Tom Meents in Max-D

Tom Meents

2023 Truck : Max-D 2023 Tour : Stadium Championship Series Red Hometown : Paxton, IL Date of Birth : July 10, 1967
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Tom Meents is a veteran competitor of Monster Jam and the most-decorated Monster Jam competitor in history, winning 14 World Championship titles throughout the years at Monster Jam World Finals. A former championship mud racer, Meents has been called upon to perform innovative stunts throughout his career. Known as “The Professor”, Tom helps train upcoming drivers at Monster Jam University.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2000 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2001 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2001 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2002 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2002 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2004 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2006 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2008 WOW Factor of the Year
  • 2009 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2009 WOW Factor of the Year
  • 2009 Donut of the Year
  • 2010 Crash Madness of the Year
  • 2011 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2012 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2012 Crash Madness of the Year
  • 2013 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2013 Save of the Year
  • 2014 Save of the Year
  • 2015 Stadium Save of the Year
  • 2016 Stadium Donut of the Year
  • 2017 Donut of the Year
  • 2018 Donut of the Year
  • 2019 Monster Jam World Finals Two-Wheel Skills Champion
  • 2019 Stadium Championship Series 1 Champion
  • 2021 Extreme Air of the Year
  • 2022 Stadium Series Red Champion
  • 2022 Monster Jam World Finals Skills Challenge Champion
  • 2022 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion

ABOUT TOM

 

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Fabricating on mechanical things
  • Who are your role models?
    People who overcome personal difficulties by having a great attitude.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I remind myself to always have fun so the Monster Jam fans will enjoy the show.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    At one time, I wanted to join the Marines. I have a great respect for all military personnel.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    The day I started to make a living by driving Monster Jam Trucks.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My 1972 4x4 Blazer

LIFE ON THE ROAD

 

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    I love to see all the fans I remember. The worst is missing memorable family events.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Find amazing spectacular scenic views
  • How do you keep fit?
    I work out with a personal trainer 5 days a week.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    Ketchup
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Any different city that I have never seen before

CAREER

 

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I followed my unachievable dream as a 10-year-old, and I never gave up.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Giving the Monster Jam fans a performance they will never forget
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Chaotic, destructive, and for the Max-D fans
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Be ready to work hard, never give up, and drive with your heart.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Getting to brighten the days of people who face difficult challenges
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    The amazing young talent that I get to work with at Monster Jam University

HOMETOWN

 

  • Where did you grow up?
    Paxton, Ill.
  • What major city is it near?
    Chicago, Ill. and Indianapolis, IN
  • What high school/college did you attend? If applicable, what degree what did you receive?
    Paxton High School

FUN FACTS

 

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Max-D, Mad Man Meents, and Hollywood
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Any action movie with huge car stunts
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Monster Jam
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Black
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Steak
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Steakhouses
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Crazy and caring
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