He got a 20 in freestyle, finishing 11th. He is the creator, team owner, and former driver of " Grave Digger " on the USHRA Monster Jam circuit. In July 2017, Gary Porter retired from monster truck driving after spending 32 years in … ABC News' Nicole Phillip talks to Ryan Anderson, driver of monster truck "Son-uva Digger" and son of the driver of the famous "Grave Digger" truck. In 1982, Dennis Anderson built Grave Digger 1 as a mud racing truck using a red 1957 Ford pickup truck. In 1986 Grave Digger first received its famous black graveyard paint scheme. Grave Digger #34 – Debuted 2017. # DieselBrother Discovery # MonsterJam 00 The Grave Digger’s big break came pretty quickly in its career when a monster truck driver failed to appear for a show and Anderson was given the opportunity to drive in his place. Retired in 2018. Currently on display at Digger's Dungeon. Grave Digger #14 – Debuted in 2001. Grave Digger #41 – Debuted late 2019. Currently serves as a back-up truck, used mostly for international shows. He, however, drove Grave Digger at a April 30, 1994 independent show in Honolulu, Hawaii and traveled worldwide for the History Channel series. Anderson competed in his final event on January 14, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. They each have two victories. Currently driven by Randy Brown. Later that year at the World Finals, Anderson announced that he will no longer be competing at the World Finals, making Monster Jam World Finals 17 his final World Finals appearance. There is much debate over whether Grave Digger has taken over the title of "Most Popular Monster Truck" from Bigfoot. In 2013, he beat Bad Habit in Round 1 and got a 24 in Freestyle. Anderson is from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, where he currently resides. International Monster Truck Hall of Fame inductees, https://monstertruck.fandom.com/wiki/Dennis_Anderson?oldid=122779, 2001 - Grave Digger 14 (encore only: Grave Digger 7 & Grave Digger 12), 2005 - Grave Digger 19 (encore only: Grave Digger 16), 2010 - Grave Digger 20 (won racing) (encore only: Grave Digger 19), 2011 - Grave Digger 20 (racing only) & Grave Digger 24 (freestyle only). This was helped by Bigfoot not racing for points in the 1989 championship, leaving Grave Digger as the most popular truck on the tour. This gave Dennis internal injuries. This is the Monster Truck Right Side Cagefor the SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck from Axial, AXID9055.FEATURESOne-piece molded plastic construction, green in … Grave Digger is far and away the most iconic monster truck in history. Grave Digger #25 – Debuted 2011, retired in 2016. In 2006, he got the pole, and then beat Maximum Destruction in Round 2, Safe Auto Minimizer in Round 3, Hot Wheels in Round 4 and Bounty Hunter for the championship race. Dennis Anderson is the charismatic creator and former driver of Grave Digger, which is the most well known monster truck on the Monster Jam circuit. His first major injury came in late 1991 when he broke his knee cap after hitting a wall in Rosemont, IL, causing him to miss the 1992 winter season. Unlike most monster trucks where the driver must crawl under the body to access the seat, Grave Digger has a swing-out door. His Grave Digger 20 blew its engine in racing so he used Grave Digger 24 in freestyle. Grave Digger #28 – Built by Pablo Huffaker in 2014. Grave Digger #36 – Debuted 2018. Drivers Lyle Hancock and Robert Parker have also driven Digger #3. Grave Digger #19 – Debuted 2004, retired in 2014. Grave Digger #21 – Display truck. 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