Monster Jam roars into Baltimore running from Friday, March 1st to Sunday, March 3rd at the Baltimore Royal Farms Arena. The adrenaline-charged family entertainment extravaganza features some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger, Max-DTM, and many more. Audiences will watch as world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in freestyle, two-wheel skills, and racing competitions that promise to put families on the edge of their seats.
“If you’ve never seen a monster truck do its thing in real life then you haven’t seen what it really can do,” explained driver Krysten Anderson. “The videos and pictures don’t do it justice. These trucks are massive, and we can do some amazing and spectacular things. If you want to see a truck in all its glory you have to come, see it live.”
Anderson, a North Carolina native, grew up surrounded by Monster Jam trucks. “My dad, Dennis Anderson, created Grave Digger in 1982 and was the original driver of Grave Digger. He retired in 2017. I have two older brothers, Adam and Ryan, who also drive for the Grave Digger team. So, we are a whole family that drive. I started driving right before my dad’s retirement. I’m the newest. I have a little brother who is up-and-coming, and he’d like to drive too.”
For Anderson, being a female driver in a male-dominated field makes her especially proud to carry on her father’s legacy. “It makes me very proud. Sometimes it can be a lot of pressure because my dad put his blood, sweat and tears into Monster Jam. When he started, he didn’t know Grave Digger would be known by millions of people around the world. People love to see that truck. I also feel some pressure as one of the few female drivers. I have a lot of young girls and females looking up to me on the track. I work well under pressure. Like they say, you can’t make a diamond without a lot of pressure.”
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