Driver Question & Answers w/ Lionel Easler (INSTIGATOR Monster Truck)

  1. When were you born? November 28, 1963
  2. Where were you born & where is your current residence? France (military kid), currently reside in Jennings, FL
  3. What is your marital status? Any kids? Married w/ 4 kids, 3 grandchildren
  4. What year did you start racing? Tough Trucks -2001, Monster trucks – 2006
  5. What truck do you currently drive? Instigator Monster Truck
  6. Do you have any plans to build any more monster trucks? Considering a second one in the future
  7. How did you get involved in Monster Trucks? Became interested while running the modified tough truck
  8. What did you do before racing Monster Trucks? Raced Pro-modified stadium trucks (tough trucks)
  9. What’s the best part of being a Monster Truck driver? The fans excitement and the kids
  10. What was your family’s reaction when you first started driving Monster Trucks? They were very supportive
  11. What is your most memorable moment from driving? My first big slap wheelie in Bloomsburg, PA 2007
  12. What (if any) was your worst crash? New Orleans, LA 2008  (lots of frame damage)
  13. What’s your favorite city to perform in? Orlando, FL
  14. Who is your favorite driver to compete against? I enjoy competing with all the drivers. We all get along great and help one another
  15. What do you do in your off time? Work (independent contractor), spend time with family
  16. Name one thing you are extremely proud of accomplishing? Being a decent dad and providing for my children
  17. What’s your best advice for kids who want to become Monster Truck drivers? It’s a lot of hard work, but you can accomplish anything if you try hard and set your mind to it.
  18. What’s the best part of meeting your fans? The smiles on their faces and the excitement in their voices.  The kids are the greatest.
  19. What are 4 words that best describe you? Instigator, fun, talkative, and hard worker
  20. List your career highlights.        2006 USHRA Pro-Stadium champion, 2007 MTRA Rookie of the Year

Truck information

  • 2008 Ford Super duty with a Patrick chassis
  • 536 Merlin engine & Powerglide transmission, pushing 1500 horsepower
  • Triple Bypass shocks & reverse accumulator (Knight Stalker)
  • Custom ISP Seat

Fun Facts:

Favorite Food: steak Favorite Movie: Anything action
Favorite Color: black Favorite Actor / Actress: Bruce Willis / Jessica Alba
Favorite Music: Country & rock Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a country atmosphere
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds

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