How did you get started competing in Monster Truck racing?
 Jeff Lemon: 
I have been dabbling in automotive, off-road, metal fabrication, and recreational motorsports for a long time.  I knew a guy who knew a guy who races monster trucks and I figured, maybe if I make myself useful...

What do you enjoy doing while on the road the most?
 Jeff Lemon:
The most?  Daydreaming!  I enjoy the variety of things out there on the road; Seeing all the new and interesting places, interacting with people, and the inevitable adventures away from home.  So, I like everything the most!

What do you do with your free time?
 Jeff Lemon:
I build stuff!  I get a huge kick out of engineering, and fabricating things.  I also love flying, so I build and fly aircraft when I can.  I started with RC models, then hang gliders, paragliders, airplanes, ultralights, helicopters, etc..  Basically, anything I can get my hands on.  (See daydreaming, above.)

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Truck driver?
 Jeff Lemon:
Watching Bill drive the wrong way down a one-way street toward oncoming traffic.  Driving down the streets of Istanbul with the whole crew in the ride truck was pretty great too.

Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
 Jeff Lemon:
I stuff my face with junk food and an energy drink.  ...and I usually make a restroom stop too.  Does that count as a ritual?

If you were not competing what career path would you follow?
 Jeff Lemon:
I am a jack of all trades; I get bored following only one path - so I wouldn't!  Some of the attraction of monster trucks is that there's more to it than just crushing cars.

What’s your favorite food?
 Jeff Lemon:
Junk food.  I'm a human garbage disposal.  Anything grilled is pretty awesome, even vegetables.  I'm totally willing to try weird food, but I sometimes have trouble deciding between a gourmet meal and a toasted cheese sandwich.

What’s your favorite movie?
 Jeff Lemon:
The Usual Suspects.

What’s your favorite television show?
 Jeff Lemon:
I don't normally watch TV, but documentaries are my favorites.  Anything that I learn something from.  I'll also admit the guilty pleasure of sometimes watching cartoons.

What’s your favorite color?
 Jeff Lemon:
Infrared.  I'm pretty nerdy and there's some way cool stuff outside of the visible light spectrum.  Infrared is my favorite because it's the color of molten metal!

Driver Information Driver Name: Bill Payne Hometown: Bremerton, Washington Truck Information Truck Name: Rock Star Team Name: Straight Up Racing Hometown: Port Orchard, Washington Technical Specifications Body Style: 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Chassis: Custom Straight Up Racing Chassis Engine: 540 c.i. Chevrolet Tires: 66″ Ukraine Tires Transmission: Turbo 400 built by Community Transmissions Shocks: 26″ Nitrogen over hydraulic Combs