Colton Eichelberger in Max-D

Colton Eichelberger

Hometown : Paxton, Illinois Started Competing in Monster Jam : 2014 Birthday : March 12
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ACCOLADES

  • 2015 Rookie of the Year
  • 2020 Triple Threat Series Central Champion

ABOUT COLTON

 

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I am an outdoor enthusiast and I enjoy riding motocross and lifting weights.
  • Who are your role models?
    My dad, Tom Meents and my brother, Jared Eichelberger.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I always go over my truck myself and stand alone to get my mind right.
  • What is something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I am a full-time college student!
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory was getting invited to the Monster Jam World Finals my first year driving and receiving the Rookie of the Year Award!
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My family.

LIFE ON THE ROAD

 

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    Best thing is seeing all new fans and all of the new places along the tour and creating some Maximum Destruction in my truck. The worst thing is coming home to a bunch of homework.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    My favorite thing is to work on my truck with my crew. Nothing feels better then knowing from yourself that the truck is at 100 percent.
  • How do you keep fit?
    I work out every day. I work hard at it to give myself an advantage over everyone else!
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    My helmet, firesuit and driving shoes.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Utah. I love the mountains and the outdoors stores there!

CAREER

 

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I started off riding freestyle motocross. I have always been a big air adrenaline junkie and knew Monster Jam was my ‘next level.’ I tested at Monster Jam University and passed and started my training process!
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    The fans are amazing, the competition is intense and I love to go big!
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I would say, fearless, creative and willing to do anything to win.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Follow your dreams because there is never a dream too big!
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    My greatest memory is probably competing against my dad my first year and beating him in two out of three shows!
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    My dad is by far the go to man for me. He is the only 11-time Monster Jam World Finals champion so I have big shoes to fill and he is always inspiring by brother and I to do new creative trucks!

FUN FACTS

 

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Ike
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Never Back Down
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Monster Jam
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Green
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Steak
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Wild, outgoing and good ole’ boy
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