The story of Bounty Hunter’s began in 1996 with Jimmy Creten’s decision to purchase and race his own monster truck. Jimmy’s engineering and robotics background enabled him to build design modifications that quickly made Bounty Hunter, as well as his two other trucks, Scarlet Bandit and Iron Outlaw, a force in the sport. He has been invited to the World Finals each year since 2000 and won the freestyle title in 2005.
Bounty Hunter is a 2005 Ford Expedition with an 1800 horsepower, 555 C.I. blown alchohol engine featuring 66-inch tires and a Hughes Performance two-speed Powerglide transmission. Bounty Hunter’s specialty is horsepower. Bounty Hunter’s high performance engine allows him the freedom to perform upright power wheelies and maneuver with huge bursts of power.
Bounty Hunter - Driver: Jimmy Creten
Mr. Creten racing career began with a street truck in the 1980s. During that time, he began participating in weekend mud-bogs, popular in northeastern Kansas.
Creten made five consecutive appearances at the World Finals and won the World Freestyle Championship in 2005. He has enjoyed more single-round wins than any monster truck driver with the exception of Tom Meents. Notable 2005 wins include Houston, Jacksonville, Tacoma, and San Francisco. In 2007, Jimmy won several cities, including Portland, St. Louis and Minneapolis.
Each of Mr. Creten’s three trucks earned an invitation to the 2007 World Finals; a first time accomplishment for a monster truck racing team. Jimmy Creten has won several awards issued by the USHRA including “Team of the Year” (2002 and 2006). His personal goal is to win the Monster Jam series finals as well as a Freestyle championship.
About Bounty Hunter’s Driver: Jimmy Creten
Jimmy Creten was born February 10, 1966 in Tonganoxie, Kansas. He is married to Dawn Creten and is the father of three children: Hope, Faith, and Journey. His favorite racing site is the Kingdome located in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Creten considers his greatest accomplishment to be the 2005 Monster Jam Freestyle Championship title. From his perspective, his worst crash occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota during the March 2002 season.
"Bounty Hunter" is a Ford Expedition with an MSD Pro Mag ignition. The truck’s seats were made by Mastercraft and Hooker Harness seat belts. Bounty Hunter features a chassis made by Patrick Enterprises as well as an 1800-horsepower, 555 CI blown alchohol engine. His rubber includes Custom Beadlocks wheels and Custom Cut 66" x 43" x 25" tires. The transmission is a Hughes Performance two-speed Power Glide.
Bounty Hunter Sponsors
Bounty Hunter racing is supported by sponsors Juggle.com, Auto Paint Warehouse, Kentucky Trailer Services, Hughes Performance, and MasterCraft. The truck is also supported by MSD Pro Mag, Awesome Racewear, Daystar, NGK Spark Plugs and Transport Graphics. Additional supporters of the monster truck include: Hot Wheels, PowerMaster, Tompkins, K & N, Meziere Enterprises and Auto Meter.