Austin Minton

Austin Minton

Hometown : Tonganoxie, KS Started Driving in Monster Jam : 2018 Birthday : August 12
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About Me

What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?

Austin Minton: I love working on cars, riding ATVs and spending time with my family.

Who are your role models?

Austin Minton: My great grandfather and Jimmy Creten.

Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals that you run through?

Austin Minton: I like to talk to the other drivers about how they would attack the course and ask them for advice on how to better myself in the Monster Jam truck.

What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?

Austin Minton: The adrenaline rush I got the first-time ever strapping in to a truck and taking home my very first racing win.

What is your most prized possession?

Austin Minton: Military achievement coins that were given to me by my older brother and my house.

Life on the Road with Monster Jam

What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?

Austin Minton: The best part is getting to meet all of the amazing fans that come out to cheer us on and the worst is being away from home for so long.

While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?

Austin Minton: I like to go sight-seeing and try the local food.

How do you keep fit?

Austin Minton: I am on the move 24/7, always making sure my truck is in perfect condition for race day and occasionally I like to hit the gym and get a good workout in.

What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?

Austin Minton: My phone and Monster Energy drinks are what get me down the road.

What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?

Austin Minton: San Diego, CA. That was the first-time I have ever seen the ocean and got to spend time on the beach.

Career

How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?

Austin Minton: I started crewing for Jimmy and Dawn Creten and they gave me the chance to get in the driver’s seat about a year later.

What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?

Austin Minton: Meeting people I have been watching compete in Monster Jam my entire life and getting to compete against them myself is one of my favorite parts. All of the fans that come support us and make all the hard work and long hours worth it is another favorite part.

How would you describe your driving style?

Austin Minton: Off the wall. I am all about going big, putting on the best show possible and pushing the limits of the truck and myself.

What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?

Austin Minton: Never give up. Always give 110% and your dreams will come true.

Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?

Austin Minton: Tom Meents and Ryan Anderson. They have the wildest driving styles and they’re all about the fans.

Fun Facts

Do you have any nicknames?

Austin Minton: Mittens

What’s your favorite movie?

Austin Minton: Forrest Gump

What’s your favorite television show?

Austin Minton: Full House

What’s your favorite color?

Austin Minton: Red

What’s your favorite thing to eat?

Austin Minton: Shrimp or spaghetti

What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?

Austin Minton: In-N-Out

How would your friends and family describe you?

Austin Minton: Fearless, wild and probably insane. 

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