Ashley Sanford in Megalodon
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Ashley Sanford

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2023 Truck Megalodon 2023 Tour Arena Championship Series West Birthday January 14 Hometown Fullerton, California
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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 will be Sanford’s first full Monster Jam season behind the wheel of Megalodon.

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

Career

  • 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?
    Blue!
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Mexican!
  • 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!

ARENA SERIES WEST
El Toro Loco

POINTS THROUGH JAN. 15, 2023

Position Name Truck Points Behind
1 Elvis Lainez El Toro Loco 225 -
2 Tristan England Earth Shaker 219 -6
3 David Olfert Velociraptor 178 -47
4 Krysten Anderson Grave Digger 156 -69
5 Bailey Shea Monster Mutt Dalmatian 138 -87
6 Ashley Sanford Megalodon 112 -113
7 Mark Hall Raminator 106 -119
8 Kurt Kraehmer Rammunition 97 -128
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