David Olfert in Velociraptor

David Olfert

2024 Truck Velociraptor 2024 Tour Stadium Championship Series West Hometown Shaw, OR Birthdate October 24

David “Too Tall” Olfert put in the long hours and road miles of a Monster Jam crew chief for nine years. His work with many drivers and attention to detail in keeping the trucks in top condition gave him a desired chance to drive, and he made his first start in Monster Jam in 2019.


  • 2022 Arena 2-Wheel Skills of the Year


  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Riding ATVs, being outdoors, pulling pranks, and making people laugh.
  • Who are your role models?
    Anyone who doesn't give up on their dreams.
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
    Nothing special or crazy.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
    After being a Monster Jam fan since I was a kid, finally getting the chance to compete alongside some of the drivers I've watched and crewed for, for many years means a lot.


  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    Best thing is getting to travel doing what I love as a career. Worst is also the travel and being away from family and friends.
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Relax and chill. Monster trucks is such a full-time job that when I do have free time I like to just relax.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Anywhere in Texas. Texas is just my kind of place. Or Anaheim California. Something about the atmosphere in Anaheim I love.
  • What countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
    Canada, Mexico, Europe, Dubai, China, Singapore, and Australia.


  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I was a crew chief in Monster Jam for over 9 years. Most years I was crewing for Bari Musawwir, then Brianna Mahon.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    The family atmosphere off the track and the competitive nature on the track.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Calculated risk.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Never give up. If you want something bad enough and you work hard enough dreams do come true.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Getting an "atta boy" or thumbs up from other veteran drivers who I've looked up to and watched for years.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Coty Saucier.


  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Too Tall.
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Step Brothers.
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Big Bang Theory.
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Mac and Cheese.
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Buffalo Wild Wings or Texas Roadhouse.



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