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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 April 14, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 571
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 505
behind -66
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 475
behind -96
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 443
behind -128
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Blake Granger / Coty Saucier /
truck Max-D /
points 412
behind -159
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 393
behind -178
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 321
behind -250
Position 8
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken / Jamie Sullivan /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 279
behind -292
Position 9
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 276
behind -295
Position 10
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 261
behind -310
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 232
behind -339
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 183
behind -388

STADIUM SERIES WEST

Champion: Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger

POINTS THROUGH March 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 584
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson / Charlie Pauken / Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 509
behind -75
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 479
behind -105
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir / Todd LeDuc /
truck Zombie /
points 442
behind -142
Position 5
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 426
behind -158
Position 6
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 407
behind -177
Position 7
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 324
behind -260
Position 8
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 321
behind -263
Position 9
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 321
behind -263
Position 10
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 318
behind -266
Position 11
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 262
behind -322
Position 12
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 208
behind -376

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 14, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1285
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 972
behind -313
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 953
behind -332
Position 4
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 910
behind -375
Position 5
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 885
behind -400
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 578
behind -707
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 546
behind -739
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 441
behind -844

ARENA SERIES EAST

Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 14, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1024
behind
Position 2
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1024
behind
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 900
behind -124
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave / Joe Dennis / Tony Ochs /
truck Dragon /
points 828
behind -196
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 610
behind -414
Position 6
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 535
behind -489
Position 7
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 529
behind -495
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition / Hotsy /
points 345
behind -679

ARENA SERIES WEST

POINTS THROUGH April 7, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Brandon Vinson / Matt Cody / Tyler Menninga / Coty Saucier /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1312
behind
Position 2
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 1251
behind -61
Position 3
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 1198
behind -114
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 942
behind -370
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline / Bernard Lyght /
truck Megalodon /
points 853
behind -459
Position 6
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 700
behind -612
Position 7
name Joe Urie / James Calhoun / David Olfert /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 594
behind -718
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 591
behind -721
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