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Adam Anderson

2024 Truck

Grave Digger

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series West

Birthday

December 5

Residence

Powells Point, NC

Son of Monster Jam Hall of Famer Dennis Anderson, Adam Anderson started competing in Monster Jam at a young age in 2005. His long career includes a lot of accomplishments, including five Monster Jam World Finals wins in three different trucks.

career highlights

  • 2008 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2010 Save of the Year
  • 2011 Arena Freestyle of the Year
  • 2011 Extreme Air of the Year
  • 2013 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2014 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2014 Stadium Wheelie of the Year
  • 2015 WOW Factor of the Year
  • 2016 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2016 FS1 Championship Series champion
  • 2018 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2019 Stadium Championship Series 2 champion
  • 2023 Stadium Series Red Champion
  • 2024 Spin Master Donut of the Year

about

  • What do you do with your free time?
    In my free time I just love to work on old trucks. I love to go to the beach and stuff like that but what I really love is messing with trucks. We do the same things on a smaller scale. Pretty much break ‘em and fix ‘em and break ‘em and fix ‘em. Now I like to go fishing, but I also build trucks to go fishing in. I like the old school trucks.
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
    I really don’t and that’s something that I think helps me out a lot. Because I think that I’m a lot more laid back than the other guys. I sit in the truck and really don’t think about what’s going on. I mean I watch the show and enjoy it from the truck and then get ready for my turn. I really don’t do anything special to hype myself up. I don’t have any superstitions but I can say one thing. The fans give me little gifts and trinkets and if it’s something that I can hang in the truck like key chains, stuff like that, I do that, I carry those gifts in the truck with me.

career

  • How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
    I pretty much had no choice. It’s always been my life. It’s all I ever knew, from the beginning all I ever knew was Monster Jam trucks. It was the regular daily living that my Dad created when I was a baby. That was the start of things back then, now today it’s such a huge thing that my Dad’s created. I went with my Dad a lot. When I was younger we were gone all the time, until I had to start school. Once we were in school we’d go along on the weekends here and there, and in the summertime we’d still go out a lot with him. Dad was gone a lot making a name at the time so often he’d be gone for three months at a time. We had to be home going to school, we had to get that finished up before we could do anything. Then once school was over that was the end of my life as a regular person, I was back on tour. I’ve always watched the guys work on the trucks. I could have just driven the truck but that didn’t seem right to me because even though I was always around it I didn’t know everything. You will never know everything. These trucks are so unpredictable, something different breaks all the time. So just to go on the road and work on the trucks all the time you know the trucks better and I feel that because of that you can drive the trucks better. If you really know what is going on with the truck you are going to be a better driver because of that. When I started on a crew I worked for Lupe Soza, and he tears up more than a lot of other guys do, so on my very first tour of Europe as a crew member he worked me to death. So now I have a completely opposite driving style to him because of that.
  • You won your first Monster Jam World Finals Championship at such a young age, when you were 22. What are your thoughts about that accomplishment and the pressure to win more titles?
    My first thought when I won was, “what’s next? You’ve won the championship already so what do you do next?” Multiple championships, that’s the answer. The way I look at it now though there are so many weekends that we don’t get to meet up with these other guys, some of the other guys who run in Vegas, so when I’m out now it seems like every weekend is a championship weekend to me. I want to do really well every time, I want to win every time, but at the same time I don’t like to tear the truck up. I like to put on an awesome show, to prove to people that I can run the wheels pretty much almost off of it, and then still drive the truck off the track. But that’s a chance you have to be willing to take to compete against these guys today. So with a championship I think it puts more pressure on me the year after winning it, the year you are carrying the title. It was awesome, an awesome feat to accomplishment so soon, and I want more of them.
  • Having won at such a young age do you think in the long term that beating Tom Meents’ record for Monster Jam World Finals titles is something that you want to eventually accomplish?
    Yeah, there’s no doubt about it. Now I think that Tom’s got a few more (championships) left in him, but I think I’ve got a few more years left in me than he does. So that makes it easier for me. Tom and those guys have been doing it for so many years and I’ve got so many more years to go and I believe I can take a lot more of them.

fun facts

  • What’s your favorite food?
    Shrimp
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Tommy Boy
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Fantasy Factory
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Black

STADIUM SERIES EAST

Champion: Tyler Menninga

POINTS THROUGH April 27, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 660
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 578
behind -82
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 551
behind -109
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 511
behind -149
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Blake Granger / Coty Saucier /
truck Max-D /
points 483
behind -177
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 439
behind -221
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 385
behind -275
Position 8
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken / Jamie Sullivan /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 342
behind -318
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 315
behind -345
Position 10
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 306
behind -354
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 263
behind -397
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 214
behind -446

STADIUM SERIES WEST

Champion: Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 635
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson / Charlie Pauken / Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 561
behind -74
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 533
behind -102
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir / Todd LeDuc /
truck Zombie /
points 492
behind -143
Position 5
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 453
behind -182
Position 6
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 452
behind -183
Position 7
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 361
behind -274
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 361
behind -274
Position 9
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 348
behind -287
Position 10
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 343
behind -292
Position 11
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 286
behind -349
Position 12
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 240
behind -395

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Champion: Weston Anderson

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1568
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1207
behind -361
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 1179
behind -389
Position 4
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 1165
behind -403
Position 5
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 1054
behind -514
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 717
behind -851
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 666
behind -902
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 544
behind -1024

ARENA SERIES EAST

Champion: Armando Castro

POINTS THROUGH April 28, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1239
behind
Position 2
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1213
behind -26
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 1088
behind -151
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave / Joe Dennis / Tony Ochs /
truck Dragon /
points 921
behind -318
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 746
behind -493
Position 6
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 642
behind -597
Position 7
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 617
behind -622
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition / Hotsy /
points 425
behind -814

ARENA SERIES WEST

Champion: Matt Cody

POINTS THROUGH April 7, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Matt Cody / Tyler Menninga / Coty Saucier /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1367
behind
Position 2
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 1330
behind -37
Position 3
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 1275
behind -92
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 992
behind -375
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline / Bernard Lyght /
truck Megalodon /
points 898
behind -469
Position 6
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 753
behind -614
Position 7
name Joe Urie / James Calhoun / David Olfert /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 628
behind -739
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 622
behind -745
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