Truck Name: California Kid
Team Name: Straight Up Racing
Hometown: Port Orchard, Washington
Driver Name: Tehvyn Goodwin
Hometown: Cool, California
Birthdate: July 18th, 1994
Body Style: 1934 Ford Sedan
Chassis: Custom Straight Up Racing Chassis
Engine: 482 c.i. Chevrolet
Tires: 66″ Ukraine Tires
Monster X Tour: So give us some history on Tehvyn Goodwin.
Tehvyn Goodwin: I started building four wheel drive rigs with my Dad when I was about ten. We entered a rock crawling building world-wide competition in Hollister Hills, CA called Top Truck Challenge. Only ten people are voted in throughout the world and we were one of the lucky ones. I went on a ride with Bill Payne in his monster truck and that changed my life and made me want to become a monster truck driver.
Monster X Tour: How did you get started competing in Monster Truck racing?
Tehvyn Goodwin: Through Ed Miller. Ed started working with Bill and recommended me to come work for the team so I jumped at the chance. I also had to one up my Dad by being a monster truck driver instead of a rock buggy driver.
Monster X Tour: What do you enjoy doing while on the road the most?
Tehvyn Goodwin: Talking to all of the younger kids at the show and seeing how excited they are.
Monster X Tour: What do you do with your free time?
Tehvyn Goodwin: When I am at home I spend time hanging out with my family. On the road I like relaxing and going swimming in the pools.
Monster X Tour: What is your greatest memory as a Monster Truck driver?
Tehvyn Goodwin: The greatest memory I have currently is my very first introduction in the California Kid. I had the biggest grin on my face.
Monster X Tour: Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
Tehvyn Goodwin: I take deep breaths and sit and talk to myself and try to picture what is going to go happen on the track.
Monster X Tour: If you were not competing on the Monster X Tour, what career path would you follow?
Tehvyn Goodwin: I’d be a builder making all aluminum boats for the Coast Guard.
Monster X Tour: What’s your favorite food?
Tehvyn Goodwin: Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo with Parmesan Cheese on top.
Monster X Tour: What’s your favorite movie?
Tehvyn Goodwin: Never Back Down
Monster X Tour: What’s your favorite television show?
Tehvyn Goodwin: Duck Dynasty
Monster X Tour: What’s your favorite color?
Tehvyn Goodwin: Monster X Green