Overkill Evolution
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Overkill Evolution circa 2018


Marty Garza and Michael Vaters Sr.


Mike Vaters II


2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty


572 C.I. Ford Performance/Roush Yates Engines C-Head (big block, blown, fuel injected on methanol)


2-speed FTI Performance Powerglide w/ Profab drop down quick chance transfer case


EcoWork 66"x43"x25"


4-link bar style w/ 3" Overtime CNC Performance (4 nitrogen, 4 coil over) w/ 26" of travel


Pettibone planetaries w/ Black Rock Fabrication housings


January 4th, 2014

Overkill Evolution is a Ford monster truck built in late 2013 and debuted on January 4th, 2014 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. It is owned by Marty Garza (Overkill, Maximum Overkill, and Extreme Overkill) and is operated by Michael Vaters (Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, and Higher Education). The truck has competed in every World Finals since 2014 winning the same years Double Down Showdown and the following years Freestyle Championship. It is currently driven by Mikey Vaters since 2014.


  • In mid 2013, owner Marty Garza and Michael Vaters teamed up to design and build Overkill Evolution. The build began in late October and was finished just days before the set debut at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK on January 4th, 2014. It could even be argued that the truck wasn't even completely finished by January 4th, as the truck did not yet have its purple flame decals. At the Monster Jam World Finals XV in 2014, driver Mike Vaters Jr. won the Young Guns Shootout, earning the 32nd spot in the Monster Jam World Finals XV that very weekend.
  • Only a year later, in 2015, Mikey would go on to win the world freestyle championship at the Monster Jam World Finals XVI (despite giving a spectacular freestyle, however, many fans complained that Overkill's run was overscored, while others were underscored).
  • In 2016, the truck would compete for the first time in the FS1 Championship Series. It would also run a chrome colored body at Monster Jam World Finals 17.
  • On August 8, 2016 Overkill Evolution appeared in a Roman Atwood video where he crushes a police car.
  • In 2017, the truck competed on the Monster Jam Stadium Tour 4 with the chrome body. Sean Duhon drives the truck mid series as Vaters took the time off for his wife's new born baby.
  • In 2018, the truck once again runs a Stadium Tour with Vaters collecting multiple freestyle wins along the way. After first quarter, Mikey took some time off from driving to spend some time with his family. Different drivers like Brad Allen and Daron Basl filled in for him for a few events. Interestingly, it also debuted a slightly different body scheme featuring bigger flames.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2014 - Mike Vaters II (YGS: Mike Vaters II) (wins the YGS)
  • 2015 - Mike Vaters II (wins the freestyle championship)
  • 2016 - Mike Vaters II
  • 2017 - Mike Vaters II
  • 2018 - Mike Vaters II