Tom Meents

Tom Meents

Hometown : Paxton, IL Started Competing in Monster Jam : 1993 Date of Birth : July 10, 1967
Monster Jam Awards


Racing: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012
Freestyle: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2013
Two-Wheel Skills: 2019


Date Location
February 1 San Diego, CA
February 8-9 Houston, TX
February 15-16 Oakland, CA
February 22-23 Anaheim, CA
February 29 Arlington, TX
March 7-8 El Paso, TX


About Me

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

Hometown Information

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

Fun Facts

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