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Adam Anderson (Born December 5, 1985) is a driver out of Poplar Branch, North Carolina known as the driver of Grave Digger, five time World Finals champion, and the eldest son of Dennis Anderson.

Monster Truck Career

Adam Anderson at his first ever competition

Adam would begin driving in 2005 running small arenas with the Vette King truck.

It wouldn't be until 2006 when he began competing in stadium events with the new truck Taz, however during his first stadium freestyle he rolled over before hitting an obstacle. Later in the year though he got revenge in Minneapolis by winning freestyle and backing that up with a win in Detroit that same season driving the 106.7 The Drive truck.

During the 2007 Grave Digger 25th Anniversary tour Adam filled in Grave Digger 20 for almost the entire season due to an injury to his dad Dennis, and won a multitude of events along the way.

In 2008, saw the debut of a new chassis underneath Taz, which was designed after Grave Digger 20 and in many ways was a precursor to the CRD chassis of today. Later that year, Adam would become the youngest World Finals Champion by winning freestyle at Monster Jam World Finals 9 at the age of 22. The following year Adam was injured after a crash in racing and was unable to defend his title.

In 2010, at Monster Jam World Finals 11, Adam won his Round 2 racing matchup against Gunslinger but crashed into a obstacle and rolled over and couldn't return for Round 3. In freestyle, Adam made one hit and the truck rolled over scoring a 4 in freestyle. At the encore, Adam debuted Retro Grave Digger (Blue) on the Grave Digger 12 chassis.

Adam took Grave Digger the Legend to two World Finals Racing Titles

In 2011, Adam debuted a brand new truck, Grave Digger the Legend, and it would get him numerous racing and freestyle wins along with two back to back World Finals Racing championships in 2013 and 2014.

After 2015, Adam Anderson moved to Grave Digger, retiring Grave Digger the Legend.

Grave Digger would win Adam his second World Freestyle Championship, his first FS1 Championship Series and his third World Finals Racing Championship

In 2016, he drove Grave Digger 32 in the FS1 Championship Series and won it with a total of 24 points. He also won the 2016 World Freestyle Championship at the Monster Jam World Finals 17 with 33 points.

In 2017, he drove Grave Digger 32 in the FS1 Championship West Series. He was invited to the Monster Jam World Finals 18, but did not win anything.

In 2018, he debuted Grave Digger 35 in Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series 1 where he finished in second place. On February 28, it was announced that he had been invited to the Monster Jam World Finals 19 to drive Grave Digger once more. He beat Tyler Menninga in the championship race, giving him his fifth World Finals win, as well as third World Finals racing win.

In 2019, he piloted Grave Digger 35 on Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series 2, and won the series. He was invited to Monster Jam World Finals 20, but did not win any championships.

In 2020, he piloted Grave Digger 35 on Stadium Tour Red and finished 3rd in the series, which was cut short due to complications onset by the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, he broke the record for the longest Wheelie in a Monster Truck at 624 ft 10.44 in, breaking the previous record of 550 ft 6.61 in.

In 2021, he piloted Megalodon in the Stadium Championship Series, as his sister Krysten Anderson will pilot Grave Digger 34 in the same series. After Glendale, Adam would return to the Grave Digger team Driving Grave Digger 35 winning the overall event championship first time back in Indianapolis 1.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2006 - Taz
  • 2007 - Taz
  • 2008 - Taz (Won Freestyle)
  • 2009 - Taz
  • 2010 - Taz (encore only: Retro Grave Digger (Blue)
  • 2011 - Grave Digger the Legend
  • 2012 - Grave Digger the Legend
  • 2013 - Grave Digger the Legend (Won Racing)
  • 2014 - Grave Digger the Legend (Won Racing)
  • 2015 - Grave Digger the Legend
  • 2016 - Grave Digger 32 (Won Freestyle)
  • 2017 - Grave Digger 32
  • 2018 - Grave Digger 35 (Won Racing)
  • 2019 - Grave Digger 35

 All-Star Challenge Appearances

  • 2019 - Grave Digger 35 (Team Fire)

Accomplishments

Anderson after winning the 2016 Fox Sports 1 Championship Series

  • 2007 Monster Jam Stadium Freestyle of the Year Award
  • 2008 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • Youngest driver to win a Monster Jam World Championship (2008)
  • 2010 Monster Jam Save of the Year Award
  • 2011 Monster Jam Extreme Air of the Year Award
  • 2013 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2014 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2014 Monster Jam Stadium Wheelie of the Year Award
  • 2015 Monster Jam WOW Factor of the Year Award
  • 2016 Fox Sports 1 Championship Series Champion
  • 2016 Monster Jam World Finals Freestyle Champion
  • 2018 Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion
  • 2019 Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series 2 Champion
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