Monster Jam Interviews John Seasock
Monster Jam Media
Mar 8, 2012
How do you feel the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam season has
been so far?
We have been having a great season. We had a lot of wins and final round
appearances. Ed Majaka is my very first crew chief. We work very well together! Another great thing is that we’ve had many
chances to hang out with our great Monster Jam fans because ultimately that is
what it’s all about. I can’t complain
this season has been pretty sweet so far!
What are your expectations for the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Monster
Jam World Finals?
We are going to go into the Monster Jam World Finals with the
attitude we’ve had in the past with one round at a time. I believe this is going to be the toughest
field yet. To give a little tip, to win in Vegas you need to have the complete
package a good monster truck, crew, and driver.
My new Advance Auto Parts Grinder monster truck is awesome. I can’t wait to get on that track and see what
it can do. In the end, I would love
nothing more than to be able to put the "Peoples" monster truck in
the winner’s circle.
Did you ever think you would be driving the Advance Auto Parts
I was really happy in the Batman monster truck and it was a really
good fit for me, but when I heard that Advance Auto Parts was thinking about a
2nd truck I wanted to put my name in the hat for it. Advance Auto Parts looks at its customers the
same way Monster Jam looks at its fans. I
respect that and the more I learn about Advance Auto Parts the prouder I am to
be part of the family!
What is your most memorable Monster Jam World Finals moment?
Most drivers go in with the
mentality of winning the world finals, which is something I will never forget! But in 2008, I had a chance to meet a young Monster
Jam fan that was burned really bad. We
talked and made him a deal that if he would do what the doctors and family
said, and with their permission, we would fly him out to the Monster Jam World Finals.
Well with a lot of help and some great
people we were able to get him here. He
told me he had a surprise for me, his surprise was he walked to my truck for
the first time since his accident. If you watch the DVD from the finals that
year, you can see Josh walking for the first time. I will never forget that!
Do you have a pre-event ritual you perform to prepare for the
Monster Jam World Finals?
I am by no means a saint, but I do have my beliefs and before each
race I say a little pray and I give thanks for all the blessings that I have
What is it going to take to beat out the other strong competitors
in racing for your 3rd championship?
I think to win you will need the best truck, crew and driver
combination. It takes a team to win the Monster Jam World Finals, no one can do
it alone! You need to stay calm, have
good strong consistent passes and one or two lucky passes.