How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
Alex Blackwell: I started traveling with Andy Slifko as part of the Eradicator team and six months later he gave me my first chance to drive. Six months after that, I met Randy Brown and within two weeks of that meeting I moved to North Carolina to go to work full time for Randy Brown Motorsports. I drove the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for RBM in 2005, and then got to drive some other Monster Jam trucks in both the United States and on the world tour, and finally I began driving Captain’s Curse in 2008.
What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Jam?
Alex Blackwell: I really just enjoy travelling to so many places and meeting so many great fans. I really loved Switzerland when it was on the Europe Tour, it’s just beautiful. It’s hard to explain unless you go there and in the states anywhere down south is always awesome because the people there are so great.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?
Alex Blackwell: In 2010, I won freestyle at the first ever event in the new Arlington Stadium; also I won three straight freestyles in the Minneapolis Metrodome, three straight January events there (twice in Bulldozer, once in Captain’s Curse); and getting to travel the world, so far it’s been 16 different countries with more to come.
What’s your favorite food?
Alex Blackwell: Tacos and Mom’s meat loaf
What’s your favorite television show?
Alex Blackwell: I’m obsessed with CSI and Law & Order SVU, and I love House for some reason.