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Brandon Vinson

2024 Truck

Grave Digger

2024 Tour

Arena Championship Series West

Hometown

Currituck, North Carolina

Birthday

March 23

Brandon Vinson started off as a crew chief on the Grave Digger truck and made the switch to driver in 2018 after a pair of fill-in appearances in 2017. He was named the Rookie of the Year in 2018 and has won four series championships since! Topping it off, Brandon claimed the Monster Jam World Finals XXI Racing Championship. Brandon describes his driving style as “Wide open, tactical and ‘one foot on the gas and one foot to the grave.’”

career highlights

  • 2018 Rookie of the Year
  • 2019 Triple Threat Series Central Champion
  • 2020 Triple Threat Series West Champion
  • 2021 Arena Freestyle of the Year
  • 2021 Rising Star of the Year
  • 2022 Arena Series West Champion
  • 2022 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2023 Arena Series Central Champion

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I love riding dirt bikes, four-wheelers… pretty much anything on wheels. I also enjoy working on my old square body Chevy and fishing on the Currituck Sound.
  • Who are your role models?
    My grandfather is my biggest role model. He worked his fingers to the bone to support a wife and seven kids. He has always been there for me in life. He taught me that hard work pays off and never stop dreaming.
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    I like to joke around and make everyone laugh. It takes the pressure off and I also listen to music and walk around the truck for peace of mind.
  • What is something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I enjoy doing karaoke.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    My favorite memory is definitely winning a Monster Jam World Finals championship in Las Vegas as a Crew Chief for Ryan Anderson. Also, working hard to fulfill my dreams of becoming a Monster Jam athlete.
  • What is your most prized possession?
    My family. They push me every day to be the best that I can be and help me chase my dreams.

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 living my dream and being able to travel the world and see new places. The worst is being away from my family.
  • While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    I like to explore the cities that I am in.
  • How do you keep fit?
    Maintain a healthy diet and workout.
  • What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
    My electronics and headphones.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Orlando. The fans are like none other there. In the winter time, it also feels like summer!

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I started out as a Crew Chief for the Grave Digger team.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    Meeting, seeing and hearing the thousands of fans in the venue cheering as you are putting on the show.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Wide open, tactical and “one foot on the gas and one foot to the grave.” Very competitive.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Work hard, be dedicated and never give up on your dreams. Never let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    When I got to race Dennis Anderson in the semi-final round of racing in El Paso, Texas.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Dennis Anderson and Tom Meents.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Mr. Goodtime
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Lethal Weapon
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Street Outlaws
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Red
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Spaghetti
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Funny, caring, hardworking and very outgoing.

STADIUM SERIES EAST

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 350
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 336
behind -14
Position 3
name Tom Meents / Colton Eichelberger /
truck Max-D /
points 283
behind -67
Position 4
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 279
behind -71
Position 5
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 265
behind -85
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 261
behind -89
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 220
behind -130
Position 8
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 184
behind -166
Position 9
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken /
truck Lucas Stabalizer /
points 172
behind -178
Position 10
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 163
behind -187
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 130
behind -220
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 98
behind -252

STADIUM SERIES WEST

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 389
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 335
behind -54
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 334
behind -55
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir /
truck Zombie /
points 283
behind -106
Position 5
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 271
behind -118
Position 6
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 258
behind -131
Position 7
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 231
behind -158
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 209
behind -180
Position 9
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 203
behind -186
Position 10
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt /
points 197
behind -192
Position 11
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 139
behind -250
Position 12
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 134
behind -265

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 711
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 532
behind -179
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 500
behind -211
Position 4
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 487
behind -224
Position 5
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 430
behind -281
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 311
behind -400
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 305
behind -406
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 240
behind -471

ARENA SERIES EAST

Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 530
behind
Position 2
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 509
behind -21
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 450
behind -80
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave /
truck Dragon /
points 436
behind -94
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 310
behind -220
Position 6
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 295
behind -235
Position 7
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 271
behind -259
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition /
points 178
behind -352

ARENA SERIES WEST

Brandon Vinson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 18, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Brandon Vinson / Matt Cody /
truck Grave Digger /
points 706
behind
Position 2
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 589
behind -117
Position 3
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 584
behind -122
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 467
behind -239
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline /
truck Megalodon /
points 431
behind -275
Position 6
name James Calhoun /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 337
behind -369
Position 7
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 323
behind -383
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 287
behind -419