Growing up watching his father build a
legendary career and the most popular truck in Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
history, 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
truck driving as soon as he began to drive Monster Mutt 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.
As his brother Adam had achieved, Ryan has embraced the millions of fans that
his famous father, Digger’s 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 Anderson MonsterJam.com:
How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
Ryan Anderson: Throughout my life since the day I was born, my father has been
training me to drive monster trucks. My brother, Adam, and I are thoroughbred
monster 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
MonsterJam.com: What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Jam?
Ryan Anderson: 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
MonsterJam.com: What do you do with your free time?
Ryan Anderson: My father and I run a motor sports park where we hold mud races,
and compete ourselves.
MonsterJam.com: What is your greatest memory as a monster truck driver?
Ryan Anderson: It has to be World Finals 11, 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?
Ryan Anderson: 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.
MonsterJam.com: If you were not competing on the Monster Jam tour, what career
path would you follow?
Ryan Anderson: I would have to try and go after either off-road racing, like
short course, or Baja.
MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite food?
Ryan Anderson: Seafood
MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite movie?
Ryan Anderson: Tommy Boy
MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite television show?
Ryan Anderson: Hands down – Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite color?
Ryan Anderson: Blue
Truck Name: Son uva Digger
Body: 1950s Willys panel truck
Engine size: 540
Transmission: Coan 2-Speed
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