What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Ryan Disharoon: Building and fabricating high performance race vehicles.
Who are your role models?
Ryan Disharoon: My dad, Rick Disharoon.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Ryan Disharoon: I always yawn and drink sugar-free Red Bull.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Ryan Disharoon: I raced BMX when I was young.
What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
Ryan Disharoon: Watching my first truck run.
What is your most prized possession?
Ryan Disharoon: My beautiful wife, Amber and my family.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Ryan Disharoon: The best thing is seeing all the new places and fans. The worst thing is not being with my family.
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Ryan Disharoon: My favorite thing to do is go to new restaurants.
How do you keep fit?
Ryan Disharoon: I follow a low-carb diet paired with sit-ups.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Ryan Disharoon: I always have to have my phone and my hat.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Ryan Disharoon: So far, it’s been Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun with interesting sights.
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Ryan Disharoon: My father was the original driver and creator of Backdraft, so I decided to follow his footsteps.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Ryan Disharoon: I love meeting all the new fans and the adrenaline rush I get from racing.
How would you describe your driving style?
Ryan Disharoon: A little reckless, but in an effort to put on the best show possible for my fans.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Ryan Disharoon: Never be afraid to follow your dreams and work hard to achieve your goals. That’s exactly what I did.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Ryan Disharoon: My first time racing in a stadium at Ford Field.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Ryan Disharoon: Adam Anderson and Ryan Anderson.
Do you have any nicknames?
Ryan Disharoon: Tater and Flyin’ Ryan
What’s your favorite movie?
Ryan Disharoon: Anchorman
What’s your favorite television show?
Ryan Disharoon: Gotham and Seinfeld
What’s your favorite color?
Ryan Disharoon: White
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Ryan Disharoon: Steak
How would your friend and family describe you?
Ryan Disharoon: Funny and compassionate.