I am working with Monster Jam Path of Destruction to promote the tour. I received tickets. All thoughts are my own.
I love Monster trucks. I grew up in North Carolina, a about 30 minutes from Grave Digger. I remember hearing the story of how he floated across the Chesapeak. We have always stopped off at the Grave Digger store to look at the trucks and see what was new in the store. Last year, I even took the kids on a monster truck ride that they had. Let me tell you, they were over the moon about it. So Grave Digger has always been my favorite truck to watch.
Last year after we saw the Monster Jam tour, my daughter fell in love with Son-uva Digger. While her brother called her a trader, I was ok with it, because you know, she kept it in the family.
This year we are heading out to MetLife to watch the Monster Jam Path of Destruction tour. And excited does not even cover it. We will be able to see:
Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson
Max-D℠ driven by Tom Meents
Grave Digger The Legend® driven by Adam Anderson,
Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson
Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw
Mohawk Warrior® driven by George Balhan
Northern Nightmare℠ driven by Cam McQueen
Lucas Oil Crusader® driven by Linsey Weenk
Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm® driven by Scott Buetow
El Toro Loco® driven by Marc McDonald
Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly Madusa®
Zombie℠ driven by Sean Duhon
El Diablo℠ driven by JP
Metal Mulisha driven by Todd LeDuc
Captain America driven by Chad Fortune
FOX Sports 1 Cleatus driven by Frank Krmel
Captain’s Curse driven by Alex Blackwell
I have seen a few of these trucks in the past and it has always been such fantastic show. I can not wait to see some of the trucks I have not been lucky to see in the past.
If you have never been to a Monster Truck show, it is definitely worth the trip. Even if you are not really into cars or trucks. Watching these trucks race around the area, jumping over hills, crushing cars, and being all kinds of loud is just something to see.
Since Grave Digger is my all time favorite, I jumped at the chance to get to talk with him.
- What it is like to be a professional Monster Truck driver?
- Seeing how far the sport has evolved is amazing. I’ve been at it for 32 years and now I have two sons following in my footsteps. I could not be more proud of them and to see how many people we perform for week in and week out, it’s so great to see how we can affect them in a positive way.
- What is your favorite part of performing at MetLife Stadium?
- MetLife Stadium is such an iconic stadium. With the Super Bowl just being played there and seeing what a spectacle that was, to now seeing thousands and thousands of pounds of dirt on the floor, it’s crazy what the transformation is like. I also love the New York/New Jersey fans. Their enthusiasm for Monster Jam is out of this world.
- How did you get your start driving with Monster Jam?
- I created the original Grave Digger truck in my garage at home with old parts from discarded vehicles. The truck and I have been around since Monster Jam was even created.
- What makes Monster Jam such as great event for kids young and old?
- Monster Jam is a family entertainment sport. We go out there every single show with one goal and that is to put smiles on every fan’s face that is out there. The Pit Party also allows everyone to come meet us, take pictures and get autographs. There’s no other sport out there that allows fans that up-close and personal experience.
And to add to the fun, I get to offer you 4 tickets to the show in East Ruthersford, New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium, for June 14th. Who’s Ready? The giveaway ends 6/9 11:59 pm est.