Who Drives the Bigfoot Monster Truck?

Bigfoot Monster Truck has been a fan favorite for generations. From its humble beginnings in 1975 to its modern-day popularity, Bigfoot has been a staple in the world of monster truck racing and entertainment. But who is behind the wheel of this iconic vehicle?

The answer is Bob Chandler, an automotive enthusiast from St. Louis, Missouri. In 1975, Chandler decided to build his own monster truck, which he named “Bigfoot” due to its size and power. He used a combination of parts from different vehicles and added some modifications to create the vehicle that we know today as “Bigfoot”.

For several years, Bob Chandler drove the Bigfoot Monster Truck himself in various competitions and events around the country. In 1988, he began enlisting other drivers to help him out with events and races. Today, there are several drivers who have the privilege of driving Bigfoot.

Dan Runte is one of these drivers. He has been driving Bigfoot since 1999 and has won several championships in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Dan is known for his aggressive driving style and unique stunts that captivate audiences.

Kelley Garst is another driver for Bigfoot Monster Truck. She began her career in 2010 when she was invited to join Bob Chandler’s team as a driver for the truck. Kelley quickly became one of the most popular drivers on the circuit with her daring stunts and precise driving skills.

Lincoln Wilcox joined Bob Chandler’s team in 2018 after becoming interested in monster truck racing when he was a child. Lincoln brings an unmatched level of enthusiasm to every event he competes in.

These are just a few of the talented drivers who have had the honor of driving Bigfoot over the years. Each driver brings their own unique style to every event they participate in, making every show exciting and memorable for fans around the world.


Bob Chandler created Bigfoot Monster Truck nearly 45 years ago, but it’s still going strong today thanks to talented drivers like Dan Runte, Kelley Garst, Lincoln Wilcox and more who get behind the wheel year after year.

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Karen Watkins