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Cole Venard

2024 Truck

Black Pearl

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series East

Hometown

Murdo, South Dakota

Birthday

June 24

Long before he got a chance to get into the seat, Cole Venard had established himself in the world of Monster Jam. The long-time crew member started competing as a driver in 2015 when he filled in for Adam Anderson in Orlando. Venard raced at Ocala that year, which led to a full-time position driving for Team Grave Digger the following year. He won his tour championship in his first season and backed it up by winning again in 2017. Venard competes with a prosthetic leg, serving as an inspiration for fans around the globe. He was the 2022 Stadium Freestyle Award winner.

career highlights

  • 2013 UTI Technician of the Year
  • 2016 AMSOIL Series – East Champion
  • 2017 Triple Threat Series West Champion
  • 2022 Stadium Freestyle of the Year
  • 2024 Outreach Award

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Riding motorcycles and working on old cars and trucks.
  • Who are your role models?
    My father.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I have a prosthetics leg.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    Winning the Triple Threat Series in 2016 and 2017 and competing at Monster Jam World Finals in 2016.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My baby girl.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    Best thing is being able to travel and see the world. The worst is being away from my family for so long.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    I like to go see sight-seeing.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Anywhere that’s warm!

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I started in Monster Jam as a mechanic and worked my way up to being a driver.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    The Monster Jam fans are the best in the world.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Like a bumblebee stuck in a fish bowl.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Start out on a quad or a RZR to get the feel of four wheels.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Driving for Adam Anderson in Grave Digger the Legend.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    I have looked up to so many over the years. Everyone has a different style and way about things. I like to take a little from everyone and learn from it.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Hey ole, Coleo
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Days of Thunder & Ace Ventura
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue, black and red
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Steak
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Outback Steakhouse
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    All over the place and never stops working.

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