Hometown: Camden, NC
Residence: Shawboro, NC
Date of Birth: June 16, 1972
Began Competing: 2000
With his experience of truck pulling in North Carolina during his childhood years—not far from where Dennis Anderson built his Grave Digger® empire—Randy Brown was introduced to motorsports at a young age and as an adult he has landed a top seat in Monster Jam®. Having a father involved in tractor pulling, he grew up in the atmosphere of touring the countryside at some of the top pulls across the Eastern Seaboard. By the time he was 12, Brown was building motors for his dad and for other competitors. As soon as he turned 16 and got his driver's license, and started driving his dad's truck puller, Sweet Thang. He won the very first pull he entered. After winning a few state titles, he graduated high school and attended college at UNC-Greensboro before he decided to make the move into full-time motorsports. In 1992, Brown created his own pull truck, "Special Effect," before selling it and purchasing the "Thoroughbred" in 1993. “Thoroughbred” ran alongside his dad's “Sweet Thang” until 1998. He also did a few Super Modified class pulling for tractor pull legend Mike Piper’s team. Then, he put in a call to Dan Patrick to build his first Monster Jam truck racing chassis.
Brown made his Monster Jam debut in spring 2000 at the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina with the Pure Adrenaline team. He drove the Pure Adrenaline Monster Jam truck for three years, winning awards such as “Most Improved Driver” in 2002. In the fall of 2002, Brown was asked to join the Grave Digger fleet. He made his Grave Digger driving debut in January 2003 in Des Moines, Iowa, performing on the same team as Monster Jam legends Dennis Anderson and Gary Porter. This was a really special time for him because he was racing on a team with the mentors who helped him get involved in the sport. "That's what swayed me into it more than anything, the company I'm keeping as teammates," said Brown. "These are guys I've looked up to all my life."
In his second year as a Grave Digger driver, Brown captured the Points Championship—a system designed to reward consistency and performance over the course of the winter season. In 2004, he and his team won the coveted "Team of the Year" award—an honor that recognizes promptness, friendliness, cleanliness, reliability, and other intangibles that help to make Monster Jam successful. Competing with the likes of Monster Jam legends, Brown considers the crowds’ responses one of the most rewarding parts of Monster Jam. He cherishes every win.