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Tyler Menninga

2024 Truck

Grave Digger

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series East

Hometown

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Birthday

July 1

Tyler Menninga has loved motorsports all of his life. When he had an opportunity to drive a ride truck for Adam Anderson, he took the chance and that launched a successful Monster Jam career. He started competing in Monster Jam in 2016 with Blue Thunder before joining Team Grave Digger. He began winning arena tour championships the following year and continued on to stadium racing. Menninga often makes the highlight reels at the end of the weekend and is renowned for his incredible nose wheelies and other cool tricks that he often has hidden up his sleeve! Menninga won the 2-Wheel Skills Championship at Monster Jam World Finals in 2023, and then swept all three competitions at the Monster Jam Superstar Challenge!

career highlights

  • 2017 Triple Threat Series East Champion
  • 2017 Arena Wheelie of the Year
  • 2018 Triple Threat Series Central Champion
  • 2018 Arena Freestyle of the Year
  • 2019 Triple Threat Series West Champion
  • 2020 Triple Threat Series East Champion
  • 2021 Arena 2-Wheel Skills of the Year
  • 2023 Stadium Championship Series Blue Champion
  • 2023 World Finals 2-Wheel Skills Champion
  • 2023 Stadium Racer of the Year
  • 2023 Superstar Challenge Racing Champion
  • 2023 Superstar Challenge Best Trick Champion
  • 2023 Superstar Challenge Freestyle Champion

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    I like to fish and work out.
  • Who are your role models?
    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?
    I like to gather myself and get zoned in.
  • What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
    I really like to travel!
  • What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?
    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?
    I don’t really have any.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    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?
    I like to go out and find the best food possible in every city!
  • How do you keep fit?
    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?
    Music!
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    So far it’s been San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was so beautiful there.

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    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?
    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?
    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?
    Work hard and dreams really do come true!
  • What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
    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?
    Dennis Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Adam Anderson, Coty Saucier and Gary Porter.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    No
  • What is your favorite movie?
    Joe Dirt
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    None
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Black
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Meat! Hamburgers and steak.
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
    Outgoing and funny

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