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Jon Zimmer

Hometown

Middlebury, VT

Birthday

September 28

Jon Zimmer started as a crew member in 2000 and the experience gained by the Vermont native led him to a seat five years later. After winning the Rising Star Award in 2009, Jon made his Monster Jam World Finals debut in 2010 and parlayed his success as an independent driver who was nearly unbeatable into a spot on Team Grave Digger in 2012. From there, Zimmer was called upon to pilot a number of trucks in domestic and international competition. He transitioned back to crew member, spearheading the efforts of his son Jon Jr., who earned co-Rookie of the Year in 2022. Jon is never far from the seat, though and instantly becomes the one to beat when he suits up as a relief driver.

career highlights

  • 2009 Rising Star Award
  • 2010 Extreme Air of the Year
  • 2015 Arena Save of the Year
  • 2022 UNOH Technician of the Year

about

  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?
    Making it to Monster Jam World Finals in 2010. Having my family by my side to see how amazing the fans and teams are in this sport.  And to be truly honest there are a million amazing memories. Whether it’s someone recognizing me in Wal-Mart or taking my Monster Jam truck to my biggest fans birthday, the list could go on forever.

life on the road

  • What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Jam?
    I enjoy seeing the country side and spending time with my second family, the fans.
  • What do you do with your free time?
    I spend as much time as I can with my family. My son has grown up in this with me so we do a lot of motorsports like 4-wheelers and R/C trucks. In the winter I try to snowboard when I can.
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run through?
    I really don’t have many other than I have to talk to my wife and kids just before I start a show. That clears my head to go enjoy what I love to do.

career

  • How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
    I was a huge fan with a dream. I got the chance to start crewing through John Seasock on the Sudden Impact Monster Jam truck. It was through John that I began working for Andy Slifko on the Eradicator Monster Jam truck. Andy truly gave me my start and a push to go after my dreams!!!

fun facts

  • What’s your favorite food?
    Anything at Applebee’s
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Transformers
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue

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