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!