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Mike Christensen

2024 Truck

Vendetta

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series West

Hometown

Ogden, UT

Birthday

August 5

As a second-generation racer, Mike Christensen has been around Monster Jam trucks most of his life. When he finally got the chance to compete at age 18, he made the most of it, driving several trucks such as Iron Outlaw, Batman and Monster Energy. He has been able to start touring full-time with his own truck, Vendetta.

career highlights

  • 2023 Breakout Driver of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I love all types of racing, football and traveling the country with my family from show to show
  • Who are your role models?
    My dad (Kreg Christensen)
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
    I strap in my truck the exact same way every time. Helmet and HANS, climb in, belts, gloves, steering wheel, then go time!!
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I started driving trucks at the age of 15. Worked for several teams throughout my career, until my brother Paul and I created our own team of Team Throttle Monsters
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    Favorite memory most definitely would be traveling across The United States, Europe, and Central America meeting new fans and seeing different cities
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My wife and my four daughters!

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    Best thing is making my history in stadiums and arenas all over the country. Worst thing is not having my wife and daughters with me all the time
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Favorite thing would be getting a round of golf in and trying to keep my trucks in top-top shape
  • How do you keep fit?
    Hahaha fit!! Well round is a shape, so I guess I’m in shape. It’s the hardest to eat healthy on the road, you’re always under a time crunch and in a hurry, so eating healthy sometimes isn’t on the plate. We try to, but sometimes it’s hard to make the best health decisions.
  • What item(s) can you not live without wile traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    White Monsters and some jerky sticks
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Anaheim, California. I’ve had many great memories watching my dad perform there. I’ve gotten the chance to perform there, and I landed my first ever backflip in Angels Stadium. Driving into that stadium brings a whole new atmosphere into driving.
  • What countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
    Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, England, Spain and Poland

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    2022 will be 30 years of my dad, Kreg Christensen, in his Dragon Slayer. I’ve been practically born in raised in the sport. Owning his own trucks for many years and once I turned 18, I got my shot to drive in Monster Jam. I’ve driven other trucks such as Iron Outlaw, Batman, and Monster Energy in events at Monster Jam, but this year will be my first full time tour in my very own Vendetta
  • What is you favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Performing in a stadium with 60,000 screaming Monster Jam fans, trying to place my footprint in the sport
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I would say I’m an old school driver. I love racing, I would rather win racing competition than anything else, but freestyle I try to run hard, be technical and perform at the highest level my truck will allow me to perform at
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Work hard, get a great education, keep pushing forward and never let anything stop you from reaching you dreams
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Greatest memory would be landing my very first backflip in Anaheim stadium with my wife present. A memory I will never forget
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Adam and Ryan Anderson, Todd LeDuc, and Tom Meents

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Kreg Jr.
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Die Hard
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Friends
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Red
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Jalapeno popper chicken
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Buffalo Wild Wings
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Very open minded, have zero problem speaking my mind. Hard working and dedicated to my family

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