Tag Archives: Monster Trucks

Monster Truck Utah

Utah Monster Truck Events

July

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
July 9, 2022, Open Pit 5 pm, Show 7 pm
Deseret Peak Complex Arean, Tooele

August

Utah County Fair
August 5, 2022, Open Pit 5 pm, Show 7 pm
Monster Truck Insanity Tour
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds

Bluffdale Old West Days  
August 12, 2022, Open Pit 5 pm, Show 7 pm
Monster Truck Insanity Tour
Bluffdale Rodeo Arena

Monster Truck Thunder
August (Week 3) Annually
Washington County Legacy Park
5500 West 700 South, Hurricane

September

Monster Truck Rally
West Jordan Western Stampede
September 17, 2022, 7 pm
West Jordan Rodeo Arena

Monster Truck Insanity Tour  
September (Week 3) Annually
Utah State Fair
Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake

January

Monster Jam Arena Tour 3
January (Week 2) Annually
Vivint Arena, Salt Lake

February

All-Star Monster Truck Tour
February (Week 4) Annually
Maverik Center, West Valley City

March

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
March (Week 2) Annually
Duchesne County Centennial Event Center

April

Monster Jam 2022
April (Week 4) Annually
Rice-Eccles Stadium, UoU, Salt Lake

May

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
May (Week 2) Annually
Box Elder County Fairgrounds, Tremonton

June

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
June (Week 1) Annually
Sanpete County Fairgrounds, Manti

Utah County Fair

County Fair
Rodeo, Monster Trucks, Figure 8 Racing, Demolition Derby, Ninja Sport, Movie Night, Variety Show, Classic Car Show, Tractor Pull, Stage Entertainment, Kids Carnival, Craft Boutique, Farmers Market, Food Booths, Small Animal Exhibit, LEGO Display, Kids Corner, Fair, Free

The annual Utah County Fair will be hosted at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds with traditional fair attractions, exhibits, and activities. Free admission.

August (1st Week) Annually

Utah County Fair
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds
475 S Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Grave Digger Monster Truck News

Grave Digger (often referred to as simply Digger) is the name of a team of monster trucks currently racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. Several Grave Diggers are driven by different drivers to make appearances at more events, but their flagship driver is creator Dennis Anderson. Grave Digger is considered to be one of the most influential monster trucks of all time.

Grave Digger Drivers

Dennis Anderson
Back in 1981, in an old garage in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Dennis Anderson created a monster. Originally, Anderson pieced together his machine from old parts of discarded vehicles.

Pablo Huffaker
Pablo knows Monster Trucks! And as fate would have it, after 11 years in the monster mainstream, he teamed up with Dennis Anderson in 1993. Together, they are responsible for much of the Grave Digger® truck evolution.

Charlie Pauken
Charlie was thrilled with the opportunity set before him, joining the Digger team. Charlie’s driving style confirmed that he was the perfect candidate to “do the Digger thing”, as he calls it.

There have been a total of 24 Grave Digger monster trucks built.
Grave Digger 1 – Original truck. The truck has been taken apart and sits in the back of the shop. (Recently made an appearance at World Finals 8 (2007)
Grave Digger 2 – Leaf-sprung race truck. Currently rebuilt and out front of the shop to draw in visitors.
Grave Digger 3 – 4-link race truck. Rebuilt into Nitro in 2000, and later ran as Inferno.
Grave Digger 4 – Leaf-sprung race truck, only run for a few months.
Grave Digger 5 – Race truck, only run for a few months. Chassis sold to another monster truck operator, the body sits in the team store for children to climb on.
Grave Digger 6 – Rebuilt as Son Uva Digger mud bogger.
Grave Digger 7 – 4-link race truck. Retired. Currently on display at the team’s headquarters, Digger’s Dungeon.
Grave Digger 8 – 4-link race truck. Retired from competition, was on display as part of a temporary museum exhibit in Chicago.
Grave Digger 9 – Ride truck, sold and is now the “Extinguisher” ride truck.
Grave Digger 10 – 4-link race truck. Run by Pablo Huffaker, has been retired and scrapped.
Grave Digger 11 – Ride truck, sold and is now the War Wizard ride truck. Currently owned by Randy Brown since late 2006 turned into Pure Adrenaline ride truck in March 2010
Grave Digger 12 – 4-link race truck. Retired in 2010 after 13 years of driving.
Grave Digger 13 – Grave Digger #7’s nickname after its rebuild in 1999 for the MJ season.
Grave Digger 14 – 4-link race truck. Retired in 2010 after extensive beatings to the chassis, much like #15
Grave Digger 15 – 4-link race truck. Retired in 2008 after extensive beatings to the chassis.
Grave Digger 16 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Pablo Huffaker.
Grave Digger 17 – Pro Modified drag racer sponsored by the team. (The IHRA and USHRA are under the same ownership.) No longer racing.
Grave Digger 18 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Rod Schmidt.
Grave Digger 19 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Randy Brown.
Grave Digger 20 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Dennis Anderson.
Grave Digger 21 –
Grave Digger 22 – 4-link race truck. Originally ran as Batman from 2006-2008. Currently driven by Charlie Pauken.
Grave Digger 23 – 4-link race truck. Currently Driven by Gary Porter.
Grave Digger 24 – 4-link race truck. Currently Driven by Chad Tingler.