Meet The World’s First Monster Truck Kids Team

BarcroftCarsPublished: October 2, 201736 views
Published: October 2, 2017

A group of youngsters are breathing new life into the world of monster trucks, as they complete death defying stunts despite their tender age.

Known as Team Kid KJ, the team was formed in 2010 by monster truck enthusiast Tod Weston and his son, Kaid ‘KJ’ Jaret Olson-Weston, 14, who was the squad’s first member since the age of 5 and a half. Noticing his son’s early passion for the extreme sport, Tod was determined to satisfy the kid’s <a href="" target="_blank">need for speed</a> with the creation of the team and to encourage other young people to get involved and join the team.

The team now boasts 20 full time members from across the United States and performs in more than 60 shows a year. Only the most talented and mature drivers are considered for a place in the team, and there is another requirement to join the team, which is to have more A's than B's in the grade paper in order to keep a place in the team.

Meet Team Kid KJ, world's first monster truck kid's team made up entirely of pre-teens and teenagers. KJ, the son after whom the team got its name, says in an interview addressed to fans that it is a lot of fun going uphill and do jumps with the guys, but admits that he was a little unaligned with his jumps at first.

Must be very fun to have <a href="" target="_blank">Monster Truck</a> adventures served for lunch every single day. Way to go guys!

Videographer / director: Team Kid KJ
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooper

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