For the past 19 years, Johnson has earned a living by sitting behind the wheel of a four-metre tall, five-ton monster truck, propelling it through the air, and slamming it against other competitors.
“I love driving Monster Jam trucks for the thrill and excitement,” Johnson told the Saturday Star this week.
“I’m an adrenalin junkie, and there’s no other sport that gives you that much out-of-control entertainment in two hours.”
Johnson is one of the most recognised monster truck drivers in the US and drives for the “Gas Monkey Garage” team in the Monster Jam circuit. It is an action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds around the globe. It features high-octane, spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognisable trucks in the world.
Monster truck driving is a popular extreme sport in the US, and so it comes as no surprise that Johnson had ambitions of becoming a pro monster truck driver since he was a little boy.
“It’s a dream come true that started when I was a little kid. I started racing other things at 6 years old, and Monster Jam trucks always fascinated me.