Rookie of the Year
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Camden Murphy: Other than driving racecars, I love to build and tinker on things in the garage. I also love to go and train on Go Karts whenever I can.
Who are your role models?
Camden Murphy: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and Monster Jam driver Tom Meents.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Camden Murphy: I always put on all my safety equipment the same way.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Camden Murphy: I teach people how to drive fast for a living and I love old trucks!
What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Camden Murphy: When I surprised a fan of mine while they were being treated at Lurie Children’s Hospital. It was a huge humbling moment for me.
What is your most prized possession?
Camden Murphy: The first thing that comes to mind is my car. I take care of it like no other because it allows me to drive across the country and do what I love to do.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Camden Murphy: There is nothing bad about it! My job is to travel across the country and give the fans the time of their lives!
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Camden Murphy: I love to go and find a local restaurant.
How do you keep fit?
Camden Murphy: As a Monster Jam athlete, I go to the gym and train. I also ride bikes as much as possible.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Camden Murphy: That’s a great question. There really isn’t anything I can’t live without.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Camden Murphy: I love them all! It doesn’t matter where we go, I love seeing my Pirate’s Curse fans!
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Camden Murphy: I set it as a goal, and didn’t stop until I got there.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Camden Murphy: The fans! I love the competition but the Monster Jam fans are everything!
How would you describe your driving style?
Camden Murphy: I would have to say it is smooth but aggressive.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Camden Murphy: Set it as a goal, and don’t stop until you make it happen!
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Camden Muprhy: I don’t have one great memory. All of my memories are great. Every time I get to see my Monster Jam fans is awesome!
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Camden Murphy: It would have to be my Monster Jam Professors: Tom Meents, Charlie Pauken and Jon Zimmer.
Do you have any nicknames?
Camden Murphy: My main nickname is Cam.
What’s your favorite movie?
Camden Murphy: That’s a tough one! I love Pirates of the Caribbean as well as Interstellar.
What’s your favorite TV show?
Camden Murphy: Shark Tank
What’s your favorite color?
Camden Murphy: Blue
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Camden Murphy: Shrimp
How would your friends and family describe you?
Camden Murphy: Dedicated, determined and outgoing!