Fox Sports 1 Cleatus
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Cleatus circa 2017


FELD Entertainment


Marc McDonald

Body Style

Ford F-150 with Bed Cab


540ci Merlin


Coan 2-Speed


66" Terra / BKT





Theme song

"Fox Sports theme music" by Fox Sports 1

Fox Sports 1 Cleatus (also known as FS1 Cleatus or simply Cleatus) was a Ford F-150 monster truck driven by Marc McDonald. (Formerly Frank Krmel from 2014-2016 and Colt Stephens 2017) and owned by FELD Entertainment. The truck debuted in 2014 to coincide with Monster Jam's partnership with Fox Sports 1. Cleatus has been featured on the NFL and Nascar and did a display for Super Bowl 48 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


In 2013, Cleatus was first announced as a sponsor for Fox Sports 1, Monster Jam's new TV network after SPEED was bought by Fox. The truck is based on the robot seen on TV while watching the NFL.

In 2014, Cleatus debuted in Houston, Texas with Frank Krmel driving and was invited to the Monster Jam World Finals 15.

In 2015, Krmel got invited to the Monster Jam World Finals 16.

In 2016, Neil Elliott drove Fox Sports 1 Cleatus in the Monster Jam World Finals 17 on his Max-D chassis. Brandon Vinson filled in for El Paso as well. A different design for the truck was featured in the 2016 yearbook. However, the design did not debut until Minneapolis, in December 2016 with new driver Colt Stephens. Krmel officially retired.

In 2017, the truck got yet another body change. Colt Stephens drove the truck in the FS1 Series west tour and competed in the Monster Jam World Finals 18.

In 2018, Colt Stephens was switched to BroDozer (though BroDozer wasn't completed yet, Stephens drove Zombie instead). Marc McDonald took the lead of Cleatus for the first quarter, even competing at the Monster Jam World Finals 19. After the Fox Sports license expired in December 2018 and the show moved to NBC Sports, the truck was retired.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2014 - Frank Krmel
  • 2015 - Frank Krmel
  • 2016 - Neil Elliott
  • 2017 - Colt Stephens
  • 2018 - Marc McDonald


  • The original render was an Escalade.
  • Cleatus never appeared on SPEED channel, as the truck was built to celebrate Monster Jam's transfer to Fox Sports 1, which replaced SPEED immediately after ceasing operations.