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. He made his first start in Monster Jam in 2019 and was a regular on the Arena Championship Series West in 2022. His performance earned him the Arena 2-Wheel Skills of the Year Award.
- 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.
LIFE ON THE ROAD
- 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?
- 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?
- Do you have any nicknames?
- What’s your favorite movie?
- 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.
ARENA SERIES WEST
POINTS THROUGH JAN. 15, 2023
|1||Elvis Lainez||El Toro Loco||225||-|
|2||Tristan England||Earth Shaker||219||-6|
|4||Krysten Anderson||Grave Digger||156||-69|
|5||Bailey Shea||Monster Mutt Dalmatian||138||-87|