Tom Meents is a professional Monster Truck driver who has won eleven World Finals in racing and freestyle. He is currently driving a truck named Max-D on the Monster Jam circuit. Previously, he drove a truck called Goldberg, which was named after pro wrestler Bill Goldberg.
Tom was born in Paxton, Illinois on July 10, 1967. His ethnicity is unknown. He has a wife, a daughter and a son. Tom has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million.
Tom started his career as an amateur mud racer. He moved to the Monster Jam circuit in 2001 and won his first freestyle championship in 2001. In 2002, he won his second Monster Jam World Finals in racing. Throughout his career, he has won three consecutive Monster Jam racing championships and has earned six Monster Jam World Finals in racing.
In 2002, Tom drove the Goldberg truck. The Goldberg truck was part of a cross promotion between World Championship Wrestling and the Monster Jam. It was designed in the style of a futuristic SUV and won nearly every televised event. Its body style also had horns and smoking nostrils.
In 2004, Tom Meents switched his truck from the Goldberg to a different design. In the process, he gained popularity with his fans. However, controversy arose over the truck’s look. During his run, the truck was able to win a tie with El Toro Loco and Madusa.
After Tom and his wife, Debi, separated, he met a woman named Darcy. They married on May 28, 2013. To date, they have a daughter, Hannah, and a son, Colton. She also works as a model. Although Tom Meents keeps his private life private, he has been known to have an affair.
In 2012, he won the racing championship against Monster Energy for the sixth time. He was also the first person to attempt a monster truck backflip in competition. But he was unable to achieve the Guinness World Records title.
Tom has become one of the most famous and popular Monster Jam drivers. He is the only major driver to have been involved in a fatal accident. On June 16, 2012, he attempted to do a double backflip at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. When he bounced into over rotation, he crashed on his rear tires. This made him land on the hood of the truck.
After a break from racing in 2005, Tom returned to the Monster Jam circuit in 2006. In 2009, he regained the World Freestyle Championship. He won the World Finals in 2011 and 2012. That year, he swept all four of the world finals for the second time in a row.
Aside from his work on the Monster Jam circuit, Meents also competes in the Monster Truck Nationals. In addition to his accomplishments as a monster truck driver, he has been able to inspire others to accomplish their goals. As a result, he has been able to earn millions of dollars.