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Over Bored
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Over Bored circa 2020

Owner

Over Bored Motorsports

Driver

Jamey Garner

Body Style

  • 1972 Chevrolet C-10 (2018-present)
  • 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (2016-21)
  • 1941 Willys (2013-15)

Chassis

  • Cohen (2016-present)
  • Concussion (2013-15)

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

FTI Performance 2-Speed

Tires

  • 66" Harper
  • 66" 3rd Generation BKT

Debut

2013

Theme Song

"Kickstart My Heart" by Mötley Crüe

Over Bored is a 1972 Chevrolet C-10 monster truck owned by the eponymous race team from Fortville, IN. It is driven by Jamey Garner. Since the truck's debut in 2013, Over Bored has been a staple of many monster truck leagues.

History

Over Bored was created in 2013, after Jamey Garner purchased the High Maintenance chassis from Perrin Motorsports.

Over Bored would enter its first full competition in 2014, with Garner behind the wheel.  The truck would compete mainly on the Toughest Monster Truck Tour, but would later make their debut in Monster Truck Throwdown.  Garner and the truck would capture the latter league’s championship.  In the following year, Over Bored made its first Monster Jam appearance in September at Knoxville, IA.

Over Bored would receive a major update for the 2016 season, as the truck debuted a brand-new design, featuring a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado body style on a new Cohen chassis.  Meanwhile, the original truck would be converted into Wild Side.  Over Bored would be driven by Travis and Tyler Groth of Mirror Image Racing, while Garner would drive Wild Side.

In 2017, Over Bored entered its first full year of competition with Monster Jam, competing in Stadium Championship Series 3.  For the series’ opener in Tampa, FL, the truck would debut a special white-and-red paint scheme, sponsored by Stepp’s Towing.  Said body would also run in the Orlando shows.

In 2018, Over Bored would compete in Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series #2, along with its new teammate, The Black Pearl.  The Stepp’s Towing body would be run again for the series’ Tampa and Orlando shows.  In July, the truck would debut a new design, featuring a new 1972 Chevrolet C10 body style.

In 2019, Over Bored would return to running the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado body.  The truck would compete on Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series 3.  For the series’ Atlanta show, it would debut a special orange, black, and yellow body, sponsored by Hardy Chevrolet Buick GMC.  The truck would later win its second Monster Truck Throwdown Championship.

In 2020, the truck competed in the Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series Red.  Jamey would experience great success that year, winning racing in the series’ opener in Anaheim, and later a freestyle victory in Tampa.  For the latter show, the Stepp’s Towing body would return with an updated design.  For the series’ second show in Indianapolis, the truck would resume using the Chevrolet C-10 body with an updated design.

In 2021, Over Bored competed in the Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series.  The Stepp’s Towing design would begin running on the C-10 body in February.  During that year’s Monster Jam shows in Indianapolis, IN, Jamey would suffer an injury during the second show that would keep him out of the driver’s seat for the time being.  Luckily, his son Zack would fill in for him for the third show, and would go on to win freestyle.  Meanwhile, former El Toro Loco driver Marc McDonald would drive the truck for select shows, most notably in Miami, OK.  Former Dragon driver Jon Zimmer would also drive the truck in Aiken, SC.

In 2022, Over Bored will compete in Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series Red.

Special Bodies

  • Baby Bored - Special design featuring the name Baby Bored to celebrate Garner's newly born daughter.
  • Stepp's Towing - Special sponsor body based off Over Bored custom. Originally debuted on Chevy Silverado body, now competes on Chevy C-10 body.
  • Hardy Chevrolet - Special sponsor body for Hardy Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Trivia

  • According to the truck's Facebook page, the truck's name comes from the fact that its original paint scheme was a bit "overboard', and that their first motor had been "bored" out, so they put the two together.
  • The Stepp's Towing design was inspired by a custom 1:24 Scale Stepp's Towing diecast created by fan Jody Roberts.
  • The reason for the truck returning to the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado body style in 2019 was due to the team only having one C-10 body, which would be expensive to repair if it was damaged in a show.

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