pauken, and finally Carl Van Horn at the World Finals. Pauken would pilot the truck to a televised racing win in Jacksonville that year. The truck was sponsored by fish company Tetra Cichlid and even a promotional 1:43 rev-tredz toy of Firemouth was produced with their product. The truck was retired at the end of 2002 and its chassis was into converted into Monster Mutt for the 2003 season.

According to a sweepstakes promo found on a sign, Firemouth was intended to continue running into the 2003 season, with the winner of the sweepstakes being able to join the Firemouth crew for the Monster Jam World Finals 4.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2002 - Carl Van Horn


  • At its very first show in Houston Texas, driver Scott Stephens was not used to the truck's handling, and never got a chance to practice before the show. Because of this, Stephens ended up rolling the truck over before even making it to the starting line for Qualifying. This crash was not shown on the TNN broadcast, but the damage can be seen.
  • The Hot Wheels release of Firemouth was exclusively released in the 1:43 scale size, and was packaged with a container of Tetra fish food.
  • When comparing the original planned lineups for the 2003 season with the list of trucks that actually competed, it becomes apparent that Ron Nelson and the 2nd rear engine High Roller truck may have been intended to run as Firemouth for 2003, as for several events, such as San Diego 2003, Firemouth was slated to be a competitor, with High Roller taking the position instead.