CLASS OF 2020
[ BROADCASTED SATURDAY, FEB 27, 2021 ]
The inaugural class of the new Monster Jam Hall of Fame was announced at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 11, 2020, during the Tampa Monster Jam event. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed their scheduled induction until the following May. They finally had their day of celebration when they were honored at the Monster Jam event in Orlando, FL on February 27, 2021, just before halftime.
Join us as we look back at the incredible careers of two legends who have pushed the boundaries and changed the industry for the better!
2020 HALL OF FAMERS
Dennis Anderson, a four-time World Champion, created the iconic Grave Digger in 1982 and became a fixture on monster truck racing circuits. The familiar paint scheme, transformed from simple lettering on the original Grave Digger truck, elevated the perception of the vehicles. Early in his career, Anderson developed a reputation for hard-driving with the goal of winning. As Freestyle developed, he became a master, thrilling fans with feats no others were willing to try. As Monster Jam moved into the 2000s, Anderson became the first World Freestyle champion.
Retiring from active competition in 2017, Anderson is still a frequent visitor to Monster Jam events. He can be seen supporting his children Adam, Ryan, and Krysten as they embark upon their own Monster Jam careers with the hopes of joining their father in the Monster Jam Hall of Fame someday.
Scott Douglass, the man recognized as “The Voice” of Monster Jam for decades, started announcing monster truck events in 1988 while working at Louisville Speedway. Douglass found out there was a need for announcers at other events and began traveling around the country. As Monster Jam developed, Douglass’s experience allowed him to seize new opportunities including hosting TV broadcasts for nationwide audiences.
Today, Douglass plays an integral role in Training for Feld Entertainment. With his experience, Douglass is able to provide valuable assistance and guidance to up-and-coming hosts charged with continuing the legacy of Monster Jam is adrenaline-charged family entertainment.