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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

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

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