Jimmy Creten is one of the top drivers in monster trucks and the 2005 Freestyle World Champion. With extensive knowledge of robotics and a job as an engineer under his belt, Creten creates trucks with massive horsepower to help fuel his burning desire for a racing championship. Alongside his wife, Dawn (driver of Scarlet Bandit), Creten made 2Xtreme Racing a household name in monster trucks.
The reputation for excellence that 2Xtreme Racing has gained in the sport is best evidenced by the team being named Team of the Year in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Creten’s team is the only team to have been awarded the prestigious honor for three consecutive years.
Creten started out like many drivers with a modified truck that eventually led him to mud bogging, then on to the monster truck circuit, where he quickly made a name for himself as a top flight racer and technical freestyler, making moves like slap wheelies and combinations look easy. Creten is a staple at the Monster Jam World Finals, and his team has now grown to a multi-truck, year round operation that is one of the largest and most successful on the independent monster truck scene.
In his free time, Creten likes to spend as much time as possible with Dawn and his kids. He also had a commercial pilot’s license. Whether it’s in an airplane or a monster truck, look out for Jimmy flying overhead at a town near you!
FUN FACT: Creten was a competitive body builder during his college days