Ashley Sanford

2024 Truck Megalodon 2024 Tour Arena Championship Series West Birthday January 14 Hometown Fullerton, California

Ashley Sanford is no stranger to speed, having competed behind the wheel of top fuel dragsters at 300+ mph! She tried to audition for Monster Jam prior to the COVID pandemic. In 2022, she got a call back and was finally able to attend Monster Jam University. 2023 was Sanford’s first full Monster Jam season behind the wheel of Megalodon, and she ended up winning co-Rookie of the Year honors!


  • 2023 Rookie of the Year

About Ashley

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I love working with animals as a dog trainer and hitting the off-road trails in my Toyota 4Runner! But nothing beats quality time with family and friends!
  • Who are your role models?
    My Grandpa and Dad
  • What's something a lot of people don't know about you?
    I used to compete in Top Fuel Dragsters, the fastest I’ve that been is 323mph!
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My dog, Sophie


  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I’ve always been a fan, going to Anaheim stadium, my home track, to watch some of the best growing up! I reached out to former Monster Jam driver Becca McDonough a few years back and asked how she got started because I just knew I needed to find a way behind the wheel. She led me in the right direction to fill out an application that got me on a call with Keith Speller. I tried out right before the pandemic. Unfortunately, I never heard back, until this summer and was given a second chance to try out and prove I was meant to be a Monster Jam driver. Now I’m starting my very first season in Megalodon!! Dreams do come true as long as you don’t give up on them!
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Go for it!! Stay persistent, believe in yourself and put in the work. You can do anything you set your mind to!
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Tom Meents and Krysten Anderson

Fun Facts

  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Any Disney Movie!
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    The Office and Diners, Drive Ins and Dives!
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    In N Out!
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    A whole lot of crazy with a big heart!



Position Name Truck Points Behind
1 Tristan England Earth Shaker 1429 -
2 Elvis Lainez/Brandon Arthur El Toro Loco 1320 -109
3 Krysten Anderson Grave Digger 1171 -258
4 David Olfert Velociraptor 929 -500
5 Bailey Shea Monster Mutt Dalmatian 776 -653
6 Ashley Sanford/Brandon Arthur Megalodon 749 -680
7 Mark Hall Raminator 717 -712
8 Kurt Kraehmer Rammunition/Hotsy 468 -961