Name: Jim Koehler
Martial Status: Married to Michelle
Date of Birth: 07/13/1966
Residence: Columbus, Michigan
Driving Since: 1997
How did you get started in Monster Trucks?
JK – Our 4X4 trucks kept getting bigger and bigger. More power, better parts, and eventually, I had a monster truck. Avenger debuted in 1997. The Avenger name came from my father’s drag car. Growing up from mud trucks to cars all had the Avenger name on it.
What are your favorite things to do in your down time?
JK – Spending time with my family is the best when we’re not on the road. Enjoying the outdoors here in Michigan is always great.
What’s your favorite food?
JK – Seafood! Lobster!
Favorite thing about monster truck racing?
JK – The adrenaline. When you have 70,000 screaming fans cheering you on because you rocked the house, that the best and biggest adrenaline rush you could ever imagine.
JK – AVENGER GREEN!
Body: 1957 Chevy Bel Air
Chassis: Avenger Racing
Shocks: Patrick Enterprises and Race Source
Engine: 575 Chevy Big Block
Transmission: Coan/Bewick Power Glide
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