DRIVER:Jim Koehler BODY: 1957 Chevy Bel Air
CHASSIS: Custom built by Avenger Racing in 2008
ENGINE: Blown 575 Chevrolet Big Block
HEIGHT: 12 feet wide, 10 feet tall
WEIGHT: 9,500 pounds
TIRES: 66 Inch GoodYear 6 Ply Terra Tire / 66 Inch BKT tires
SHOCKS: Nitrogen Charged Stage 2, Front 26" and Rears 26"
TRANSMISSION: Coan/Bewick Turbo 400 transmission
TRANSFER CASE: Profab Quick Change
WHEELS: Allen Pezo racing wheels
AXLES: Custom fabrication Rockwell F-106s
2003 AND 2011 MONSTER JAM WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPION!!!!!
2009-2010 AUSTRALIAN FREESTYLE CHAMPION!!!!
1996: Jim's dream came true when he finished building the Avenger. The truck was based on a Chevy S-10
1997: He started to compete
1999: Jim and Avenger voted "Fan favorite", which took them to the USHRA first ever World Finals.
2002: Jim felt it was time for a change. He wanted something different. A 1957 Chevy Belair body would replace the standard pickup. The fans feed back was awesome; they love the hot rod monster truck.
2003: Avenger's popularity and Jim's career would hit an all time high after winning the World Freestyle Championship.
Since 1999: The Avenger has competed in every World Finals. (Avenger is the only truck on the circuit that participated to every World Finals driven by the same driver)
2008: Jim unveiled a brand new chassis.
2009: Avenger is launched in Australia at The South Pacific World Finals with Jim in the driver seat. He won the Freestyle Champion title!
2010: Avenger win once again the Australian Freestyle World Championship!
2011: AVENGER IS ONCE AGAIN THE MONSTER JAM WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPION!!! He is the only driver, besides Meents, to have won the World Finals Freestyle Competition more than once!
Avenger is seen weekly on Speed Channel's Monster Jam and has been featured on the behind the scene show Inside Monster Jam also on Speed. Espn also has coverage of the 4 Wheel Jamborees. Spike TV's 4x4 Xtreme, National Geographics, and Country Music CMT country fried videos have done specials on the Avenger.
Yellow & Red Avenger (Vegas 2012)
Red Avenger (Vegas 2011)
Avenger new paint Job (2011)
Flat Black "Hot Rod" Avenger (Vegas 2010)
The "Aussie" Avenger launched in Australia in November 2009