Tom Meents in Max-D

Tom Meents

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ACCOLADES

  • 2000 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2001 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2001 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2002 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2002 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2004 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2006 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2008 WOW Factor of the Year
  • 2009 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2009 WOW Factor of the Year
  • 2009 Donut of the Year
  • 2010 Crash Madness of the Year
  • 2011 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2012 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2012 Crash Madness of the Year
  • 2013 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2013 Save of the Year
  • 2014 Save of the Year
  • 2015 Stadium Save of the Year
  • 2016 Stadium Donut of the Year
  • 2017 Donut of the Year
  • 2018 Donut of the Year
  • 2019 Monster Jam World Finals Two-Wheel Skills Champion
  • 2019 Stadium Championship Series 1 Champion
  • 2021 Extreme Air of the Year
  • 2022 Stadium Series Red Champion
  • 2022 Monster Jam World Finals Skills Challenge Champion
  • 2022 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion

ABOUT TOM

 

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Fabricating on mechanical things
  • Who are your role models?
    People who overcome personal difficulties by having a great attitude.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I remind myself to always have fun so the Monster Jam fans will enjoy the show.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    At one time, I wanted to join the Marines. I have a great respect for all military personnel.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    The day I started to make a living by driving Monster Jam Trucks.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My 1972 4x4 Blazer

LIFE ON THE ROAD

 

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    I love to see all the fans I remember. The worst is missing memorable family events.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Find amazing spectacular scenic views
  • How do you keep fit?
    I work out with a personal trainer 5 days a week.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    Ketchup
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Any different city that I have never seen before

CAREER

 

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I followed my unachievable dream as a 10-year-old, and I never gave up.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Giving the Monster Jam fans a performance they will never forget
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Chaotic, destructive, and for the Max-D fans
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Be ready to work hard, never give up, and drive with your heart.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Getting to brighten the days of people who face difficult challenges
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    The amazing young talent that I get to work with at Monster Jam University

HOMETOWN

 

  • Where did you grow up?
    Paxton, Ill.
  • What major city is it near?
    Chicago, Ill. and Indianapolis, IN
  • What high school/college did you attend? If applicable, what degree what did you receive?
    Paxton High School

FUN FACTS

 

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Max-D, Mad Man Meents, and Hollywood
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Any action movie with huge car stunts
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Monster Jam
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Black
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Steak
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Steakhouses
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Crazy and caring
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