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Maverik Center

Maverik Center, Event Center, West Valley City, Utah, Salt Lake City, county, Concerts, Sports, Ice Hockey, Fighting, Monster Trucks, Music, Dance, Family Entertainment
The Maverik Center, originally known as the E Center, is a 10,100 seat multi-purpose arena located in West Valley City, Utah. Construction on the arena started in 1996 and was completed in time to hold its first event on September 22, 1997. The arena is owned by West Valley City, and managed by Centennial Management Group, Inc.

During the 2002 Winter Olympics it served as the main venue for the ice hockey events, and as the venue for ice sledge hockey during the 2002 Winter Paralympics. Today the arena is home to the Utah Grizzlies and Utah Blaze, it is also a major venue in the area for numerous concerts and live touring productions.

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In July 1995, only a month after winning the 2002 Winter Olympic bid, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) accepted a proposal from West Valley City to build a new ice hockey facility in their city. SLOC loaned $7 million to the city for construction costs, and would rent the arena from the city during the Olympic games. The arena would be funded through a variety of ways, but would be owned by the municipality of West Valley City, and used for various events before and after the games. Ground was broken for the arena on March 22, 1996, and construction was completed in September 1997; the E Center was officially dedicated in a ceremony on September 19, 1997. The first event held in the new venue was WCW’s Monday Nitro Live on September 22, 1997. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License‎ – Wikipedia

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Maverik Center
3200 Decker Lake Dr West Valley City, Utah 84119 (801) 988-8800

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. There are several Grave Diggers being driven by different drivers to allow them 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.

GraveDigger Drivers

Dennis_thumbDennis 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.

Huff_thumbPablo Huffaker
Pablo knows Monster Trucks! And as fate would have it, afer 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.

Pauken_thumbCharlie 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. Truck has been taken apart and sits in 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, 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 in to 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.

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