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Kurt Kraehmer

2024 Truck

Rammunition, Hotsy

2024 Tour

Arena Championship Series East

Hometown

Hoopeston, IL

Birthday

September 18

Kurt Kraehmer made his Monster Jam debut in 2018 as part of the Hall Brothers Racing Team. Kraehmer started with a fill-in ride in Raminator in Salinas, California and drove Hotsy in Tulsa that year. In 2019, he again drove Hotsy before finding his way into the team’s Rammunition in 2020. Kraehmer continues to drive both trucks.

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Graphic design – sketching, drafting and layouts. Rock concerts, exercising, engine building and riding my motorcycle.
  • Who are your role models?
    Carlton Fisk of the White Sox, Bob Chandler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and CM Punk.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I call my wife on the phone, talk with my crew and take a breather.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory is winning a team motor sport event alongside my friend overcoming a two on four deficit to win.
  • What’s your most prized possession?
    My motorcycle. It’s a red, 1998 Buell M2 Cyclone.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    The best part about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam is being able to compete amongst my peers and sometimes even my teammates. Not to mention the great Monster Jam fans that I have had the pleasure of meeting. They are the real reason we are all here. The worst thing? Well, I don’t know if there really is a worst thing… but there are challenges. Many times, that means late nights followed by early mornings.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    While on the road I like to be able to have fun with my teammates, crew and the crew chiefs. They make this all possible.
  • How do you keep fit?
    I keep fit on the road by making healthy eating choices, finding time to exercise and always moving.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    I cannot live without some form of music while on the road. I love to jam out when I can.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    My favorite city to travel to has to be Chicago as that’s where I got my start!

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I am making my competition debut in Monster Jam with Hall Brothers Racing driving the Hotsy truck. This is where it will all begin.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    My advice to kids that want to be become a Monster Jam driver is to stay focused in school, learn all the skills a future Monster Jam driver will need along the way and never, ever, for any circumstances give up!
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    My greatest memory in Monster Jam hasn’t been written yet.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    I look up to all of the veteran drivers that have seen the sport develop from its early days to where it is today.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    War Machine and Amazing Kurtis
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Days of Thunder – it really spurred my desire to race.
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Scrubs, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Sons of Anarchy
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    A good cheeseburger and fries
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Texas Roadhouse
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    My family and friends would describe me has the funny jokester as well as being very serious when I need to be.

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