What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Mark List: Spending time outdoors, working out, mountain biking, kite-surfing, going to the race track.
Who are your role models?
Mark List: My dad for sure is my number one role model! But there are a few other people out there that motivate me and be better in every way!
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Mark List: I like to walk the track and talk to the other drivers. It helps to calm the nerves sometimes we just start telling jokes and that helps to remain calm!
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Mark List: That I been building tracks for Monster Jam for the past 8 years and that I was born and raised in Costa Rica so I'm bilingual.
What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Mark List: Definitely the little fans. One of my first shows I ever did this little kid ran across the whole arena once he saw me and he climbed all the way up to my neck and gave me a true hug! That was the day that I realized how rewarding is my job is.
What is your most prized possession?
Mark List: My family and my job!
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Mark List: Definitely the worst is missing your true-blooded family and packing, but the sacrifice is worth it because we are building unforgettable memories for us and the fans around the world.
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Mark List: I like to explore the extreme sport activities that each city has to offer and look for good healthy food.
How do you keep fit?
Mark List: I try to eat healthy and work out as much as I can when the time is available.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Mark List: My music, camera and phone…also my safety gear for racing!
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Mark List: That's a hard one to answer because every city has something nice to offer but my top 3 cities are Costa Rica, Sydney and Barcelona. A number 4 will be Vancouver, Canada.
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Mark List: I use to build tracks for Monster Jam and I got the opportunity to test in North Carolina about 4 years ago and that was the beginning of my driving career.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Mark List: The memories that we are making week after week.
How would you describe your driving style?
Mark List: The name of my truck describes my style a little “Loco”… It is a wild driving style, you never know what to expect but for sure it will be an entertaining run!
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Mark List: Go to school, work hard for your goals, and never give up!
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Mark List: Being able to win the very first event of the 2016 season out of all the tours.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Mark List: The Anderson boys and the “Professor”, Tom Meents. Also everyone out there… we all learn from each other!
Do you have any nicknames?
Mark List: Costa
What’s your favorite movie?
Mark List: I don’t have one
What’s your favorite television show?
Mark List: I don’t watch TV
What’s your favorite color?
Mark List: Green and blue
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Mark List: Spaghetti
How would your friend and family describe you?
Mark List: Crazy