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

How did you get started competing in Monster Truck racing?
 Robert Brett:
 I answered a job ad on craigslist for a race team and it ended up being for Bill Payne at Straight Up Racing. I started by going to Canada for 2 weeks on a trial and loved it. I started by driving the ride truck and moved up to racing after a couple of months.

What do you enjoy doing while on the road the most?
 Robert Brett:
I enjoy seeing new places, meeting new people and just having fun with the crew.

What do you do with your free time?
 Robert Brett:
When on the road I like to spend my free time relaxing, building and driving RC cars and watching movies. While at home I spend my free time with my friends and family.

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Truck driver?
 Robert Brett:
 Driving the ride truck and seeing the little kids and adults all having a blast.

Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
 Robert Brett:
Once I get strapped in I like to take a few deep breaths and just relax in the truck for a few minutes before the show starts.

If you were not competing what career path would you follow?
 Robert Brett:
I’m not exactly sure but it would include either driving or being a mechanic.


What’s your favorite food?

 Robert Brett:
Mexican and Italian foods are my favorite.

What’s your favorite movie?
 Robert Brett:
 I enjoy a lot of different types of movies not sure I could pick one favorite.

What’s your favorite television show?
 Robert Brett:
 Top gear

What’s your favorite color?
 Robert Brett:
 Blue has always been one of my favorite colors.