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Matt Pagliarulo

2024 Truck

Jester

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series East

Hometown

Deltona, Flordia

Birthday

June 9

Matt Pagliarulo took an interest in Monster Jam as a fan first and then a helper of local teams before making the commitment to enter the fray with Tomfoolery Motorsports and his first truck, Jester. Home state shows would hold special meaning for Matt as the truck debuted in Miami in 2015 before hitting the road. In 2020, Matt would win his first stadium Freestyle and event championship, capturing the wins in Tampa. The family-oriented operation has seen sons Nick and Michael also compete in Monster Jam.

career highlights

  • 2017 Rising Star of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Spending time with family, four-wheeling and being around all types of motorsports in general.
  • Who are your role models?
    Anyone that is in the public eye who can balance time with family and friends and can also be a positive role model and mentor to others.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    After strapping in the truck and just before the show starts, I take a moment and say a quick prayer and ask that the drivers, fans, officials and anyone in attendance have a safe show.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    If I told you, then I wouldn’t have anything that people don’t know about me!
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
    Attending the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas for the first time with our own truck.
  • 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 is getting to spend time with the Monster Jam fans. We try and compete with our truck as a family so the worst thing is that some of the shows are too far away and the family is not with us when we compete.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Experience the local sites and attractions.
  • How do you keep fit?
    Have you seen me? I’m not that fit!
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    My crew guys. They are there when times are tough both on and off the track and traveling down the road. No matter what, they are always there and make the time the best it can be.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Any of the Florida stadium shows.

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I started spending more and more time at shows and getting to know some of the drivers, teams and people at Monster Jam. I began to crew for a few times and it was at that point that we decided to build our own truck and start a team of our own!
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    The fans!
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Constantly evolving.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Understand that it’s not as easy as it looks and it’s a lot of hard work to compete competitively in this sport, but if it’s truly something that is in your heart and you want to do it then stick with it and don’t lose sight on your goal because anything is possible.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Driving down Thunder Alley at Monster Jam World Finals for the first time.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Every driver in Monster Jam. I have watched these guys and girls compete for many years. Even now, I look at how they drive and at their driving styles. It helps me adapt what I do to be a better driver.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Pags
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Tommy Boy, The Town, Rain Man and any movie that has a Monster Jam truck in it!
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Survivor
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Anything Italian
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Any place that has good burgers.
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Perfectionist and detail oriented.

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