Winning the 2010 World Freestyle Championship was an exclamation point in the career of Charlie Pauken, one of the greatest drivers in the history of Monster Jam®. From his days when he dominated the Thunder Nationals circuit in Excaliber, to his world-wide, crowd-pleasing performances as a Team Grave Digger® driver, to his highly coveted World Freestyle Championship win driving Monster Mutt®, Pauken has thrilled millions of fans with his innovative freestyles and high-intensity racing.
Pauken has proven to be a perfect fit for the popular Grave Digger team—both on and off the track—since his priority has always been to please the fans first. He is a perfectionist who never seems to be satisfied no matter how incredible his performance. Pauken is constantly looking to push the sport to the next level—with his array of breathtaking freestyle moves. He puts a priority on spending time with his legions of fans, especially the youngest ones, who inspire the all-time, legend Monster Jam truck driver to keep raising the bar for performances.