Andrew Peckham

Driver name: Andrew Peckham
Residence: Penn Valley, CA
Birthplace: Penn Valley, CA
Date of birth: March 6, 1984

A top driver for Dan Rodoni’s California-based Monster Jam® team, Andrew Peckham’s story is that of a young man who got an opportunity to join a top team, worked his way up as a mechanic, and eventually landed in the driver’s seat of a top-notch machine, which turned in some great performances at Monster Jam competitions across the country. Hard-working and motivated, some of Peckham’s top runs in Tropical Thunder have come at events televised by Speed, showcasing that he is one of those drivers who loves the big stage and the brightest spotlights. Peckham’s love of Monster Jam trucks continues to propel him forward as one of the sport’s rising stars.


Q&A with Andrew Peckham


MonsterJam.com: How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?


Andrew Peckham:   I started out as a member of the pit crew, on The Patriot. At the age of 21, after showing an interest in driving, Dan Rodoni put me in the driver’s seat for Tropical Thunder. In my younger years, I took center stage at the Watsonville Speedway driving dirt track stock cars.


MonsterJam.com: What do you enjoy most about competing in Monster Jam?


Andrew Peckham:   The best part of being a Monster Jam truck driver, no doubt, is the adrenaline rush and then meeting and hanging out with the devoted fans. Kids who want to become Monster Jam truck drivers need to stay in school and believe in their dreams. The best part of signing an autograph for a kid is the excitement in their eyes when they get to meet the guy in the "BIG TRUCK."


MonsterJam.com: What do you do with your free time?


Andrew Peckham:   I love anything with horse power: jet skis; boats; and, of course, 4x4s.


MonsterJam.com: What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?           


Andrew Peckham: My first weekend in the Monster Jam truck, I smoked the competition in racing. This win gave me the confidence I needed to continue to compete with some of the fastest Monster Jam trucks in the industry. I am motivated, competitive, fun, and hard-working.


MonsterJam.com: What preparation does it take to compete in Monster Jam?


Andrew Peckham: To prepare for the season, we spend many hours going through the Monster Jam truck to make sure that everything is secure and ready for the start of the season. I try catch up on my sleep, because once the season starts we will be on the GO! My favorite stop during Monster Jam is Las Vegas, baby! Every season, I look to improve my stats, tear some stuff up, and get lots of BIG AIR! Monster Jam trucks are fast, powerful, exciting, and destructive.


MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite food?


Andrew Peckham : Steak and potatoes


MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite movie?


Andrew Peckham: Days of Thunder


MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite color?



Andrew Peckham:   Black