Double Down Showdown
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Tristan England: I enjoy tending to the cattle on the farm, fishing, racing and customizing vehicles.
Who are your role models?
Tristan England: My role model is definitely my father. He has taught me everything I know.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Tristan England: I always take a walk on the track before the show all while listening to some of my favorite music. It gets me mentally ready for the show.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Tristan England: Some people don’t know that my dad is the driver of the Big Kahuna Monster Jam truck and that I work on it in my off time or when I am not behind the wheel of the EarthShaker truck!
What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
Tristan England: My favorite memory is when all of the athletes and I went to Monster Jam University and we were able to spend time together and really bond as a team.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Tristan England: I love to travel and visit new places and see new things!
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Tristan England: When traveling, I enjoy exploring new places as well as different types of food.
How do you keep fit?
Tristan England: I keep fit by eating and working out. It is idea to stay fit on the Triple Threat Series because we pilot three different machines during each show and you need to be at the top of your game.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Tristan England: There is no way I could live without my gear. Or my lucky boots!
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Tristan England: Las Vegas, of course! That is where the entire Monster Jam family gets together and we all get to spend time with each other.
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Tristan England: My dad built his own Monster Jam truck and started competing in 2013 and I have helped work on that truck ever since. In 2015, I had the opportunity go to Monster Jam University and train with 11-time Monster Jam World Final champion Tom Meents.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Tristan England: It has to be the Monster Jam fans. Without them, I would not be here!
How would you describe your driving style?
Tristan England: My driving style will get fans on the edge-of-their-seats. There’s nothing like hearing the 1,500 horsepower engine screaming out of the tunnel!
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Tristan England: Don’t ever give up on your dreams. Keep chasing them and stop at nothing to succeed.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Tristan England: When I won my first competition. It is always a great feeling to win, but the first time is bitter sweet.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Tristan England: My inspiration has to come from Tom Meents. Although my dad has taught me everything I need to know about the trucks, Tom has taught me how to drive these machines. From where he started to where he is now still amazes me.
Do you have any nicknames?
Tristan England: Lil’ Kahuna
What’s your favorite movie?
Tristan England: Days of Thunder
What’s your favorite television show?
Tristan England: Timeless
What’s your favorite color? Tristan England: Blue
What’s your favorite thing to eat? Tristan England: Italian food!
How would your friend and family describe you?
Tristan England: A crazy adrenaline junkie that never sits still.