Bryan Wright

Bryan Wright

Hometown : Grandy, NC Began Competing : 2011 Birthday : March 12
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About Me

What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Bryan Wright
: I love being on the water fishing or just throwing the family on the boat and going for a cruise. I like to grill too.

Who are your role models?
Bryan Wright
: In Monster Jam, it is any of the heavy hitting competition. Like any motor sport, in order to be the best you have to beat the best.

Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Bryan Wright
: No, I always just get in my truck in time to settle in and get a good clear set mind for the green light.

What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Bryan Wright
: Not really anything. I am a, ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of guy. I like to work hard and play harder.

What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Bryan Wright
: My son and I raced quads for a few years before Monster Jam. The whole family would load the trailer and hit the road for the weekend. Good times!

What’s your most prized possession?
Bryan Wright
: That’s a no brainer – my wife and son. They both have stood behind me with all of the late nights and travel. Every now and then they may have to change their birthdays to a different day so that I can be there.

Life on the Road with Monster Jam

What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Bryan Wright
: Being gone from home weekend after weekend is the worst part. The best part is seeing all of the great fans that show up year after year to support what we do.

While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Bryan Wright
: Sightseeing, maybe take a day to set up the grill. That all depends on our previous weekend. We may have to pull an 80 hour week.

How do you keep fit?
Bryan Wright
: I lift with free weights every other night at home. On the road, you just hit the gym when you can.

What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Bryan Wright
: My team! When these trucks are pounding the road every week, the hours from travel, repairs and maintenance are crazy.

What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Bryan Wright
: Any show in Florida. I have so many friends in the industry there, we call them our Monster Jam family. The weather is sweet and there is so much to do there.

Career

How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Bryan Wright
: Through a mutual friend, I heard that Steve was looking for a driver. I tried out and became Morgan Kane’s backup driver for a year. One year later, I had my own seat.

What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Bryan Wright
: I have always been a racer. In the past couple of years, the technical tracks have created very challenging driving styles. I have grown to love freestyle.  

How would you describe your driving style?
Bryan Wright
: Smooth and fast in racing. In freestyle, I like to go out there and pat on the throttle and try to hammer down from jump to jump, hitting as many hits as I can in two minutes.

What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Bryan Wright
: I would tell them to be active in school. They should practice their social skills because with all of the new young talent in Monster Jam, they’re going to have a lot of fans to interact with when they get in their seats.

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Bryan Wright
: Really just being overwhelmed with the opportunity to drive and mingle with such great people.  

Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Bryan Wright
: As many drivers as there are, I would have to say the Anderson boys. I live about 10 minutes from their shop and go there quite often. Those guys take so much of their personal time to give back to the sport in so many ways.

Fun Facts

Do you have any nicknames?
Bryan Wright
: BWright

What’s your favorite movie?
Bryan Wright
: Days of Thunder

What’s your favorite television show?
Bryan Wright
: Anything on the Discovery Channel

What’s your favorite color?
Bryan Wright
: Orange

What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Bryan Wright
: Steak and scallops

What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
Bryan Wright
: Longhorns

How would your friends and family describe you?
Bryan Wright
: Loves to laugh and don’t ask a question you don’t want an answer to!

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