in Houston. Currently Saucier, who linked up with the circuit in 2005 as a volunteer repair tech, pulls double duty as a driver and a tech out of a race shop in Tampa, Florida. “It has made it easier to diagnose problems and learn what the truck might be capable of,” says the laid-back, 31-year-old driver of the Monster Energy truck, “because it’s a different track every weekend.”
7 p.m. February 11 and 18. NRG Stadium, 1 NRG Park. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit monsterjam.com
. $15 to $115.
Longtime monster jammer Coty Saucier attended truck rallies at the Astrodome as a kid and posted up at what’s now NRG Stadium as the crew chief for the Air Force Afterburner truck. But the 2014 Monster Jam Rookie of the Year has yet to race in Houston. The Lafayette, Louisiana-born Saucier, who calls himself the “outsider” of a family that includes a pharmacist father and two sisters, expects family in River Oaks and Kingwood to watch him drive in his first-ever