How did you get started competing in Monster Truck racing?
 Ezra Wilson: I just followed a lifelong dream of wanting to race and jumped on the opportunity to race monster trucks when the chance was available.

What do you enjoy doing while on the road the most?
 Ezra Wilson: The thing I enjoy most is hanging out with the team … they are more like a family now. Also, going to do fun things on our time off.

What do you do with your free time?
 Ezra Wilson: Hang out with the team and look for fun activities to do or go explore new places. When I am at home I love to be on the water fishing and relaxing.

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Truck driver?
 Ezra Wilson: My greatest memory would have to be my very first win in racing. It would also be the first time I saw the looks on the kids’ faces and how happy there were to meet a monster truck driver.

Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
 Ezra Wilson: I walk around the truck to check and make sure everything looks okay and then I climb into the truck, strap in and let my mind go blank so I can become one with the truck.

If you were not competing what career path would you follow?
 Ezra Wilson: If I wasn't racing I would probably be an auto technician.

What’s your favorite food?
 Ezra Wilson: My favorite food would have to be a good bacon cheese burger.

What’s your favorite movie?
 Ezra Wilson: Happy Gilmore

What’s your favorite television show?
Ezra Wilson: The Simpsons

What’s your favorite color?
 Ezra Wilson: Neon green


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