Hometown: Oskaloosa, Iowa
Date of Birth: July 1
Started competing in Monster Jam: 2016
TYLER MENNINGA'S MONSTER JAM AWARDS
Arena Wheelie of the Year: 2017
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Tyler Menninga: I like to fish and work out.
Who are your role models?
Tyler Menninga: Definitely anyone who has helped make this sport what it is now – Dennis Anderson, Bob Chandler, Charlie Pauken and Gary Porter.
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Tyler Menninga: I like to gather myself and get zoned in.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Tyler Menninga: I really like to travel!
What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
Tyler Menninga: It has to be competing in my first show because it was and is still so special to me.
What is your most prized possession?
Tyler Menninga: I don’t really have any.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Tyler Menninga: The best would have to be getting to experience the Monster Jam ride with people I’ve become friends with. The worst is dealing with airports!
While on the road, what’s your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Tyler Menninga: I like to go out and find the best food possible in every city!
How do you keep fit?
Tyler Menninga: I work out seven days a week and do weight training.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Tyler Menninga: Music!
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Tyler Menninga: So far it’s been San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was so beautiful there.
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Tyler Menninga: Adam Anderson! He let me come to North Carolina one summer and drive his ride truck. After that, we stayed friends and one thing led to another and with the help of him and my family, here I am!
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Tyler Menninga: Getting to drive the trucks. I’ve loved motorsports my entire life and have always had a passion for Monster Jam trucks.
How would you describe your driving style?
Tyler Menninga: I try and mix my driving style between a couple of other drivers’. I really like the way Ryan Anderson, Adam Anderson and Coty Saucier drive, so I pretty much try to match that.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Tyler Menninga: Work hard and dreams really do come true!
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Tyler Menninga: Getting to run down the track in Las Vegas at Monster Jam World Finals in 2016.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Tyler Menninga: Dennis Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Adam Anderson, Coty Saucier and Gary Porter.
Do you have any nicknames?
Tyler Menninga: No
What is your favorite movie?
Tyler Menninga: Joe Dirt
What’s your favorite television show?
Tyler Menninga: None
What’s your favorite color?
Tyler Menninga: Black
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Tyler Menninga: Meat! Hamburgers and steak.
How would your friend and family describe you?
Tyler Menninga: Outgoing and funny