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David Olfert

2024 Truck

Velociraptor

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series West

Hometown

Shaw, OR

Birthday

October 24

David “Too Tall” Olfert put in the long hours and road miles of a Monster Jam crew chief for nine years. His work with many drivers and attention to detail in keeping the trucks in top condition gave him a desired chance to drive, and he made his first start in Monster Jam in 2019.

career highlights

  • 2022 Arena 2-Wheel Skills of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Riding ATVs, being outdoors, pulling pranks, and making people laugh.
  • Who are your role models?
    Anyone who doesn’t give up on their dreams.
  • Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
    Nothing special or crazy.
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
    After being a Monster Jam fan since I was a kid, finally getting the chance to compete alongside some of the drivers I’ve watched and crewed for, for many years means a lot.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    Best thing is getting to travel doing what I love as a career. Worst is also the travel and being away from family and friends.
  • While on tour, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
    Relax and chill. Monster trucks is such a full-time job that when I do have free time I like to just relax.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Anywhere in Texas. Texas is just my kind of place. Or Anaheim California. Something about the atmosphere in Anaheim I love.
  • What countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
    Canada, Mexico, Europe, Dubai, China, Singapore, and Australia.

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    I was a crew chief in Monster Jam for over 9 years. Most years I was crewing for Bari Musawwir, then Brianna Mahon.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    The family atmosphere off the track and the competitive nature on the track.
  • How would you describe your driving style?
    Calculated risk.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    Never give up. If you want something bad enough and you work hard enough dreams do come true.
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    Getting an “atta boy” or thumbs up from other veteran drivers who I’ve looked up to and watched for years.
  • Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
    Coty Saucier.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    Too Tall.
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Step Brothers.
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    Big Bang Theory.
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Green.
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Mac and Cheese.
  • What’s your favorite restaurant on the road?
    Buffalo Wild Wings or Texas Roadhouse.

STADIUM SERIES EAST

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 410
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 387
behind -23
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 327
behind -83
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 325
behind -85
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Colton Eichelberger /
truck Max-D /
points 324
behind -86
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 296
behind -114
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 246
behind -164
Position 8
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 209
behind -201
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 202
behind -208
Position 10
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 201
behind -209
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 162
behind -248
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 119
behind -291

STADIUM SERIES WEST

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 438
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 396
behind -42
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 367
behind -71
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir /
truck Zombie /
points 333
behind -105
Position 5
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 321
behind -117
Position 6
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 308
behind -130
Position 7
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 260
behind -178
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 245
behind -193
Position 9
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 238
behind -200
Position 10
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 227
behind -211
Position 11
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 160
behind -278
Position 12
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 156
behind -282

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 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 649
behind
Position 2
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 630
behind -19
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 553
behind -96
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave /
truck Dragon /
points 550
behind -99
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 383
behind -266
Position 6
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 357
behind -292
Position 7
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 339
behind -310
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition /
points 212
behind -437

ARENA SERIES WEST

Brandon Vinson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH February 25, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Brandon Vinson / Matt Cody /
truck Grave Digger /
points 770
behind
Position 2
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 668
behind -102
Position 3
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 638
behind -132
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 516
behind -254
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline /
truck Megalodon /
points 474
behind -296
Position 6
name James Calhoun / Joe Urie /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 379
behind -391
Position 7
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 375
behind -395
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 309
behind -461