TOM MEENTS’ MONSTER JAM® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Racing: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012
Freestyle: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2013
Two-Wheel Skills: 2019
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Tom Meents: Fabricating on mechanical things
Who are your role models?
Tom Meents: People who overcome personal difficulties by having a great attitude.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Tom Meents: 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?
Tom Meents: 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?
Tom Meents: The day I started to make a living by driving Monster Jam Trucks.
What is your most prized possession?
Tom Meents: My 1972 4x4 Blazer
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Tom Meents: 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?
Tom Meents: Find amazing spectacular scenic views
How do you keep fit?
Tom Meents: 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?
Tom Meents: Ketchup
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Tom Meents: Any different city that I have never seen before
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Tom Meents: 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?
Tom Meents: Giving the Monster Jam fans a performance they will never forget
How would you describe your driving style?
Tom Meents: Chaotic, destructive, and for the Max-D fans
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Tom Meents: Be ready to work hard, never give up, and drive with your heart.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Tom Meents: Getting to brighten the days of people who face difficult challenges
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Tom Meents: The amazing young talent that I get to work with at Monster Jam University
Where did you grow up?
Tom Meents: Paxton, Ill.
What major city is it near?
Tom Meents: Chicago, Ill. and Indianapolis, IN
What high school/college did you attend? If applicable, what degree what did you receive?
Tom Meents: Paxton High School
Do you have any nicknames?
Tom Meents: Max-D, Mad Man Meents, and Hollywood
What’s your favorite movie?
Tom Meents: Any action movie with huge car stunts
What’s your favorite television show?
Tom Meents: Monster Jam
What’s your favorite color?
Tom Meents: Black
What’s your favorite thing to eat? Tom Meents: Steak
What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
Tom Meents: Steakhouses
How would your friends and family describe you?
Tom Meents: Crazy and caring