How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
J.R. McNeal: I would have to say hard work. Razin Kane competed in about 40 shows in 2011. January of 2011 was my first time ever driving a Monster Jam truck. It’s really exciting not just because I’m driving but since we built our own Monster Jam trucks, it makes it even more fun.
What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Jam?
J.R. McNeal: I would say meeting new fans, families and kids. Since I’m a family man, being around that atmosphere makes me feel like I’m at home. I like seeing the different ways of living, there’s always something new, and seeing the country is awesome.
What do you do with your free time?
J.R. McNeal: Relax when I can. I’m involved with three other companies not including Monster Jam trucks. Following other Monster Jam truck teams is cool, watching changes that people make on their Monster Jam trucks and how they perform. The most important thing is keeping up with your fans and friends on Facebook.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?
J.R. McNeal: When I went to the first Monster Truck Hall of Fame in Indiana, since I am a late bloomer when it comes to Monster Jam trucks seeing that was awesome. I got to see and hear cool stories about shows in the past and the funny bloopers, which made me the love sport even more. I hope that one day I would be recognized for something in Monster Jam trucks – that would be cool.
Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
J.R. McNeal: I would have to say rubbing my cross hanging in my Monster Jam truck means a lot to me. If you knew my story recognizing the man above is a must. Besides when I put my helmet on I get helmet-itis and no ritual can cure that!
What’s your favorite food?
J.R. McNeal: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
What’s your favorite movie?
J.R. McNeal: Transformers.
What’s your favorite television show?
J.R. McNeal: Monster Jam, UFC and The Three Stooges.
What’s your favorite color?
J.R. McNeal: Blue.