Tag Archive: Dan Runte

Nov 18 2013

Operation Appreciation 2013 (Day 1): Fresh Location Brings Fresh Perspective to Runte

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Operation Appreciation, Summit Racing’s annual visit to troops stationed overseas, has a whole new look for 2013. The cast remains the same—Greg Anderson, Jason Line,  Andrew Hines, Eddie Kraweic, and Dan Runte once again make up the tour’s lineup—but this year’s trip takes place in the desert of the Middle East. Well the …

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Dec 04 2012

Operation Appreciation: Runte Enjoys Small Group Atmosphere of this Year’s Trip

  The final stop on the Team Summit/Armed Forces Entertainment visit to troops based overseas was Camp Butmir, the NATO headquarters outside Sarajevo. There are 22 Americans amongst the several hundred multi-national troops based at this Bosnia facility. Dan Runte, driver of the Summit Racing/BIGFOOT monster truck, found this year’s trip unique compared to his …

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Dec 03 2012

Operation Appreciation: Greg Anderson “Honored and Blessed” to Visit with Troops

Summit Racing driver Greg Anderson took a few moments between flights to talk about his experiences during this year’s Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored holiday visit to U.S. troops stationed overseas, which was arranged by Armed Forces Entertainment. We talked with the four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion at Vienna’s international airport, the bridge between Kosovo and Bosnia. …

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Dec 03 2012

Operation Appreciation: Jason Line & Team Venture into Kosovo

The Summit Racing group: Summit Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line, Summit Racing/BIGFOOT Monster Truck driver Dan Runte, and Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines made the trip from Stuttgart, Germany to the outskirts of Pristina, Kosovo. The distance between the two cities is much greater than 716 air …

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Sep 18 2012

Video: Runte Sets Guinness World Record for Monster Truck Jump

Want more visual proof that monster truck guys are out-of-their-mind crazy? Check out this video of Team Summit driver Dan Runte at last weekend’s Indianapolis 4-Wheel Jamboree. He goes all Lebron James on the rest of the monster truck drivers and posterizes them with a 214-foot, eight-inch jump in his BIGFOOT #18 monster truck. That makes …

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Sep 07 2012

Team Summit Drivers Will Visit Troops Overseas for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, Summit Racing Equipment and Team Summit drivers will be making the trip ’across the pond’ to visit American troops stationed in Europe. NHRA Pro Stock champions Greg Anderson and Jason Line plus legendary BIGFOOT monster truck driver Dan Runte will be joined by Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec, who ride Pro Stock Motorcycles for the …

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May 01 2012

Video: Ride Along with BIGFOOT GoPro-Style

Ever wonder what it’s like to ride in a monster truck? So did some other genius. Great idea + Summit Racing BIGFOOT monster truck + GoPro camera = this video. Good show, Dan Runte. Thanks for letting us tag along.

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Mar 01 2012

Another BIGFOOT Sighting, Another BIGFOOT Championship

The official points standings have been released for the 2012 Toughest Monster Truck Tour indoor championship chase, and the winner of the inaugural title is Team BIGFOOT’s lead driver, Dan Runte, pilot of the all-new Summit Racing Equipment BIGFOOT monster truck. From a numbers-only standpoint, this championship is one of the most impressive to date …

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