Chad Tingler returns to Melbourne, competing in 2016 as the driver of Alien Invasion. He won Racing in the Saturday afternoon program and has a 4-1 record at AAMI Park.
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Chad Tingler: Hunting and riding my Polaris Razor.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Chad Tingler: Nothing too crazy, I just like to walk the track.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Chad Tingler: That might be too much to list!
What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
Chad Tingler: Being able to drive during the Grave Digger 25th Anniversary encore at the Monster Jam World Finals.
What is your most prized possession?
Chad Tingler: I don’t really have one specific thing.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Chad Tingler: The best thing about being on the road with Monster Jam is being able to meet different fans from different cities around the world.
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Chad Tingler: I like to explore wherever I am at.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Chad Tingler: I don’t have a favorite. I like seeing them all. They all have something fun and interesting about them.
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Chad Tingler: I started out working with show trucks at Monster Jam events and then was able to crew for Randy Brown for a few years until I was eventually asked to drive.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Chad Tingler: Being able to see how it has grown from year to year and how the fans enjoy it.
How would you describe your driving style?
Chad Tingler: Fun and fast.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Chad Tingler: Stay in school and get in to some type of a sport. Never give up on your dreams and do what you want!
Do you have any nicknames?
Chad Tingler: No
What’s your favorite movie?
Chad Tingler: Days of Thunder
What’s your favorite television show?
Chad Tingler: Gold Rush
What’s your favorite color?
Chad Tingler: Orange
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Chad Tingler: Steak