From his Midwest based office USHRA/SRO President Bob George wanted something different to feature in his already successful monster truck and truck pull circuit. The USHRA was kind of WWE of automotive events and entertainment was paramount in every show. The USHRA's shows packed small arena's and major stadiums all over the USA but Bob George wanted to give his loyal spectators more bang for their entertainment buck. He saw how drag fans loved funny cars, so why not bring them indoors and have the pull a zillion pound sled. The noise from the winding funny car engine with the dirt flying from it's paddle tire slicks was surely an asset to the USHRA show circuit.
Breaking the "funny car ice" was son of speed legend Art Arfons, Tim Arfons. Tim debuted a new Arfons' Green Monster Jet Turbine funny car and the rest is funny car history. Arfons with his wheels up and fire show was a huge success on the circuit. The Green Monster was so popular on the USA pulling circuit that he was invited to bring his funny car to the Netherlands for exhibition runs at the largest pull event in the Netherlands. Yeah, Tim went and he took me with him and wow, did the Dutch crowd love his Green Monster show.