Grave Digger
Son-Uva Digger
Grave Digger Legend
Monster Mutt
Mutt Dalmatian
El Toro Loco
After Shock
Bad News
Bad Habit
Backwards Bob
Black Stallion
Bounty Hunter
Boogey Van
Blue Thunder
Captain's Curse
Captain USA
Hot Wheels
Iron Outlaw
King Krunch
Pastrana 199
Meteor Monster Truck
Maximum Destruction
Scarlet Bandit
Taz ,Tasmanian Devil
Towasaurus Wrex
Virginia Beach Beast
War Wagon

Monster Jam in Philadelphia PA
at the Wachovia Spectrum

Vintage Monster Trucks

Cool Monster Truck Videos

Monster Truck
Racing Teams

Monster Truck
Web Sites

Monster Jam Info

Old School Monster Truck Videos

Monster Jam Tickets

What Makes up a Monster Truck?

Monster Truck Questions & Answers

Monster Jam Video Game Press Release by Activision


Home Page
Photo Album
Tech Section
Product Reviews
Readers Rigs
Jeep Central
4x4 Club Links
Offroad Parks
Project CJ-7
Cool Products


Air Force
Airborne Ranger
American Guardian
An Escalade
Bad Habit
Bad Influence
Bad News
Backwards Bob


Black Stallion
Black Widow
Blue Thunder
Bob & Tom
Boogey Van
Bounty Hunter
Boston Big Shot
Bret "The Hitman" Hart
Captain USA
Captain's Curse
Carolina Crusher
Dragon Slayer
El Matador
El Toro Loco
Firestone Wilderness
Full Boar
Grave Digger
Grave Digger Legend
Ground Pounder
High Roller
Hollywood Hogan
Hot Wheels
Iron Warrior
Iron Outlaw
Jurassic Attack
Kaptain Insano
Keystone Krusher
King Krunch
Krimson Krusher
Krocodile Hunta
Lil Miss Dangerous
Live Wire
Lon Ranger
Lone Eagle
Maximum Destruction
Monkey’n Around
Monster Mutt
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
Monster Patrol
Monster Moose
Nitemare Express
Old Glory
Ozz Monster
Pastrana 199
Phantom Krusher
Pit Bull
Project X
Ragin Rebel
Rap Attack
Safe Auto Minimizer
Scarlet Bandit
Screamin Demon
Shock Wave
Son Uva Digger
Stone Cold 3:16
Storm Warning
Sudden Impact
The Broker
The Outsiders
Thunder Beast
Towasaurus Wrex
Virginia Beach Beast
Virginia Giant
War Wagon
War Wizard
Wild Fire
Wild Hair
Wild Man
Wild Thang
Young Gun
106.7 The Drive

Bigfoot Presents Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks

Maximum Destruction Monster Truck
Links & Information

Owner     Tom Meents
Driver   Tom Meents, Neil Elliott, Morgan Kane
Style Futuristic SUV
Engine   540 CI Merlin, 1500HP
Transmission   Coan 2-Speed
Tires   66" Terra Tires
Home city Paxton, Illinois
Year created   2003


Maximum Destruction (often referred to as Max. D.) is a monster truck currently racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. It is currently driven by Tom Meents. As one of the most successful of the trucks it currently rivals Grave Digger in popularity. The truck was formerly known as Team Meents, and debuted as Goldberg.

History of Maximum Destruction
In 1999, Clear Channel (now Live Nation) signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling to create monster trucks based on popular professional wrestlers. In order to ensure the success of the truck of Goldberg, Clear Channel contracted the team of Tom Meents (who was already wildly popular from driving Monster Patrol and Bulldozer) to build and campaign the "Goldberg" truck. Meents debuted in the truck in January 2000 at the Georgia Dome, where he won racing and finished second in freestyle. The truck was popular with casual fans, but many long time fans were less enthusiastic about the unconventional "Futuristic SUV" body and the professional wrestling connections. As the year progressed, and as Dennis Anderson struggled in Grave Digger, Meents became almost unstoppable and capped the year by winning the Monster Jam World Finals Racing Championship. The following year saw a continuation of the dominance, and Meents won the world racing and freestyle championship. In late 2001, WCW was bought out by the World Wrestling Federation and the deal with Clear Channel was dropped. For 2002, Meents kept the same truck and body but renamed the truck Team Meents, even retaining much of Goldberg's color scheme and graphics. Once again, Meents swept both the racing and freestyle the World Finals.

2003 saw the truck change both name and image to become Maximum Destruction, a name which Meents had intended to run the year before until the September 11 attacks delayed those plans out of respect. The truck has remained significantly popular, and is often introduced with equal billing as Grave Digger. There are currently two Maximum Destruction trucks touring.









Maximum Destruction Monster Truck

Since the truck debuted as Goldberg, the Willman-style chassis and Fox coil-overs with Knight Stalker shocks shocks have led to several bouncy and wild rides. Meents later replaced the Fox shocks with Knight Stalkers with coilovers wrapped around it. However, the truck is famous for its ability to make large jumps and take several hits during freestyle runs and not suffer significant damage. The truck is also known for its numerous crashes, often simply as a result of Meents' full throttle driving. Meents' driving style is emulated by the current driver of the second truck, Neil Elliot, and other former drivers, such as Phil Foster and Rob Knell, are said to have graduated from the "Tom Meents School of Driving".

About Tom Meents

Tom Meents signing autographs in front of Maximum DestructionTom Meents (born June 10, 1967) is a professional monster truck driver. He currently drives Maximum Destruction on the USHRA Monster Jam circuit.

His Career
Meents started out as a mud racer, driving his own vehicle, Shake Me. He had his first wreck when he rolled the Shake Me over at a USHRA Mud Race in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He won the NMRO Open Class championship in 1992. He later teamed up with Paul Shafer to drive Shafer's Mud Patrol vehicle. Tom won the NMRO Class 5 championship in 1993 and 1994 and won the Class 6 championship in 1993. This also led to an opportunity to drive one of Shafer's Monster Patrol monster trucks, which Tom drove to a rapid rise in popularity. Among his accomplishments in this truck was a victory at the USHRA U.S. Truck Fest in 1997.

Meents bought the truck and in 1999 was commissioned by PACE Motor Sports (now Live Nation) to run a Bulldozer body to help increase the truck's exposure. In his first event with Bulldozer, Meents defeated Dennis Anderson and Grave Digger on national television, becoming an instant star in the process. Meents would continue driving Bulldozer until the end of 1999.

In 2000, Clear Channel commissioned Meents to drive a new truck, Goldberg, named after the WCW wrestler. Meents was extremely successful in the truck and rose to an even greater level of popularity, despite controversy over the truck's wrestling basis and unconventional looks. With Goldberg, Meents won the inaugural Monster Jam World Finals racing championship in 2000, and completed a full sweep of the event in 2001. This event was notable for the controversial "grand finale", in which Anderson and Meents attempted to drive over each other's trucks at the end of the freestyle competition.

When WCW folded two days after the 2001 World Finals, Meents debuted Team Meents, which was a repaint of Goldberg with a similar design and lettering style. Meents again swept the World Finals in 2002 with this truck.

In 2003, the truck got a brand new image with the debut of Maximum Destruction. Meents' popularity has remained high with this truck, with several major stadium event victories, but he has not had the success in the World Finals he had with previous trucks. Despite berths in the first three World Finals since switching to "Max D.", he had only been able to score a co-championship in freestyle with Madusa and El Toro Loco in 2004. Finally, in 2006, Meents broke through and regained the Monster Jam freestyle championship.

His Hallmarks
Meents has several signature moves in freestyle, including high-speed "cyclone" donuts, "side surf" two-wheel driving, and roof and wing walks where he stands on the roof or wing (as on Monster Patrol) of the truck while it is still in motion. Another is Tom sticking his left hand out the window while flying through the air. Tom also has a reputation for hitting obstacles at unconventional angles and at higher speeds than other drivers, and has been criticized for the high number of rollovers which please the crowd but are sometimes seen as unnecessary.

Double Backflip
After George Belhan in Mohawk Warrior landed two consecutive backflip at the Monster Jam World Finals in 2012, Tom Meents was grudged to land the full double. Meents spent months preparing at his shop in Paxton, illinois, and he was to debut this attempt at the double backflip on June 16, 2012, at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the Monster Jam Path Of Destruction tour. Meents came out in his modified Max D truck built specifically for the double. Meents hit the jump and completed one full rotation, but started to twist in the second, causing him to land on the roof. He attempted the double again on March 23, 2013 during the Monster Jam World Finals 14 and successfully landed it during the encore portion of the competition.

USHRA U.S. Truck Fest Champion - 1997
USHRA World Finals Racing Champion - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2011,2012
USHRA World Finals Freestyle Champion - 2001, 2002, co-champion 2004, 2006, 2013

External Links

The Official Tom Meents / Maximum Destruction Website
Maximum Destruction Monster Truck, currently racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. and driven by Tom Meents.

USHRA Driver Biography for Tom Meents

Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction
A video game of the vehicular combat genre released in 2002 by Inland Productions.

Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction Game Profile
Get behind the wheel of the world's most famous monster trucks with a brutal arsenal of weapons and go head-to-head in savage vehicular combat.

Monster Jam Maximum Destruction game Reviews and Info

Maximum Destruction On Monster Jam

Maximum Destruction from Wikipedia



Grave Digger Monster Truck

Son-Uva Digger

Grave Digger The Legend

MADUSA Monster Truck

Monster Mutt Monster Truck

Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Maximum Destruction

After Shock Monster Truck

Avenger Monster Truck

Backdraft Monster Truck

Backwards Bob Monster Truck

Bad Habit Monster Truck

Bad News Travels Fast Monster Truck

Barbarian Monster Truck

Batman Monster Truck

Bearfoot Monster Truck

Bigfoot Monster Truck

Blacksmith Monster Truck

Black Stallion Monster Truck

Blue Thunder Monster Truck

Brutus Monster Truck

Boogey Van Monster Truck

Bounty Hunter Monster Truck

Captain USA Monster Truck

Cleatus Monster Truck

Destroyer Monster Truck

El Toro Loco Monster Truck

Bulldozer Monster Truck

Captain's Curse Monster Truck

Hot Wheels Monster Truck

Iron Outlaw Monster Truck

Monster Jam in Philadelphia PA
at the Wachovia Spectrum



Monster Jam Monster Truck Games by Activision

Battle through stadium races, freestyle competitions and outdoor circuit tracks on your way to becoming the Monster Jam world champion!  Read More


Mountain Rush ... In Search of Cache - Several topics of interest dominated this winter's trip that seemed to have themed the weekend into a trip to remember.  Wheeling for Cache
2007 All Breeds Jeep Show, York PA - Bigger and Better than Ever, the 12th annual All Breeds Jeep Show in York PA proved to be the best yet in it's 12 years with an incredible number of Jeeps, vendors, activities, and action on the course.  Enough to get any Jeep fanatic's blood pumping.  The show was July 21, 22, 2007 Saturday & Sunday and took place at the York Expo Center - York, PA.  Scenes from the Event.


Dave Leasure's
Twisted Willys

As we watched this beast crawl up the RTI Ramp, observed the pivot point just behind the cab of the truck as it worked it's extra flex into a great score for a 118 inch wheelbase vehicle, we knew we would have to do a page on this beast

Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon On-Road Review

Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon Offroad Review

Jeep® Wrangler JK Specifications

2007 Jeep Wrangler JK

2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited


Superlift Donates a Jeep
Wrangler JK 4WD Rubicon 4-door


Northern Exposure
"Sticks and Stones may break my Jeep but mud is always funner". Mountain 4 Wheeling offroad at the peak of the fall season.  A weekend in the northeastern Appalachian Mountains.
Wheeling in the Shmootz
Freakishly warm, wet Mid-January weather brings with it fun, breakage, recoveries, football and beer. Our Winter Trip in the bag
100_3764.jpg (68958 bytes)All Breeds Jeep Show Coverage
The 10 Annual PA Jeeps Jeep Show in York PA is something for the Jeep Fan to See.  A Jeep Exclusive Show-n-Shine, Trail Readiness Event.  

Wheeling in the
Valley of the Ferns

Wheeling in
Rattlesnake Country

1.jpg (70086 bytes)
Tellico North Carolina

Paragon Adventure Park
◦ Rock Krawl ◦

Rausch Creek
Off-Road Park



Strange & Unusual Vehicles, 4x4s

Strange & Unusual
Vehicles & 4x4s

Hundreds of vehicles that
make you do a double take.
Redneck County
Funny Pics from Redneck County

Thousands more photos here..»

Home | Photo Album | Tech | Readers Rigs | Club Links | Links Directory | Centralia PA | Contact