Joe Sylvester has been performing with the BAD HABIT Monster Truck since 2006. Over his career he has won countless racing and freestyle victories, including a World Championship in Las Vegas, and has completed 2 successful Guinness World Record Jumps. Joe is currently the Guinness World Record Holder for the longest jump in a monster truck with a leap of 237.6' back in 2013.
During a few year break from performing as a Team Owner, Joe spent that time racing short course off-road trucks and dirt track sprint cars.
In 2019, Joe teamed up with longtime friend, mentor, and recent Monster Truck Hall of Fame Inductee, Gary Bauer, to form Sylvester Bauer Racing and once again embark on a journey to disrupt the Monster Truck world and give fans edge-of-their-seat ENTERTAINMENT! The all-new BAD HABIT "Relapse" is a state-of-the-art, modern competition Monster Truck built in house by Sylvester Bauer Racing.
With over 50 years of combined experience in the world of Monster Trucks, you will want to have your cameras ready every time you see this team hit the track!
Truck Name: BAD HABIT
Make/Model: 1979 Ford F250
Engine: 540ci built by Midgette Motorsports
I am also an avid cyclist. In High School, I was a semi-pro downhill Mountain Bike racer before moving on to riding freestyle motocross. I still ride bicycles as often as possible both on the road and in the mountains!
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How will your performance be different than previous years?
I have not competed at a Jamboree since 2007 which was my second year in the business. When I hit the track, have your cameras ready because my goal is one thing, and one thing only.....TO PUT ON A SHOW THAT MAKES THE FANS GO CRAZY!
Who are you excited to compete against?
All of the competitors are top-notch and run hard! I always enjoy performing with Dave in the XDP truck though as well as Zane in Stinger Unleashed because we push each other to drive faster, jump higher, and get crazier! The more we push each other, the more excitement it generates for the fans!