up watching his father build a legendary career in Monster Jam®,
then seeing his older brother Adam enter the sport and achieve great success at
a young age, it’s no surprise that Ryan Anderson was chomping at the bit to
become a driver himself. Anderson was a natural at the sport of Monster Jam
driving as soon as he began to drive Monster MuttSM in 2010, rocking
houses full of applause across the country and winning the coveted Rookie of
the Year Award for that season. A true talent behind the wheel, Anderson won
major events in his first year in the sport, embarking on a career in which
“the sky’s the limit” for his future endeavors.
his brother Adam had achieved, Ryan has embraced the millions of fans that his
famous father, Dennis Anderson has brought to the sport while also cultivating
his own fan base. Ryan continues to carry forward the Anderson legacy as he
helps take the sport to even greater heights.
Q&A with Ryan
did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
Throughout my life since the day I was born, my father has been training me to
drive Monster Jam trucks. My brother, Adam, and I are thoroughbred Monster Jam
truck drivers! Dad always had junk cars for Adam and I to play with and I have
been competing in mud racing ever since I could drive. Then we opened a motor
sports park where all four Anderson boys compete and play with our mud trucks.
MonsterJam.com: What do you enjoy doing
while on the road with Monster Jam?
I enjoy meeting all my fans and my family’s fans and thanking them. I enjoy
putting on the best show I can for the fans to show my appreciation for making
it possible for me to live my dream of driving Monster Jam trucks.
MonsterJam.com: What do you do with your
My father and I run a motor sports park where we hold mud races, and compete
MonsterJam.com: What is your greatest
memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?
It has to be Monster Jam World FinalsSM XI, the Grand Finale, when
Dad and I flew over the fountain and crashed, to close the show.
MonsterJam.com: Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
I always try and sneak away from all the stuff going on and clear my head and
calm myself down to get ready for the big night.
you were not competing on the Monster Jam tour, what career path would you
I would have to try and go after either off-road racing, like short course, or
What’s your favorite food?
What’s your favorite movie?
What’s your favorite television show?
Hands down – Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
What’s your favorite color?