Mike Vaters II

Mike Vaters II

Hometown : Williamsport, Maryland Started competing in Monster Jam : 2014 Birthday : January 26
Monster Jam Honors
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About Me

What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Mike Vaters II
: Kayaking, cycling and hanging out with friends.

Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Mike Vaters II
: I like making sure my steering wheel is put on straight.

What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Mike Vaters II
: I did freestyle motocross for 10 years

What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Mike Vaters II
: Meeting my fiancé at a Monster Jam show.

What is your most prized possession?
Mike Vaters II
: My 50th anniversary Yamaha street bikes.

Life on the Road with Monster Jam

What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Mike Vaters II
: The best is going to places people normally wouldn’t be able to go and the worst is missing loved ones.

While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Mike Vaters II
: Finding good eats.

How do you keep fit?
Mike Vaters II
: Jog, cycle, working on trucks and eating well.

What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Mike Vaters II
: My cell phone.

What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Mike Vaters II
: Las Vegas because we get to let loose!

Career

How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Mike Vaters II
: My dad, mom, and Marty Garza.

What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Mike Vaters II
: Living out a dream of mine.

How would you describe your driving style?
Mike Vaters II
: Natural, I guess.

What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Mike Vaters II
: Get your education then get involved.

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Mike Vaters II
: Winning the 2014 Young Guns Shootout and the 2015 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle championship.

Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Mike Vaters II
: Damon Bradshaw and a little bit of Tom Meents’ craziness!

Fun Facts

Do you have any nicknames?

Mike Vaters II: Mikey, V2

 

What’s your favorite movie?
Mike Vaters II
: Wolf of Wall Street

What’s your favorite television show?
Mike Vaters II
: How It’s Made

What’s your favorite color?
Mike Vaters II
: Lime Green

What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Mike Vaters II
: Sushi and Mexican

How would your friends and family describe you?
Mike Vaters II
: Depends who you talk to!

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