Adam Anderson (monster truck driver)

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Adam Anderson (born December 5, 1985 in Norfolk, VA) is an American professional monster truck driver. He currently drives the monster truck Grave Digger, The Legend on the USHRA Monster Jam circuit.

Career[edit]

Adam Anderson is the son of monster truck pioneer Dennis Anderson. He worked on the trucks with his father for many years before joining him in the USHRA Monster Jam circuit in 2005, driving his own truck, Taz, a truck based on the Looney Tunes character. In 2006 he received the Monster Jam Most Improved Driver honors. In 2011 he rebuilt TAZ to Grave Digger The Legend.

In 2007, when his father broke his right shoulder driving Grave Digger and was forced to sit out the majority of the season, Adam was selected and stepped in to drive the truck in his father's stead.

On March 29, 2008, at Monster Jam's World Finals 9 in Las Vegas, Anderson in Taz, became the youngest Monster Jam World Champion by winning the Freestyle competition, the first of his career.

On March 23, 2013, Anderson won his second Monster Jam World Finals championship in the racing portion of Monster Jam World Finals 14. He became only the fourth driver in history to win both a racing and freestyle championship at the Monster Jam World Finals. The other three were Tom Meents, his father, and Debra Miceli.

Personal[edit]

Anderson currently resides in Currituck, North Carolina, and recently became engaged.[citation needed] At the Monster Jam World Finals in 2012, Dennis Anderson announced that Adam will be making him a grandfather. Adam's child with Brianne is due in August 2012.

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