Eric Swanson

Eric Swanson

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About Me

What are some of your interest/hobbies/favorite pastimes?

Dirt bike racing and riding my Harley, RC cars, fabrication work on my F-100 project truck.

Who are your role models?

My dad

Do you have any “pre-show” rituals you run through?

Start the truck.

What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?

I was 9 years old the first time I drove a monster truck and was 11 years old when I first drove over cars. I also raced dirt bikes at age 5 and had a trophy cart at 8 years old. The first event I did was three days after my 14th birthday

What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?

Winning over Dennis Anderson in Freestyle and winning against Adam Anderson in racing.

What is your most prized possession?

Everything racing has provided me to have.

 

Life on the Road with Monster Jam

What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?

The best part is being part of the monster truck families and the worst part is missing my immediate family.

While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?

Hang out with the other drivers.

How do you keep fit?

Dirt bike riding.

What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?

My phone.

What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?

Anaheim because it’s my hometown and I have always done well there.

 

Career

How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?

I was born into it.

What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?

The level of competition.

How would you describe your driving style?

I am known for my big air.

What advice would you give to kids who want to be a Monster Jam driver?

Start off being involved in the racing industry and work your way up.

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?

My first backflip in Anaheim, California.

Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?

Adam Anderson

 

Fun Facts

Do you have any nicknames?

Rico

What are your favorite movies?

Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop

What’s your favorite television show?

Ridiculousness

What’s your favorite color?

Blue

What’s your favorite thing to eat?

Burritos

What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?

Buffalo Wild Wings

How would your friends and family describe you?

Humble.

 

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