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Monster Truck dad rolls into Q Arena

Driver Randy Brown
Feld Entertainment/Monster Jam

The Monster Jam show rolls into Cleveland’s Q Arena on Valentine’s Day and Randy Brown will be wheeling the infamous Grave Digger Monster Truck.

The show runs through Sunday, February 16. Tickets range from $12 to $57 and can be purchased here.

Randy Brown began truck pulling as a child in North Carolina, not far from where Dennis Anderson built his Grave Digger empire. I talked with Brown while he was en route to perform at a Monster Jam show in Denver, Colorado.

A husband and father of two daughters, ages 11 and nine-years-old, Brown tours 25 to 40 cities a year with Monster Jam. Since becoming a parent, Brown says the challenging job—while rewarding—is not what he thought it would be. “Since I was such a good kid growing up, I thought parenting would be easy,” Brown said with laughter at his self-proclaimed good kid crown.

The day I spoke with him, one of his daughters was receiving an award at school. “It’s things like that I hate to miss,” Brown stressed, while traveling to the Mile High City.

When Brown does have down time, he and his wife Tammy and daughters Payton and Karlie, enjoy boating. “We have a ski boat and it’s something that we all can do together.”

His love for action-packed sports and performing is also a trait that he sees in his daughters. “They have motorcycles. They love water sports, snowboarding and tubing. They’re adrenaline junkies like me,” Brown said.

Both of Brown’s daughters also are avid dancers and their passion for the art landed them a pretty nice gift in December. “They got a dance studio for Christmas,” Brown said, adding that the sisters spend a lot of time there perfecting their craft.

It was at a young age that Brown started honing his driving skills to become a leading Monster Truck driver. He won Most Improved Driver in 2002 and the Team of the Year award in 2004. He credits his father with his success.

Brown and the Monster Truck drivers are revving up their engines for Cleveland. They'll do the driving. You, the fans, just need to bring the energy. Brown added, “It’s a family show. We want everybody to come out and let us help you take away some stress, just relax and have fun."

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