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Brand New Monster Jam Driver, Jean Paul To Drive El Diablo
By Monster Jam Media
Dec 27, 2012








El Diablo was the name selected by Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® fans for one of the newest trucks in the sport, voted on at Monsterjam.com by fans in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Rookie driver JP, a native of southern California who speaks Spanish fluently was tabbed as the driver of the new El Diablo Monster Jam truck for its 2013 debut. JP’s background as a stuntman and in stunt driving seems to be a perfect fit for the truck whose name means “The Devil” in English. Understandably, as a truck selected by the fans, El Diablo will embark on an ambitious schedule from day one competing against the top superstars in the sport all over the world with an extra emphasis on thrilling Monster Jam’s large and growing Hispanic fan base.

Name: JP
Hometown: Born in Hollywood, CA, Raised in Burbank, CA
Current Residence: Van Nuys, CA
Date of Birth: 11/29/1969

“I started on a dirt bike, a YZ-80, at age 7 and rode as often as my family would allow. I spent a lot of time with very close family friends riding in the desert and on a backyard track on their ranch in Lancaster, CA. My first car at age 17 was a Baja Bug that of course needed large tires on it so that I could go off roading. Off roading is what always appeals to me. I moved to Mammoth Lakes, CA where I stepped up to a 1967 Chevy Suburban and of course it needed a lift and big tires too, that’s when my off roading turned more to snow rally style racing, then once the snow melted all the narrow goat trails were navigated in the Suburban.
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