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2024 Hall of Fame: Travis Groth

June 7, 2024

Travis Groth has had a lifelong love for the automotive and diesel industries. It is a passion that has only grown over the years. He spent countless hours working on and modifying trucks and jeeps throughout high school, which led him to attend WyoTech after graduation. 

He attended WyoTech in 2003 to learn about the heavy equipment and diesel industry.  Eager to learn more, Travis also took additional classes in Chassis Fabrication and High Performance Powertrains. During his time there, he enjoyed all that WyoTech had to offer, from extra credit opportunities to indoor soccer. He also made many friends, some of which he still stays in touch with today. After graduating from WyoTech, he began working as a maintenance engineer. During that time, he returned to WyoTech as a representative for his company to attend career fairs to hire new graduates.

However, Travis dreamed of having a career in Motorsports. One weekend, after attending a monster truck show and talking more about the industry with a driver and some of the truck mechanics, it seemed that dream could actually become a reality. Travis realized all the knowledge he had acquired at WyoTech could easily be the foundation for becoming a truck owner and driver in the monster truck industry. He moved on to spend several years crewing for various monster truck teams, in order to learn as much as he could about the industry and its inner workings.

Travis’s first chance to drive came in 2010, when he and his twin brother, Tyler, built a race truck and split driving duties on the weekends. They realized that a second truck was needed if they wanted to really compete against each other and make a name for themselves in the industry. So, the brothers got to work building a second truck, which led to a whole new world of opportunities.

Since then, Travis has had the honor of competing against some of the best drivers in the world, as well as touring and competing in major sport stadiums and arenas all over the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Nowadays, the team has expanded to include four trucks.  This growing fleet also means maintenance and upkeep of two semi-trucks and trailers. Currently, Travis competes up to thirty weeks out of the year. He looks forward to continuing to build the team and compete for years to come. When he’s not working on monster trucks or tearing up the track, Travis loves cruising on his E-bike with his family around Laramie, where he resides. “It’s a great way to unwind and enjoy some time away from the hectic race schedule,” Travis says.

When we asked Travis what advice he would give to someone who was just starting his or her journey in the trades, here’s what he had to say-

Stick with something you enjoy, and dedicate all your time and knowledge to learning as much as you can.  This will help you make steps toward your dream career.