Auto Parts Monster Jam® driver Kreg Christensen brings years of
experience and spectacular moments back to the Max-DSM team.
Christensen was a mud racer before building a Monster Jamtruck and
becoming one of the best-known and most popular stars in the western United
States, behind the wheel of his unique Dragon Slayer. He made Dragon Slayer a
major thorn in the sides of some of biggest starsin Monster Jam. Having shown
the best in the business how talented he was behind the wheel, Christensen was
tabbed by Jimmy Creten to join the 2Xtreme Racing Team. He spent a year behind
the wheel of Creten's powerhouse Iron Outlaw Monster Jam truck. That was
followed by one-year stints in Max-D and Donkey Kong. When a third Max-D truck
was created to start the 2011 season, it was Christensen who was named to take
over the wheel of the newest machine, which was sporting one of the most
accomplished and popular names in the sport.
The entire Max-D team received a decade of destruction make-over in 2013 with
Christensen in the driver's seat of an all new Monster Jam truck.
Q&A with Kreg
How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
I mud raced on the
Camel Mud and Monster tour for years, and then I bought a monster tank in 1992
and drove it for a year. After that, I bought a Monster Jam truck from Wyoming,
rebuilt it, and created Dragon Slayer, which I raced in until 2007. From there,
I drove Iron Outlaw in 2008, Max-D in 2009, Donkey Kong in 2010, and then back
in Max-D in 2011. I'm really happy to be back in a Max-D Monster Jam truck that
is really made to fit my needs.
MonsterJam.com: What do
you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Jam?
I always enjoy
meeting the fans, whether it's on the road or in the airports. Monster Jam fans
are like no other!
MonsterJam.com: What do
you do with your free time?
I spend time with my
grandkids. It doesn't matter if its playing ball, riding quads, or going to the
movies, family time is always fun!
MonsterJam.com: What is
your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?
They're all great
memories, from big crashes to great saves. I don't think one stands out as a
MonsterJam.com: Do you
have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
Kreg Christensen: I like to get in,
put my helmet and neck restraint on, then put my gloves on, and then tighten my
belts. Then, I will go through all of the motions of starting the Monster Jam
truck. I push the throttle and the brakes to make sure everything moves freely.
Then, I always tell myself, "Here we go!"
MonsterJam.com: If you
were not competing on the Monster Jam tour, what career path would you follow?
I'm a diesel
mechanic by trade, but I would have liked to have been a shop teacher in high
school or in a trade school.
your favorite food?
your favorite movie?
I like all types of
drama, action, or romance. If I'm watching movies with my wife it makes those
your favorite television show?
Two and a Half Men
your favorite color?
Yellow and black