Coming from one of the most unique
backgrounds of any of the drivers in Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, Ben Winslow
pilots Iron Outlaw for Jimmy and Dawn Creten’s 2Xtreme Racing. Before working
in the monster truck industry, the driver known to many simply as “Bobo” had
made his living in a variety of exciting and interesting ways, including his
time as a bullfighter and a rodeo clown. When Winslow entered Advance Auto
Parts Monster Jam his outgoing personality and brash persona were a perfect fit
in his job as the Crew Chief for George Balhan’s Escalade. Winslow and Balhan
were an excellent team for several years and Winslow’s desire to become a monster
truck driver grew. The opportunity in 2007 came with the Sudden Impact team
when Winslow joined 2Xtreme Racing and a seat opened up for him in the Iron
Q&A with Ben Winslow
How did you get started competing on
the Monster Jam circuit?
I got really bored with my regular job and I knew some of the Monster
Jam crew guys. I got a job working on the trucks and eventually I moved up to become
the Crew Chief for George Balhan. Since then I’ve driven, first for Sudden
Impact Racing and now for 2Xtreme Racing.
What do you enjoy doing while on the
road with Monster Jam?
I like finding a great go-kart track
and letting loose with the guys.
What do you do with your free time?
I enjoy watching rodeo and watching “What Not
to Wear” on TLC.
What is your greatest memory as a
monster truck driver?
Crewing for George Balhan at the 2006 Monster Jam World Finals.
Do you have any pre-show rituals that
you run though?
If you were not competing on the
Monster Jam tour, what career path would you follow?
It would be in farming, working as an Agronomist.
What’s your favorite food?
Steak and Mushrooms.
What’s your favorite movie?
What’s your favorite television show?
Anything on Discovery Channel.
What’s your favorite color?
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