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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

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 410
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 387
behind -23
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 327
behind -83
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 325
behind -85
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Colton Eichelberger /
truck Max-D /
points 324
behind -86
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 296
behind -114
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 246
behind -164
Position 8
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 209
behind -201
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 202
behind -208
Position 10
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 201
behind -209
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 162
behind -248
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 119
behind -291

STADIUM SERIES WEST

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 438
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 396
behind -42
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 367
behind -71
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir /
truck Zombie /
points 333
behind -105
Position 5
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 321
behind -117
Position 6
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 308
behind -130
Position 7
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 260
behind -178
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 245
behind -193
Position 9
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 238
behind -200
Position 10
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 227
behind -211
Position 11
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 160
behind -278
Position 12
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 156
behind -282

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 711
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 532
behind -179
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 500
behind -211
Position 4
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 487
behind -224
Position 5
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 430
behind -281
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 311
behind -400
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 305
behind -406
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 240
behind -471

ARENA SERIES EAST

Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 649
behind
Position 2
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 630
behind -19
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 553
behind -96
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave /
truck Dragon /
points 550
behind -99
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 383
behind -266
Position 6
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 357
behind -292
Position 7
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 339
behind -310
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition /
points 212
behind -437

ARENA SERIES WEST

Brandon Vinson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Brandon Vinson / Matt Cody /
truck Grave Digger /
points 770
behind
Position 2
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 668
behind -102
Position 3
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 638
behind -132
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 516
behind -254
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline /
truck Megalodon /
points 474
behind -296
Position 6
name James Calhoun / Joe Urie /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 379
behind -391
Position 7
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 375
behind -395
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 309
behind -461