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Monster Truck legend Jack Koberna has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Monster Truck driver Jack Koberna has passed away. No age was provided.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. Unconfirmed reports on social media suggest it may have been due to a heart attack.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

“The industry lost a good man,” Monster Truck Throwdown said in a Facebook post. “Jack Koberna was a true asset to the sport through his visions and influenced many with his old school, as they come ways. Our thoughts go out to Rocky and the Koberna family during this unexpected time.”

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According to his page on, Koberna ran Koberna Racing out of Daytona Beach, Florida. He had two Monster Trucks in Tuff E’Nuff and Cyborg.

He previously owned Surf Monster, The Monster Bus, The Savage Beast, and Thugger. He also owned The Bus ride trucks.

Koberna drove Grave Digger 4 in 1990 and 1991.

Before getting involved in Monster Trucks, he was a mud bogger. He got involved with Monster Trucks in 1982 with The Beast.

READ MORE: Click here for our latest Sports coverage reports that he helped build Grave Digger 4 before driving it for Dennis Anderson. He mainly drove the legendary truck on the West Coast.

He appeared in the Monster Jam World Finals in 1999 with Cyborg. He was inducted into the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame in 2018.

When Koberna went into the Hall of Fame, he was part of a class that also included Gary Bauer, Marty Garza, and Mike Nickell.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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