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Chelsea Vancleave

2024 Truck

El Toro Loco

Hometown

Nashville, TN

Birthday

July 6

Chelsea is a rookie competitor in Monster Jam. However, she enters Monster Jam with plenty of motor racing experience. Chelsea graduated Monster Jam University where she got to test drive a Monster Jam truck for the first time. She says she enjoyed learning two-wheel skills and hitting sky wheelies.

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Some of my favorite things to do are hang out on the lake with my friends in the summer, hang out at the racetrack or spend time in the race shop working on my race cars.
  • Who are your role models?
    My parents, they have taught me so much. Between never giving up and always working hard for what you want.
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
    When I race, I like to listen to music to get me hyped up. I’m sure I will do the same thing for my first Monster Jam show to get me in the zone and ready for the show.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    When I was younger, I was a baton twirler and a cheerleader.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory was when I was 12 years old, on father’s day weekend, I won the biggest race of my career at the time. I bought my first race car with all my race winnings that year.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My 1320 Scat Pack Challenger

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    Spending a little time away from home during Monster Jam University was a lot of fun. I got to drive Monster Jam trucks all week, try new restaurants and meet new people along the way. I think the worst thing will be being away from friends and family an extended amount of time, but I’m very excited to see new places.
  • How do you keep fit?
    I keep fit by strength training and conditioning 4 to 5 times a week.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    I would have to say my skincare products and cozy hoodies.
  • Which countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
    I haven’t been out of the country yet, so I’m very excited that in 2023, I get to go to some very cool places.

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I applied for Monster Jam six years ago. I was just looking at my emails one day and there was an email sitting in my inbox asking if I was still interested in joining Monster Jam. I couldn’t reply to that email fast enough.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    I have yet to compete in Monster Jam, but during Monster Jam University I really enjoyed learning two-wheel skills and hitting sky wheelies.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I would say fearless. When I first started at Monster Jam University, I felt timid but when I got more comfortable, I felt fearless.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Never give up! I have dreamed about this since I was a little kid, now to be a Monster Jam driver is unreal. If you have a dream, chase it and don’t ever give up on it.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    So far only going through Monster Jam University, my favorite memory is learning how to drive these Monster Jam trucks. Working with Tom Meents and all the technicians, through the process of learning everything about the trucks.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Tom Meents, his training skills are awesome. I have learned so much from him.

fun facts

  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Home Alone
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Army Green
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Sushi or Mexican food
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Very talkative and outgoing

STADIUM SERIES EAST

Champion: Tyler Menninga

POINTS THROUGH April 27, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 660
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 578
behind -82
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 551
behind -109
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 511
behind -149
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Blake Granger / Coty Saucier /
truck Max-D /
points 483
behind -177
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 439
behind -221
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Michael Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 385
behind -275
Position 8
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken / Jamie Sullivan /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 342
behind -318
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 315
behind -345
Position 10
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 306
behind -354
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo / Michael Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 263
behind -397
Position 12
name Michael Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 214
behind -446

STADIUM SERIES WEST

Champion: Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 635
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson / Charlie Pauken / Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 561
behind -74
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 533
behind -102
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir / Todd LeDuc /
truck Zombie /
points 492
behind -143
Position 5
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 453
behind -182
Position 6
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 452
behind -183
Position 7
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 361
behind -274
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 361
behind -274
Position 9
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 348
behind -287
Position 10
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 343
behind -292
Position 11
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 286
behind -349
Position 12
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 240
behind -395

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Champion: Weston Anderson

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1568
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1207
behind -361
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 1179
behind -389
Position 4
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 1165
behind -403
Position 5
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 1054
behind -514
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 717
behind -851
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 666
behind -902
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 544
behind -1024

ARENA SERIES EAST

Champion: Armando Castro

POINTS THROUGH April 28, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1239
behind
Position 2
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1213
behind -26
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 1088
behind -151
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave / Joe Dennis / Tony Ochs /
truck Dragon /
points 921
behind -318
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 746
behind -493
Position 6
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 642
behind -597
Position 7
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 617
behind -622
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition / Hotsy /
points 425
behind -814

ARENA SERIES WEST

Champion: Matt Cody

POINTS THROUGH April 7, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Matt Cody / Tyler Menninga / Coty Saucier /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1367
behind
Position 2
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 1330
behind -37
Position 3
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 1275
behind -92
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 992
behind -375
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline / Bernard Lyght /
truck Megalodon /
points 898
behind -469
Position 6
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 753
behind -614
Position 7
name Joe Urie / James Calhoun / David Olfert /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 628
behind -739
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 622
behind -745