If you were to meet Kid KJ – or Kaid Olsen-Weston, as his parents call him – his shy demeanor wouldn’t make you think he was the world’s youngest monster truck driver.

But the 7-year-old Kid KJ followed his father Tod Weston’s footsteps and started participating in motorsports at a young age. We spoke with Kaid and his father at the 2010 SEMA show, where they had his truck on display at Tod’s booth for Uncle Tod Motorsports. He owns and rides dirt bikes and ATVs, but since he was 6 years old he has also raced monster trucks – again, following in his father’s footsteps after Tod purchased the Gunslinger monster truck and now races under the name Black Knight.

Kaid says his favorite part about racing is “jumping over cars,” and in spite of his bashfulness he says that driving is “pretty easy.” When he grows up, he hopes to race monster trucks, but his father did mention that they have an interest in racing Trophykarts in the future. It’ll be interesting to watch the progression of Kid KJ’s racing career, but before he grows up too much, he can still hang onto the title as world’s youngest monster truck driver … that is, until his racing inspires another young driver.

Here’s a YouTube video of KJ in action.

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robertsanchez January 18th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

your truck is sweet

jeremiah an mike mike March 2nd, 2011 at 10:47 am

god bless an we wish u the best is a very amazing career u have chosen something very unique my 7 an 9 year old sons are fans of yours we will love to see you reach the top an we know u will may the angels watch over u

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