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Michael Pagliarulo

2024 Truck

Jester

Birthday

April 16

After watching his father and brother competing in Monster Jam, Michael Pagliarulo knew it was time to step up in the family operation and get his own truck. He assisted with the team until making his Monster Jam debut in Pensacola at the age of 18 driving his father’s Jester and competing against his brother Nick. Michael is inspired to do his best, especially when lined up against family. He studies videos to help get acclimated to the challenges of Monster Jam and aspires to start adding awards like the rest of the family.

career highlights

  • 2024 Rookie of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I’m interested in are riding quads and driving side-by-sides.
  • Who are your role models?
    My dad and brother are my role models.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I retired at the age of 12 from little league baseball after 5 years of playing
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory on the track has to be my debut weekend in Pensacola, FL, driving Jester.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My pinball machine

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 having the opportunity to travel the world and getting to see things you don’t normally see. The worst thing about being on the road has to be the long-distance drives.
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    If I do get free time on tour, I usually like to sightsee and do new things I don’t normally do in Florida.
  • How do you keep fit?
    Trying to close my eyes when I pass by a fast-food restaurant. But usually I stay fit by being active at least 3 days out of the week.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    My computer: I do all my work by studying videos of past Monster Jam events
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    My favorite city to travel to is Anaheim. It’s a really good place to sightsee and has a lot of good restaurants.

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    My dad, the driver of the Jester monster truck, started as a fan and built our first truck about 8 years ago. That’s really when I wanted to drive a monster truck. We built our second truck for my brother, who drives Kraken, and we just finished the third truck for me.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    My favorite part about competing in Monster Jam is getting to meet all the fans and getting to race against my brother and dad.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I would say my driving style is more on the wild side than tame side.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Keep pushing and never give up. Dreams do come true.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    My greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver is getting the chance to race against my brother and dad and also getting the chance to race against the drivers I grew up and watched.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Jon Zimmer, Sr.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Little Pags
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Tropic Thunder
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Regular Show
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Chicken wings
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Texas Roadhouse
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    A comedian, jokester

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