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Colt Stephens

2024 Truck

ThunderROARus

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series West

Hometown

Houston, Texas

Birthday

November 30

Monster trucks have been a part of Colt Stephens life from a very young age. His father, Scott Stephens, was among the pioneers of the sport with his King Krunch truck and Colt was right there with his father at every opportunity. Colt was given an opportunity to be a part of Monster Jam with his first shows in Australia in 2014. From there, he seemingly “disappeared”, but in reality, he was the anonymous driver of Doom’s Day until getting the chance to get behind the wheel of the FS1 Cleatus. Colt was then a fixture on the Monster Jam TV scene, but competed in a full season again in 2023 behind the wheel of the new ThunderROARus, giving the truck and Colt their first World Finals win during Freestyle in Nashville, TN.

career highlights

  • 2023 World Finals Freestyle Champion

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I like to spend time at the lake and river in the summer. My hobby is working on anything with a motor. I especially like building and adding accessories to trucks and jeeps.
  • Who are your role models?
    My Paw Paw and father. I hope I can be as successful and hard working as they are.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I like to be in my truck extra early so I can visualize the track and what I need to do. I even press the pedals and shift gears.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    A lot of people don’t know that I was a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico for four years, and that I was the “anonymous” Doom’s Day driver for the last two years.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    I don’t have a specific memory but my favorite memories are of the days when my dad had King Krunch and I was able to travel the country with him in the big rig.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My family.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    The best thing about being on the road is meeting all of the great new fans and knowing that I am putting a smiling on someone’s face. The worst is being away from my wife and family.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    When I’m on the road, I like to visit all of the local race and four-wheel drive shops to see what’s new and different out there.
  • How do you keep fit?
    I keep fit by doing Crossfit when I can but mostly I work outside digging holes, fixing fences and hauling hay on the farm.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    I was given a necklace when my grandfather passed away that is my good luck charm. I can’t leave the house without it.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Cozumel, Mexico. It’s a great place to kick back and relax and the water is so blue and clear.

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    My dad was the owner/creator of the King Krunch Monster Jam truck. I went to my first show when I was just two weeks old. I traveled the country with my dad any time that I could. When we sold the truck, it was like something was missing. In 2013, I was given the opportunity to crew on the King Krunch truck again. When I was at one of the shows, Feld Entertainment approached me and asked if I wanted to drive. I couldn’t believe it! My dream of driving then became a reality.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    My favorite part about competing in Monster Jam is the feeling you get when you’re in front of a packed stadium cheering. Just knowing that I am about to send a 10,000 pound Monster Jam truck soaring through the air is an amazing feeling.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I would describe my driving style as calculated. I walk the track over and over looking at all of the angles. I like to find big hits with smooth transitions. Then I find the one that’s going to send the truck to the upper deck and hope everyone has their cameras ready!
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Never give up. Keep trying and work hard. You never know what that opportunity you’ve been looking for is right around the corner.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Winning racing in New Orleans in 2016. Since I was driving Doom’s Day I wasn’t able to talk to the fans afterwards though. I can’t wait to be able to thank them all this year!
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Marc McDonald

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    None
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Days of Thunder
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Gas Monkey Garage (Fast N Loud)
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Tex Mex, or anything with a lot of cheese!
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Wide open

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