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Go Big or Go Home: Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction

In a lot of sports, if someone goes all out for a win, it often means they look like a hero. Sometimes it could mean they come up short, and sometimes they make the ultimate sacrifice and get hurt in the process. For monster truck driver Tom Meents, that creed is one he lives by every time he straps into the driver's seat. The Paxton, IL, native in the last 10 years has become not just one of the most popular drivers, but one of the most successful in the industry. Meents began his motorsports career as a mud racer in the 1980s, driving a machine called "Shake Me." Although successful, he got his big break when he appeared on ESPN at an event in Pittsburgh, PA. That night, he pushed his mud racer beyond it's limits, running the mud pit in j...

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