Joe Urie

Joe Urie

Hometown : Bolivar, MO Starts Competing in Monster Jam : 2019 Birthday : August 2
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About Me

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

Joe Urie: I love to do anything active, especially working out at the gym or listening to music.

Who are your role models?

Joe Urie: My father, my old football coach Daniel Bayless, and Tom Meents

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

Joe Urie: I will grab dirt from the ground and rub it in my hands, then say a prayer for me and the truck.

What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?

Joe Urie: I love surfing!

What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?

Joe Urie: The first time driving a Monster Jam Truck

What is your most prized possession?

Joe Urie: A Yellow Travis Pastrana TY beanie baby that I received on my 5th birthday from my father

 

Life on the Road with Monster Jam

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

Joe Urie: The best thing is being able to drive the Monster Jam truck. The worst thing is not being in my own bed.

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

Joe Urie: Work out and being active

How do you keep fit?

Joe Urie: I eat right and workout every day.

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

Joe Urie: My workout supplements and my pillow

What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?

Joe Urie: Cocoa Beach, Florida because that’s we’re I first learned how to surf

 

Career

How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?

Joe Urie: I have been a fan of Monster Jam for as long as I can remember. I met a family that gave me an opportunity to travel to several Monster Jam events with them as a performer. From there I had an opportunity to test in a Monster Jam truck earlier this year at Monster Jam University. 

What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?

Joe Urie: I look forward to the thrill and rush of competing against the elite drivers of Monster Jam.

How would you describe your driving style?

Joe Urie: My driving style is smooth, controlled, and aggressive.

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?

Joe Urie: So far my favorite memory is working with the one and only Tom Meents at Monster Jam University.

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

Joe Urie: Tom Meents

 

Fun Facts

What’s your favorite movie?

Joe Urie: The Iron Giant, Troy, and Fight Club

What’s your favorite television show?

Joe Urie: National Geographic 

What’s your favorite colors?

Joe Urie: Gold and black

What’s your favorite thing to eat?

Joe Urie: Barbecue ribs

What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?

Joe Urie: Cracker Barrel 

How would your friends and family describe you?

Joe Urie: They would describe me as determined, persistent, loyal, honest and someone who has integrity.

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