Richie Yatsko

Richie Yatsko

Hometown : Front Royal, VA Started competing in Monster Jam : 2018 Birthday : December 11


About Me
What are some of your interest/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Watching and playing football, also hanging out with friends and family.
Who are your role models?
My dad, Steve Thompson and Todd LeDuc
Do you have any “pre-show” rituals you run through?
Just listen to music and try to relax a little before the show.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
I studied business and sports marketing in college.
What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Racing against my dad almost every weekend
What is your most prized possession?
Trophies I won while playing football.

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 growing a bond with all the people on my tour. The worst part is being away from friends and family.
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Go out and explore the city we are in.
How do you keep fit?
Working on trucks and hitting the gym when I can.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
My phone, Nintendo Switch, clothes.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Arlington. I love the atmosphere and the excitement of the fans.


How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Working my way up through different teams.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Seeing all the fans with smiling faces just to meet you.
How would you describe your driving style?
Smart but knows when to open it up and leave it all on the track.
What advice would you give to kids who want to be a Monster Jam driver?
Stay in school and just keep working hard and believing that you’ll get there.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Meeting all the great drivers and fans.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Steve Thompson


Fun Facts
Do you have any nicknames?
What’s your favorite movie?
Varsity Blues
What’s your favorite television show?
What’s your favorite color?
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Steak or pizza
What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
Buffalo Wild Wings
How would your friends and family describe you?
Outgoing, smart, one they can come to with anything.