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Predator is a Custom Black Panther truck & the flagship truck driven by Allen Pezo as part of Predator Racing. Predator was one of the first 3-D body trucks and is also one of the longest running and most famous. The truck has competed in four Monster Jam World Finals events, and has been in most Monster Jam video games. Predator bares very similar resemblance and style to Prowler and Pouncer, Predator's two teammates.

History

  • 1988 - Predator debuts as a blue stock Chevrolet with leafsprings.
  • 1990 - The Predator tank with the same scheme as the truck debuts.
  • 1991 - The truck is featured in a VHS tape called Awesome Monster Trucks.
  • 1992 - Allen's first tube chassis Predator debuts, but with a white Chevrolet body.
  • 1993 - The first 3-D Predator custom panther debuts.
  • 1995 - Predator debuts its second tube chassis.
  • 1997 - The original tube chassis becomes Avenger.
  • 1999 - Prowler and the Predator ride truck debuts.
  • 2000 - Predator takes part in the first Monster Jam World Finals.
  • 2000 - Allen runs a Dodge Ram Predator for the ProMT series as 3D bodies are not allowed. This body is occasionally run to this day.
  • 2001 - Predator takes part in the second Monster Jam World Finals.
  • 2002 - Predator takes part in the third Monster Jam World Finals.
  • 2006 - The truck makes its final World Finals appearance, along with the debut of Pouncer.
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    Freestyle - Predator - Monster Jam World Finals VII

    Predator's last World Finals appearance

  • 2007 - Allen builds an all new Predator with a new scheme and new chassis, and was based off a Dodge rather than a Chevy. The old chassis is reused as Prowler.
  • 2010 - Allen Pezo brings a rebuilt Predator 1.
  • 2012 - The truck competes in Jacksonville, but for unknown reasons, its freestyle run (along with Raminator's) is not shown on the television episode.
  • 2016 - The ProMT body starts to be used by the team more frequently.
  • 2017 - Two Predator's are run. Pezo runs one alongside Prowler in Monster Jam Arena Tours #6 and a second body is run on the Pouncer chassis in the Monster Nationals Series with Dalton Van Skyhawk driving.  
  • 2018 - The team misses the first quarter but comes back in the summer.
  • 2019 - The truck makes its Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour debut.
  • 2020 - The truck competes with Monster Truck Wars. The truck also starts to run the Lone Eagle body.
  • 2022 - A slightly updated body with blue flames debuts.

Past Drivers

World Finals Appearances

  • 2000 - Allen Pezo
  • 2001 - Allen Pezo
  • 2002 - Allen Pezo
  • 2006 - Allen Pezo

Video Game Appearances

Gallery

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