What’s the ultimate monster truck fail, you ask? How about wrecking your truck when hitting the cars and failing to crush a single one. That’s what happens in this video and that pretty much defines it for us. This footage was shot at (we think) Tulsa Raceway Park (the beginning and end of Drag Week 2012!) and it shows the Grave Digger monster truck powering down the track, preparing to crush a single set of cars that are sitting in the middle of the drag strip. The truck has a long way to run as the cars appear to be sitting at the eighth mile or close to it.
The truck has a huge head of steam and the driver hauls it down with the brakes and by downshifting before smacking the lead car in the set he is to crush. Unfortunately, he hits the first car and the whole line of cars slides down the track. Meanwhile, he is in a huge wheelie and can’t see what happened. The truck comes down awkwardly and flops onto its side, having not crushed a single car. The announcer can be heard saying, “He said he’s never run on a drag strip before!” We’re thinking he’s not going to be running back to do it again any time soon, either!
If Dennis Anderson had been driving, he’s have squashed the cars, blown a few donuts, then flipped the bitch over. That’s how a professional rolls. This dude looked like a chump. Anderson may have him in some sort of driver reeducation program as we speak. Either that or he beat the daylights out of him as punishment for this affront to the Grave Digger name. You guess.
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