By Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media
Judging by all the promotion placed all over town this year’s Monster Jam promises to draw big crowds to enjoy this action packed motor sport.
Among those taking part will be Krysten Anderson from North Carolina. At just 20 years old Anderson told Latin Life Denver that “Monster Jam is all I know. I was born into the sport through my dad Dennis Anderson who competed for more than 35 years. I also have two brothers Adam & Ryan who compete as well so it is a family tradition for me so when an opportunity opened up for me to drive in 2017 and I took it! Anderson is only one two women who will be competing in Denver this weekend at Pepsi Center February 9 to 11.
“We are one of the few sports where men and women compete on the same platform for the same trophies, the same championships, in the same types of trucks. There are no special divisions for the women. I get respect from all the male drivers and have never had an issue with being a female driver and am not intimidated by that,” said Anderson adding there are 16 other female drivers who compete in the sport.
Anderson will be driving Grave Digger. “I can’t believe how popular Grave Digger is around the world and how many people know who my dad is.” she said.
We complete all around the world, Australia, the Philippines, Mongolia, Canada, Mexico and this weekend in Denver, Colorado. The trucks have evolved so much compared to when my dad began in the 80’s. The trucks we will be racing in Denver this weekend are nothing compared to those when the sport first began. It has evolved into a professional motor sport.
Tickets for Monster Jam start at just $15