What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Steven Thompson: I enjoy kayaking, playing golf and just being active outside.
Who are your role models?
Steven Thompson: My parents and grandparents.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Steven Thompson: I always say a prayer before introductions.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Steven Thompson: I was a black belt at the age of 15.
What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Steven Thompson: A favorite memory of mine is when I qualified for the Young Guns Shootout for my first time.
What is your most prized possession?
Steven Thompson: Life.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Steven Thompson: The worst thing about being on the road every weekend is not being able to have a nice home-cooked meal every night. One of the best things about being on the road is being able to travel and see the United States, Canada and Mexico.
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Steven Thompson: I try to relax as much as I can.
How do you keep fit?
Steven Thompson: By walking a lot, drinking a lot of water and I push Monster Jam tires around and flip them side-to-side.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Steven Thompson: My phone so that I can stay in contact with friends and family.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Steven Thompson: My favorite city to travel to is Hagerstown because when I’m traveling there, I am heading home.
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Steven Thompson: I got started by crewing for Vaters Motorsports. After a few years of that, I then got brought onto the Natural Disaster Racing team where Tim Mente then built a second truck and I worked my way to the driver’s seat.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Steven Thompson: Just being able to make the fans happy. Whey they are standing on their feet cheering, I know I’ve done my job.
How would you describe your driving style?
Steven Thompson: Controlled chaos.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Steven Thompson: Follow your dreams, always work as hard as you can and a dream can become reality.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Steven Thompson: When I earned a spot into the Young Guns Shootout at Monster Jam World Finals 16. It was my first time being able to compete at Monster Jam World Finals.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to inspiration?
Steven Thompson: Jim Koehler.
What is your favorite movie?
Steven Thompson: Office Space
What is your favorite television show?
Steven Thompson: Modern Marvels
What is your favorite color?
Steven Thompson: Blue
What is your favorite thing to eat?
Steven Thompson: Grilled chicken