Second-generation racer Ryan Disharoon has been behind the wheel of his family’s Shaker truck ever since he first entered Monster Jam in 2014. Disharoon describes his driving style as “a little reckless, but in an effort to put on the best show possible for my fans.”
- What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Building and fabricating high performance race vehicles.
- Who are your role models?
My dad, Rick Disharoon.
- Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
I always yawn and drink sugar-free Red Bull.
- What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
I raced BMX when I was young.
- What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
Watching my first truck run.
- What is your most prized possession?
My beautiful wife, Amber and my family.
LIFE ON THE ROAD
- What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
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?
My favorite thing to do is go to new restaurants.
- How do you keep fit?
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?
I always have to have my phone and my hat.
- What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
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?
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?
I love meeting all the new fans and the adrenaline rush I get from racing.
- How would you describe your driving style?
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?
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?
My first time racing in a stadium at Ford Field.
- Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Adam Anderson and Ryan Anderson.
- Do you have any nicknames?
Tater and Flyin’ Ryan
- What’s your favorite movie?
- What’s your favorite television show?
Gotham and Seinfeld
- What’s your favorite color?
- What’s your favorite thing to eat?
- How would your friend and family describe you?
Funny and compassionate.
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