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Hunter Souza

Hometown

Denair, CA

Birthday

December 28

Hunter got his start in Monster Jam in 2022, competing in Reno in Wrecking Machine. He wasted no time putting his name in the record books, scoring a win in his first donut competition. The second-generation racer was a youth hockey player who competed with Team USA in the Junior Olympics at the age of 11. His time spent on the road with his father Jeff, who gave Hunter good insight into the life of a Monster Jam competitor. Hunter started traveling at the age of 8 when the opportunity allowed and he used the time to learn about the trucks. He aspires to learn more with more track time and draws valuable knowledge from teammates on Team Throttle Monster.

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I love baseball, hockey, monster trucks, construction and anything that’s mechanically hands on. I also love building furniture.
  • Who are your role models?
    My parents
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
    I have to listen to Seek and Destroy by Metallica.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I played for Team USA in the Junior Olympics when I played hockey at 11 years old.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory has to be when I got to debut my own name, Wrecking Machine.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    Polaris RZR

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    The best part is thinking back to when I was a little kid and wanted to do this, and now here I am. The worst part is doing five shows on weekends and having a lot of late nights.
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    I like to go out to a nice dinner with all my teammates.
  • How do you keep fit?
    I eat light. When I’m working on the trucks every day, I’m always moving fast, picking up heavy parts and pushing around tires.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    Caffeine
  • What is your favorite city to travel to?
    Green Bay, WI, USA

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    My dad started driving when I was about 8 years old. I started going to as many shows as possible to learn as much as I could, and that opened up the door for me to get my foot in when the time was right.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Seeing the smiles on all the fans faces knowing my performance pleased them.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Safe, but on the ragged edge enough to put on a great show. I love old school skills such as slap wheelies.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Follow your dreams and get good grades because this kid did.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    My first debut show
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Growing up it was Dennis Anderson, but current day it’s Tyler Menninga.

fun facts

  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Stepbrothers
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Yellowstone
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Red
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Tacos
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Buffalo Wild Wings
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Funny, smart, outgoing, talented and loving

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