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Paul Jensen

Hometown

Ogden, UT

Birthday

April 17

Began Competing

2003

Paul Jensen has been involved with monster trucks since 2002. It was only a part of a busy lifestyle at that time. Jensen was also starting a construction company and maintaining home health franchises which kept him from the seat. Now, he is a big part of Team Throttle Monster, which fields no fewer than five trucks on the Monster Jam tour. Paul can often be found driving Jurassic Attack.

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Camping, hunting, fishing, dirt bikes, and vacations by the ocean (cruises)
  • Who are your role models?
    My grandpa
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
    I pray before every event for me and my competitors. My gear, belts, helmet etc. all have to go in a certain way, and in a certain order or I start over
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I think a lot of people don’t know that I’ve helped my stepdad Kreg Christensen build over 20 race trucks. I’ve competed in Australia several times, Canada, and Mexico. I started driving in 2002. I somewhat “retired” from driving for several years other than driving in Australia a couple times a year. During that time, I started several companies, including a construction company, and several home health franchises. I always had in the back of my mind that when my businesses were solid, I would build my own trucks and have my own team. I feel like somewhat of a “rookie” on the Monster Jam tour. In a short few years Team Throttle Monsters has grown to six trucks and takes pride in having good equipment and drivers that can compete at the highest levels. We want to win. That’s our goal. I enjoy the success of my teammates as much or more than my own success. They all have the green light to try and win each and every time they compete. We are truly a “team” and enjoy each other’s successes
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    Favorite on-track memories are probably all the places and people I’ve been able to meet over the years. Many fans have become good friends. Favorite off-track memory is probably when my children were born. Especially my daughter. I have two boys, Ashton and Kamdyn, and one daughter McKenzie. Something about having a daughter changed me for the better. I found a piece of my heart I didn’t know existed
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My family, and my integrity

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    The best thing is being in a new place every weekend and getting to perform on the biggest stage in motorsports. Meeting new people and associating with the other drivers. It’s a family away from home. I don’t really have a worst thing about it
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    We don’t have free time
  • How do you keep fit?
    I work out at our company gym. I also try eating healthy, but I do love comfort food
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    Pepsi Zero
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Anaheim. It’s one of the first stadiums I ever did back in 2002 or 2003. The first time I pulled in there it was sold out and there were so many camera flashes going off I was start struck. I remember thinking I’m in one of the biggest vehicles in Motorsports. Yet I felt so small at that point in time
  • What countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
    Canada and USA

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    My stepdad Kreg Christensen gave me the opportunity to drive
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Competing at the highest level against the best in the world
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    I would say I try to keep big air, momentum, and throw in some wow moments
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Follow you dreams, come up with a solid plan, and keep your sights fixed on your goal. Don’t give up
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    So far it would be displaying at the World Finals in I think 2003 or 2004 and dreaming about competing at the World Finals one day
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Tom Meents. I admire how he has been able to adapt his driving style to all the changes we’ve seen in the sport, and he’s still one of the best

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    BJ Johnson nicknamed me Conan at a Monster Jam show in Pueblo, Colorado. We had two trucks broke and we’re thrashing to get them back together
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Tombstone
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Yellowstone or Blacklist
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Blue and silver
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Ribeye steak and king crab
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Depends on where I’m at. If I’m close to an ocean it’s seafood. If I’m in the Southwest it’s Mexican food
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    I’m not sure. I would hope they would describe me as a loyal friend

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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