Double Down Champ
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Cory Rummell: Mega truck racing, chassis fabrication and racing RC cars.
Who are your role models?
Cory Rummell: Jim Koehler.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Cory Rummell: I just like to pre-check my truck and make sure it’s 100%.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Cory Rummell: I built my Monster Jam truck from complete scratch. Every weld and tube is from me.
What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
Cory Rummell: Just being able to drive in front of thousands of screaming and happy fans.
What is your most prized possession?
Cory Rummell: My mega truck named GOINGDEEP.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Cory Rummell: The best is being able to drive and compete with the best drivers in the industry. The worst part is having to stay up for several days and nights in a row just to make the next show.
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Cory Rummell: I don’t have any free time, it’s all about the trucks to keep them well maintained.
How do you keep fit?
Cory Rummell: Just non-stop moving around and tiring trucks up and down.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Cory Rummell: My cell phone because we are on the road for months at a time and it’s the only way to keep in contact with friends and family back at home.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Cory Rummell: I would say anywhere in Florida because the stadiums are open ceiling and the time of year we compete, it’s cold everywhere else!
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Cory Rummell: Just meeting the right people and working really hard and keeping my mind set on a goal.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Cory Rummell: Driving, it’s my true passion and I love the thrill of sitting behind the wheel.
How would you describe your driving style?
Cory Rummell: Wild, crazy and totally unsuspecting.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Cory Rummell: Keep your head up and don’t ever forget your end goal. Work as hard as you can to get there.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Cory Rummell: I am still working on that. I want to be in the Monster Jam World Finals or win a huge event. NOTE: Cory won the 2018 Double Down Showdown and competed in the field for Monster Jam World Finals XIX
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Cory Rummell: Jim Koehler. I ask him everything and he teaches me so much.
Do you have any nicknames?
Cory Rummell: Just Cory.
What’s your favorite movie?
Cory Rummell: Law Abiding Citizen
What’s your favorite television show?
Cory Rummell: NCIS
What’s your favorite color?
Cory Rummell: Neon green
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Cory Rummell: Pasta
How would your friends and family describe you? Cory Rummell: Very helpful and knowledgeable.