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Tom Meents

2024 Truck

Max-D

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series East

Hometown

Paxton, IL

Birthday

July 10, 1967

Tom Meents is a veteran competitor of Monster Jam and the most-decorated Monster Jam competitor in history, winning 14 World Championship titles throughout the years at Monster Jam World Finals. A former championship mud racer, Meents has been called upon to perform innovative stunts throughout his career. Known as “The Professor”, Tom helps train upcoming drivers at Monster Jam University. Tom Meents will hand over the driving responsibilities of Max-D on Stadium Championship Series East to his son, Colton Eichelberger, for the remainder of the 2024 season.

career highlights

  • 2000 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2001 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2001 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2002 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2002 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2004 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2006 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2008 WOW Factor of the Year
  • 2009 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2009 WOW Factor of the Year
  • 2009 Donut of the Year
  • 2010 Crash Madness of the Year
  • 2011 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2012 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2012 Crash Madness of the Year
  • 2013 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2013 Save of the Year
  • 2014 Save of the Year
  • 2015 Stadium Save of the Year
  • 2016 Stadium Donut of the Year
  • 2017 Donut of the Year
  • 2018 Donut of the Year
  • 2019 Monster Jam World Finals Two-Wheel Skills Champion
  • 2019 Stadium Championship Series 1 Champion
  • 2021 Extreme Air of the Year
  • 2022 Stadium Series Red Champion
  • 2022 Monster Jam World Finals Skills Challenge Champion
  • 2022 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2023 Stadium 2-Wheel Skills of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Fabricating on mechanical things
  • Who are your role models?
    People who overcome personal difficulties by having a great attitude.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I remind myself to always have fun so the Monster Jam fans will enjoy the show.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    At one time, I wanted to join the Marines. I have a great respect for all military personnel.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    The day I started to make a living by driving Monster Jam Trucks.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My 1972 4×4 Blazer

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    I love to see all the fans I remember. The worst is missing memorable family events.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Find amazing spectacular scenic views
  • How do you keep fit?
    I work out with a personal trainer 5 days a week.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    Ketchup
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Any different city that I have never seen before

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I followed my unachievable dream as a 10-year-old, and I never gave up.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Giving the Monster Jam fans a performance they will never forget
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Chaotic, destructive, and for the Max-D fans
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Be ready to work hard, never give up, and drive with your heart.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Getting to brighten the days of people who face difficult challenges
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    The amazing young talent that I get to work with at Monster Jam University

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Max-D, Mad Man Meents, and Hollywood
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Any action movie with huge car stunts
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Monster Jam
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Black
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Steak
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Steakhouses
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Crazy and caring

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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