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Mike Pagliarulo

2024 Truck

Jester

Birthday

April 16

After watching his father and brother competing in Monster Jam, Mike 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. Mike 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.

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

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