The Destroyer
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The Destroyer circa 2015


Roger Stidell


Roger Stidell

Body Style

Offroad Body


540ci Merlin


Coan 2-speed


66" Terra



The Destroyer is a custom Ford monster truck driven by Roger Stidell out of Washington, but is primarily known for its days with Dan Evans, where the truck made six World Finals appearances.

The truck is currently on hiatus after multiple financial issues occurred, as well as a falling out with Tony Canedo, his touring partner.


  • 1999 - The Destroyer debuts as the old Blue Max truck.
  • 2000 - The Destroyer V2 chassis debuts, and Dan starts doing his signature reverse move.
  • 2001 - Dan makes his World Finals debut.
  • 2004 - A new scheme for The Destroyer debuts.
  • 2005- An inverse paint scheme is run in 2005. At the World Finals, Dan unveils a yellow body.
  • 2007 - The Destroyer 2 is fittingly destroyed via reverse at the World Finals. The new ford body with a Navy destroyer battleship competes in Toledo Ohio.
  • 2008 - The Destroyer 3 makes its debut on a Ford body for first quarter Monster Jam. Chad Mathison buys Destroyer 2 and it became the second T-Rex.
  • 2011 - Roger Stidell buys The Destroyer in December.
  • 2012 - Roger Stidell competes in his first year as the owner and driver as Dan goes to drive Team Hot Wheels Firestorm for Monster Jam.
  • 2012 - The Destroyer tours with Canedo Motorsports.
  • 2013 - A new Baja body for The Destroyer is unveiled and is continued to run to this day. The original Destroyer 3 body becomes Danger Energy Shot, Lo/Jack, and then Enforcer on the old Tropical Thunder chassis.
  • 2015 - The original chassis from World Finals 8 in 2007 was sold to Brian Christensen and became D'Sturbed.
  • 2016 - The truck waits on a several year hiatus due to financial issues.
  • 2019 - Roger returns to drive EarthShaker as a fill-in for Steven Thompson, Roger hasn't gave any declaration about Destroyer's current state, or it's future.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2001 - Dan Evans
  • 2005 - Dan Evans
  • 2006 - Dan Evans
  • 2007 - Dan Evans
  • 2008 - Dan Evans
  • 2009 - Dan Evans


  • Although the V2 version was destroyed at the 2007 World Finals the chassis was sold almost ten years later to Brian Christensen and turned into D'Sturbed.
  • The Dan Evans incarnation is considered an unofficial Monster Jam truck due to him having driven overseas for FELD during that time and the truck having near-exclusively toured with Monster Jam.