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MJ Solorio

2024 Truck

El Toro Loco

2024 Tour

Arena Championship Series West

Hometown

Paso Robles, CA

Birthday

April 12, 2001

MJ Solorio is an MJU graduate who was well-versed in the world of Monster Jam prior to his first day of classes. Solorio worked his way up helping out an independent team, and then finally got his chance to debut behind the wheel of El Toro Loco in Duluth, GA in September 2023, where he picked up the Racing win in just his third event.

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I love working on cars and monster trucks, I play baseball and love spending time with family.
  • Who are your role models?
    My mom
  • Do you have any pre-event rituals you run through?
    Before any event, I like to listen to music to hype myself up while also trying to calm my nerves.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    When I was in middle school, I played the trombone for the school band. I also played boys volleyball for the same school.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory on the track has got to be getting my first stoppie. Off the track, it would have to be moving into my first apartment.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My most prized possessions are my dog, Dutton, and my personal truck.

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 with Monster Jam is getting to meet all the fans in all the different cities we go to. The worst thing about being on the road is being away from family and friends back home.
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    I like to explore the city that we’re at that weekend.
  • How do you keep fit?
    I do my best to eat healthy and use the hotel gym as much as possible.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    I cannot live without my earbuds for the flights, and of course, my phone.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    My favorite city is Duluth, Georgia. It is where I made my Monster Jam driving debut.
  • What countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
    So far, just the United States

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I started off working with an independent team, where I learned the ins and outs of monster trucks. They gave me the opportunity to drive for a couple seasons. When the time was right, I auditioned for Monster Jam, and it all worked out.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    My favorite part about competing in Monster Jam is seeing the smiles my performance brings to all the fans’ faces, knowing that this is what I’ve wanted to do since I was little, and now I’m finally being able to live out that dream.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I would say that my driving style is passive aggressive. I can tone it down when I need to, but I can also light it up when I get the chance to.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Don’t give up. If you have a dream and are serious about reaching that dream, then there is nothing that can stand in your way.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Making my Monster Jam debut
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Camden Murphy and my good friend Hunter Souza

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Everyone calls me “MJ” which is the first letter of my first name and the first letter of my middle name.
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    The Sandlot
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    The Ranch
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Street Tacos
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    If the city has it, Chick-Fil-A
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Hardworking, determined, caring, goofy, enthusiastic, and loving

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