Sometimes things just get better with age. In the case of Dennis Anderson, the last couple years have been exactly like that.
Last season, in what was undoubtably his best season racing for his entire career, the patriarch of the Anderson family won an incredible eight consecutive stadium racing brackets, and won all but three rounds of racing since the World Finals in 2010 where he won his fourth championship.
This season, he may not have as many racing trophies, but when it comes to stadium events, Anderson is the top driver this season as he won five total events, including the most recent in Syracuse, New York.
Anderson has also been a big fan of the Double Down trophy, one given to a driver that wins both racing and freestyle in one night.
He started that out in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta along with in Jacksonville, Florida.
Last year in Las Vegas, Anderson did not have the best of nights. His racing night ended in the quarter-finals where he lost to Jimmy Creten in the Bounty Hunter, but it got worse from there. The motor in his truck threw a push rod right through the side of the block, ending the night for the truck that won the title a year prior.
For freestyle, Anderson jumped into a teammate's truck, one he had not even stepped in all season, and tried to put on a show for the fans. But, his run ended short, and thus ended his night of horrors.
With this being his 30th Anniversary tour, and the success of his team in racing, there is no doubt the shovel will be sharp for the biggest event of the year.