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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
  • 2024 Lucas Oil High Jump World Champion
  • 2024 Morgan & Morgan Crash Madness of the Year

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

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 / Mike 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 / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 263
behind -397
Position 12
name Mike 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