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MTRA Banquet Award Winners

MTRA Banquet Award Winners

The Monster Truck Racing Association is an organization made up of many of the top monster truck teams in the industry. At the end of each year, the MTRA membership gets together to honor outstanding member accomplishments during the long season. Here are some of the past winners of the MTRA  Awards:

2015 MTRA Banquet Award Winners

Rookie of the year – Josh Gibson, BIGFOOT
Sportsman of the year – Dan Runte, BIGFOOT
Safety Award – Bryan Bertoletti, BIGFOOT
Mechanic of the year – Bryan Bertoletti, BIGFOOT
Most Improved Team – Wicked Sickness
Promoter of the Year – Family Events
Truck of the year – BIGFOOT #21
Driver of the year – Dan Runte, BIGFOOT

2014

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Raminator
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Michael Vaters II, Overkill Evolution
Most Improved Team of the Year – Heavy Hitter Racing
Mechanic of the Year – Jon Peterson, Team Bigfoot
Promoter of the Year – The Promotion Company
Sportsman of the Year – Dan Runte, Bigfoot
Safety Award – Tim Hall/Marty Garza

2013

Driver of the Year – Doug Noelke, Tail Gator
Truck of the Year – Raminator/Tail Gator
Rookie of the Year – Steven Snellen, River Rat
Most Improved Team of the Year – Heavy Hitter Racing
Mechanic of the Year – Steven Snellen, Heavy Hitter Racing
Promoter of the Year – Monster X Entertainment
Sportsman of the Year – Derick Anson, Heavy Hitter
Safety Award – Marty Garza, Overkill Evolution

2012

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Raminator
Truck of the Year – Bigfoot #18
Rookie of the Year –
Most Improved Team of the Year – Heavy Hitter Racing/Big Dawg
Mechanic of the Year – Tim Hall, Hall Brothers Racing
Promoter of the Year – Vaters Monster Motorsports/Family Events
Sportsman of the Year – Dale Gerding/Mark Hall
Safety Award – Tim Hall, Hall Brothers Racing

2011

Driver of the Year – Dan Runte, Bigfoot #16
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Jimmy Tracy, Higher Education
Most Improved Team of the Year – Razin Kane, JR McNeil
Mechanic of the Year – John Peterson, Team Bigfoot
Promoter of the Year – Vaters Monster Motorsports
Sportsman of the Year – Doug Noelke, Tail Gator
Safety Award – David Smith, King Krunch

2010

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Raminator
Truck of the Year – Tail Gator
Rookie of the Year – Mat Dishman, Rammunition
Most Improved Team of the Year – Team Natural Disaster (Storm Damage/Hurricane Force)
Mechanic of the Year – Tim Hall, Hall Brothers Racing
Promoter of the Year – Vaters Monster Motorsports
Sportsman of the Year – Team Scream (Jim Koehler/Chris Bergeron and Team)
Safety Award – Dan Patrick

2009

Driver of the Year – Larry Swim, Bigfoot #14
Truck of the Year – Tie: Tail Gator / Bigfoot #16 / High Maintenance
Rookie of the Year – Zach Adams, Rislone Defender
Most Improved Team of the Year – Truk Wurks Off Road
Mechanic of the Year – John Petersen, Bigfoot 4×4
Promoter of the Year – Image Promotions
Sportsman of the Year – Mike West
Safety Award – Marty Garza

2008

Driver of the Year – Tie: Doug Noelke, Tail Gator / Dan Runte, Bigfoot #16
Truck of the Year – Tail Gator
Rookie of the Year – Jerry Dalton, Bigfoot #11
Most Improved Team of the Year – Big Dawg 4×4
Mechanic of the Year – Tim Hall, Hall Brothers Racing
Promoter of the Year – Image Promotions
Sportsman of the Year – Tie: Doug Noelke / Jeff & Jocelyn Perrin
Safety Award – George Eisenhart

2007

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Raminator
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Lionel Easler, Instigator
Most Improved Team of the Year – Big Dawg 4×4
Mechanic of the Year – Tim Hall, Hall Brothers Racing
Promoter of the Year – Image Promotions
Sportsman of the Year – Doug Noelke
Safety Award – Mike West

2006

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Raminator
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Keith Sturgeon, Bigfoot #14
Most Improved Team of the Year – Rammunition
Mechanic of the Year – Tim Hall, Hall Brothers Racing
Promoter of the Year – Image Promotions
Sportsman of the Year – Rick Long
Safety Award – Kyle Doyle

2005

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Raminator
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Rick Long, Bigfoot #11
Most Improved Team of the Year – Hoffman Motorsports
Mechanic of the Year – Roy Hooser, Bigfoot 4×4
Promoter of the Year – Image Promotions
Sportsman of the Year – Andy Hoffman
Safety Award – Bob Chandler

2004

Driver of the Year – Doug Noelke, Big Dawg
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Geremie Dishman, Rammunition
Most Improved Team of the Year – Rammunition
Mechanic of the Year – Roy Hooser, Bigfoot 4×4
Promoter of the Year –
Sportsman of the Year –
Safety Award –

2003

Driver of the Year – Eric Tack, Bigfoot
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Dale Gerding, Big Dawg
Most Improved Team of the Year –
Mechanic of the Year – Roy Hooser, Bigfoot 4×4
Promoter of the Year –
Sportsman of the Year –
Safety Award –

2002

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Raminator
Truck of the Year – Raminator
Rookie of the Year – Dale Benear, Rammunition
Most Improved Team of the Year – Big Dawg 4×4
Mechanic of the Year (First Year Given) – Roy Hooser, Bigfoot 4×4
Promoter of the Year – ??
Sportsman of the Year – ??
Safety Award – ??

2001

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Executioner
Truck of the Year – Executioner
Rookie of the Year – Doug Noelke, Big Dawg
Most Improved Team of the Year – Blown Thunder
Promoter of the Year – International Speedway Corporation
Sportsman of the Year – Doug Cole
Safety Award – Tim Hall

2000

Driver of the Year – Eric Tack
Truck of the Year – Bigfoot
Rookie of the Year – Brian Bertoletti
Most Improved Team of the Year – Nitro Fish / Ice Man
Promoter of the Year – International Speedway Corporation
Sportsman of the Year – John Seasock
Safety Award – John Seasock

1999

Driver of the Year – Dan Runte, Bigfoot
Truck of the Year – Bigfoot
Rookie of the Year – Jeff Patterson, Rampage
Most Improved Team of the Year – Sudden Impact
Promoter of the Year – Special Events
Sportsman of the Year – Mark Hall
Safety Award – Tim Hall

1998

Driver of the Year – Dan Runte, Bigfoot
Truck of the Year – Samson / Monster Patrol
Rookie of the Year –
Most Improved Team of the Year – Rampage
Promoter of the Year – USA Motorsports
Sportsman of the Year – John Seasock
Safety Award – Dan Patrick

1997

Driver of the Year – Eric Meagher, Bigfoot / Tom Meents, Monster Patrol
Truck of the Year – Bigfoot
Rookie of the Year – ??
Most Improved Team of the Year – Paul Shafer Motorsports
Promoter of the Year – USA Motorsports
Sportsman of the Year – John Seasock
Safety Award – Dan Patrick

1996

Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Executioner
Truck of the Year – Executioner
Rookie of the Year –
Most Improved Team of the Year – Hall Brothers Racing
Promoter of the Year – USA Motorsports
Sportsman of the Year – Dan Patrick
Safety Award – Diehl Wilson

1995

Driver of the Year – Dan Runte, Bigfoot
Truck of the Year –
Rookie of the Year –
Most Improved Team of the Year –
Promoter of the Year –
Sportsman of the Year –
Safety Award –

1994

Driver of the Year – Dan Runte, Bigfoot
Truck of the Year – Samson
Rookie of the Year –
Most Improved Team of the Year –
Promoter of the Year –
Sportsman of the Year – Dan Patrick
Safety Award –

1993

Driver of the Year – Dan Runte, Bigfoot
Truck of the Year – Bigfoot #11
Rookie of the Year –
Most Improved Team of the Year –
Promoter of the Year –
Sportsman of the Year –
Safety Award –