Coty Saucier in Dragon

Coty Saucier

Began competing in Monster Jam : 2014 2023 Tour : Arena Championship Series Central Hometown : Lafayette, Louisiana Birthday : November 1
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Coty Saucier has been involved in Monster Jam since 2005, volunteering and helping various Monster Jam teams. In 2012, he was the Monster Jam Mechanic of the Year and, in 2014, he got his chance behind the wheel and was the Rookie of the Year. In 2015, Saucier won the Double Down Showdown and received the Rising Star of the Year award.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012 Mechanic of the Year
  • 2014 Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 Double Down Showdown Champion
  • 2015 Rising Star of the Year
  • 2019 All-Star Challenge Saturday Racing Champion

ABOUT COTY

 

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Music, fishing, R/C cars, video games, fabrication and spending time with my family and friends.
  • Who are your role models?
    My parents. Also Jim Kramer and Scott Hartsock.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    Above my head in the truck on an aluminum plate are stickers and initials of close friends that have passed away. I always give it a fist bump before going out onto the track and sign of the cross.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I have been involved in the Monster Jam industry since 2005, I really enjoy listening to Cajun/Zydeco music, I am a history buff, I enjoy yard work and I am Louisiana proud!
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    Capturing the 2015 Young Guns Shootout championship!
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My health.

LIFE ON THE ROAD

 

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    The best thing is living the Monster Jam life! This is something that I have always wanted to be a part of since I was a kid. The worst part of it is being gone from family and friends so often.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Listen to music, visit R/C shops and visit various racing teams/businesses.
  • How do you keep fit?
    Maintenance on the Monster Jam trucks is a daily work out!
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    My cell phone, wallet and wristbands from friends who have passed away.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    New Orleans. It’s full of culture, music, food, fun and it’s home! Not many people understand the way of life there unless they are from the area.

CAREER

 

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    Volunteering my help with various Monster Jam teams. The first truck I actually got to work on was Randy Brown’s Pure Adrenaline truck driven by Frank Krmel. From there, the door was open for me and things happened quickly for my career.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Competing against the older guys – Dennis Anderson, Tom Meents, Gary Porter, Charlie Pauken, Neil Elliott and Pablo Huffaker and also visiting new places/cities.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Aggressive, fast paced and technical.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Stay in school and graduate! Gather as much automotive and mechanical knowledge that you can. Learn and collect tools and remember to never give up.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Winning the 2015 Young Guns Shootout and competing against my good friends Cole Venard, Ryan and Adam Anderson, Damon Bradshaw, Frank Krmel, B.J. Johnson, Neil Elliott and Todd LeDuc.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Scott Hartsock, the Andersons and Damon Bradshaw.

FUN FACTS

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Nick, Jody/Joe and Tayda
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Pulp Fiction, No Country for Old Men, The Revenant, Airplane and Vacation
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    The Walking Dead
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Charcoal grey
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Crawfish! And anything my mom or girlfriend cooks!
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Always on the go, hard working and quiet.
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