BIGFOOT Driver: Jim Kramer
Current Driver of: BIGFOOT #20 (The World’s First & Only Battery-Powered Monster Truck), BIGFOOT #5
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Marital Status: Married
Date Of Hire: July 1982
Years in monster trucks: 34
Hobbies: Guitar modification/restoration
Favorite Type of Music: 80s Hair Bands and blues
Favorite Type of Food: Anything home-cooked
Greatest Accomplishment: Appearing in 4 Hollywood movies
Why Become a BIGFOOT Driver: It was innovative and challenging, we were building a new form of motorsports
Career Highlight: Jumping BIGFOOT through the arches of the LA Coliseum
Favorite Place To Do A Show: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI
Ritual Done Before An Event: Walk the track and stretch
Like Most About Being a BIGFOOT Driver: The thrill of competition and the appreciation of the fans when you do a good job
Jim is BIGFOOT’s original racer! He was the headliner for all of BIGFOOT’s biggest events throughout the 80s and won just about every race that he ever participated in. He flat-out dominated his racing career behind the wheel of BIGFOOT. He started by doing what all monster trucks did originally, and that is simply driving over junk cars. He was one of the first to hit cars from the side and get the front tires in the air. Then, as things evolved, is when racing took over, he literally jumped over the cars. It was in this racing career that Jim established himself as one of the best of all time. Later in his driving career he drove the second tubular chassis BIGFOOT, #9.
When he stopped racing, Jim moved to the role of teacher. Jim has helped to train virtually every driver out of the BIGFOOT camp since the early/mid 90s He is now VP of Operations, Res each & Development, Sponsorships and Driver Training. However, when the world’s first battery powered BIGFOOT was completed, BIGFOOT #20, he got back into the driver’s seat, part-time, to campaign this one of a kind and technologically advanced monster truck. Jim in currently semi-retired.
To see the 2016 news story on Jim, CLICK HERE.
For more information on Jim’s involvement in the history of BIGFOOT, CLICK HERE.