"Hangnail was just a twentieth century guy, I guess." - Big Dog
Festival Card #127
Jesse "Hangnail" Johnson was a good friend of Big Dog and one of the founders of MotorStorm. The two appeared together in the arena act 'MonsterStorm' and later went on the road to form MotorStorm. According to Big Dog, Johnson lost his head, literally, on the track RainGod Mesa when his brakes failed.
- Hangnail's act during MonsterStorm was to set himself on fire.
- Hangnail's racing truck appears to be a Springbok Kalahari.
- It is possible that he appeared in the first game, as there is an AI competitor called "Jess Johnson". However, this AI is only ever seen riding an ATV and not a Springbok Kalahari.